2004 Ford Escape User Reviews

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    2004 Ford Escape Review
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    Handling Ranked 2004 Honda Element better.
    "The E , with the rear seat removed have a 4 X 5 cargo area. Seats, I find very comfortable, good gas milage , Hode their valve very well, and I love the look."
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    Power Ranked 2003 Ford Escape worse.
    "more specifics on power thats fords own"
    Back Seats Ranked 2003 Ford Escape worse.
    "they are roomier"
    Family Car Ranked 2003 Ford Escape worse.
    "a lot of space and comfort"
    Would Buy Ranked 2003 Ford Escape worse.
    "its newer and its safe gas more then the 2003"
    2004 Ford Escape XLS Review
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    Rock Solid — It is a very sturdy car. Ford did a nice job of designing in safety and comfort. Reminds me of the old Jeep Grand Cherokee. This is a little more refined with cloth seats, carpet and door panels. The jeep had a lot of plastic, vinyl and rubber matting. Nice space for carrying a dorm-room of gear. Back seat folds down flat. The last time I had to move furniture, I was amazed at how much you can pack in there. It's easy to work on the engine and suspension system.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Very positive handling and elevated ride position.

    Cons: Tends to rust out the wheel arches.  Later models added plastic covers.

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    2004 Ford Escape XLS 4WD Review
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    A Great Little Work Horse — I found that I had all the power I needed for quick acceleration without waiting.l In addition it was smooth and quiet. Braking was smooth and control. I had know problem feeling safe and relaxed while driving. The car has a firm, solid ride.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: I'm impressed with this vehicle.  Its a solid smaller SUV.  The size was more than enough space while making it easy to drive, handle and park.   

    Cons: The placement of the starter switch took some getting use to.

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    2004 Ford Escape XLT 4WD Review
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    Great Family Car — Good gas milage and great visibility. Stops on a dime and can easily squeeze in to small spaces with little effort if needed. Has all the power you would need for off-road use but smooth suspension makes this car feel more like a highway vehicle.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great drive for both short and long trips with my family of 5.  Smooth and comfortable ride of a larger vehicle but has the zip and feel of driving like a sedan.

    Cons: Doesn't has an .MP3 port.

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    Nice — This car is perfect for traveling, anyone who has kids, and looking for excellent gas mileage. There is more thank enough room to lug whatever you please in this car. Drives smoothly and handles just as well. the 4wd makes it perfect for bad weather!!!

    Pros: very reliable car, wonderful in all road conditions.

    Cons: none, I just prefer v8

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    It Is An Absolutely Great Reliable Car That Will Last For Many Years To Come. — Honestly I didn't find much I disliked....the car handled my travel needs amazingly. I would have to say the turning radius of the car was my biggest 'con' and the stereo system which I would have upgraded if I would have kept this vehicle.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: This SUV handles great in snow and has great acceleration as well as cargo space.  Additionally it has good gas mileage given the size of the vehicle averaging 17-20 mpg in the city.  It has been extremely reliable and is very spacious.  Just a great practical vehicle

    Cons: Turning radius and stereo system could be improved.  Honestly overall this car handles top notch and comes with very low maintenance costs.

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    The Ultimate Utility Suv! — My daily driver that does everything by taking me to the construction worksites with tools and materials to taking me from site to site working as an official for basketball, volleyball and softball! This vehicle is 10 years old and I would drive it anywhere! :-)

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Has all the things one needs from daily driving, working sporting events, hauling or even pulling a trailer!

    Cons: AWD and 3 speed tranny makes it a little crappy on gas.

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    My Ford Escape — This was a pretty great vehicle. My husband is a Toyota guy and he was even impressed with it. At about 100,000 miles we started having some problems with a couple of cylinder coils. Once we had them replaced, we didn't have any more problems.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: It was great for a single professional.

    Cons: Not enough room for a growing family

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    Title In Hand — I like the fact i dont have to worry if it is going to start ,cruse control and tilt steering I like the fact that the doors and windows are power lock and child proof.and the rack on top helps with larger stuff to carry.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: great for family outings or your dogs the condition of this car is great

    Cons: none

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    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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