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#10 of 29 Re: Wanted to buy Ford Escape [dave251]
Jul 27, 2009 (7:34 am)
We have had our 2009 Escape Limited V6 since Sept. 08. Overall we find this a very satisfying vehicle. Something must have been missing from the grill on your test vehicle. Ours is solid. Our seats are leather and are quite comfortable, much better than the 07 Escape we owned. Two complaints: The instruments are difficult to read under certain lighting conditions and I wish there was a manual pick up for 2nd and 3rd gears on the transmission.
The vehicle is annoying when going up grades, It always wants to default to the most economical gear, almost lugging the engine. The only way to overcome this is to give it more gas. It will change back and forth many times on a grade.
Hope Ford rectifies this in 2010.
However, I tested a lot of SUVs before buying and the Escape was the best overall fit for us.
Hope your new purchase works out for you in the years to come.
#11 of 29 Re: Highly Recommended [secutanudu]
Aug 02, 2009 (2:10 pm)
Manhattan Ford Lincoln Mercury
#13 of 29 Considering buying a 2004 Escape Limited Edition with 107,000 Mi
Sep 08, 2010 (6:05 pm)
I am new to this forum. I am considering buying a 2004 Escape, Limited Edition. It is is excellent condition, but I am worried if the motor and transmission will last. Does anyone own a high mileage Escape and how does it run?
#15 of 29 I wouldn't purchase an Escape for any reason
Sep 22, 2010 (10:35 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 (5:52 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 (7:48 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 (10:42 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 (12:41 pm)
personally I own a 2001 ford escape and I regret it. I have had nothing but problems with this vehicle.