2001 Ford Escape Consumer Review: Happy so far...

2001 Ford Escape - Consumer Review

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XLT 4dr SUV (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Happy so far...
By Red 01 on


2001 Ford Escape XLT 2WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


I purchased my 2001 XLT V6 used with 52,000 in 2003. I have 79,000 on it currently. Even though some people have been unimpressed with the Escape's reliability, I have not had any major problems. The only things I have had to repair/replace were the brakes at 65k miles, egr sensor, and the coolant sensor, and tires which all together comes to about $1,000. Not bad for a SUV with 79k miles on it. Hopefully nothing major will happen any time soon. I usually get 20 mpg average. What I have found though is that the engine runs MUCH better if you run it with 100% gas and none of that 90% gas and 10% alcohol junk ... trust me, pay the extra 3 cents per gallon.

Best Features

Handles extremely well for an SUV, V6 engine is peppy, and the premium stereo is awesome.

Worst Features

Upgraded materials, updated transmission.
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