Ford Escape 2008
This is what Ewan Kennedy liked most about this particular version of the Ford Escape: Widespread dealer network., A comfortable ride., Good amount of room for adults.
The 2008 Ford Escape carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1600 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.
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Ford Escape 2008 Price and Specs
|Ford Escape Model||Body Type||Specs||Price from||Price to|
|(base)||SUV||2.3L ULP 4 SP AUTO||$4,600||$7,370|
|Limited V6||SUV||3.0L ULP 4 SP AUTO||$6,100||$9,460|
|XLS||SUV||2.3L ULP 4 SP AUTO||$5,000||$7,700|
|XLT||SUV||2.3L ULP 4 SP AUTO||$4,600||$7,480|
Ford Escape 2008 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Ford Escape 2008 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
How do I know if it's worth replacing the transmission in my 2008 Ford Escape?
This is a bit of a perennial question when it comes to older second-hand cars that suddenly need expensive repairs. On current values, your Escape is probably worth almost exactly the same as the new transmission will cost you. The problem is that even if you do have the new transmission fitted, you won’t have doubled the value of the car. In fact, you’ll have done nothing for its resale value compared with any other working Escape. And right now, your Escape with a broken transmission is worth – roughly - $300 which is what a scrap merchant will pay for it to be crushed and turned into microwave ovens.
However, balancing all that is the question of, if you do scrap the car, how much will you need to spend to get into something that will be reliable and safe? And the answer to that is probably more than $5000. At this point, you also need to assess the condition of the rest of your car. At 170,000km on the clock, it could well be ready for maintenance in other expensive areas.
But assuming the rest of your car is in good condition and still works properly, here’s another option: Rather than a brand-new transmission, why not track down a good, second-hand unit from a vehicle recycler. Specialist recyclers have a range of components like these, and you should be able to find one that’s been tested and perhaps even carries a short warranty. It will still cost money to buy the transmission and have it fitted, but it shouldn’t be anything like $5000 and if it keeps your car on the road for another few years, then it’s recycling at its best. The greenest car is the one that’s already been built.Show more
Ford Escape 2008: Auto transmission issues?
At 148,000 km it would be worth servicing the ’box, particularly if the car has been doing any towing. I would also check with your Ford dealer to see if Ford has released any software updates for the transmission.Show more
Ford Escape 2007: Another cracked wheel
IN DEFENCE of Ford, it sometimes happens that an owner will hit a kerb or a hole in the road and damage the wheel, but they should check the wheel themselves to verify if the crack has been caused by driver error or not. That they dismissed your claim without checking isn't good enough, even if your car is out of warranty. It's even more disappointing that they have chosen not to act when the dealer supports your claim. If the dealer is prepared to make a report on its findings I would use it and pursue Ford for compensation.Show more