2002 Ford Escape
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Reliability in an SUV package

by from SF Bay Area on March 30, 2009

I've had my 2002 Ford Escape XLT for about 3 years now. This is probably one of the best vehicles I have ever owned! Handling is almost like a sports car. Power in the 3 liter V6 rivals what you find ...
I've had my 2002 Ford Escape XLT for about 3 years now. This is probably one of the best vehicles I have ever owned! Handling is almost like a sports car. Power in the 3 liter V6 rivals what you find in formula racers, well not quite, but you will be happily impressed when you step on the gas to get out of harms way. I drove mine from California to Virginia with a U-Haul trailer behind me, and I had no problem at all at the high speeds that are allowed outside of California. I won't even go into the highway comfort of this SUV, but I will say that I was able to drive long hours and still be pretty fresh when reaching my destination. If you drive conservatively, you will easily get 26mpg on the highway, while enjoying a smooth comfortable ride. I love mine so much, that I can't wait to get another one.
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Very nice vehicle!!! Love the power of the V6.

by from Corona, CA on January 8, 2013

I owned a first year Escape (2001) and drove it until almost 100,000 miles and never had a single issue with it. Over 10 years later I decided to buy another one because we were in need of another veh...
I owned a first year Escape (2001) and drove it until almost 100,000 miles and never had a single issue with it. Over 10 years later I decided to buy another one because we were in need of another vehicle. I found a great deal on a 4X4 version with leather, moonroof, Mach 6 stereo, etc. Very nice car. Love the power of the V6 and the gas mileage is moderate. Would highly recommend this vehicle to a family just starting out and has or is having children. Very safe cars.
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perfect car

by from Brooklyn on December 12, 2010

"I'v really enjoyed my Escape the past year! I've had no problems with it and it has always offered great gas mileage. It's one the best small SUV's available, with plenty of room to carry all of my s...
"I'v really enjoyed my Escape the past year! I've had no problems with it and it has always offered great gas mileage. It's one the best small SUV's available, with plenty of room to carry all of my stuff. Very satisfied with my purchase of this car."
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Favorite Car I've Owned

by from Sacramento, CA on December 15, 2010

I love my little SUV. Very peppy with lots of get up and go yet gets great gas mileage. Smaller an easy to navigate into small spaces but extremely comfortable for our family of four. Have serviced it...
I love my little SUV. Very peppy with lots of get up and go yet gets great gas mileage. Smaller an easy to navigate into small spaces but extremely comfortable for our family of four. Have serviced it from day one and NEVER had any mechanical problems. Highly recommend this year & model.
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best car we have ever owned

by from oklahoma on July 16, 2009

great car a woman's suv, we hasve really enjoyed this car, we have had very little trouble with it,i would recommend it to any one, the leather seats have stood up to a lot of wear and still look good...
great car a woman's suv, we hasve really enjoyed this car, we have had very little trouble with it,i would recommend it to any one, the leather seats have stood up to a lot of wear and still look good, aslo the way the back seats go down you have a lot of room where you can haul very large items
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good value for the money

by from Quail Valley Ca on April 11, 2011

I needed a newer car for long commuting. The escape had the features I wanted (4 cylinder, manual, front wheel drive. I paid a price that was fair to both sides. The dealership was quick to fix a few ...
I needed a newer car for long commuting. The escape had the features I wanted (4 cylinder, manual, front wheel drive. I paid a price that was fair to both sides. The dealership was quick to fix a few minor defects. I am getting good mileage (25) Like the handling, comfort, ride. Would buy another Ford and use the same dealership
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Just what I wanted

by from Philadelphia on March 16, 2013

I bought this car used about a month ago. It handles better than other suv's that I've driven. My Escape is manual. The gears are smooth and the pick up is good. I bought this car to take camping in t...
I bought this car used about a month ago. It handles better than other suv's that I've driven. My Escape is manual. The gears are smooth and the pick up is good. I bought this car to take camping in the mountains. Our first trip is next month. I can't wait.Downside is gas mileage.I live in the city.
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pretty good car

by from Northwest Ohio on February 15, 2008

I really enjoy my Ford Escape. My only beef with the vehicle is where the shifter is located. It sticks out way too far and could be easily hit and car could be shifted into a different gear accidenta...
I really enjoy my Ford Escape. My only beef with the vehicle is where the shifter is located. It sticks out way too far and could be easily hit and car could be shifted into a different gear accidentally.
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Great SUV for the value

by from Park City, UT on June 9, 2013

We have really enjoyed this vehicle. It is fun to drive and handles well in the snow. The exterior styling is sporty and says "Hey, let's go play!".
We have really enjoyed this vehicle. It is fun to drive and handles well in the snow. The exterior styling is sporty and says "Hey, let's go play!".
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2002 Ford Escape

by from Neenah, WI on July 2, 2012

Very nice all-arounf commuter SUV! V6 has plenty of pep! Wheelbase a little short & heater struggles in winter.
Very nice all-arounf commuter SUV! V6 has plenty of pep! Wheelbase a little short & heater struggles in winter.
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