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Reliable and Fun to drive.
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By Preston
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2006 Ford Escape XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Purchased vehicle used in Jan '07. Have put 40K miles on it and have had no problems. Change oil and filters regularly. Other than that - nothing. Brakes still like new - will get 75K or more on pads. Conti tires still have 40% tread left. I expect to get 65K on them. Vehicle is good in snow. Have driven through 2ft+ snow storms without a problem. No problems in rain storms either. Highway mileage is 24+mpg - not bad for an SUV. City mileage brings overall mileage down to 21.1mpg. Still not too bad. Long story short - good vehicle. Would probably buy another.


Best Features

All wheel drive. Heating and ac system. Radio.


Worst Features

Better gas mileage .. of course.


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Indestructible
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By April
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2006 Ford Escape XLS 4dr SUV AWD (2.3L 4cyl 4A)


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I love this SUV. I put high miles on every year, drive 6 miles of dirt roads every day, and I have never had to have this SUV back to the dealer for any major warrenty work. This thing runs like a bear through snow, and is so comfortable to drive. I will be buying another one in a few years, and will be givig this one to my nephew for great college vehicle.


Best Features

Super reliable! Doesn't nickel and dime me, and waste my time with warrenty work.


Worst Features

Light weight body. Really need to hang on to the wheel in high winds.


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Good performer
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By Escaper
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2006 Ford Escape XLT 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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The only times I had problems was when I first purchased it. The window would rattle and make a odd click noise when starting. The dealer fixed it and no problems since then. The ride is smooth and if you don't watch it, you will be speeding, it's a smooth accelerator. I have the V6 model. Plus a sunroof.


Best Features

Sunroof and 6 disc CD changer. Smooth acceleration and has a lot of pep. 4 cupholders and fold down rear seats. Unaware of any blind spots. Drives well on ice and rainy roads.


Worst Features

More comfortable seats.


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Built by Children
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By Richard Coffin
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2006 Ford Escape XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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It's hard to discribe the disappointment experienced from this vehicle. I'll just point out the facts. 48000kms in 34 months from new. 1) 4th transmission on it's way out. 2) ABS/power brakes failed twice. 3) tire pressure sensor failed 4 times 4) rear axle seal leaked 5) windshield washer sensor light failure 6) loose parts banging around in floor or dash since 6 months after purchase. 7) understeers like a cab over tow truck towing an overweight vehicle. 8) Conteinental Contitrac tires rounded out like a wheel barrow tire. aLway properly inflated. 9) 1st gear is like 2nd in any other car. (Poor gear ratios) 10) Avg fuel economy 14.62 miles per gallon or 16.01 liters/100km.


Best Features

Decent cargo capacity. Rear glass opens separate from door. Power seat.


Worst Features

Wipe the design slate clean and start over. Consider a new engine. This engine first came into production in 1996. Use the 3.5l v6 from teh edge/Fles/Taurus X. it's suppoedly more fuel efficient and decades smoother.


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Just Bought and Love it
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By Tony Cross
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2006 Ford Escape XLS 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl 4A)


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I just bought this SUV and I love it better than my 08 Suzuki Forenza I had. The Forenza was totaled in an accident. So far this SUV is getting the same gas mileage I had in my Forenza. I love the fact that I have the basic model and it doesn't look to plain. The ride is smoother than my Forenza and comfort is way better than my Forenza.


Best Features

The stock sound system what else can I say. I can hear bass and not just knocking. The seats are comfortable, in my Forenza my wallet would make me sore, in the Escape I do not have that problem.


Worst Features

The front wheels get a a lot of brake dust on them. After you wash it and go somewhere thats all you see will take it back to the dealer to get that checked. other than that it is a great SUV. Glad i bought this and not another Suzuki


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