Possibly, my family has always owned fords so I certainly love them. But I also drove an escape for a week during the first repair and I didn't like how it drove. Very stiff, boxy feeling. Didn't like the steering or all around handling. I also got to drive the Nissan Rouge, 2010 Dodge Ram, and while my breifly owned impala was dying I was given a 05 Saab, Chevy Cobalt, and then finally given my saturn. Out of all those I like the Rouge the best. It had the best acceleration, steering, handling, braking, and all around balance on turns.
Hated the Ram. Biggest pile of crap ever. It had a v6 in a full size pickup that did 0 to 60 in 12 hours, seriously. Little old people would pass me on the interstate. Got good gas mileage though but seriously lacked in power. I would never even tow a little boat behind let alone a horse trailer.
The Saab was also great. Loved the handling but then again it was not an American engineered car.
and yes the jeep was cursed, it is no longer with me. It died at 52,000 miles. Pretty pathetic.