In 2001 my parents purchased our first ford escape, that car is now mine. We liked it so much that my mom has an 08 (blue) and my sister has an 09 (white). Our escapes have been very reliable and very strong. My 2001 has 225,000 miles on it, and still looks brand new. The 08 has 82,000 miles, and the 2009 has 30,000 (we bought the car new in January!) We all love or escapes, and dispute who’s is ‘better’. We will probably always own escapes. They are by far one of the best vehicles on the road!