The 2003 ford escape has had it is minor issues but has stood the test of time.
2003 Ford Escape XLT Popular
This vehicle has driven a long ways without issue. I have made various long trips and put many miles on this SUV and it has proven to stand the test of time. I have made two ocean to ocean trips that spanned across the country. The only issue I had was that I had to replace a tube on it because of elevation differential. Recently, however, since it has gotten into the 157,000 miles range I have had to place oxygen sensors and install a new coil pack. Other than that with proper maintenance it has proven to be a great vehicle.