2008 Ford Escape Consumer Review: Good for a Company Vehicle

2008 Ford Escape - Consumer Review

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

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Good for a Company Vehicle
By Argonaught on


2008 Ford Escape XLT 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


I was given an Escape as a company vehicle, this way the maintenance problems do not affect my wallet directly. I would never contemplate buying a vehicle like this for myself. See the Pro's/Contra's below. During the first 30K the following had gone wrong: - Some electrical problem that they wouldn't disclose to me ... it manifested itself in battery discharging unexpectedly - One of the struts, supporting the tailgate, broke in half - The brake disks had to be re-machined - Another funny electrical problem (interior lights wouldn't go off automatically) - 12V outlet fell out of the console!

Best Features

Fairly powerful engine. Smooth ride. High driver's position. No powertrain problems in 85K miles (touch wood). Relatively quiet interior.

Worst Features

What is a 4-speed gearbox doing in 21st century? In places, workmanship is from the "Found On the Road Dead" (aka "Fix Or Repair Daily") jokes. The exterior is really bland, un-elegant and old- fashioned. The upholstery quality is below expectations, never mind the color.
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