2005 Ford Escape Consumer Review: Cheap new car

2005 Ford Escape - Consumer Review

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XLS 4dr SUV (2.3L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Cheap new car
By Cindy on


2005 Ford Escape XLS Fwd 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


Initially, I really liked my 05 Escape. 20,000 miles later, I cant wait to get rid of it. There are lots of noises a car only a year old shouldn't make. The steering wheel and brake pedal whistle, the windows rattle, gas tank has air in it, making it next to impossible to get a full tank of gas. The drivers side window makes a screeching noise when you roll it down. Gas mileage is terrible! I like the size and style just fine. It is cheaply made. Noisy. I drove a 15 year old Honda that was not as noisy as this new car. I owe more than the car is worth at the moment, so I am stuck with it or face losing thousands. No more Fords for me.

Best Features

Very roomy, stylish.

Worst Features

All the issues listed above can be fixed. The problem is the dealer. They look at you like you're crazy when you are trying to explain what is wrong. Ford techs are not real mechanics.
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