Last post on Oct 13, 2013 at 6:59 PM
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Ford Escape, SUV
#12 of 21 Re: 2001 Escape mileage/longevity [picklespoon]
Nov 25, 2011 (2:41 pm)
If you keep up with the oil changes and filter replacements your escape can bodily last with engine 200,000 miles or more, however about every 100,000-150,000 the transmission will have to be rebuilt. It is the realty of todays vehicles.
#13 of 21 Re: 2001 Escape mileage/longevity [tech50]
Nov 17, 2012 (8:39 am)
I have a 2001 Ford Escape with 245,000 miles is anyone near there yet?
#14 of 21 Re: 2001 Escape mileage/longevity [lmhuffinc]
Dec 12, 2012 (1:46 pm)
I have a 2006 which just turned 7 years old and 170,000 miles. Finally had to go in for some issues. The only things i have had to replace are an alternator a year agon and a fuel pump last week. Car is great Oil changes and a major service every 2 years or so. Just finished off my second set of tires (Michelin LTX). I hope to get it to 250K at least. The shop I go to see's 250+ on escapes of all years frequently they say!
#15 of 21 Re: 2001 Escape mileage/longevity [lmhuffinc]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Dec 12, 2012 (1:56 pm)
245k is great! I'm jealous (got 182k on my minivan which is my personal best ever).
We'll tweak the topic title a bit and see if any other Escape owners are piling the miles on.
#16 of 21 Re: 2001 Escape mileage/longevity [tech50]
Jan 10, 2013 (7:26 am)
I have a 2004 Escape with 195,000 miles, which I could have done a better job maintaining (late on some oil changes occasionally, and no transmission service). It has been a great car, with the exception of a loud noise when I turn the wheel (like it needs to be lubricated), but the problem comes and goes, so it hasn't been diagnosed. Anyway, I backed my old friend out of the driveway this morning, and then put it in DRIVE, but it was like being in NEUTRAL. I love my car! Is it worth replacing the filter and changing the fluid, or should I just move on?
#17 of 21 Re: 2001 Escape mileage/longevity [sulabu]
Jan 13, 2013 (4:10 am)
That is amazing on how many miles you have. I changed my oil every 5,000 miles up to 100,000 miles then I started changing every 4,000 miles. The steering noise must be a common occurrence with the Escape. I talked to a couple of mechanic and they told me that it was just wear and tear. I have no problems with mine, but I do put less mileage on my Escape now that I have a 2nd car. The Escape is great in the snow!
#18 of 21 Re: 2001 Escape mileage/longevity [picklespoon]
Jan 25, 2013 (8:28 am)
I have an 02 escape with 166,000 miles on it. I bought as a reconstructed vehicle, in 03. No probs with this ride at all until 115,000 - and I had to replace the transmission. Now, I am replacing lots of things, but I think it is normal wear and tear. axles, struts, ball joints, etc. However, the exhaust needs replaced from the manifold back - the entire thing. Any thoughts of sinking more $ into it.
Apr 10, 2013 (4:34 pm)
I'm in the market for one of these(used). Perhaps a 2002 or so. Never having bought a car before this is a whole new thing for me. I have been doing my research and so far, favoring the Escape. Just what I want at the right size.
I would like some feed back on some "high milage" (I'm talking 150k+) Escapes I see for sale. I seen most ask around $5k for them. Are they worth that much? The maintenance, repair probably needed for a such a high mileage vehicle, would it be worth it?
On the other hand, I seen both sides. Posted here for example. Some have really good Escapes that they had for long time and working great. Others, not so much. But I guess thats true for every used car out there. I suppose I just have to be a smart shopper and do my research and really look for a good Escape.
Suggestions/help would be really helpful.
#20 of 21 Re: used Escape Q [younggun821]
Apr 11, 2013 (2:01 am)
IMO if you intend to buy a used vehicle (especially high mileage) only buy from someone that has performed the required maintenance (per the owner's manual - such as oil changes, tranny fluid changes, antifreeze changes, etc) and has the maintenance records to prove it. And have the vehicle inspected by a certified technician (prior to purchase) to assess the vehicle health and what type of maintenance may be needed in the near future (you probably have to pay a small fee for this service).
I think $5000 is way too much to pay for an Escape with that many miles. Check on Edmunds or Kelley Blue Book to get an idea of used vehicle prices.
Remember if you do find a vehicle make sure you have some money "in the bank" to pay for future repairs (maybe a $1000 minimum).
Oct 13, 2013 (6:59 pm)
I have a 2004 Escape V6 4x4 that I bought used in 2008. Bought it from a salesman (lots of easy miles) with high mileage for a steal of a price so I figured if I did have to stick money into it it wouldn't be that big of deal. After a set of new tires, bearings, and alternator I am happy to say I just turned 270,000 miles and I wouldn't be afraid to take it on a long road trip. I regularly make a 5 hour trip and don't think twice about jumping in and going. The escape is still on its original engine and transmission! I had asked about flushing the tranny when I bought it but my mechanic said that if there isn't a problem with it he wouldn't touch it, haven't had a problem with it since I bought it. The escape is a great little SUV, fantastic in the snow and not too bad on the gas. I would recommend to anybody.