2005 Ford Escape XL 2.3 from North America
I watched my daughter learn to drive in my little Ford Escape! Need I say more!
As the Escape became older - I noticed the gas pedal would stick. Turns out it just needed a little spray of WD40 - good to go.
It came with a 6 CD system - that recently stopped working. But the radio part works.
The Escape has 191,000 miles and my transmission is slipping. I'm so sad because I seriously love this thing.
When it was about 4 years old, I noticed the headlamps have cracks in them - small cracks.
The interior - if I spill anything or it gets rained on - the seats leave water stains - impossible to get out for some reason.
My Escape has been the best vehicle I have ever had. I thought my Jetta was great - my Escape is my most favorite - I love it! It's fun to drive - yes the transmission has a slight slip in it now - but after 191,300 miles - I can't believe that's all that's she's having issues with. I just change the oil - keep good brakes and tires, and it's good to go.
With high mileage on it - I do not take her on trips. I drive 60 miles a day - 5 days a week to work - and that's about all I drive it.
I'm not ready to give it up. It actually makes me sad to think one day - it's going to break down and I won't have the money to fix it and I won't be able to drive it. Yeah I did name it... "my girl"!
Ford Escape true owner!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th December, 2014