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not safe. by disappointed on 01/23/2012. Trim: 2005 Ford Escape XLT 2WD, Owned 4 years.
Pros: good size, with adequate carrying capacity
Cons: bought this car used, transmission went out, 1.5 yrs ago, now the computer has gone out and mechanic tells me expensive fix, must replace plugs, coils engine computer and wiring harness to have any kind of warranty. After doing some research, looks like this is a problem caused by faulty plugs installed at the factory, which cause coils to go bad and in turn ruin the computer. This car stopped suddenly while my wife was pulling into traffic from a shopping mall parking lot, causing a dangerous situation. From other complaints i have read online, this seems to be a common problem that is known by ford. I bought this car because I wanted to buy American, very unlikely I will buy another ford.
Overall review: cannot recommend this year model car.
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