2005 Ford Escape Consumer Review: Wishing I had never gotten it

2005 Ford Escape - Consumer Review

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XLT 4dr SUV (3.0L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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Wishing I had never gotten it
By tulareave on


2005 Ford Escape XLT Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Beware, I purchased this car from a dealer and once the 3 month warranty was out the repairs began! Not just routine repairs, we are talking full exhaust, including the catalytic converter. They coils needed multiple replacement (one time leaving me stranded with my children over 200 miles away from home in Amish country!) new battery, and my latest and most annoying problem is that the door ajar light remains on, which would not be a problem but is makes a CONSTANT ringing noise as you are driving and no one seems to know how to make it stop. At one point the interior lights would come back on randomly draining the battery (that was fun in -35° weather). We have to rent a car or borrow a family members car if we are taking an out of town trip because we don't trust our vehicle. I wish I had never gotten it but stuck with it until the loan is paid off. We basically just drive around waiting for the next thing to need replacing.

Best Features

  • Engine
  • Transmission

Worst Features

  • Acceleration
  • Repair frequency
  • Dealership support
  • Purchase cost
  • Fuel economy
  • Resale value
  • Maintenance cost
  • Warranty

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