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#1361 of 1617 Re: No more FEH 2007 [syuteur]
Oct 19, 2006 (6:19 am)
Welcome to the Forum,
I think they have too many in inventory. They may not want to take special orders. I did a quick check at the dealer closest to me. Drew Ford has 24 Escape Hybrids in stock. All 2007 models. Is it easy to buy in the states and take back to Canada? There is a $1000 rebate right now on the hybrids stateside. You could take a vacation to San Diego and pick up the one of your choice and have a nice time. It is going to be 80 degrees today. Clear and warm.
#1362 of 1617 Re: No more FEH 2007 [syuteur]
Oct 19, 2006 (10:14 am)
The 2008 model will have a "refreshed" design. It has been reported that the 08 models are expected in showrooms in March of '07. That means that the KC plant is probably shutting down soon to re-tool and that Ford would be cutting off any custom orders. If true, this is Ford's originally planned sequence of events (not be the result of an over-inventory condition) and would not need a special announcement. It might mean there will be good deals on the '07s as March approaches.
Dec 14, 2006 (1:22 pm)
We have an 06 Escape Hybrid 4WD and just had our first oil change. At about the same time the weather here turned to Winter and the temps dropped. Also about the same time we lost about 1-2 MPG. I'm wondering if the decrease is due to the colder temps or did something happen with the 10,000 mile oil and filter change. Our driving habits have not changed. Anyone with a similar change in MPG or any ideas why this happened?
#1366 of 1617 Re: Decrease in MPG [celtviper]
Dec 15, 2006 (10:51 am)
1 - 2 mpg is typical and probably good compared to reports of 4 - 5 mpg drops from folks in significantly cold climates (CO, BC, etc.). The ICE runs a lot more to:
-charge the HVBattery because regen braking is limited as the temps fall below 32F
-keep the two O2 sensors at a minimum temperature
-warm the car, or when the selector is on defrost
#1367 of 1617 Re: Decrease in MPG [mecheng1]
Dec 15, 2006 (4:16 pm)
Thank you very much for the info and the quick reply. I feel better knowing that I was on the right track and it's not a problem with the vehicle. We'll just have to wait for Spring and Summer.
Jan 15, 2007 (2:23 pm)
Since I purchased my preowned 2006 4wd hybrid escape, the leftmost instrument that shows whether the battery pack is "assisting" or "charging" has never moved. My dealership says that nothing is wrong and it's supposed to stay in the middle/level. I would like to hear if other owners' gauges move from top to bottom when the battery is assisting and charging. thanks.
#1369 of 1617 Re: gauges [djbescape]
Jan 15, 2007 (3:14 pm)
When you push on the brake the gauge should move into the charge area, and if you are in electric only mode it should move into the assist area. Also if you push on the gas pedal hard (ie like passing someone on the highway) it should move up into assist. My gauge on my 2006 only stays in the middle when I am on the highway. I would make sure your dealership is hybrid certified.
#1370 of 1617 Re: gauges [djbescape]
Jan 27, 2007 (7:01 am)
The needle on our '06 Mariner Hybrid rarely moves. We have better luck when viewing the screen on the NAVI system which indicate the status of the electric/batt/engine utilization.