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2004 Ford Escape XLT 4WDReview
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Was A Great Car Until The Engine Died At 50k — First Escape was 2001 lease, loved it enough to turn in for new 2000 lease. Loved it enough to purchase when lease was up. Then at 50k miles the engine blew a rod. Okay, I did drive it hard, but common. That was still a young engine. The car is a zippy V6 with 200 horses and almost drives like a car. Great for snowboarding trips and general utility needs. Still like to drive it, but will buy a Toyota FJ Cruiser if this car dies again.

Pros: 200 HP makes it a fast little SUV, Almost drives like a car. Turns on a dime. Reliable in the snow. Roomy back seats.

Cons: Engine died at 50k miles...and my on-line search found that I'm not the only victim of this.  A few minor recalled parts were a nuisance.

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Awesome Suv — It is good for everything I would ever need it for. One disadvantage, it can have a trailer hitch added, but it doesn't have enough HP to pull anything really.

Pros: Gas mileage, size

Cons: horsepower

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2004 Ford Escape XLT 4WDReview
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Great Little Truck. — Owned it for about a year and a half now and its awesome. It handles really well for an SUV especially taking it around sharp turns. It has been in 2 front end accidents and held up amazingly well especially compared to the other vehicle. I always fill it with premium fuel because it has a nicer ride. The shifting and acceleration is a lot smoother. It also gets better mileage on premium. I put really nice tires on it last summer and now it handles bad weather like a beast. Could probably use a more powerful engine but I suppose that is where it gets its great mileage from. But seriously, 200HP in an SUV isnt really quite enough.

Pros: Its an SUV, pretty good mileage, great handling, smooth ride

Cons: Lacking in HP

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2004 Ford Escape XLTReview
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Nice Sport Car — Spacious for cargo. Chairs can be fold to allow more cargo area in the back. The car is good for camping and outdoor activities.It is nice mid size SUV with a strong rack to carry additional stuff such camping equipment.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Strong

Cons: no very smooth

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2004 Ford Escape XLT 4WD Review
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Great car, especially after owning a 2002 Explorer for 8 years, this was a nice transition to slightly smaller vehicle that could the same job with great ease, pleasure and economics.
vs2002 Ford Explorer
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Power Ranked 2002 Ford Explorer worse.
"Probably the weight to power ratio was more noticeable."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2002 Ford Explorer worse.
"I think exceeds is misleading, but the escape was amazing to me as to ability to hold a very considerable amount of cargo for its size. Certainly the explorer holds more, and Ive pushed its limits often. Again, escape has been no disappointment in this area."
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2004 Ford Escape XLT 4WD Review
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I am a chevy man but this vehicle won me over . Starting with the body its an 04 and everything on it feels new ,the way the doors shut ,the electric windows ,the steering. I bought it used with a blown headgaskets I put in the blue devil and drive it for two years all over working shutdowns. The radiator stopped up so I shut it down replaced the head gaskets and Im gonna see how she does now. Over all one of the best I have ever owned.
vs2006 Chevrolet Equinox
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2014 Ford Escape Reviews

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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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