2005 Ford Escape XL from North America
A piece of expensive CRAP!
Great little SUV when I got it two years ago, but this summer has cost me over $4000 in repairs, and it left me stranded again!
Where to start... at the beginning of the summer, my catalytic converter went... $2000 later, got all the spark plugs done at the same time.
Fast forward 1 month. Left our whole family stranded in the middle of a forestry trunk road. Towing $300. Computer went in it, all the coils and got the spark plug replaced again.. $1600 that time.
Fast forward 2 weeks... catalytic converter, same one, has apparently gone again. Hopefully the warranty will cover this one, but I still have to tow it home. After this, I'm selling the beast and getting a good old beater! Never again!!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 29th September, 2010
27th Aug 2011, 09:33
I'm not a big Ford fan, but however it looks like all you need is a reliable mechanic/shop. It cannot be the same converter two times, and you were definitely needed coils OR computer, NOT coil AND computer. Just find a better shop to get your car serviced.
20th Dec 2013, 16:07
I agree with the other comment. Also Consumer Reports rates the Ford Escape above average for most of its line.