2005 Ford Escape 6 cylinder from North America
Extremely satisfied with this vehicle
Alarm sensitivity issues, no big deal.
Fuel filler tube kept choking up, replaced under warranty.
First set of brakes wore in only 15,000.
A radiator hose blew at 20,000. No big deal.
This vehicle has been very dependable and a nice ride.
I measure MPG every tankful, over 5 years averages 17.5 MPG.
Virtually problem free vehicle.
Good pep, plenty of room.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th March, 2011
30th Jun 2013, 17:02
6/28/13 - Back again to comment about my 2005 Ford Escape. We are now at 54,000. I continue to maintain this car meticulously. Nothing has gone wrong since the items mentioned in my last report. I did put 4 new tires on it. Coming up on its 55,000 mile service and keeping up with meticulous records. No issues to speak of. So far, this car has been an excellent purchase.
21st Feb 2021, 00:27
Back again in 2/21... My Escape just hit 100,000 miles. I kept it through thick and thin... oil pan, valve cover, and a front engine gasket oil leaks were all fixed... had to replace front driver's axle from transmission... all the other normal stuff... recently had some electronic ignition issues... hey, I put money into it but I know what I have... At this point, it is a reliable vehicle that we throw stuff in and tool around... Kept the interior and body meticulous, but there is rust in the rear wheel well and part of the chassis... out of sight, but it is there. The car is not worth much so we'll just keep her till the end... I've enjoyed owning her and keeping record of every single thing... maintenance records are perfect... I'd certainly buy another Ford, but likely something else, even if it turned out to be a great vehicle, you can't get too excited about an Escape.
Rating at 100,000 miles: 7/10
21st Feb 2021, 15:09
Seems like it was driven pretty hard to be honest. My wife had a 2007 Escape & currently has a 2013 with 75k miles. Neither one had a single issue, definitely nothing outside of routine maintenance.