2008 Ford Escape 2.5 4 cylinder
One of Ford's tanks
Master cylinder at 49,000.
Valve cover gasket at 85,000.
Driver's rear window regulator a month ago.
Repairs listed above were very minor and easy to fix if you are a do-it-yourselfer. Though I do think that a master cylinder failing at early mileage would have been a concern later, but it wasn't.
The 4 cylinder runs strong and durable & delivers good gas mileage, but is a bit underpowered.
Seats (cloth) are uncomfortable on long trips and the ride and handling are more truck-like. I like the body style also, seeing how it doesn't look like every other wedge shaped crossover out there today. Kind of reminds you of a 4-door Bronco II.
All in all, this has been a great vehicle as far as reliability and utility. It has been on many long trips, which would explain so many miles in a short amount of time.
Only trading it in for something more comfortable with a car like ride. Went with a 2014 Chevy Equinox.
I recommend this generation Escape, but get the V6 instead.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th August, 2017