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Blown Engine 47K $4388 Quality is Job ?
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By mightyjoe
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2002 Ford Escape SUV XLT Choice 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I really enjoyed my vehicle until the
day the engine broke down and the
dealership told me I needed a new
engine. The Ford dealership told me
that the oil pump froze up causing the
engine failure and it was an obvious
defect. It's a shame that Ford does
not stand behind their vehicles.


Best Features

Towing capacity, handling, power, 6 disk cd changer


Worst Features

Vehicle needs to be quieter Interior noise much higher than competing vehicles.


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Rocker Arm & Lifters
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By TonyaSM
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2002 Ford Escape SUV XLT Choice 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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My Escape has been a great purchase for
my rural area. Goes great in the
snow. A few minor problems, bad
alternator, bad CD player & windshield
makes a clogged draining sound after a
rain. The popping sound in the front
wheel was the rocker arm and ball
joint. Its all been replaced under
warranty and she drive like new again.


Best Features

The sporty look and still a family vehicle.


Worst Features

A front light near the gear shifter on the stearing column so you can see to start the vehicle.


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Mostly Great Little Truck
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By geffiner
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2002 Ford Escape SUV XLS Value 4WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I have had my Escape for a little over
a year now and there have been a few
bumps in the road, but they have been
fixed as quickly as possible. 4 months
after I bought my car, the clutch
Master Cylinder had to be replaced
(that took 10 days), then 2 months
later it was in the shop because it was
leaking differential fluid, the
dealership fixed that within a day. But
then in June, 7 months later it was
back in with problems with the
differential and it turns out that had
to be replaced too. Other than that no
problems, and I love this vehicle
besides.


Best Features

The size of this mini SUV and the look. Its so sporty.


Worst Features

Figure out what is wrong with the brakes and clutch and make sure no one else has to be without their car for the 3 weeks I've been out of one so far.


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By jim g
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2002 Ford Escape SUV XLT Choice 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I drive a vehicle very hard and this
Escape has handled the stress quite
well. It has a great turning radius and
the engine power is very responsive in
passing situations.


Best Features

four wheel drive feature. engine power.


Worst Features

Better suspension system and road handling equipment


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Piece of crap
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By loulou
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2002 Ford Escape SUV XLT Choice 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

An insightful warning to anyone considering
purchasing this vechile..... don't do it. I
bought brand new and have had to replace
the engine, the steering column (twice) the
door locks, repair the air conditioner, power
outlets. The chip has been reprogrammed
too many times to count....... and it still has
problems. This thing is a death trap.


Best Features

can't think of any


Worst Features

everything


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