2008 Ford Escape Limited 3.0 from North America
Very happy overall, just suggest an extended warranty
Transmission condenser leaking within first 4 months. They replaced it, now it is leaking again, but not covered under warranty.
Uneven front tire wear.
Spouse is very small (4 ft 8) and very few cars fit her. This one with electric seat fits fine. Very glad we waited for 2008 to come out, much roomier inside than the previous year model.
Had to put it in the shop twice for the same issue, first transmission condenser leaked 4 months in. Second one started leaking recently, but the dealer said it wasn't covered because the replacement part only has 12 month coverage. If I had an extended warranty it would have been. Called Ford, they concur. $800 dollar repair just before Christmas.
Size is decent, visibility is good. I am so glad I didn't get the 4 banger, we still get 24 mpg with the V6 and when we have to merge, it does great. Handles good sized hills without having to downshift. Would be confident to tow a small trailer or boat with it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 20th December, 2010