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FALLING APART
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By FALLING APART
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2008 Ford Escape XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I purchased this car with 14000 miles on it. It had been a dealer demo. Great fun car to drive, cruises right along but.... now at 29000 miles the power steering pump is going out, the upholstery looks like kids have been in having a picnic ( I have no children) in the car, paint on the rear bumper is spidering, and there are ignition problems, I was told the tumblers were bad. Fading dome light works intermittently, won't come out of park, ignition won't accept the key almost leaving you stranded. Rubber seals on the doors fall off in the winter. Now the back window on the hatch has decided to open a random. The back seat won't stay latched so you can't have rear seat passengers safely. yuk


Best Features

Comfort,and cargo are very good. I can pack a ton of stuff in the back with the rear seat folded down.


Worst Features

Needs major quality control. Ford needs to stand behind the issues.


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You'll all be very very sorry!!!!
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By marypal
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2008 Ford Escape XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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If you have the Continental tires, you will be replacing them soon, and probably have to have the leaky transmission repaired and God help you if you have the cloth interior, good luck trying to clean it, and whatever you do, don't let any rain or snow or water of any kind touch those seats, you won't ever get them to look nice again!!! Good luck with this sorry excuse for a vehicle, we are done with Ford!!!!


Best Features

Not the interior Not the tires Not the loud inside noise Not the leaky transmission


Worst Features

Find something better to make the interior out of, like maybe burlap, anything is better than what you gave us. Also the seats that are as comfortable as a wooden bench, lose those too!!!


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Last Ford for me
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By imperialquartz
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2008 Ford Escape XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Not my first Ford lemon, but will be the last. Lots of ongoing problems, transmission cooler replacement, creaky steering has the dealers perplexed. Rattle in front end at low speeds, rear window rattles,one front seat heat works only when it feels like it. Seals between front & rear doors falling off top & bottom. Front seat cushions are too short. This is just a new body on the old drive should not have this many troubles. Not all negative, not a bad commuter, fuel economy is OK, 25 MPG (imperial gallon) AWD system works very well in the snow. Adequate cargo space. My wife just purchased an 09 Hyundai Santa Fe, it totally puts the Escape to shame as far as fit & finish.


Best Features

Fuel ecomomy OK, AWD system.


Worst Features

Fit & finish, build quailty, always seem to have steering/ brake problems with Ford. Front seat cushions too short with no support. Will be looking elsewhere next time!


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Ford can't get my parts for 3 months!
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By Steve_Hirst
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2008 Ford Escape Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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2008 Ford Escape On 10/5/09 I took my leased Ford Escape to the dealership for repair. The truck would not shift and I was told that the catalytic converter is the culprit. On 10/22/09, after a delay of seventeen (17) days, I was told that the parts needed to fix my truck will not be available from Ford until the end of 2009 at the earliest. I have spoken to Ford India. I keep playing phone tag with the Ford Philadelphia Area Rep...no parts!!! I can't speak to anyone else and they expect you to pay Ford Credit for your loaded Escape while you live in a rental car not worth half the payment FOR 3 MONTHS MINIMUM. I am very dissatisfied and personally crushed that Ford has treated a very


Best Features

I Like the looks


Worst Features

3 major problem’s in 2 years. Master Cylinder, Transmission and now Catalytic Convertor that they can't fix for 3 MONTHS!!!


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Ford Escape Transmisson Cooler
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By JNBXU
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2008 Ford Escape XLT 4dr SUV AWD (2.3L 4cyl 4A)


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Love the car, ride, interior and exterior.


Best Features

All wheel drive, style, interior.


Worst Features

Transmission cooler leaked at 41,000 miles out of warranty. $700 to repair. Condenser part of unit. Recurring problem that Ford has not fixed.


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