"Escape" before it is too late!
Purchased a 2 year old Ford Escape a few years ago. Drove nice for a week or two and then the snowball started rolling down hill...and didn't stop until it hit my bank account. It has cost me more money and upkeep than my past 4 cars put together. Little things, like two tiny, plastic clips for a moon roof screen cannot be purchased by themselves. No, the entire glass window has to be replaced--really smart engineering! A turbo boost went out a year later--$2,000.00+. Battery cable issues, windshield wiper issues, oil leaks, radiator leaks, stereo/CD player dies...I could go on, but won't. I have invested more money in this pathetic Ford product than I will ever get out of it. I haven't even put that many miles on it! It looks pretty in my driveway, parked in Kroger's parking lot, or photographed in a Ford sales brochure, but the truth is not so pretty. When everything (or most everything) is working properly, I can tolerate it. Not wanting to be completely negative, I must say that I like the color, the size...and...well...that's about it. If a friend of mine were considering a purchase of one of these cars I would recommend they "Escape" from the money pit as soon as possible.