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2003 Ford Escape SUV

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Excellent
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By taurusescape
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2003 Ford Escape SUV XLT Popular 2 Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Feels great when driving it.
The passengers feel good even in the
back seats.


Best Features

Exterior Safety


Worst Features

Materials inside


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Escape Fits Our Needs
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By John E. Baker
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2003 Ford Escape SUV XLT Popular 2 Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

We looked at a number of "mini-SUVs."
The Ford Escape fit our needs best.
It's the right size (not too big and not
too small), we're confident that it will
be safe and reliable, and it's fun to
drive.


Best Features

Appearance Safety (ABS and Side Air Bags)


Worst Features

Standard side air bags Rubber floor and cargo area mats


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LOVE MY ESCAPE
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By JANET
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2003 Ford Escape SUV XLT Popular 2 Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I THINK THE ESCAPE IS THE PERFECT SUV.
I ENJOY THE RIDE AS IT IS SMOOTH AND
COMFORTABLE. IT DOES NOT FEEL LIKE A
TRUCK, EVEN THOUGH I HAVE THE BENEFITS
OF HAVING A TRUCK CAPACITY. MY
PASSENGERS STATE THAT THE BACK SEAT IS
ROOMY AND COMFORTABLE FOR THEM.


Best Features

ON MY ESCAPE I HAVE THE SIDE STEP RUNNER AND I THINK IT MAKES THE VEHICLE LOOK MORE SPORTY AND SINCE I AM SHORT IT GIVES ME THAT EXTRA BOOST TO STEP INTO THE VEHICLE.


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Ford Escape
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By thecloser4
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2003 Ford Escape SUV XLT Popular 2 Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

This so far has been a great vehicle.
would have liked to see perhaps a
little more comfort in drivers seat.


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a little disappointed
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By MarkfromLA
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2003 Ford Escape SUV XLT Popular 2 Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

The first week I had to return it
because the radiator had a hole in it
from the factory. Nine months later,
at 12,000 miles, a wheel bearing went
out. A little later, someone ran a
redlight and wrecked the vehicle. It
took 3 weeks to fix because Ford was
VERY slow in getting replacement parts
to the body shop. This vehicle has
cost me a huge loss of time because of
problems Ford could easily solve.
Based on my experience with this
vehicle, I won't buy another Ford.


Best Features

It looks very attractive and runs well.


Worst Features

Better comfort for long trips. Paint that doesn't chip so easily. Use better quality parts from the factory. Improve speed of supplying replacement parts.


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