2004 Ford Escape Consumer Review: Never buy American AGAIN

2004 Ford Escape - Consumer Review

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

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Never buy American AGAIN
By NSS on


2004 Ford Escape XLS Value Fwd 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


I purchased my car less than 1 month ago.
My Driver side door has already fallen off!
The pins (bolts) are put in the hinge with the
head facing down. Well That is a stupid error
on Ford's part for sure.
However, the interior is roomy enought to
feel like you are in a larger SUV as
compared to the RAV and the Honda. It has
a powerful enough engine. And the stereo
system is not bad for being a stock feature.
Customer Service has so far taken care of
the problem and even gave me a free rent
car (if they didn't I would be more than

Best Features

Having a lift UP back gate and a glass entrance feature is much better than the Toyota and Honda, door open rear entrance

Worst Features

when putting doors on their hinges, the factory should have the bolt head on top. Better fuel economy. Sunroofs available on more models with cloth interior.
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