2002 Ford Escape Top Comparisons

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2002 Ford Escape XLS AWDReview
Fatma writes:
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I Love This Car!! Its Amazing What You Can Do With It!! — I've had this car for 6 years now, I simply love it. it handles very well. the car responds as fast as I can think and that got me out of very tight spots I can tell you that. the plastic lower part of the body of the car is excellent can take a lot of punishment and still look good. when using the 4x4 mode on the off roads , it feel like you are going on a smooth tarmac road! been in the desert in this car and helped push other cars out of the sand , they were stuck when I was cruizing on water! :)

Pros: very comfortable to drive for short and long distances. when maintained well it will keep performing as if it was a new car every day.

Cons: the brake system needs improving, the car speeds up very fast but the breaks don't match. need to leave a larger distance than usual for breaking low and high speeds a like.

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2002 Ford Escape XLT AWDReview
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A Decent Small Suv — We bought our Escape new back in 2002. It now has almost 300,000 km on it (yes we drive a lot!!). For the amount of miles we have put on this vehicle it has stood up well, and I have no major complaints. The only chronic issue seems to be with the brakes. Despite putting mostly highway miles on it, we have experienced a lot of seemingly premature brake wear - maintenance and replacement of brakes on this thing is expensive! I think have put at least 3 of the car dealer's kids through university on brake work alone!

Pros: Very sturdy reliable vehicle for winter driving conditions. Has come in handy for light towing.

Cons: Wish the gas mileage was a little better, but it's not bad for a V6 engine I suppose.

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2002 Ford Escape XLT AWDReview
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Great For A Small Suv — Escape is a nice vehicle. I would buy another but a hybrid style. Its not the best on gas ,as for all SUV/Trucks.

Pros: I Like all the extras I have wit my truck : 6 disc changer, and  sunroof

Cons: None...  I have no problems with my truck so far!!!

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2002 Ford Escape XLT AWDReview
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Great Gas Mileage And Year Round Driveability — i've owned this suv for over a year and have never gotten stuck or been left abandonded

Pros: fun to drive in any weather

Cons: repairs

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2002 Ford Escape XLT FWDReview
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Flame Red That I Only Had For 6mo - It Saved My Life! — By unfortunate events, I bought this brand new and was in an accident, totalling it - but because of its impecable safety features, it saved my life!!!

Pros: Fun, Spacy, I made money off it!

Cons: when it rained the built-in alarm system would go off - even while driving!

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2002 Ford Escape XLT FWDReview
julia_1 writes:
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Would Buy Another One. — We basically love our escape, it has just had a few minor issues that have been irritating.

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2002 Ford Escape XLT AWDReview
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Would Never Own Another One — Have had nothing but problems with it since it was bought. Would never own another one or recommend anyone to buy this vehicle.

Owner for 3 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:12,000

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2002 Ford Escape XLT AWDReview
02lemonescape writes:
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A Great Suv That Needs Alot Of Maintenance. — We have owned our 2002 Escape XLT 4wd since December 2001. Since then it has been a somewhat reliable vehicle. Then the recalls began for throttle cables, ABS brakes, Idle speed sensor and then then rumors of transmission problems, stalling while in gear at traffic lights and power steering issues. Now we have recently noticed flashing day driving lights and engine surging while idling (it goes away when you accelerate and at cruise). I am 6'5" and fit comfortable in the vehicle. We have done many long road trips seeing the eastern seabord in it and have towed our 17ft bowrider boat to the lakes. It handles very well in ice and snow conditions as well as rainy weather. I really don't like the idea of getting rid of it, but would really like to keep it without having to worry about the next issue for the Escape line of SUV's.

Pros: For being an SUV it gets good gas mileage, comfortable on road trips

Cons: High maintenance and excessive recalls for any vehicle

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2002 Ford Escape XLT AWDReview
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Great — I love my car I just wish that there was a little more room in the back for adults

Owner for 1 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:10,000

Pros: great todrive

Cons: a little small sitting in back

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2002 Ford Escape XLS AWDReview
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Its Decent. — Love Her. I've Had Her For 3 Almost 4 Years Now. She has A 3.0L V6 & She Still Has Pick-Up. She's Is Very Dependable, Great Vehicle, Very Fun To Drive. The Gas Mileage Is Decent. I Love It. Plan On Keeping It For About 1 - 2 More Years. :)

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Cons: Road Noise

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