Better Safe than Warranty free
2011 Ford Escape XLS
For the most part it is a really good car. My only daily concern with the car is I wish the car had better gas mileage. Looking at major problems with this vehicle I have had some issues with the engine. Fortunately, it has been under warranty, so the costs have not been too significant. I would definitely recommend buying the warranty because it has been so worth it for me. This would be the third engine I have had in this car. This all started because one day when I was driving my car had a piece under the hood come off while I was driving. This piece went through the engine and destroyed it. After that the vehicle was in repair for nearly two months at a Ford dealership. They put a new engine in and again it was not firing right. After this they put the third engine in and after that I made sure to get an extended warranty on the engine. It is a good thing I did because after a few years my check engine light came on. I went to have it repaired and this would have cost me potentially over $5,000 without the warranty to fix a small piece of the engine. Luckily, I was able to get it fixed for a very low cost, and I was able to use a rental during the time it was being fixed. Although I have had my fair share of issues with the car, I still enjoy the vehicle. In addition, Ford has been pretty helpful making sure that everything is up to date and running smoothly with the car.