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ford should look into this
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By NOT SO SURE
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2004 Ford Escape XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I have owned 2 escapes and I am a little disappointed in them.At first when they are new they are wonderful vehicles. They are fun to drive and very reliable. I am an avid outdoorsman and need my escape to haul a small trailer under 1500 lbs. I am anal about taking care of my vehicles, but around 50000 I had to replace all 4 wheel bearings on both vehicles. Also this year while parked in a lot to watch a sporting event we returned to find the rear window had blown out. I have friends who have stated that this has happened while driving the vehicle I am somewhat dissapointed in this design flaw. Ford should look into this. As the vehicle gets some milage on it it starts to nickle and dime.


Best Features

Driving in snow, and power for towing small trailers. sound system,


Worst Features

check out rear window blowouts. chassis could use and improvement. Wheel bearings are bad. rear wiper is built into window bad design. intierior could improve


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Time for a Trade-In
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By K.Gibson
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2004 Ford Escape XLS Value Fwd 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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When I first got my Escape I loved it to death but now...I am ready for a trade in after only 2 1/2 years. When I got my car it was all good except for the emisssions/check engine light came on when it rained or it putt- putted every now and then. However, I got into an accident in July when someone T-boned me and and I reached 100000 miles it all wen to crap. After getting just about everything fixed up front ($5000) all three of my catalytic converters needed replaced (they didn't tell me to replace it before when I could have gotten the 80000 mi warrenty) and now my light still comes on and I need something else fixed. I just keep putting more money into it.


Best Features

The ride is great and I like the height of the Escape. The gas milage is wonderful too.


Worst Features

I got the value so I wish I had all of the extras. It should also have a longer warrenty on the catalytic converters. I think that it should also come in more colors. I personally think that it should have been recalled because of the catalytic converters.


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Last Ford I will ever own!
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By Philip Miller
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2004 Ford Escape XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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This is the worst Ford Escape I had ever owned. This car had been a nightmare from day one. The transmission went out at 100,000 had to replace to tie rods, 3 wheel bearings, put new spark plugs in it because the car shook every time it got wet. Now after I fix everything the shocks or springs broke because the car is making a loud cracking noise. I would love to get rid of it but I had to refinance to fix my transmission and this Ford does not hold the value good at all.


Best Features

Leather, sound system, moon roof


Worst Features

Make a car that lasts!


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Making the switch
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By Mel
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2004 Ford Escape XLS Value Fwd 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought the Escape brand new, 2 weeks later it broke down, 2 months after that the first of 2 recalls arrives. The transmission shifts hard and now the whole brake system needs serious work. Neither my husband nor I are hard on the Escape, as a matter of fact, after 4 years there is only 23,000 miles on it.


Best Features

The color (blue), big enough for tall people, interior easy to clean.


Worst Features

Better quality of parts in the drivetrain as well as the brakes


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Excellant 4x4 in snow
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By audreyc
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2004 Ford Escape XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Our Escape is a great 4x4 in Maine winters. 92,000 miles and no problems. Tires can be noisy when you get over 50 mph. The handling of the Escape is great able to make tight turns when you are in the Wal-mart parking lot.


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