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Pros: Stable driving, smooth moving.
Cons: fuel consumption. It requires 87 octane grade gasoline.
Advice: Overall, it is excellent. Definately I recommend this car.It runs smoothly. I hear very gentle engine sound when it is accelerated. Handling is not as smooth as other sedan. However, rear seat space is very roomy and the appearance also looks good. Overall, except fuel efficency, i am satisfied with this car.
Pros: Solid feel of the vehicle.
Cons: Inability to adjust driver seat height.
Advice: The S may need some additional upgrades so the SE is your best value.Don't let the small size fool you, this vehicle is ALL Land Rover. Extremely solid feel on or off-road (the vehicle weighs about 4500 pounds--about 1500 pounds more than the base model Ford Escape) yet it is nimble and responsive and its smaller size is perfect for driving in the city. The driver's sight lines and visibility are superb. The well-designed interior (with the exception of no armrest between the driver and passenger seats) and the 60-40 split of the rear seats allows for plenty of room for passengers, cargo and storage. In my opinion, Land Rover has wiped out the competition in the small SUV market with the Freelander.
Pros: Ride is quiet and smooth.
Cons: No full size spare tire.
Advice: Go with XLT package.The 2002 Ford Escape drives very precisely and responsively.Wind does not blow it around and contrary to some reports,the wind noise inside the vehicle is minimal. Also the gear shift lever is on the stearing wheel column and operates easily.The gear shift lever DOES NOT interfer with operation of the radio.Speaking of the radio,the Mach 6 system is awesome. Overall rating is 100%.No negatives.Buy one.
Pros: Incredible engine
Cons: Where the rear tire is mounted
Advice: Go ahead and test drive, you will love itWhen I test drove it,I had to buy it. I have had a lot of trucks and this one is my personal favorite. It has everything an SUV should have and all the luxury you could ask for!
Pros: The outside appearance is cute
Advice: Do NOT buy this - check out the competition that SubaruDoesn't FORD stand for 'Fix Or Repair Daily'? I test drove a brand new Escape and upon parking the little guy at a convenience store in the spring, I returned to find the brakes had locked. It took me about 20 minutes to get going. It felt as though there were bricks wedged in behind all the tires so that I couldn't move (I checked, nothing was impeding the tires). Then when I did get the car moving it made noises and really didn't like moving until we got on the highway. Not what you'd expect from a vehicle with 30 miles logged on it. But probably what you'd expect from Ford. If you are offended at my Ford bashing or think the brake locking won't happen to you then consider the cheap looking interior - you can get a lot more from Subaru or Honda in this class. I'd run, not walk, away from this one. I bought a new Subaru Forester instead and once I got over the exterior body not being as cute as I'd like, I had no trouble enjoying the reliability, comfort, solid look and feel, roominess, price, gas mileage, safety, etc....
Pros: Accessiblity to the rear of the Liberty with the remote
Cons: Gas mileage
Advice: The Liberty has plenty of standard options for an affordable priceAfter having my baby, it became an difficult keeping a two door sports car so I began looking for an affordable SUV with lots of comfort. It took months looking for a good quality and comfortable SUV until I stopped by the Jeep dealership. When I took the Liberty for a test drive, I was sold on the smooth ride, extra space with lots of headroom as well as the overall look. Although the Jeep Liberty has poor gas mileage, the comfort in the ride is a big plus especially with pot holes in this area. It handles well in traffic with great acceleration. Everyday I go to work, I enjoy driving my Jeep and hope to keep this for years to come or hope that my next Jeep is as good as this one.
Pros: cd changer
Cons: something breaks every couple of weeks
Advice: don't buy it!!!I don't know if i just got a lemon or what, but i have had nothing but trouble since i bought it 3 months ago. I wouldn't buy one if i were you.