By gcedmondson on
2008 Ford Escape XLS 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
Dealership was great to deal with. I loved driving this vehicle through the winter. It went through the snow wonderfully. I never had to wonder if I would be able to get round. I would recommend if you own an 2008 to be sure to do the recent March 2010 recall for the Transmission fluid cooler. I took mine in to be fix only to find out that I was miles away from ruining my Escape.
The SUV just has an ease of use. Meaning that getting in and out. Using the back door and utilities are easy.
I would like to have a pop button for the whole rear door not just the window part. More stain resistant cloth for the seats and interior would be a great improvement. A quieter cab, there is quite a bit of road noise.
I am considering a Ford Escape and there are numberous accounts about it's transmission problem.
1. How much does it cost to fix the transmission?
2. Can I buy the car to take it to a mechanic to build some sort of reinforcement/supportive mechanism on the transmission to prevent such problems from occuring in the future?