Last post on Jul 26, 2011 at 7:42 PM
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#15 of 29 I wouldn't purchase an Escape for any reason
Sep 22, 2010 (9:35 am)
I wouldn't purchase a Ford Escape if it was the only way to reach the promised land after the Tribulation.
I come from a family of Ford Fanatics. My first "car" was a Ford F-150 Lariat that my Daddy bought me for graduation. Mustangs, Escorts, Explorers and Expeditions were what my family drove.
My husband (at my insistence) bought a 2001 Escape XLT off the lot.
My best friend bought a 2007 Escape (I didn't know or I would have performed an intervention)
My brother had a 2005 Escape for about 2 weeks, new off the lot. Thank goodness for Lemon Laws.
Friends from work own and hate their Escapes years 2005-2010. Hybrids included.
I will tell you that I know of no one who has bought an Escape who has not come to hate the car and rue the day they purchased it.
Our Escape became an Albatross around our necks - electrical problems, the brakes, leaking oil, more electrical problems, more brake problems, alarms that reset for no reason, stalls for no reason. If you do a search online for problems you'll find people complaining of electrical failures after it rained - that is not an exaggeration.
My friend who is a single mother working 2 jobs to make ends meet is currently riding the bus to and from her jobs because she can't afford the latest round of repairs to the death trap. We are going to do a fund raiser for her at our High School Reunion to get her another car because her situation is just heart breaking.
I realize that this sounds overly dramatic... and I apologize for the melodrama but I can't actually think of a non-dramatic means of expressing exactly how horrifying the cars are and my view that anything is better. Oh wait... I can.
I now drive a Mini Cooper S
My husband drives an Acura Crossover
My brother drives a Nissan
My Father tows his boat with a Toyota Tundra
My niece just purchased and LOVES her Chevy Blazer
I will never purchase another Ford Vehicle again and actually make it a point to send friends who are in the market reviews and safety information on Fords and alternatives.
#16 of 29 Re: I wouldn't purchase an Escape for any reason [mdross1]
Sep 22, 2010 (4:52 pm)
We have had two Escapes, both Limited models, V6 AWD. They were both excellent vehicles and we would recommend them to anyone. It seems that all manufacturers make good and on occasion poor vehicles. Toyota and Honda have had their share of problems as well.
#17 of 29 Re: I wouldn't purchase an Escape for any reason [bdyment]
Sep 23, 2010 (6:48 am)
(Knocking on wood)...
Our 2004 Escape Limited V6 4WD...after 6 years and 75,000 miles later, not once have I had to go back to the dealership for any problems besides regular maintenance.
Oct 08, 2010 (9:42 am)
Overall, I can recommend also. We had an Escape go 107,000 miles with no issues. Just good maintenance. Now own a 2010 I4 XLT automatic 4WD. So far so good with about 8,000 miles...
#19 of 29 Re: Considering buying a 2004 Escape Limited Edition with 107,000 Mi [mhal1945]
Dec 06, 2010 (11:41 am)
personally I own a 2001 ford escape and I regret it. I have had nothing but problems with this vehicle.
#20 of 29 Re: Considering buying a 2004 Escape Limited Edition with 107,000 Mi [sweetdreamr02]
Dec 06, 2010 (2:39 pm)
Personally one should NEVER buy any first year vehicle from any brand unless you are ready to be the "guinea pig" for the specified model. Mine is a 2004 Limited 4WD...never had a problem! (knock on wood).
#21 of 29 Re: I wouldn't purchase an Escape for any reason [mdross1]
Apr 14, 2011 (6:49 pm)
I believe you had some bad luck with your first year production Escape. I do think you get a little far fetched with the fund raiser sob story. Ford sells over 200,000 Escapes a year so there are going to be some problems. If you want to see problems look at the Honda Accord forum. I own an Escape and I would never buy another Honda. I had a really bad experiance with a 2008 Accord (first year for a new model) If you feel sorry for me could you have a fund raiser for me?
#22 of 29 Re: Looking at purchasing an Escape [aburnette81]
Apr 21, 2011 (9:04 pm)
Dont do it!!!!! I have a 2008 Ford Escape with a failed transmission. I bought it brand new of the lot it is a piece of junk.
#23 of 29 Re: Looking at purchasing an Escape [colero1]
Apr 22, 2011 (7:56 am)
Do you realize that you just responded to a post that is from July 2009? I think you might be just a little late.
#24 of 29 Re: Looking at purchasing an Escape [hackattack5]
Apr 22, 2011 (4:40 pm)
Oops! Just a little disgruntled over my rotten Ford! I hope this person steered clear of a crappy product. If not they probably figured out the mistake and unloaded it by now...