I purchased my Escape in 2005 because I really wanted a realible SUV that woud get me through winters in Maryland. I am a teacher and need a reliable, sound vehicle that I can count on. My Ford Escape has been just that. Six years later now with a husband and three kids, my escape is still going strong. With 131,000 some miles on it, I have only had to do minor repairs here and there. I just wanted to say I would buy another Ford in a heartbeat and thanks for building such a great vehicle that I hope to continue driving for a long time to come. My Escape and I have been through a lot, from blizzards to familly road trips, to being backed over the top of another vehicle while at a repair shop, it has never let me down. Thanks from this mom, teacher, and Ford customer for life.