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2010 Ford Escape

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By winter_driver
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2010 Ford Escape XLT 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)


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Bought new. Exactly the kind of vehicle I needed...big windows, AWD, fuel efficient, cargo space...just right for my cold climate. The 4-banger is fine around the city though it's a slow accelerator off the line and when merging into traffic. V6 was probably a better choice. 1st problem right away was a vibration at about 50 mph. Turned out to be an unbalanced drive shaft, which the dealer promptly corrected. Lots of tranny problems. Rebulit after 3-years. Problems returned less than a year later. Rebuilt again. Lots of similar stories online. When it works, I really like it, but deep down, I have little faith left in the vehicle.


Favorite Features

Bought new...lots of value Great utility Big square windows Look like an SUV, not a jelly bean Great winter vehicle.


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Wish I never bought this
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By donotbuyford
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2010 Ford Escape XLS 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)


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Brought a brand new 2010 Ford Escape. Have consistently had AC problems. Just had the 4th dealer try to fix it, this time for $1000+...still not fixed. I've read several reviews re faulty AC units in this make and model. In fact what happened with my AC sounds very similar to the other comments on this site re the 2010 Escape. I also had to replace the rack and pinion and battery. I've put in at least $2500 of repairs within 5 years and 50,000 miles of purchase, and I'm just waiting to hear what's next. This car was a giant waste of money. I am very unhappy with (if not angry about) this purchase. I will never buy another Ford.


Suggested Improvements

Fix the AC design defect


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wish i never bought one :(
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By usedtobeford
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2010 Ford Escape XLT 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)


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purchased new in 2010. Brake issues at 40,000 km cost me $1000. Had to replace hatch latch as door wouldnt open $420. Now have hard shifts, clunking underneath. Brakes shot again. Dealer wants to replace lower control arms as well, says cant advise if transmission problems until control arms are changed. Grand total of $1600+ Tax. For real!? might have to trade it in for a real car... guess I'm going to hyundai for a santa fe


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Suggested Improvements

better customer service, it would be nice if Ford stood behind there products. I feel ripped off.


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Great value!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By osawe
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2010 Ford Escape XLS 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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Cheap, reliable and fun crossover vehicle. Cheap on gas, reliable and fun to drive. Best from Ford in the last 10 years. If you own one, hold on to it!


Favorite Features

5 speed, sunroof, power options and ant skid.


Suggested Improvements

Standard 4X4.


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Worst. Vehicle. Ever.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By jaadamoo
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2010 Ford Escape Limited 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)


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I purchased my 2010 Escape Limited in November 2009. The bells & whistles attracted me to it. But man, this vehicle has been a nightmare since day 1. The transmission is total crap. It's been in the shop 9 times in 4 years for transmission issues. Now the trans is on the verge of complete failure. Throttle body died at 59k miles, A/C blower is going out, heated seats gave out. It's slowly falling apart. The dealership is always giving me the run-around and repairs are starting to become costly. This is my 6th Ford and sadly it will be my last. I've lost all faith in their products.


Favorite Features

Sync, Active Park Assist


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