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#1323 of 1615 2007 Interior color confusion???
Jul 17, 2006 (8:13 pm)
We ordered a 2007 escape hybrid w Premium package. The web sites, including fords, list Med/Dark Flint as only interior color choice. If you look at any of the interior seat pictures though they show a light gray leather seat, which is NOT EVEN CLOSE to the Med/Dark Flint swatches. So what is the correct color of the Premium Package Leather seats??? My guess is the photos are from a previous model year or something. Thanks for any help!
#1324 of 1615 Re: 2007 Interior color confusion??? [fjpatriot]
Jul 18, 2006 (12:13 pm)
Unfortunately, the gray color you see in actual the vehicle is the only color interior available. Perhaps in '08 models they will add an option?
#1325 of 1615 Re: 2007 Interior color confusion??? [fjpatriot]
Jul 18, 2006 (1:00 pm)
The seats in the 360 view look like the "regular" medium flint leather. The premium leather is the dark flint, so I'm guessing that they are not showing the premium leather seats, just the optional leather seats that someone can add on without the premium package.
But why not call Ford and ask them yourself if the shade of gray is a big deal to you? (it wouldn't matter to me - anything but TAN would do) They are very helpful on the phone.
#1326 of 1615 Ford abandons hybrid effort?
Jul 23, 2006 (11:12 am)
Someone on the Toyota Highlander hybrid forum recently posted that Ford has abandoned their hybrid effort and is focusing on E85 cars instead. Anyone know if this is true?
#1328 of 1615 Ford abandons hybrid effort
Jul 23, 2006 (8:24 pm)
Thanks, the article was helpful. Too bad they are backing off their committment to produce 250,000 a year by 2010. Wonder if they are having too many problems with them. Glad to see they will keep working on it.
#1329 of 1615 Ford abandons hybrid effort
Jul 23, 2006 (8:25 pm)
Thanks, the article was helpful. Too bad they are backing off their commitment to produce 250,000 a year by 2010. Wonder if they are having too many problems with them. Glad to see they will keep working on it.
#1330 of 1615 Re: Ford abandons hybrid effort [martharhoades]
Jul 23, 2006 (8:56 pm)
Too bad they are backing off their commitment to produce 250,000
It has to do with parts. The same reason that Toyota is not building as many as they had projected. Aisin builds the HSD portion for both Ford and Toyota. Toyota put the squeeze on their fellow Japanese Aisin and Ford is having a hard time getting parts.
#1331 of 1615 Re: Press Requests [KarenS]
Jul 29, 2006 (8:54 pm)
Oh yes!! My Mariner Hybride easily gets the advertised 33mpg around town. On the highway I do get the advertised 29mpgs when the AC is off. When the AC is on I get 28mpg.. It is also important to note that I leave the AC in the Recycle mode. I also use BP gasoline 87 oct exclusively. (This petroleum performs better than the higher sulfur content fuels from S America.) Don