Well I have had my Escape for nearly a year now, and all I can say is I have made a terrible mistake purchasing this Ford. This car has broken down 6, yes 6 times in 12 months, and has cost me $1,800 in repairs. I have put only 13,000 miles on it since I have owned it, and have had problem after problem with it. I bought this Escape because 1: It was a certified pre-owned Ford, and two it was used as a rental at a FORD dealership. So I knew that it was seriviced on time every time in the first few years of it's lifetime. Well I will NEVER EVER buy another Ford for as long as I live. Stay away from these cars.
I don't have any.
Build quality. I have replaced rotors, brakes, shoes, ball joints, bearing assemblies, hub assemblies, half shafts, rubber boots, the list goes on. Ford has no idea how to incorporate good build quality into their vehicles, nor do they know the true meaning of their "Built Ford Tough" slogan that they advertise. Fix Or Repair Daily is what Ford means to me.