I love my 2004 Escape-129K+ and never a minutes trouble-easy to care for-I hate my 2010!
Love the sync & sirius-but hate the interior (dash, console)-no way to keep clean.
Also liked running boards on 2004. Can feel wind when driving-can not in 2004-not sure what changed-but would not do it again!
-these are available in alot of models-do not have to have Escape to get them!
redo interior and check why wind "grabs" vehicle-put running boards back