The parents just bought an Escape and I have to agree with XLR8_2001, they are pretty damn good. Handles well, decent brakes and responsive engine.
Had to test out the brakes or some braindead moron who doesn't know what a headcheck or looking in his mirrors is, moved straight across into my lane when I was basically beside him. Gotta love that ABS, saved a trip to the panel shop and the car was only 1 week old.
Anyway, the escape would get my vote, just cause it is so easy to drive.
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