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the lemon
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By jackie K.
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2008 Ford Escape XLT 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I purchased my 08 Escape new. I loved my escape from the time I test drove it. With 7,500 miles on my car, it broke down on a 4 lane hwy in Taos, NM. the transmission was shot. We had trouble recovering any compensation for our vacation or the cost incurrred for hauling the lemon back to AR. We continue to have problems with the transmission and are in the process of purchasing a new vehicle and selling my once loved Escape.


Best Features

interior, cup holders, ease of driving


Worst Features

different transmission that works and stand behind your product


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First and LAST Ford
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By forddriver
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2008 Ford Escape Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I have owned my Escape for just over 2 years now. I purchased it new. I have had to have it towed 3 times in two years. Bad sensors, bad transmission cooler, and possibly the transmission now. I have loved the look and comfort of this vehicle, but absolutely cannot depend on it. I don't have any issues with my dealership, they have always worked with me. But, I am truly dissatisfied with the vehicle, as I put many miles on it, and need to have reliability that it will get me from point A to point B. Will not buy a Ford again.


Best Features

Interior appearance, seat comfort and height. Very roomy interior for being a smaller SUV. Great sound system & gas mileage.


Worst Features

Make the vehicle more reliable. The three times I've had to tow the vehicle have been big, costly repairs, that I wouldn't expect on my vehicle prior to 90,000 miles.


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i love my new SUV
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By r3b3cki
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2008 Ford Escape XLT 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl 4A)


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I just bought my escape and i totally love it, from the inside out, i like thats its a suv so i can sit up higer and see traffic better as apposed to being in a car being short and all its kinda nice i can also get in and out easily with out having to do the ole heave ho action getting into my suv, it rides smooth over speed bumps and on the road. i love that it gets good gas mialage for a suv. plus its easy to drive i dont feel like im driving a boat it feels like im driving a car but im up a lil higher i highly recomend this suv to anyone!


Best Features

sun roof!! gas mileage!! heck everything!!


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A Few Disappointments
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By Abbygirl
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2008 Ford Escape XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I researched this vehicle thoroughly, and was so happy when I finally purchased it. About a week after purchase, a white residue began showing up on the cloth seats when exposed to moisture (I made my purchase in December, in the mountains where snow is abundant). The transmission cooler went out about a mother after purchase. About a month after that, the exterior paint began chipping on the window moldings. All of the exterior moldings needed to be replaced.


Best Features

Comfortable on long rides. Fun to drive around town. The 4x4 is great.


Worst Features

Different seat material. Non-defective paint. Transmission.


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


Review

Ford knows that the transmission coolers on this particular SUV are failing prematurely. If you are lucky, it fails before 36k miles. If not, you are stuck with the bill. They will not recall. They will not stand behind the product. No more Fords for me.


Worst Features

Recall the car, compensate those who already lost the mileage lottery, and stand behind your product. Don't make us shop for Honda CRVs.


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