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Opinions on buying this 07 escape #4675886
02/23/18 08:26 PM
02/23/18 08:26 PM
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gabriel9766 Offline OP
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Car got towed into work for a busted lf brake hose.... so they got all 4 done and i went to bleed the system and all 4 bleeders were frozen solid. So tried to sell em new wheel cyls and calipers. They traded it in in our used car department. So it came back to me to get a pedal to get it to auction..... i asked what they wanted for it. They said 3k. It's on 07 ford escape xlt 3.0L FWD. with 109k on it. Got some under body rust but not to bad and a paint spot peelingx behind the sun roof. No leaks but could use sawy bar links. Pulled the oil cap and it dont look the best down there but not to bad. So im trying to figure out if i should buy it and get rid of my Leakey a$$ taurus.

Re: Opinions on buying this 07 escape [Re: gabriel9766] #4675895
02/23/18 08:31 PM
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$3k sounds like the price a dealer should ask for it. Auction price? No way.


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2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 231k Valvoline 5w30 & Fram Ultra
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 147k Mobil 1 HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
Re: Opinions on buying this 07 escape [Re: gabriel9766] #4675897
02/23/18 08:33 PM
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Did you take it for a test drive? Is it automatic and what does the tranny fluid look like if it is? Also -- is it 4WD? Mileage is not bad at all for that price.


Dale


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Re: Opinions on buying this 07 escape [Re: gabriel9766] #4675899
02/23/18 08:35 PM
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This generation Escape LOVE to rust away near the rear shock towers. Carefully inspect this area before doing anything.

Re: Opinions on buying this 07 escape [Re: BAJA_05] #4675908
02/23/18 08:46 PM
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Originally Posted By: BAJA_05
Did you take it for a test drive? Is it automatic and what does the tranny fluid look like if it is? Also -- is it 4WD? Mileage is not bad at all for that price.


Dale
going to put calipers and whhels cyls on it tommrow and test drive it then decide. FWD 3.0 v6


2015 Malibu LT 2.5L PPPP 0w20 46.1K
2007 Escape XLT 3.0L 5Q STHM 5w30/1Q MC full syn 5W20 115K
2010 Fusion SE 2.5L MC 0w20 110K
2008 Escape XLT 2.3L MC 5w30 187K
2007 Fusion SE 2.3L- 173.5K STHM 0W20
Re: Opinions on buying this 07 escape [Re: gabriel9766] #4675948
02/23/18 09:28 PM
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according to NADA, that's a good price - as long as you are ok with 2wd. ditto on the rust by the rear fender wells. when those rust you lose your shock mounts. there are repair kits available. I just fixed one last year.


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Re: Opinions on buying this 07 escape [Re: tomcat27] #4676122
02/24/18 06:35 AM
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gabriel9766 Offline OP
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What about the engine? Wouldn't say its slugged but not clean.

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2015 Malibu LT 2.5L PPPP 0w20 46.1K
2007 Escape XLT 3.0L 5Q STHM 5w30/1Q MC full syn 5W20 115K
2010 Fusion SE 2.5L MC 0w20 110K
2008 Escape XLT 2.3L MC 5w30 187K
2007 Fusion SE 2.3L- 173.5K STHM 0W20
Re: Opinions on buying this 07 escape [Re: gabriel9766] #4676124
02/24/18 06:38 AM
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The front engine cradle/suspension crossmember is just 2 pieces of sheet steel spot welded together,the control arms bolt to this,these rust badly and can cause the wheels to tilt out at the bottom when the control arms break away.This is what happens when a Mazda 6 gets transformed into an SUV/Crossover.Should have stayed being a car.

Re: Opinions on buying this 07 escape [Re: gabriel9766] #4676134
02/24/18 06:59 AM
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I'd say pass. too many rust issues, 3.0 can have many problems as well. I'd say 1k max esp. considering the amount of work it needs.

Re: Opinions on buying this 07 escape [Re: gabriel9766] #4676166
02/24/18 07:35 AM
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If it has that much corroded at 109k, I'd avoid it. Or take the risk at like $1500.

Re: Opinions on buying this 07 escape [Re: gabriel9766] #4676192
02/24/18 08:05 AM
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out there
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The cd4e transmission in that escape is a weak point as well. The factory had transmission coolers on a lot of them to get them to last. When i had an 01 escape i changed the trans fluid every other oil change. There was no filter to access. The valve body went bad in mine at 175k so i traded it.

With the rust and unknown maintenance and so forth i'd pass or get it cheap say $1000.


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Re: Opinions on buying this 07 escape [Re: gabriel9766] #4676723
02/24/18 04:21 PM
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Prices on that age would be 4-5k depending on age and miles. The rear wheel wells is major rust point (a body shop can fix this but don't know how much). CD4e is a good transmission if the fluid is changed, if the fluid isn't red run! Brake components are fairly cheap, going to do mine this spring. Too late now but if you could of soaked those bleeders in MMO and ATF for a couple drive cycles they would came loose. Sway bar links are cheap.

I'd say even with the bad brakes and if eventually have to change the trans your still ahead at 3k.. but I'd try to get less.

My well taken care of Escape at 155k runs and drives like new.


05 Chevy 3500 (Class C RV) 62k
04 Escape 162k
02 Focus 142k
00 Dakota 91k
91 Festiva 257k .. Rust bucket
Re: Opinions on buying this 07 escape [Re: NHGUY] #4676725
02/24/18 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted By: NHGUY
The front engine cradle/suspension crossmember is just 2 pieces of sheet steel spot welded together,the control arms bolt to this,these rust badly and can cause the wheels to tilt out at the bottom when the control arms break away.This is what happens when a Mazda 6 gets transformed into an SUV/Crossover.Should have stayed being a car.


There's a recall on this. I never had ours looked at though. The front timing cover leaks and pretty much cures any chance of rust up front!


05 Chevy 3500 (Class C RV) 62k
04 Escape 162k
02 Focus 142k
00 Dakota 91k
91 Festiva 257k .. Rust bucket
Re: Opinions on buying this 07 escape [Re: JHZR2] #4676837
02/24/18 06:36 PM
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gabriel9766 Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: JHZR2
If it has that much corroded at 109k, I'd avoid it. Or take the risk at like $1500.
I kind of oversated the rust. It's got some surface rust underneath the vehicle and some spots are just a little worse.


2015 Malibu LT 2.5L PPPP 0w20 46.1K
2007 Escape XLT 3.0L 5Q STHM 5w30/1Q MC full syn 5W20 115K
2010 Fusion SE 2.5L MC 0w20 110K
2008 Escape XLT 2.3L MC 5w30 187K
2007 Fusion SE 2.3L- 173.5K STHM 0W20
Re: Opinions on buying this 07 escape [Re: gabriel9766] #4676850
02/24/18 06:49 PM
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gabriel9766 Offline OP
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Well probably gonna buy it next week. Got the rear wheel cylinders put on and One front caliper, got the other bleeder to break loose Barely. Power bled the system with the machine at work and test drove it and the transmission and engine run and drive smooth. Atf is brown but not burnt.


2015 Malibu LT 2.5L PPPP 0w20 46.1K
2007 Escape XLT 3.0L 5Q STHM 5w30/1Q MC full syn 5W20 115K
2010 Fusion SE 2.5L MC 0w20 110K
2008 Escape XLT 2.3L MC 5w30 187K
2007 Fusion SE 2.3L- 173.5K STHM 0W20

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