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#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.
#1162 of 1617 what is this?
Jun 04, 2005 (4:26 pm)
I originally posted this in the hybrid buying experience thread but no respose. We love our 2005 Escape Hybrid and we are glad we did not wait to order a 2006 as we finally found one with exactly what we wanted on it and nothing extra we didn't want.
However, I have a few question for anyone out there. What is that strange opening with the lip next to the instrument panel dimmer switch just below the fog light switch? I have looked through the manual and can not find any reference. There is a pocket like opening underneath the console lid; anyone know what that is for? When you open the fuel door there appears to be a toggle switch (black on ours). Is it a switch or just the means to keep the fuel door closed tight?
Anyone install the mud flaps? I am not sure I care for the look but we seem to always get junk on the area low and just behind the front wheel well.
One more thing. Anyone having trouble with the passenger air bag senor light on the dash? Whenever my daughter, 110 pounds, sits in the front passenger seat the air bag light keeps going on and off randomly even thought she sits in the seat according to the instructions in the owners manual. We have followed the instructions for resetting it but we still have the problem. When my wife or I sit in the passenger seat it never does this.
#1163 of 1617 Re: what is this? [talaria]
Jun 07, 2005 (1:31 pm)
The strange opening with the lip appears to be a coin holder.
The pocket under the console lid is a mystery to me, too. Grateful Dead CDs?
The fuel door "switch" appears to be only part of the catch for the door.
Mud flaps? You must be kidding!
Apparently your daughter is too small to sit in the front seat. The manual says a child 12 or under must sit in a back seat. I'd guess she is right at the weight the sensor is designed to detect to arm the airbag. I guess the detector can't detect age, only weight. I wonder why Ford didn't say people weighing less than 110 (or whatever) pounds can't use the front seat. That weight seems a bit high for me though, even with the obesity epidemic. You might want to raise that issue with your dealer.
#1164 of 1617 Re: what is this? [talaria]
Jun 07, 2005 (5:35 pm)
thought i already replied to this, but the pocket in the top of the console cover is for tissues(kleenex). sometimes the boxes that fit are kind of hard to find, so stock up.
#1165 of 1617 thanks for the reply
Jun 07, 2005 (7:50 pm)
docc, thanks for the info. I have tried quarters in the odd opening with the lip next to the instrument panel light dimmer switch and they do fit. Good place to keep them with all the meters around U.C. Berkeley but I don't use meters much in Sacramento and they kind of rattle, maybe more of a jingle/rattle.
Thanks explorerx4. I haven't seen your answer. I'll look for it. The space under the console lid now seems to have been answered and sounds logical. I'll see if I can find something that fits otherwise audio book cds for me. I'm too old for the Greatful Dead.
Even the dealer had no idea if the thing that looks like a switch inside the fuel door was one or not. But I would assume if it were a switch it would light up a warning light if left open and that does not happen. So I guess it must be used to keep the fuel door closed. Seems rather complicated to me.
As for mud flaps; I don't want actual mud flaps but we are getting a lot of junk on the sill area just behind the front wheel well just in normal driving conditions.
I should have been more clear regarding the front passenger air bag light problem.
My daughter is a 19 year old student at UC Berkeley. Almost 5' 6'' 110 pounds. Not a child. And not obese. Assistant Instructor TKD, 2nd dan; soon to test for 3rd. Don't let her hear you calling her fat. Yet the problem only occurs when she sits in the front passenger seat.
It has to go into the dealer anyway my wife informed me this evening that a truck threw a rock into the windshield as she was driving into work today. It just pockmarked it but I want it changed. The Escape Hybrid is my car but she has been taking it into work everyday since we bought it. I just hope they can get the exact same style.
It was only a few months ago that the windshield in her car had the same thing happen to it while she was driving into work and the replacement did not have the same sunshade area etc. and despite several attempts by the dealer at a good seal it still leaks.