2003 Ford Escape User Reviews

2003 Ford Escape Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 20 reviews

  • Performance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Appearance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"ride" 6 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
"big space" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 6 reviews

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Vance writes:
2003 Ford Escape XLT 4WD Review
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good gas mileage

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none

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Amazing — good acceleration, 4 wheel drive, automatic, great on gas, and tows and pulls heavy weight very well. feel like you are driving a go-cart, no problems, lasts very long, has a V6, very good turning, handling, and breaking. FUN TO DRIVE!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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escape02nb writes:
2003 Ford Escape XLT Review
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5

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Lots of space to haul stuff, Lots of leg room in the back seat for a compact SUV. Not that bad fuel mileage.

Cons

A lot of hard plastics used in the earlier Escapes. Interior squeaks and rattles some times

escape02nb
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Was Really Impressed On What You Get For The Money. — Not a bad little SUV. You get a lot for the money. You can buy a used one for under 10K and there reliability is amazing. The only time you find these in a salvage yard is when they are wreaked beyond repair.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Joshua writes:
2003 Ford Escape XLT 4WD Review
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peppy

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6cd changer quit

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Awesome!!! — love it!!! I drive it everyday, had zero trouble from it. rides great, goes great in the snow, handles very well, and has a good amount of power. would highly recomend it to anyone!!! looks very sharp and sporty too!!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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MADDOGH3 writes:
2003 Ford Escape Limited 4WD Review
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Great value for the money. Never quits!

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No reason. Its just a little boring. That's why I have the H3!

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Never Thought I'd Own A Ford! They Have Stepped Up And Produced A Excellent Product. — If you want something that will just keep on ticking, get an Escape. I swear by this vehicle!The 6 CYL, AWD is amazing in the snow, it has a timing chain instead of a belt, and it never breaks down. My family, friends and my mechanic have them and love them. This is my everyday commuting vehicle and it is the best value for my money I have ever gotten.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jason writes:
2003 Ford Escape Limited 4WD Review
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It's a ford

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They don't give them away.

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Deserae's Escape — This things is amazing in the snow, we will drive this before my work truck in the winter, great on snow,ice, everything. Only every had minor problem, little bit of oil dripping, and the end gate had some issues for a little while.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Nick writes:
2003 Ford Escape XLS 4WD Review
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everything works even after 8 years

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the mpg

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Its Average — It gets you from A to B, it has decent handling and acceleration. It does have the V6 engine in it, instead of the 4 cylinder. Has an aftermarket remote starter, great for the winter. I do like driving it.

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Douglass writes:
2003 Ford Escape XLS Review
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Versatile, affordable, dependable, and fun

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I haven't found any yet

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Make Sure You Get The V6 — A terrifically versatile vehicle; great acceleration and handling with tons of space inside for a small vehicle. Quality has been great so far. Annoyances have been minor--mainly the carpet in the rear, which doesn't stay down well and rumples up while putting in cargo.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Kyle writes:
2003 Ford Escape XLT 4WD Review
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For skiing and bad weather.

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The transmission can be a nightmare.

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A Nice Ride. — This is a great car for skiing and all around utility. It's great in the snow and can carry a lot of cargo. The stereo in the car is good too. Watch out for transmission issues, it can be problematic.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Christian writes:
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Great all-round car

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Bad gas mileage

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Worth The Money — Well built, handles well in the snow and rainy weather. Powerful engine, accelerates quickly as well as good brakes. Maintaining engine is relatively cheap but the gas mileage is pretty low. definitly fun to drive no matter what the conditions are.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Brian writes:
2003 Ford Escape XLS 4WD Review
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Good small SUV

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If you need to tow or want to get there fast

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Solid Platform — Good gas milage out of a do it all vehicle. It isn't fast and isn't going on any trails but it can fit every thing for a weekend get away and get you there in one piece. The 4x4 is deffianantly more of a bad weather handler and not an off road accrument. Its not a pretty thing really, but it is functional and comes with all the nicities such as power locks, windows, mirrors, steering and good ABS brakes.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2013 Ford Escape Reviews

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2012 Ford Escape Reviews

Smart! By Aduke9077

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2011 Ford Escape Reviews

Good Value, Reliable. By stch7381

The 4WD version of this Ford Escape handled great in the snow...glad to have it during this past winter of 2013/2014. Seems roomier than other SUVs of this class, and the seats are more comfortable. ... Read More

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After extensive use this vehicle has grown on our family. My original assessment was not exactly positive, but after cleaning the intake manifold, throttle body and fuel injectors, the vehicle drives ... Read More

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2010 Ford Escape Reviews

Ford Escape- Tech Meets The Road By ericduffield

excellent handling and rugged car for midwest. sync system flawless and very impressive to those who drive higher classes of cars. automatic start while walking up to car- impressive. would definit... Read More

This Is Second Escape, My First One Was Totaled Out For The Rear End Crashed In To Me. By edgar4896

I liked the gas mileage and the convents of room in side.the engine has all the power any one needs.The V 6 engine is a 3.0 cc and I think it puts out 240 horse power. Runes very good. I run Mobil one... Read More

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