So far so good, I have had no problems with my 2002 escape just did regular maintenance and every things been good, took to mechanic to check brakes at 69, 000, he said they had about 5000 left so I replaced them at 73,000 that is all I have had to do. The 200 horse v-6 is amazing it really gets up and goes when you want it to, the 6 CD changer is great and the stereo is awesome, I love the leather seats, the sunroof is worth every penny. Mine is Grey I would like to put a freeflow some nice rims and a racing strip up the middle. I gave it an 8 in running cost because it is a v6 so it can get pricey, but what do you expect with an SUV, the 4 wheel drive is awesome in Ontario's winters. I love it because it looks good, but at the same time its tough and very peppy.