Never owned a Ford in my life. In 2001 I bought a 2002 yellow Escape xls. 222,000 miles and 13 years later I still have it. It has never let me down and has been the best vehicle I’ve ever owned. It has body rust and some wear and tear to show, but has never had any major engine or transmission problems. The only maintenance required was normal wear and tear replacement of parts. I will surely miss my Escape when its gone but when I get my next vehicle, it will definately be a Ford.