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Pros: quiet cabin with good insulation against road and wind noise
Cons: nothing except for the outlook
Advice: borrow one for a week and drive itI'm living in thailand.Driving had always been fun to me till I got my new escape in August 2004.I don't know which year model it is but v6 xlt is the definate make.I had owned may cars and trucks and this is my first FORD.Through my lifetime purchases I had been warned many times not to buy a FORD.I had a relative who is a all time lover of FORD con me off buying this vehicle.I made this decision just to convince my curiorsity since now that I'm in my mid 40s.THIS IS THE NOISIEST CAR both road and wind noise penetrates the interior unforgivable and for GOD sake if FORD belive in GOD there is no sound isulation capable in your FORD ESCAPE. Besides a chirpy plastiky looking interior a very old fashion seat ajustment with no height option and headrest with no tiltfeature. Noise is the greatest enemy to speed and conbine together with your very uncomfotable seats I won't be driving your ford for long and I bet all owners of your Escape is having the same problem as me.I bear no hatred to FORD MOTORS but your Escape had provide me with a very uncomfortable daily driving experience which is very sad.
Pros: Appearance and performance
Cons: gas mileage and road noise.
Advice: Great all around family SUVFun to drive. Gas mileage is not as good as I would like. Highway mileage in Alaska during the winter is around 17. Well built with good performance.
Cons: how wind sensitive it is
Advice: This is a great car if you don't have a lot of people and stuff to cart around.The car is somewhat unstable when it's very windy. Also, the gearshift is basically on top of the radio when in drive. Those are my only 2 complaints though. I love everything else.
Pros: Acceleration, handling, looks
Advice: Get the big engineVery good handling
Pros: ZIP -- step on the gas and it takes off!
Cons: Çan't find the ignition keyhole without fumbling around.
Advice: Don't buy more than you need. The basic model is great.Review is for a 2004 model, front-wheel, 6-cylinder Escape. We had planned to replace our Taurus wagon with another Taurus wagon, but took a drive in the Escape and found it had all the room of a wagon, plus great performance, shorter turning radius, easier than most SUV's to get in and out, etc. It's a great car, with none of the disadvantages of the heavy-duty SUV's that people hate.
Pros: power drivers seat
Cons: sliding sun roof
Advice: go to a good dealershipI am a very small person. This vehicle fits me like a glove. I love the way it handles and is very easy to park.
Pros: Great acceleration with the V6. Also, love the look and style.
Cons: Ergonomics could use some work.
Advice: I can't imagine driving this without the V-6. The XLT is well worth the extra $$Perfect car for city driving - lots more interior space than you'd expect, but easy to squeeze into tight parking spaces. Solid, quick V6 can get you where you need to be quickly. FWD got me thru 2 feet of snow this winter with few problems.