Greetings,we had an escort estate before the Max but I`m so glad we changed .
As for the epb,I don`t have that but I think you have to push the clutch in to let the brake off.I`m sure someone who has one will put you right asap.
Ours had to go as it was just too small to get us all in. We got it a couple of years ago whendiesel went through the roof, to replace our 2.7tdi Maverick that drank diesel like theres no tomorrow. I only ever filled the Mavericktank up twice and it cost just over £80