I bought my first car, a 2004 Ford Escape in September 2008 after much research and considerations. Actually most of my friends told me to consider other makes but not American cars. Their major argument was that the cars break down easily and don’t last long.
Since I got this car it has served me superbly.. the ride is smooth and the car performs very well considering it has over 230,000 miles. It has never broken down, or stalled; I love the V6 engine and the sound of the car. Plus it has exceeded my expectations on gas mileage.
Some of these critics have later commented on the car saying it was really not a bad deal. To me, it’s just great! I believe with regular service, this ride will take me to 600,000 miles.