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Ford Escape

Ford Escape (page 2 of 3)

BA/ZB, ZG, ZD
4.0 from 44 reviews

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Reviews

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  • Incentivised Review Yes (17%) · No (83%)
  • Build Quality
    4.0 (5)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.8 (5)
  • Value for Money
    3.6 (5)
  • Noise Level
    3.8 (5)

Great Value for a cheap second hand 4wd

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Date PurchasedAug 2016

toglhot

toglhotaldinga beach

  • 21 reviews
  • 18 likes

First impressions.

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TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedJul 2017
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Jeff M

Jeff MMelbourne

Generic functions

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The vehicles suspension is so soft and seems like the power of the engine is so little. The sound deadening of the vehicle was good but still the ride comfort was not too good i hope they make a better suspension on the next model so people would feel safe riding on the newer model

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TransmissionManual
Date PurchasedFeb 2016
Ssss

SsssSydney

  • 3 reviews
  • 5 likes

Ugly, cheap and reliable

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TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedOct 2011

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.

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TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedDec 2012

Would be a good car if it was reliable

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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.

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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

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Good

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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

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ryally

ryallyQLD, 4305

  • 5 reviews
  • 3 likes

Perfect mum car

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lerchie

lerchieQld, 4670

  • 6 reviews
  • 3 likes

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

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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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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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Questions & Answers

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Not goodasked

does the Ford Escape 2009 have a clock on the dashboard or on the radio I can't find one

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derek
derek

The clock is displayed on the map display section …. at the top.

Not good
Not good

Thank you very much


Gerard B.

Gerard B.asked

2016 Ford Escape: 45,000 km.
Muffler needs to be replaced. Just over 3 years old. Out of warranty for exhaust system. Will cost $700 to $1,000 to replace.
Anyone have problems with muffler so early on Escapes?

No answers

Tup

Tupasked

Has anyone experienced one or more cracked windscreens in the Escape?

My escape was 3 weeks old. I have had 2 massive cracks in a matter of weeks. The first one occured and there were no windscreens in the country. When I was driving back from it finally being replaced i got another small chip that turned into a 50cm crack across my windscreen.
I have had 2 cars previous with not one chip now two stone chips turning into cracks across my windscreen in a matter of days. So very interested to see if someone else has the same problem?

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