I bought it during employee pricing-so cheapest on market at time. I traded in my '07 V6 mustang- & I miss the power. Thought fuel efficiency would make up for it- but there's hardly a difference -engine has to rev harder to perform and eats up fuel to do it. And Braking is a joke! I braked suddenly in a parking lot & felt the vehicle skip before halting. It doesn't feel very safe to me! Interior looks alright, but not nearly so stylish as other SUVs. And a/c vents take a lot of fussing to re-adjust with 2 separate handles for each one. Storage area is good- but back seats are awkward to bring down. If I'd had more $$ I would've chosen a Kia Sorento.
Storage room. other than that - i wish i would've just waited and saved more for a better braking/safety and more stylish and functional interior and exterior.
SAFETY- While front brakes are disc - Rear brakes are only DRUM -- my vehicle does NOT come to a clean stop when needed. MAke SYNC standard - my vehicle didn't come with it and at first salesperson made it sound like you could add SYNC after market - which you can't!
2010 Ford Escape SUV Limited 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
I bought this used at 21K. Two days after the purchase, the check engine light comes on. I really didn't think that it was a big deal, but I had the time so I brought it to the dealer on Memorial Day (Leith Ford Wendell, NC). Turns out I needed new Cylinder Heads and a camshaft. Evidently this is a common problem. At 21K that is unacceptable. Luckily it was covered under warranty so I didn't pay a dime, but it has been 4 days now and still no car. Thankfully the dealership sprung for a loaner. We will see how it is when I get it back
The ride is really nice. My wife has a sportage and that feels too much like a car and it a rough ride. This rides more like a pickup truck IMO. The SYNC is cool, but would be better if I had the NAV system. Kia definitely has an easier user interface but SYNC can do a ton more.
Ford...you really need to get your engines right or work on some QC. When people stop trusting a vehicle, they will not buy a car of that brand again. I know vehicles break down, but not on such a low mileage.
2010 Ford Escape SUV XLT 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
I have been a Toyota owner for years...and last year I bought an Escape.
I did not have too many problems with it until I went to get the tranmission flushed about 3 weeks ago.
The tranmission fluid was so black that the mechanic had to flush it twice costing me the price of 2 flushes.
Anyway, he told me that the transmission could go at any time and that I should just sell the vehicle if I didnt want to spend $4000 on a new one.
This is a 2010 with 75,000 miles on it!
Needless to say, I traded it in this weekend for a Toyota Tacoma.
I will NEVER buy another Ford again.
purchased new in 2010.
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.
might have to trade it in for a real car... guess I'm going to
hyundai for a santa fe
better customer service, it would be nice if Ford stood behind there products.
I feel ripped off.
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.
Bought new...lots of value
Big square windows
Look like an SUV, not a jelly bean
Great winter vehicle.
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