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.