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2001 Ford Escape mileage and longevity

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  • My 2013 Escape has 254,000 miles and original transmission and engine.  I've never had a work car go this many miles with original equipment.

    blew vanagon engine near 200,000 miles but overloaded it with Boy Scouts and family 

    ford small truck blew transmission at 190,000

    loved my crv  but had to get used engine (never again) but wore out at 300,000


    so amazed that the Milage just crept up on this car that I drive in home health in rural north central PA

    Was rear-ended (3rd car hit while parked )  and plastic bumper not hurt but frame bucked a little and twisted metsl bumper did job - but had $2,500 repair job this month and insurance adjuster about died because basically said it was totaled (but they paid it as I was not ready to give up good running car )
     
    I said sometimes we get good car + ford garage maintained every 5,000 miles with recommended service + driven 100-200 every day for work with no scouts or kids overloading it one can get lucky - like the 90 year old grandmother who smokes and obviously had no cancer genes and good lung DNA    

    Rare but but I see it occasionally 

  • travelingpttravelingpt Posts: 3
    edited March 2017
    Oops 

    my escape is rhe 2008 not the 2013 which is my wife's/family car 

    need another cup of coffee to wake up


    PS 

    was as able to edit the above post - nice 


    I will take over the 2013 when the 2008  reaches the end of life - I'm in bonus time now 
  • travelingpttravelingpt Posts: 3
    edited March 2017
    Interesting site 


  • pony_up2pony_up2 Posts: 1
    2002 midnight edition Ford Escape xlt full tow package work suv. 201,192 miles. A 7 point buck jumped in front around the new year, blew the front bumper off. Transmission linkage bushing went bad $60 and the rear trunk glass fell off, threaded inserts are stripped. Check engine light is on, front wheel speed sensor, either from the buck collision or pulling donuts in the snow and mud..

    would I purchase an newer model escape, probably not. Probably a f150 lariat or f250 diesel. Am I crossing finger to get another 40-100k out of the 2002 escape, you can bet your bottom dollar. 
  • thecardoc3thecardoc3 Posts: 4,994
    2010 2.5l Escape, broke 200K in March. https://forums.edmunds.com/discussion/44956/ford/escape/the-200k-club#latest

    Will be at 210K next week and counting
  • maxschafermaxschafer Posts: 1
    I have a 2001 ford escape with 96,000 miles. Not kidding, this car is going on 17 years of ownership and only has 96,000 miles on it. Biggest problems i've had in the last few years is spark plug and coils issues, and a busted AC, which even a new compressor didn't fix. 
  • neron88neron88 Posts: 1
    I have a Ford Escape 2001 2.0l 4 cylinders manual transmission.......
    229k.......
    I runs so good. I take it to regular checks. No major expense. 
    I wanted/want to sell it b4 the end of the year just to get something more recent....but i want to run it till it falls apart lol.
  • I have a 2012 Ford Escape that I drive about 1000 miles a week. Close to 270,000 and running great. Oil change every other month and flush transmission at every 100,000. Hoping for 400,000
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 20,225
    I wouldn't "flush" that transmission! Changing the fluid is a great idea but I would do it more often than 100,000! Sounds like you're doing fine.
  • thecardoc3thecardoc3 Posts: 4,994
    With the transmission in an Escape, a drain and fill which is around 5qt every 30K keeps the fluid in excellent condition. 243K and counting
  • I have a 2001 with 286k. Minor repairs here and there, water pump, rear brake lines, and a couple coil packs. Recent replaced the pvc valve. Hoping to make it to 300k. 
  • wilcoxwilcox Posts: 584
    FWIW, we've got a 2007 Merc Mariner 4x4 Hybrid with 100+K miles. We take very good care of it and love the way it drives. We always park where no one else cares to park and therefore no dents, dings, scratches, etc. It's been almost trouble free. The brakes are original...guess that's another benefit of driving a hybrid....and mpg 4X4 has been very good.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 20,225
    Our next door neighbor had a Mariner of about that vintage. Despite hit and miss maintenance (mostly miss) it was running very well at 150,000 miles. One morning it wouldn't go into gear and that was the end of that. He heard his 4000.00 estimate and it is now in Mariner heaven in some wrecking yard. It still looked good inside and out. With today's shop pricies one major repair can easily total a car!
  • HeelotesHeelotes San AntonioPosts: 1
    I bought my 2004 Escape 10 years ago when it had 85,000 miles on it. I don't drive it hard and it now has over 214,000 miles on it. I have done the brakes, replaced a bad coil and have done most regular maintenance. It has scratches and dings and a cracked windshield, but runs great. I expect to keep it another year and that will probably put around 10,000 more miles on it.
  • barkingspiderbarkingspider CaliforniaPosts: 1
    edited February 1
    I am the original owner of a 2002 Ford Escape XLT 6 cyl 4WD, now at 312k miles. It's been a great car and I do intend to keep her going, or replace her with another 01-04 Escape with low mileage. I've done lots of the usual maintenance with a car this old. The tranny went out at a little over 100k, just out of warranty which was annoying. Since then it's just trucked along. The mileage is mostly freeway miles in California. Anyone else have mileage over 300k? I saw on a high mileage Ford forum an Escape with 415k miles.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 120,284

    I am the original owner of a Ford Escape XLT 6 cyl 4WD, now at 312k miles. It's been a great car and I do intend to keep her going, or replace her with another 01-04 Escape with low mileage. I've done lots of the usual maintenance with a car this old. The tranny went out at a little over 100k, just out of warranty which was annoying. Since then it's just trucked along. The mileage is mostly freeway miles in California. Anyone else have mileage over 300k? I saw on a high mileage Ford forum an Escape with 415k miles.

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