2008 Ford Escape
There are 5 user reviews for the XLT 4WD I4 trim shown below
- exterior looks good. reliable for about 20,000 miles. 4X4 works suprisingly well for an auto engage
- horrible quality
Purchased As Used
Bought with 16,000 miles. Noticed that there wasnt a lot of power (but its a 4cylinder) and the tires quickly wore out the inside edge. Dealership said the tires were made of poor rubber and they have since stopped using them. They would not give me new tires. Decided get as much out of the continental tires as possible. Had two alignments done only to find out that it was supposedly "good enough." (89.99 each) At 37,000 mi. trans cooling line to A/C condenser blows spraying tranny fluid aver the front of the engine and all bearings fail ($1200.00 and still have a squeal when A?C is on) TSB bulletin made by ford but no recall until 2010. Try to get that reinbursement through Ford. Drivers window jumps in the track. Sun visor is so tight im afraid it will break when moved. Drum brakes very loud and I have to keep takin off the drum and dumping the dust to quiet them. And, every seat in the car is stained. Finally at 60,000 mi I blow one of the crapy continental tires that i have been listening to for 2.5 years wobble down the highway and decide to replace all 4. Going to go with $1000.00 Michelins. The shop installs the tires and but then tells me that its out of alignment. Not usually a big deal except he says it can't be fixed because of poor design. To adjust the camber you have to loosen the bolts and rotate the strut tower. Unfortunately mine is adjusted as far as it will go and therefore the front wheels will always ride on the inside edge. Of course that immediately voids the tire warranty. Thankfully they put the three old tires back on the car and even gave me another tire from an escape with the same problem that they had replaced earlier all free of charge. I cant wait to see what happens next. Hopefully it gets hit by a semi when parked on the side of the road causing enough damage to total it. Thankfully I have gap insurance because it has to be worth less than half what I paid. I am only 27 years old but between my wife and I we have owned 6 Ford vehicles. My last was a 93 explorer that in 2007 i put the first and only $100.00 into it to fix a rusted muffler. Unfortunately it rotted to the point that it couldn't pass inspection and i still sold it for $500.00. Before now I've always loved Ford but between this escape and my wife's 2009 Mustang (a whole different story) I will never give Ford another penny. FORD (Fix Or Repair Daily)
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