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Your experience with a Ford Escape ?

Postby redfin » Mon May 28, 2012 3:12 pm

Looking for feedback from those that have owned a ford Escape , good and bad. I have been looking at one for one of the kids and would like your input. I have read many reviews and done some homework but value you guys input. Thanks in advance
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Re: Your experience with a Ford Escape ?

Postby tmays » Mon May 28, 2012 3:31 pm

I bought a 2005 model used. That was in 09. Had it a couple years before someone ran out in front of me. Totaled it. I loved it. Wish I still had it
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Re: Your experience with a Ford Escape ?

Postby Bill Hudson » Mon May 28, 2012 3:56 pm

Jim,

We've got a 2010 and really like it. No problems, thus far.

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Re: Your experience with a Ford Escape ?

Postby KETCHAM » Mon May 28, 2012 4:30 pm

Me being a misplaced Ford parts man,I have heard a lot of good on them..Get a V6 and you should like it.Do good in the snow etc,etc.Remember its not a car in the handling dept[rollover]Haul a lot of stuff also.Kevin
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Re: Your experience with a Ford Escape ?

Postby Yogie » Mon May 28, 2012 4:32 pm

Jimmy, my Mom & Dad have had a new one for just under a year now and love it. It gets great gas milage so I might be pulling in your driveway with it about mid October. :{_}:
I've worked on many of them at our shop and there a good car, I can't think of anything to kick them about.
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Re: Your experience with a Ford Escape ?

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Mon May 28, 2012 9:00 pm

We bought one in Feb of last year and have slightly over 12k on it. 4 cylinder auto with 4wd.get 27 mpg on the highway. Really like the traction control and stability system. The only problem we have had is that we live half mile down a dirt road and if you don't open the tailgate glass and clean around the edges every few weeks it will leak in the rain or when washing.
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Re: Your experience with a Ford Escape ?

Postby Mr E » Mon May 28, 2012 9:03 pm

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Re: Your experience with a Ford Escape ?

Postby Super A » Mon May 28, 2012 9:49 pm

We have had an '09 since Christmas '08, bought her new. Four cylinder, two wheel drive. We really like it. You have to wind it up pretty tight to get it up to speed quickly (after all it's a four cylinder) but once you're up to cruising speed it just hums right along and the mileage has been good-around 28-29mpg.

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Re: Your experience with a Ford Escape ?

Postby Rodney51Cub » Tue May 29, 2012 7:18 am

My wife drives a 07 Escape. 4 cylinder, 2 wheel drive, around 28 mpg highway. Bought it in 08 with around 15,000 on it. It now has 95,000. The only thing that has happened is the paint is coming off the front plastic bumper. An easy fix just has not made it to the top of the list yet. 8)
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Re: Your experience with a Ford Escape ?

Postby Corky's Cub » Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:03 pm

Hey Jim,

I can't speak to the mechanics on the Ford Escape, (and I'm not a Ford fan anyway), but I can tell you these little things are build pretty tough from a crash safety standpoint. A few years ago I rear-ended a stopped Escape at 50 mph, and both drivers--me and the driver of the Escape--walked away without a scratch or a bruise. Even though both vehicles were totalled, (I was driving a 6-month old Toyota Matrix), and it was smashed in the front all the way to the fire wall. The Escape was crumpled in the back, but otherwise the driver's compartment was completely intact.

For what it's worth.....see you soon!

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Re: Your experience with a Ford Escape ?

Postby redfin » Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:34 pm

Thanks for the feedbackto all of you guys. We have brought one home and thanks Corky's for your input. that information gives me the added confidence i was looking for in this vehicle. :D
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