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3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By BADCHOICE
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2009 Ford Escape XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6A)


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One month ago I purchased a 2009 Ford escape from a local dealer. Before the first payment was made, it was un- driveable. The vehicle started but there were no power locks/Windows/radio/cdplayer, and the emergency brake light was illuminated on the dash yet the brake was disengaged. The shifter would not move, it was locked in park. Apparently it's a faulty computer module that is a widespread problem with the 2009's. So widespread, in fact, that the part is on back-order from the mother-ship in the states, and they have no idea when it's going to be in. Could be 6hrs, 6days or6mons. The seal on the module leaked water and the components completely corroded inside. Good work Ford, I will never buy another!


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Hmm favorite features. It'd be nice if I even remembered what it looked like! I've been driving a rental longer than I drove my new vehicle that I'm now paying big bucks for. Less than 2 weeks & 1000 km and it quits. Give me a break.


Worst Features

Ford needs to get their act together, maybe think about designing & building a quality product instead of just lining their pockets and screwing over the consumer! Don't buy Ford you will be sorry! Should have kept my 2000 neon on the road, I could probably get in it and drive to bc and back no problem


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American Quality?
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By Jeff H
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2009 Ford Escape Limited 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)


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Bought American to support my country and UAW after years of Asian vehicles. Engine runs/idles louder/rougher than comparable imports and SUV has been into dealer 3 times for over 3 weeks. Mysterious clunking in rear (Ford engineer called in), leaky transmission, transmission shifting problems (recall to reprogram control module solved them). Overall, I like the vehicle but have been a little disappointed with the overall quality and experience of owning it. Certainly makes me question the contention that domestic vehicles are equal to and exceeding imports. And, it seems like every other car on the road is an Escape!


Best Features

Fairly roomy and comfortable, decent gas mileage (24-25 mpg combined), 170 HP is more than adequate, full chrome grill (on Limited), chrome spoke wheels look nice, wet trunk storage, backup warning beeper.


Worst Features

Microsoft SYNC works correctly maybe 60% of the time is not as great as it's made out to be. Quieter engine, little less jarring ride over uneven pavement. Need to remove rear headrests to fold down back seat a little inconvenient. Escapes are being discontinued after next year.


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Well worth it
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By bman
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2009 Ford Escape XLT 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6A)


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Bought this vehicle used from a local dealer. Had a Fusion previously and definitely love the extra room. Has a great ride, mpg, and low wind noise. Test drove Rav4, Pilots, and Equinox and kept coming back to the Ford.


Best Features

Smooth shifting transmission, 6 Cd Changer, smooth ride, great MPG, QUIET!


Worst Features

Make Sync Standard


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So far so Good
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By edog
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2009 Ford Escape XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6A)


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Most of my drving is to and from work. Feels solid. No rattles, Tough seeing through rear window when backing up. Chrome Rimms are a waste of money and very hard to keep clean.


Best Features

Sync, Sunroof and Good Stock Stereo


Worst Features

Shifting some starts and at 40mph are a lttle rough and surprising. (maybe the "no charge Customer Satisfaction" software update for the transmission will fix it) Leather Seats are uncomforable in rides over 45 minutes Sunroof noise


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Great SUV
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By June
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2009 Ford Escape XLS 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)


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Love the Escape! Has great handling and is very comfy. Needed a vehicle that didn't drag bottom when I was on rough roads. This fits the bill. Very roomy inside for a small SUV. Gets great gas mileage. Would recommend it to a friend.


Best Features

SYNC system. Handling. Roominess.


Worst Features

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