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2002 Ford Escape SUV

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Wouldn't trade it for the world
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By Sheli
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2002 Ford Escape SUV XLT Choice 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I bought the Escape in 2001 because I
wanted an SUV that wouldn't "break the
bank" with gas mileage. I consistently
get 20 MPG and have had only one
mechanical problem. I have 50000 miles
on it with no intentions of trading it
in. I love this SUV!!


Best Features

V6, roomy interior, 6 disk CD player, and sunroof.


Worst Features

They could have done without the plastic at the bottom of the exterior. The newer Limited Escapes are solid. It looks much better. The seats could also stand to be a little more comfortable. They are fine for city driving, not for extremely long trips.


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DON'T DO IT
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By codilh
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2002 Ford Escape SUV XLS Value 2WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

DO NOT BUY THIS VEHICLE!! I've had more
problems with the Ford Escape than any
other vehicle that I've ever owned.

550 miles - all new gas lines
15000 miles - new transmission
16000 miles - leaking windows, windows
off track
30000 miles - new brakes & rotors; new
accelorator pedal & throttle; new
stearing gear


Best Features

WARRANTY


Worst Features

START OVER


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Great Escape
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By Keunhaeng Huh
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2002 Ford Escape SUV XLT Choice 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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It's a pretty good car.
except the interior..


Best Features

powerful running ability.. great handling..


Worst Features

interior materials should be improved.


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Hoping it lasts
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By shelloaz
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2002 Ford Escape SUV XLT Choice 2WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I love the way my Escape drives and
looks. I wish it didn't have so many
little problems. This is my first
time owning a Ford, I don't think I
will be buying another one. I have had
a problem with the check engine light
coming on, fixed at dealer. A/C
control knob broke, A/C is not very
cold, having that checked in a couple
of days, clunking sound coming from
brakes when stopping. For a vehicle
only 1 yr. old I didn't expect all
these problems. My Toyota's always
lasted 200,000 miles with very few
problems, mostly towards the end. I
just hope my ESCAPE makes it without
bankruping us.


Best Features

CD Changer, overall look, roomy, comfortable, engine pick up, very cute and fun to drive.


Worst Features

illuminated ignition/window/door locks, locking fuel cap, plastic feel of interior, rear A/C vents, fix the clunking noise in brakes, better warranty to allow for all the unnecessary repairs.


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2002 Escape 4WD fun and feistiness
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By NoJunk
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2002 Ford Escape SUV XLT Choice 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Good looking, handles great on ice and
in snow. I use it a lot for backraod
access to hiking trailheads and it
outperforms other vehicles I have driven
in similar conditions (e.g. Land Rover).
Lots of pep.


Best Features

Handle-ability. Ease of dropping down rear seats for more cargo room. Good looks.


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