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Ford Escape Hybrid, Hybrid Cars
#1152 of 1617 Re: leather option [talaria]
May 11, 2005 (9:34 pm)
I guess this a reply to my own reply. Amazing that after the games from one Fresno dealer I actually received a call from an honest dealer in Fresno who happens to have the exact 2005 Escape Hybrid we wanted. No markup, etc. Note the past tense however. My wife was so ticked off, I was too, that she put in an order for the 2006 through her credit union rather than put up with the games.
Of course we will have to wait a bit until the 2006 models arrive at the dealers so the company that works with the credit union can locate one for us but at least we will not have to put up with the aggravation.
Has anyone actually ordered a 2006? If so, can you confirm the prices mentioned in other posts? For instance, base price $26900.00 etc. I have a copy of Fords marketing strategy and mix recommendations which confirms the new features but no prices are mentioned.
Wish she would go back to the RAV4 or CR-V so we could take the money we would save and do a bareboat charter and diving in the BVI this year instead of waiting until next. Got to go every two to three years to stay sane.
And if you have ordered a 2006 what is the expected delivery date?
#1154 of 1617 Re: Ford Escape Hybrid maintenance [zadscmc]
May 12, 2005 (8:49 pm)
Because the service interval of your Escape Hybrid is causing a dangerous imbalance in his Service Dept. balance sheet...
Dealers frequently "reccomend" service that is totally not required to maintain your warranty. They do it because they can, and it's essentially free money for them. Sadly it also results in a tremendous waste of resources...think of all the motor oil that gets wasted because it's changed out far before it's worn out.
#1155 of 1617 Re: leather option [talaria]
May 14, 2005 (6:51 am)
We ordered a 2005 Escape Hybrid in January. After waiting 4 months, we were told that the 2006 Escape Hybrids were orderable. Since the order had not yet been placed at the factory (we were on a waiting list), we were able to change our order to a 2006 with the premium package and a moon roof. We received a VIN in late April and our Escape Hybrid was built the week of May 2. We received our 2006 Escape Hybrid yesterday (May 13)!
Base price for 2006 4WD 28,525.00
Premium Package 3,495.00
(Monocromatic Appearance Package, Leather Steering Wheel, Heated Power Side View Mirrors, AC 110V Outlet, Retractable Cargo Cover, Energy Audiophile & Nav System, Rear Floor Mats, Premium Heated Leather Seats)
Moon Roof 585.00
#1156 of 1617 Current Escape Hybrid Prices
May 14, 2005 (1:43 pm)
I have a PDF copy of the current dealer price list if anyone wants a copy.
As you can see our dealers are doing OK, even before their premium mark-ups.
2006 Ford Escape Hybrid Price List
Dealer Price $23,962
Dealer Invoice W/Holdback $24,999
Suggested Retail $26,900
Dealer Price $25,392
Dealer Invoice W/Holdback $26,478
Suggested Retail $28,525
Options: Dealer Price (DP) Dealer Invoice (DI) Suggested Retail (MSRP)
Leather DP - $518 DI - $536 MSRP - $595
Appearance DP - $544 DI - $563 MSRP - $625
Safety DP - $518 DI - $536 MSRP - $595
Premium DP - $3,041 DI - $3,146 MSRP - $3,495
Moonroof DP - $509 DI - $527 MSRP - $585
110V Outlet DP - 157 DI - $162 MSRP - $180
Cargo Cover DP - $65 DI - $67 MSRP - $75
Floormats DP - $22 DI - $23 MSRP - $25
Mach Audio DP - $518 DI - $536 MSRP - $595
NAV/Audio DP - $1,523 DI - $1,576 MSRP - $1,750
#1157 of 1617 Re: Ford Escape Hybrid maintenance [zadscmc]
May 14, 2005 (4:58 pm)
Kneejerk reaction. Service folks training, I guess. Except for a tire rotation at 5000 miles, all Escape Hybrid service is at 10,000 mile intervals. That's according to the normal service regimen as seen at genuineflmservice.com
#1158 of 1617 Re: Ford Escape Hybrid maintenance [stevewa]
May 18, 2005 (5:53 am)
Dealers frequently "reccomend" service that is totally not required
Very good advice. Read your factory manual and go by that service schedule. The truth is all cars are going longer between service schedules. It does make it difficult to keep good mechanics (technicians) on the payroll. Small dealerships are hard pressed to keep their people trained on all the new technology.
May 21, 2005 (11:32 am)
I got 29 mpg on my first tank. Mine is 3 weeks old. Any others had a different experience?
#1160 of 1617 Talk to the Press
May 25, 2005 (3:39 am)
Consider buying a hybrid? Reconsider after you learned about the long wait? Whether or not you chose to add your name to the waiting list, a reporter is hoping to hear your perspective. Please respond to jfallonedmunds.com with your daytime contact info by May 27, 2005.
#1161 of 1617 500-mile tank!
May 29, 2005 (5:29 pm)
Well, I did it! Squeezed just about every drop of gas out of the Hybrid and got a 501-mile tank! This with combined city/slow rural/high-speed highway driving!
Escape tank is about 15 gallons. That's about 33 MPG. Not bad.