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#3015 of 3071 Ford Escape having problems starting
Jun 13, 2012 (7:56 am)
I have a 2005 Ford Escape. I went to start it yesterday and it acted like the battery was almost dead, but not quite. When it was started, the gauge needles all jumped really fast and at first my gas gauge said I had no gas, even after I had just filled up. I am supposed to be leaving back for Iowa today/tomorrow, but need to know what this could be and I don't have any money to have it looked at, just the money I need to get home. Can any of you guys help? Thanks so much.
#3016 of 3071 2013 Hatch Opening Height and Pricing
Jun 13, 2012 (11:11 am)
If this answer has already been posted, sorry but I couldn't find it. Does anyone know the hatch/cargo area opening height for the 2013 model, and how it compares to the previous models? One of the reasons we're on our 4th Escape is because of its boxiness, and its ability to handle tall items that even much larger SUVs have trouble with.
On pricing, prices have definitely changed over the past 6 months. When I priced the 2013 model on the beta site, a fully loaded car, with nav etc., was around $38k - well above a fully loaded 2012 (around $34k+), thought admittedly with more standard equipment. The now-announced prices are lower than the "test" prices, but still in the same range as a fully-loaded Terrain. The new Escape is of course also larger, so although it may still be compact, it seems Ford has moved to the upper edge of this segment.
#3017 of 3071 Re: 2013 Hatch Opening Height and Pricing [bretcamp]
Jun 13, 2012 (2:34 pm)
Don't know who you people are talking to about price. I picked up a fully loaded sel for 500 under invoice and got 1 k in incentives. 2.0 ecoboost. You cannot touch that in an underpowered cx-5.
#3018 of 3071 Re: 2013 Hatch Opening Height and Pricing [tbk81]
Jun 13, 2012 (4:01 pm)
I think they are talking about MSRP. Which is about the only way to really compare them at this point since the new Escape isn't even on dealer lots yet. Sounds like you got some kind of insider deal which I find to be a little too good to be true. A hot new vehicle usually doesn't get discounted like that until further into the model year and Ford certainly doesn't need to be giving them away at this point.
Ford selling brand new Escapes for below invoice already would be making the auto news and I haven't seen anything.
#3019 of 3071 Re: 2013 Hatch Opening Height and Pricing [m6user]
Jun 13, 2012 (6:27 pm)
That's not true, here's how my deal broke down on the VOC. Remove the fuel assessment and advertising fee from the invoice side and I got my Escape for $2176 under MSRP.
$30370.00 Titanium FWD
$995.00 Prkg. Tech Pkg
$825.00 Dest & Deliv
Dealer Invoice Column:
$28321.00 Titanium FWD
$868.00 Prkg. Tech Pkg
$60.12 Fuel Charge
$470.00 Adv Assessment
$825.00 Dest & Deliv
#3020 of 3071 Re: 2013 Hatch Opening Height and Pricing [tim156]
Jun 13, 2012 (6:47 pm)
Two people getting supreme discounts on the barely available Escape? Proves my point that the car is not competitive in terms of factory pricing. Most people are still paying MSRP for a CX-5 4 months after the release. I have seen great discounts on CR-V's, but then again, that car has been on sale for 8 months and inventory is plentiful.
In any event, the Escape is really a nice CUV. They did a great job with almost everything, except price, IMO.
After driving one, I can see why people will buy one. I happened to purchase a CX-5 instead (E-Plan plus owner loyalty rebate).
Any way you slice it, now is a great time to be in the market for a compact CUV. The offerings have never been better.
#3021 of 3071 Re: 2013 Hatch Opening Height and Pricing [tim156]
Jun 14, 2012 (12:55 am)
I order Giner Ale Titanium 4WD with Full leather seats,power roof,Myford hd w/nav, Mats-all weather, CARGO PRTCR-ACC, MSRP $36,195 Invoice on this was $33,615 (NADAGUIDES)
They charge me $531 ADV ASSESSMENT AND $70.74 FUEL CHARGE to bring DELIVER INVOICE TO $34,216.74
MSRP $36,195 - $1,695 ( BEST FORD NASHUA NH DISCOUNT) = $34,500 - $500 FORD REBATE $34,000
Then charge me $499 for Documentary Preparation fee $34,499
Then I got from Ford website, Receive a vehicle brochure by mail
Your personalized brochure includes more information about your vehicle of choice plus current offers and incentives available to you.
a $750 PRIVATE CASH coupon. SAYS " You can use this $750 private cash offer in addition to any current publi offers" Take delivery from dealer stock by 7-07-2012.
So that bring my out the door total too $33,749 or $134 over invoice. Not too bad, just the $499 Doc. fee was too much
#3023 of 3071 Re: 2013 Hatch Opening Height and Pricing [m6user]
Jun 15, 2012 (8:26 pm)
Nothing "insider" about my deal. If you are interested I can show you the numbers from Cavalier Ford in Chesapeake VA. I should have the car around the 25th. The cars are in every Ford lot around here right now and I got similar offer from another dealer.
#3024 of 3071 2013 Test Drive
Jun 16, 2012 (9:27 am)
I took a test drive this morning. It was only about 5 miles, mostly surface streets and 2 miles or so on the freeway. I was pleasantly impressed with everything about the car. The ride was a little stiff, but handling was quick and responsive, pick up on the entrance ramp was excellent and cruising at 60 the passing power was equally excellent. I didn't expect the nice low engine growl, but liked it, and surprisingly didn't notice any turbo whine when I punched the gas. The seats are much wider and roomier for my derriere and the front seat area has a similar layout as my Focus, but with much more room. The rear seat folding was effortless and there is a lot of room behind the rear seats. I think I'll be able to fit my clubs and cart in the back without even folding the seats. The Escape I drove had the Panoramic Vista roof and I kind of wish I had ordered mine with one. Any second guessing I had regarding trading my 2012 Focus has now vanished.