2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L petrol from Australia and New Zealand
Be warned: Escape the Escape!!
New torque converter installed.
Both head seals replaced.
Rear diff seal replaced.
Power steering leaks.
Transmission fluid leaks.
Engine stalls - intermittently.
Windows rattle when half down.
Air conditioner stopped conditioning!
Left hand drive shaft needed replacing.
Transmission shifts erratically.
The Escape looks like it has the goods, but unfortunately it's all show and no go. Under the facade of its great looks and macho image is a car that offers very little value for money. Its transmission and engine are exceedingly noisy and the quality of the interior is woeful. The transmission is just plain BAD and the engine very thirsty. I made a mistake buying the Escape now I want to ESCAPE the ESCAPE!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 24th July, 2003
26th Aug 2003, 14:09
I also have a Ford Escape (Manual Transmission XLS) and I have also been disappointed about the purchase.
I have the following problems:
1) Excessive Brake Dust
2) Truck shakes when it's in first or second gear
3) Clutch plate has been replaced twice
4) Stick Shift has problems, some times I cannot put the car in gear.
This has been my first brand new car purchase and it has been a bad experience.