I love this car
I just recently bought my 2002 Escape in June of 2011. It had 221xxx miles on it when I bought it.
Now I bought mine from a trusted small used car lot, and I have not had hardly any issues from it, other than having to replace some sensors and whatnot, and now at 223xxx miles I am just now having issues with my trans. Now to me that doesn't sound that bad; I see other people having transmission problems at like 36xxx miles, and I'm just now getting them at 223xxx.
Other than this just now popping up, I have no other complaints about this car; my engine still runs strong, and I have never had an issue with it. I can deal with fixing the small things, if it means my engine and trans have lasted this long. I'm sure that eventually my engine will start wearing out, and if or when that time comes, depending on the condition of the rest of the car, I might have that replaced also, instead of buying a new car.
I love my Escape.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 18th October, 2011