2008 Ford Escape XLT 2.3 from North America
Try it, I think you will like it
At 65,000 miles, the transmission had to be replaced.
The battery was replaced after 45000.
Now at 105000, it has a humming sound. Not sure what it could be, but people think it may be a timing belt.
The car has been a work horse for me. But the comfort of the seat and the interior needs more attention to detail.
The center console is cluttered, and it's a pain to find the buttons when driving.
It is almost impossible to remove a stain from the chairs. For some reason, it holds on to the stains, and I am a furniture cleaner by trade, and I cannot get most of the stains out.
Since 25000 miles you hear a lot of creaks and sounds in the interior.
The car is a good commuter... and not bad on gas...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th May, 2011
8th Sep 2015, 22:42
All I know is that I have been tough on my XLT 2008 Escape 2-wheel drive. It's a 4-cylinder engine. I've kept up the 3000-mile oil changes & other appropriate maintenance schedules. I've had 4 accidents. Two that have required me to get it registered as a salvaged vehicle due to the insurance co's totaling ideas. I've got a little over 50,000.00 miles on it, but it still seems to be running OK as far as I'm concerned.
I am a disabled veteran. Some of the accidents were my fault, but I was also hit by two hit & run drivers. Both times with the hit and run drivers caused some injuries to me, but the safety features of the restraint systems worked very well and minimized my injuries to just having to go to the VA for physical therapy sessions, in spite of other service connected disabilities that I have to deal with as a 100% USMC Vietnam combat veteran. Agent Orange and PTSD problems.
I would buy a third Ford SUV vehicle. I used my vehicles in the construction industry for many years. I believe that Ford SUVs and their trucks are well made and are built to be a reliable product. I plan to buy another SUV, if I live long enough. I keep my trucks until they're worn out...
Regards, Karl aka the Birdman...