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You are in the Ford Escape Hybrid
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Ford Escape Hybrid, Hybrid Cars
#409 of 1617 Ford has required training
Jun 14, 2004 (6:08 pm)
The dealer that I ordered my Escape from had sent some of their salespeople and some of their mechanics to training at Ford. They told me it was required before they could be allowed to sell or service the vehicles. She even made a point of saying that there are special gloves required, which I assume is for the battery.
Take a look at the first post in this group. The Escape Hybrid was certainly not rushed to market. Only time will tell if they've done it right, but so far it seems like they've put quite a lot of work into this project. I'm willing to try it out.
In 2006, there will be some new diesel fuel and those diesel engines may very well take off. The technology sound very appealing to me! That's for sure. For me, for right now, the Escape Hybrid fits the bill.
I have no doubt that they could make engines run on 100% bio fuel. However, it's quite an expensive undertaking to get something like that to the general public. The companies need incentive. Demand for hybrid vehicles is a start. Government tax breaks may also help. Ethanol 87 release in the midwest was followed by a substantial marketing campaign. These things take time people.
#410 of 1617 Re: [john1701a #404]
Jun 14, 2004 (6:27 pm)
1 able to be made, done or achieved:
2 possible or reasonable:
I meant what I said. It is not possible or reasonable to expect ethanol to replace gasoline. It is possible to expect biodiesel to replace petroleum diesel.
#411 of 1617 Re: [moparbad #410]
Jun 14, 2004 (7:01 pm)
But you still haven't explained *WHY* it could be more likely (no detail, like yields or refining). You just repeated the same statement.
FFV is totally feasible, since over 3 million of them are already on the road in the US. And since Ford a leader in this, don't be surprised when you see it available in their hybrids.
Ethanol is totally feasible, since those crops are just as easy to grow as the others.
#412 of 1617 Re: [john1701a #411]
Jun 15, 2004 (2:44 am)
I do not have to explain, I've already researched the results of research. Ethanol is not sustainable as it can not meet demands. It is not my responsibility to spoon feed the "why" to you.
This can be debated in another topic. Back to the Escape Hybrid.
#413 of 1617 Ford Escape Hybrid..how many recalls?
Jun 15, 2004 (4:08 am)
I would not touch the Hybrid at any price...Look at all the recalls Focus had......Do you think dealers are going to make sure they have a staff that truly understands the hybrid principle ? All they know is "market price adjustment; that second sticker on your new Hybrid !
#414 of 1617 Pricing
Jun 15, 2004 (4:18 am)
Now that the pricing has been released, could anyone comment on what prices they have been quoted at dealers? The dealer I am using is expecting MSRP. An earlier message implied $1K above msrp. Has anyone been quoted lower?
Jun 15, 2004 (6:19 am)
Congrats Jim, you finally got one eh?
I would expect MSRP as long as they have wait lists.
#416 of 1617 Re: [ateixeira #415]
Jun 15, 2004 (7:15 am)
thanks Juice. See ya around the beltway.
#418 of 1617 Why does ford torture us?
Jun 15, 2004 (9:51 am)
Ford has been talking about this hybrid escape for years. Only to keep pushing the date back. And then so few will be released that only the rich or suck ups will get one. I hate the fact that they promoted a hybrid without having one in production.
I still remember my 1984 ford, was the first year with fuel injection. It never worked right, mechanics told me o sell the car because the first year of any new gadget is bad news! I will not buy anything in the beta phase again! Hope you all will do the same.