2003 Ford Escape User Reviews

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    Learned To Like It Alot. —

    I bought this car used in 2010 for $3500 and a month later it started stalling. After driving it for awhile and shutting it off for 5 to 10 minutes while I would go into a store when I came back out it would start and then stall if I took my foot off the gas. No engine light and no codes so the mechanic couldn't diagnose it. If I could drive without taking my foot off the gas pedal for a few minutes (say in an empty parking lot) it would keep running and I could go for another few months before it would suddenly happen again. For some reason it stopped happening and I managed a few more good years out of it. It was parked outside year round and didn't start to rust until 2012 which for a Ford is surprising. I used it to do a lot of volunteer work and used every inch of the cargo space collecting donations every week or so and while it could be frustrating to load up compared to my Subaru Forester it did the job. It ran fine until 2014 when I put it into overdrive to pass a car and the engine blew. I was comfortable with it for 5 years and sad to see it go.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Handles well in the snow.

    Cons: The seats are the biggest con for me. The drivers seat was meant for someone taller the head rest forced my head forward and had to be removed and turned backwards. The back seats are too difficult to bring down, having to take the headrests off is a pain and they don't fold flat anyway so it is difficult too load larger items. (I'm comparing this to my previous Subaru Forester which had flat folding seats and the wheel wells didn't stand out as much)

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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

    Pros: Great all-round car

    Cons: Bad gas mileage

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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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