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Welcome to Rob's Escape Home Page

Hi... I set up this page to describe my new (at the time) 2002 Ford Escape XLT Premium, and any changes, upgrades, or downgrades that I was making.  I created a partial log of problems and dealership/mechanic experiences that I had in the first few months of ownership.  I hope someone can find them helpful.

I have photos in the photos section and the upgrades section along with some installation descriptions. 

I had planned on revising this site more constantly as I learned more about the Escape, but things change.  At this point it is up just for nostalgia. No further changes or updates are planned.

I've owned my Escape for almost 11 years at this point.  For me, it has been a very good purchase.  I can't say it hasn't had any problems but it has done what I've asked and gotten me to the places I've asked it to take me.  I've met a bunch of great people through online message boards that also appreciated these cars for what they are.

I'm not likely to keep the car much longer.  At this point, it averages 15 mpg in the winter and 17-18 in the summer.  I can get over 20 mpg on long highway trips but this is a rare occurrence.  With the current gas prices ($3.50 / gal regular), I could really use a car that can do better.  Also, despite my consistant upkeep and preventive maintenance, more and more things seem to be going wrong (it is 11 years old afterall).

I hope anyone that finds this site enjoys it as much as I've enjoyed my Escape.  I can only hope my next car gives me as many smiles and memories.

 

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This page was last updated on 04/11/13.

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