2002 Ford Escape User Reviews

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    2002 Ford Escape XLT 4WD Review
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    65

    2002 Ford Escape Xlt 4wd — Bought this after i graduated highschool. great little suv. had an okay 4wd system. used to offroad it only ever really got stuck in mudd once. great in the snow! put a 2 inch lift in it and couldnt tell the diff between stock hight and lifted. deep puddles cause problums as it had tendancy to suck water into the intake. misfired on cyl 2 and 5 for bout a week till it cleared outa system. alternaters would get covered in mudd and overheat easy when goin through ALOT of mudd.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: good performance decent handaling and okay stock speed and acceleration.  decent for light trail offroading.

    Cons: alternators would overheat and blow easily if coated in mudd and easily got water sucked into intake after hitting deep enough puddles

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    2002 Ford Escape XLT Review
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    45

    Great — Everything is great with the car-great quality, runs well, nice and high off the road. Handling is good. Has a few scratches here and there from rocks coming up off the road, but overall in great condition. Beautiful car, I keep it well kept.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Ford makes good SUVs

    Cons: Nothing

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    2002 Ford Escape XLT 4WD Review
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    55

    My Baby — Shes a smooth ride handles great just now replaced the back brakes and the cars 8yrs. The only problem i have with her right now is the tie rod but thats my fult i sometimes think she can do anything and i put her threw alot. Lots of room great on gas, great in the snow, dont take her mudding though you'll be replacing the alternator :o( Other than that she's a keeper! Also she takes of perrttyy fast so its really fun to drive!

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

    Pros: Strongg

    Cons: None!

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    2002 Ford Escape XLS 4WD Review
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    There Is No Better — My car is my baby i love it i love driving it looking at it and cleaning it I know my car inside and out and i love it ! Only one thing just because it is 4WD doesn't mean it can go mudding !!! you will fry the alternator if you do that trust me, i was dumb enough!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Its the best !

    Cons: DO NOT TAKE IT MUDDING!

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    2002 Ford Escape XLT 4WD Review
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    Big Mistake — This car is not worth your time. I engine replaced in 08 at 69,000 with new alternator. Alternator went out 1 yr later, trans about to go. Put more money into it then what i owe on it. Ford will not stand behind there car. Never will by a FORD AGAIN.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: nice body style

    Cons: found on road dead (FORD SUCKS)

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    2002 Ford Escape XLS 4WD Review
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    65

    It's Okay But Good For The Snow — it's green w/ a thin white pin strip on the side....4wd...runs good....v6...this car gets me where i need to go... it turns rlly good and im gonna soup it up when i get my license good brakes and good speed got hit and bumper came off a little green and light tan leather interior 22 city 28 hwy and it's ayt to drive

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

    Pros: 4wd

    Cons: boxy

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    2002 Ford Escape XLT Review
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    75

    Liked It — Fast V6, Performance great. Never needed repairs for squeaks or rattles. Appearance in and out great. gas... bc of V6 I did spend $$ on it. was fun to drive, but not enough room inside for me. got me were I had to go.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: small for the city, quick to get on the highway

    Cons: to small for traveling.  

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    2002 Ford Escape Review
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    45

    I Liked How It Looked, It Ran Okay, But It Was Not Worth The Money That I Had Been Paying. — My escape turned out to be a lemon. It ran okay and got okay gas mileage, but overall it was an expensive investment. I was paying high APR on the car, and although I loved to drive it and it was an SUV, this particular Escape was not a good choice.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: It is cute!

    Cons: I had many difference problems with the car....

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    2002 Ford Escape XLT Review
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    Love Love Love It! — Love it, wish it was newer and had a little better gas mileage but overall, it beats the last piece of crap that I owned... (did not list that one, cuz I hated it). i'd buy another one in a heartbeat. The main thing is that I have room for my Great-Grandson's car seat with room for 3 other people besides me! AWESOME!

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Roomy, easy to park, fun to drive!

    Cons: Can't think of any reason to not buy another one.

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    2002 Ford Escape XLT 4WD Review
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    2002 Ford Escape — I had a lot of issues with this vehicle, when it was under warranty. But, since i have over 142,000 miles on it now you would expect it to have issues. Since the warranty expired, nothing has gone wrong. The folllowing is a list of what has been replaced and how many times: 1) engine-replaced @ 24,000 miles-blown head gasket. 2) exhaust manifold-3 times due to cracks. 3) wheel bearings front left two times & right front one time. 4) master cylinde-one time. 5) power sunroof-motor burned out three times. 6) numerous sensors. 7) all 4 tires-they were the Firestones that kept blowing out a few years ago and they did a recall on them. 8) power door lock drivers side-burned out motor. & 9) power door lock for the tailgate-burned out motor. So, if your interested in purchasing a 2002 Ford Escape, I wouldn't recommend it unless it is under warranty.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: comfy & better than driving a mini-van or station wagon!!!

    Cons: too much down time due to repairs

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2014 Ford Escape Reviews

    Next To Our Convertible Mustang,its The Most Fun Ford We`ve Owned By ttillman

    As with each different vehicle we`ve purchased over the past 40+ years,there is an excitement for an initial road trip to spend a little time getting to know it. This Escape,as its very name might ind... Read More

    Luxury In An Awd By hanlin46jim

    The 2014 Escape Titanium AWD is a great all season vehicle. It gets great fuel economy, handles better than most cars, and gives you a seating position higher than most traffic. The full moon roof a... Read More

    2013 Ford Escape Reviews

    Better Than Good By celai

    It's the best Bang for the Buck for a fun car. I owned 2002 Escape and drove it to 250,000 miles. It's still going with the original engine and transmission. Hope this one will last half as long. ... Read More

    Great Suv For Road Trips And Daily Driving. By basehack

    I love the roomy feeling in a small SUV. Handles good, great sound system. Looks sharp. My friends love it. The only downside is the Navigation needs an upgrade. It get's messed up and confused occasi... Read More

    2012 Ford Escape Reviews

    The Last Automobile I Will Ever Own (i Hope) By rosecar384

    Since I am only averaging somewhere around 5-6,000 mile a year and only have 29,000 miles on the SUV now, it should and can get me to the day I give up driving altogether. ( I hope). The automobile i... Read More

    Smart! By Aduke9077

    I loved the room for the grandkids and fuel economy:-) It was easy on fuel for my trips to my jobs and looked great! A good value for anyone looking for a family vehicle that doesn't look like a min... Read More

    2011 Ford Escape Reviews

    Review By rkehoe67

    This is my second escape, i bought this after trading in my 05 limited. I loved that car so much I went escape again but with a different powertrain trying to get better gas mileage as my commute has... Read More

    Nice And Comfortable By Tiffany

    I'm not happy with the lackluster engine. It just feels like Ford dropped the ball in that area. And no backup sensor/camera. But overall it's a decent vehicle for travelling or driving locally. It's ... Read More

    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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