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2003 Ford Escape Review
brotherlouie says:
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Power Ranked 2004 Ford Escape better.
"more specifics on power thats fords own"
Back Seats Ranked 2004 Ford Escape better.
"they are roomier"
Family Car Ranked 2004 Ford Escape better.
"a lot of space and comfort"
Would Buy Ranked 2004 Ford Escape better.
"its newer and its safe gas more then the 2003"
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2003 Ford Escape Limited AWDReview
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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

Pros: Great value for the money. Never quits!

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

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2003 Ford Escape XLS FWDReview
brotherlouie writes:
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Sporty Look — I like the comfort and i like big cars with big engines i allways wanted a SUV becuase iam a taal guy i can not drive in small cars so thats why a SUV i feel like a king in my Bella Blue

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: It looks good and it drives good

Cons: maintance is expensive

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2003 Ford Escape XLS AWDReview
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I Hated This Money Guzzling Car!! —

I bought this car used at 100k miles. Owned it for 4 years. all Cats went at 100k miles which cost over $2500 to replace; The alignment was always wrong. Had to replace all axles and tire rods and tires. Tires kept going bald every 3 months. Fishtailed in the snow, slid all over the road during rain despite using good tires. Always felt like this car was ready to flip over its so light like a go cart. Constant rattling and knocking from inside the engine. This car lived inside the shop. First there was an Oil leak the car would omit an odor at 120k miles. Then the fuel pump went 10 130k miles. . There was a Gas leak on the highway that almost killed my family. Bought 3 batteries; for some reason this car uses a lot of juice. During Idle the car would REV. If foot is not on gas the car jolted forward almost causing accidents, no mechanic could help me. You will feel EVERY SINGLE BUMP in this car, the bumps become painful to the point you brace yourself every bump; there is zero shock absorption. For High mileage this car was absolutely AWFUL despite constant oil changes and maintenance done. Yesterday, I traded this truck in, the car decided to be spiteful and eat my favorite CD. Good Riddance you piece of crap!! FORDS ARE NOT BUILT TO LAST.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great for Cargo; Great Family car; Nice Appearance

Cons: Rust spots; front suspension is horrible, bad on gas, horrible shocks; oil leak; bad quality parts

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2003 Ford Escape XLT FWDReview
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Dependable And Versatile — I've had this car since 2004. I've had regular oil changes done. The only issues I've had thus far were some spark plug problems, which were easily fixed, and at the moment I have a leak in my power steering hose that I need to fix. This has been a great car for me, whether it's been used for family vacations, or bringing home large purchases. The gas mileage could be better, but hey, it's a 2003!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Dependable and versatile

Cons: Gas mileage could be better

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2003 Ford Escape XLT FWDReview
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03 Ford Escape - Inexpensive, Reliable, Practicle Vehicle —

I love my car! Its dependable, minimal maintenance, decent on fuel economy (for an older SUV) and it fits all of my stuff. I have two dogs that I carry with me sometimes. My husband and I are very outdoorsy and like camping and bike riding etc. and it fits all of our stuff. Only one time it failed me... We bought two toilets and two pedestal sinks at Lowes and they didn't fit like I thought they would. Its a great, all-around vehicle. I bought it while I was in college and have kept it now for over 6 years. I've taken it on 10 hour drives numerous times and once on a 16 hour drive and we were comfortable. I mostly use it for commuting to/from work everyday, and to the grocery store. I love that there are virtualy NO blind spots (that is very important to me to feel comfortable in a car). One minor flaw that I have noticed is the lack of insulation. I can hear a lot of the road noise (that might also be my all-terrain tires), and when I have the radio playing, it can be heard very clearly from the outside. (Not just the bass, but every word of the songs) Mechanically, I haven't really had any problems. One morning, it wouldn't crank for me and one of the coils went out on it. That had to be replaced, but I don't think it was much more than $100, so nothing major. I've always gotten the oil changed at 3,000 miles and gotten regular tune-ups and rotations, alignments, etc. and the car has done well for me. I have no complaints.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Everything!

Cons: Not well insulated, hear a lot of road noise. Radio can be heard from the outside.

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2003 Ford Escape XLT FWDReview
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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.)

Pros: 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

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2003 Ford Escape XLS AWDReview
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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.

Pros: everything works even after 8 years

Cons: the mpg

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2003 Ford Escape XLT AWDReview
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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.)

Pros: For skiing and bad weather.

Cons: The transmission can be a nightmare.

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2003 Ford Escape XLT AWDReview
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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

Pros: peppy

Cons: 6cd changer quit

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