2002 Ford Escape LX
Best vehicle I've ever owned
Replaced coils and plug at 50k miles.
Replaced O2 sensors, 2 each, and catalytic converter at 145000 miles.
Replaced serpentine belt at 150000 miles.
Replaced plugs and 3 rear coils at 150000 miles; only replaced coils because of parts that must be taken off to get to plugs. Saved coils in case one may go out.
Replaced alternator at 231000 miles. I didn't remove the axle as recommended by the manufacturer. I figured that if I removed the top end of engine, I could get it out and do a plug change at the same time. It was a little more work, but well worth it. I also put in a new gasket set to the intake and throttle body, while I had it apart.
I love my Escape. I travel a lot with my job.
I've driven it from the frigid winters of Michigan, to the desert of Las Vegas. I spent one winter in Council Bluffs / Omaha Nebraska. To the deltas of southern Mississippi. It's never failed me.
I camp and use it on fishing trips. It's spacious and a pleasure to drive.
I've owned many good Fords and Mercurys.
My Escape is like family to me. It's green, so I've given it the green hornet moniker.
It's about time to retire the hornet. My daughter loves to drive it and wants it.
I'm sure this will be hornet's future.
I can only hope I can get another as well made.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th January, 2013