between Jeep Liberty and Ford Escape
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Anything go wrong(minor or major) with your Escape since you had it?Eclipsed7 wrote: ↑Apr 12th, 2007 11:13 amI drive an Escape, 2001 XLT. I test drove a new Liberty, 2007 Limited, and a used 2006 Escape Limited. Liberty did not impress me. Smaller on the inside and that engine roar is what really made me happy about my Escape, even 6 yrs old. But the Liberty does have a true 4x4 system, and can tow 5000 lbs vs the Escape's 3500lbs (if we are talking V6 engines). The ride was nicer in the Escape, nicer seats and better shifting and a little quieter at highway speeds as well.
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Since my Escape was the first production year, I got a few bugs, but nothing that made me regret my purchase. I have 109,600km on my Escape, and still enjoy it.
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I guess it wasn't that bad considering it was a first year production run. Were all the repairs covered under the 3yr bumper to bumper warranty or 5yr powertrain?Eclipsed7 wrote: ↑Apr 13th, 2007 10:19 amSince my Escape was the first production year, I got a few bugs, but nothing that made me regret my purchase. I have 109,600km on my Escape, and still enjoy it.
For me, the major repair I had was with the ignition coils. The Escape has an ignition coil for each cylinder, and the #5 cylinder tends to get wet and mine got wet and failed. So I have had (2) different coils fail, #5 and #1, and the idle air controller was full of carbon reside. But put these together and your engine runs very bad. It was hard to diagnose, and I would say that was the biggest major repair I have done, besides brakes and scheduled tune ups.
Minor repairs, lower left control arm bushing, leaking brake cylinder due a cap seal size issue by ford.
My mother in law has the same year as me, and her issue is the brake pads Ford uses, she goes thru them and she had the same issue on the master cylinder leaking, but she has had no mechanical issues.
A fellow here at work has a 2005 and his MPG is a little better than mine, and he sure likes it. And he has had no problems with his at all.