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Ford Escape BA/ZB

Ford Escape BA/ZB (2001-2007)

3.5 from 22 reviews

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  • Acceleration / Power
    5.0 (1)
  • Handling
    3.0 (1)
  • Braking
    5.0 (1)
  • Suspension
    3.0 (1)
  • Gear Shifting
    2.0 (1)
  • Fuel Efficiency
    1.0 (1)
  • Interior Design
    5.0 (1)
  • Boot Size
    5.0 (1)
  • Features
    2.0 (1)
  • Comfort
    3.0 (1)
  • Build Quality
    3.0 (1)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    5.0 (1)
  • Value for Money
    1.0 (1)
  • Noise Level
    1.0 (1)


Sayyed

SayyedGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

  • 4 reviews

Full of problems

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Every 30ks engine light goes on can’t find what is wrong. Not a fuel economy car. Ford is using just his badge the real car is Mazda Tribute. Don’t buy this car.

Purchased in April 2010 for $11,000.00.

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TransmissionAutomatic
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Year2007
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Great but thirsty

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I bought my 2006 Ford Escape earlier this year and it has been a great car. The size inside and out is great and it hasn’t missed a beat. The only problem, which is a big problem in this current climate, is that it is terrible with fuel. I would be lucky to get 450km out of a tank!! Looking to buy a new car purely due to the lack of fuel economy.

BadgeXLT Sport
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedMar 2018

Great Value for a cheap second hand 4wd

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BadgeXLT
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedAug 2016
Chris Jakes

Chris Jakes

  • 7 reviews
  • 7 likes

Ano t her useless and costly vehicle to mai tain. Far from being a 4 wheel drive.

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One costlly unreliable SUV. Another dud frFprd. Fordneeds to come up with a cheap and reliable hybrid car. It is hard to ac ess the spark plugs at the rear ofthe engine the manifold hastocome off whichis an expensive affair. Fueleconomy is poor. Parts are expensive and hard to get. Avoid buying them escapes.

BadgeXLT
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedDec 2012

Would be a good car if it was reliable

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BadgeXLS
TransmissionAutomatic

Daniel

DanielAustralia

  • 8 reviews
  • 5 likes

Great hire car... Not one issue. 1500km.

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Great small 4WD for the outback trip, the escape didn't miss a beat. Not one issue. Decent interior, felt of good enough quality, and so did the exterior. Enough room in the back, and a good drive, however not the most comfortable on gravel, maybe this had something to do with the tires. Would recommend.

BadgeXLS
TransmissionAutomatic

Rav

RavBrisbane

Happy that I've Owned One

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Thirsty on fuel, not very good on fuel consumption.
I've got 2006 model 2.3L 4cyl XLT ZC
I recommend you do a major service at 100,000 klm.
Reliable vehicle, I had no minor or major issues.
No regrets at all. Yes, I would buy one again, new 2017 model onwards.

BadgeXLT
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedFeb 2012

anthonycrosby

anthonycrosbyAU

  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Escape Problems

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Don't touch it. Never driven in diff lock mode or offroad yet gone thorugh 2 gear boxes, 5 alternators and replaced the exhaust mainfold. Dealer's charge $5K+ for a new g/b, but have found out that if you take it a spealist they can repair it for $2200. Am about to buy a Rav4 to get away from this horror
good acceleration
unreliable, very thirsty

Transmissionauto

Very Good car

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Have had our escape since new 2004 Wife drives on dirt road everyday The only problem we have is replace tie rod ends and warped manifold (driving in water) and getting hit by Kangaroos We also have put camber adjusting bolts on to correct camber . Wife loves the car even with column shift.
Tip when going up hills take out of overdrive Much better for gearbox and motor
Plenty of Grunt Plenty of ground Clearance
Dont use internal accessory wiring for fridge Get higher resistance wire put in Easy takes about an hour

TransmissionAuto
ryally

ryallyQLD, 4305

  • 5 reviews
  • 3 likes
  • Selected Review

Perfect mum car

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TransmissionAuto

lerchie

lerchieQld, 4670

  • 7 reviews

great car

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had my brand new hot red escape for 3 weeks. goes well on highway & off road. everyone who sees it say it looks so good!!!!
i compared all the small suvs on the market & for the 28k that i paid i have an absolute bargain!

the only feature it has not got is the esc but having just returned from holiday, it handled beautifully on all types of roads
price,looks, features, finish

Transmissionauto

I sadly drowned mine...

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Yugo
Yugo

Classic!


prezel

prezelAU

  • 4 reviews
  • 8 likes

Very good. The only new car we have ever bought with minor faults

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TransmissionAUTO
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Willberforce
Willberforce

What make of reader did you buy and is it good?


aureliasmum

aureliasmum

  • 5 reviews
  • 2 likes

Good

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My husband and I have a 2003 XLS and recently sold it as he got a company car. We took this car on the beach on several occassions and it was fantastic. It was easy to drive around the city and not too big for day to day use. A great size for a small family. We lost alot of money on this car when we sold it, Fords dont hold their value well. Probably a great car to pick up second hand!
Great sized 4x4, great on the beach, easy to drive.
decline in value quickly

Good

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Terrible

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Is quite a functional car, but simply not worth the price
Handling is excellent, plenty of space internally
unattractive externally, low fuel usage, hard to accelerate


Good

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Great vehicle to drive Good value for money Can park under carparks with roof racks on Big functional rear storage area
Escape XLT: Nicely appointed roomy interior,great exterior finish,smooth driving expierence
brake rotors have deep grooves at 3000km ( only driven on tar )
cruise control intermittentlt turns off
motor hesitates at low speed when accelerating


Excellent

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grampian

grampian

  • 15 reviews

Good

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We have had our V6 3.0 from new; now 55000km.Used mostly as a town car with some longer trips. Never had a problem. Not hard on tyres not too bad on fuel around town. Seems to like the 10% methanol (or ethanol)blend. Very comfortable seats & women love the storage spaces for their handbags.
Very pleasant to drive both in city or country. Like the auto selector being on the steering column + the cruise control is tops.
Front axle tends to make a (low level)running noise. Very thirsty when towing anything heavier than a small trailer. Would not recommend anything more than a small pop top.


ozziebandit

ozziebandit

  • 2 reviews

Good

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Questions & Answers

Andy1969

Andy1969asked

Hi,
I am looking at a 2007 2.3l 4cylinder Escape. It has 127,000km on it and looks well cared for. My question is regarding the gearbox. Is the 4 cylinder equipped with the same gearbox that the V6 model has? The one that is prone to failure at around 150,000km.

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John S
John S

I have a 2006 2.3l Escape I have been told by my Transmission Specialist the 4Cyl model has a different Automatic and he told me I had done the right thing by buying the 4 cyl Model as the 6 cyl are very thirsty and are well known for Transmission Failure I have over 200000Km on Clock and very happy


Ken

Kenasked

I am looking at buying a 2004 Limited V6, only 130K and immaculate condition. All the reports of problems are putting me off so wondering if its worth the risk for $5500? Help!

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Hiedi

Hiediasked

Are these cars good on fuel around town?

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Rob
Rob

We get around 8.0 l/100km around town and around 6.5 on long trip.


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