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2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By cmclove3
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2008 Ford Escape XLT 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl 4A)


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First and Foremost...the seats are horrible with just water they stain right away..had to buy seat covers because the backseat looked horrible..I had to bring it on on a Recall and sure enough I had nothing wrong with it...within a week the actuator of one of the Door locks was not working and now the Cruise Control is not working and it is not the Fuse because I replaced that..from an insider who I know works for the Service Dept at the same Ford Dealership advised me that when you bring your suv/car in for repair..they do things so that you have to bring it in again...I can not confirm that they deactivated my cruise control and it is now out of warranty..Soo sad they can't be trusted


Best Features

The Style of the Ford Escape and Keyless Entry


Worst Features

The Seats and the location of the Cruise Control..also having Ford Dealership Service Dept that will not ruin another feature that requires you to bring it in for servicing so that they can make money off of you...need a Trustworthy company to do the job right...they deactivated my Actuator for a Door Lock and thankfully it was under Warranty, but not happy that I come to find through a Ford Employee that they do things on purpose so that you have to bring the vehicle back for servicing so they can make money off of you..I do not have a functioning Cruise Control and afraid to go back for it to be fixed..I replaced the Fuse and it is definitely not that..


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Failed Transmission
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By cjutte
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2008 Ford Escape XLT 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I used to love my Ford Escape.
It was a great value and the perfect size for my family of 3 1/2.
BUT after my transmission failed at 62,000 miles (just 2,000 miles out of warranty) I will never again purchase another Ford.
I was originally looking at Honda and Toyota and wish I had spent the extra money on one of those brands.
Not happy with my experience.


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Style, size


Worst Features

Transmission that lasts a normal amount of time.


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love it!
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By h2hummer679
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2008 Ford Escape Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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i own a limited 08 escape and i am very pleased with it so far. It is surprisingly more roomy than you would think. the ride is a little rough but thats understandable with a suv. navigation works waaay better than any tomtom or garmin i've used.
haven't tested it out in the snow with the 4wd but im expecting great things from it. the gas milage is great for a vehicle this size and with a v6.


Best Features

navigation


Worst Features

make it ride like a cadillac


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disgusted with 2008 escape
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By fedupwithit
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2008 Ford Escape XLS 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl 4A)


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Bought my 2008 Escape in June 2007, really loved the vehicle with no complaints until this year. At 84,000 miles the headliner is falling down in front and on side in cargo area, the bearings went out,
the tire pressure sensor kept coming on for 2 months, the seats stain easily after turning over a vase of roses in just water and the stain wont come out. I have owned 8 new Fords with no complaints but I have become completely disgusted with this 2008 Escape and I wouldnt recommend it to anyone...it has made me consider buying a foreign vehicle for the first time in my life as my co-workers love their Hyundai Suvs


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the color


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No [non-permissible content removed] for me..love my Ford
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By studenut
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2008 Ford Escape XLT 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Bought this little red Escape off the showroom floor. Apparently driven by a salesman for 5K miles. I was a died in the wool Ford-hater till my husband bought this one for me with the promise that if in 1 year I'd be able to get whatever I wanted. I traded in a Mercedes 430 SEL (something like that)...Talk about JUNK? I could write a book about that Lemon! Electrical wiring, throttle problems, cocked moonroof, windows that failed to go down,early brake failure,on and on. I knew the service manager by his first name. No...I am thrilled with this one. They couldn't get me to trade for any Japanese or German SUV after I've owned this one.


Best Features

Spirited performance V6 Great handling FWD great in snow Good sound system Unbelievable gas economy on highway (28mpg) Nice styling Room for shopping stuff Good price.


Worst Features

Seat material is not good...stains too easily Moonroof should have air-dam for wind noise Long time for heater to warm up in Winter


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