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Ford Escape, Car Buying, Car Leasing, SUV
Feb 25, 2004 (9:28 pm)
The 2005 Escape is already out - I just saw an XLS model on Saturday while getting service at the dealer.
I went to the Mazda dealer who said he had received some 2005 Tributes, and when I arrived no one could find them. They even drove me to an auxiliary lot and they weren't there. Their inventory data showed them as having arrived, but they could not find them - or their computer was counting vehicles before their actual arrival. It was very annoying.
#58 of 434 Escape 2004 xlt fwd price paid
Feb 28, 2004 (7:40 am)
New 2004 Escape XLT frt/whl/dr sticker 25,250, everything but leather, paid 22,750. Nice price for the car, got 2000 rebate + $500 for the auto show rebate + $200 scratch off bonus from the Chicago auto show ($2700). 20,050 final price+ tax&fees.
Dealer would not accept bank check check from eloan or peoplefirst(capuital one).
#59 of 434 RE: Escape 2004 xlt fwd price paid
Mar 03, 2004 (9:42 pm)
Help me please, where did you purchase yours? I live in Lake County and I'm seriously considering an Escape. The dealer is still willing to give me the Auto Show rebate, but that price ...dang $20K, Seesler quoted me a 2004 Ford Escape XLT for $22K.
I'm guessing your's isn't a 4 wheel drive and that is the difference.
Mar 04, 2004 (2:56 pm)
A journalist is hoping to interview consumers who recently bought pre-owned crossover vehicles (such as the Acura MDX, Audi quattro, Ford Escape, Hyundai Santa Fe, Subaru Baja, Toyota RAV4, Volvo XC70, etc). Why did you go for a cross-over? Which one? How does it suit your tastes, lifestyle and budget?
Please respond to newswizearthlink.net and/or jfallonedmunds.com by Friday, March 5 with your name, daytime contact information and some information about your vehicle.
#61 of 434 2005 Escape vs. 2004
Mar 06, 2004 (7:58 am)
Mattk1 - I have a 2004 Escape Limited that I really like. Having said that, I've read about and seen the new 2005 Escape and I think it's a great improvement. The exterior styling updates are great (really like the new front lights and foglamps), the floor shifter is a HUGE improvement, it now has a safety canopy, and a new 4WD system. (Although mine is a FWD, so I haven't paid too much attention to the 4WD system). There are other forums on the web where people discuss Escapes - including some that have already bought the 2005 - may be worth checking out. Also, the Ford website is up with the 2005 Escape info. Hope this helps.
#62 of 434 Will 2005 tribute/escape be safer than 2004
Mar 08, 2004 (2:18 pm)
Looking over the features of 2005 Escape, I noticed that the side air bag is replaced with safety canopy.
The problem is old side air bag is large and with head protection. It also protects the upper body. The new safety canopy only protects the head during a side collision or rollover.
So will 2005 be safer than 2004? I don't know.
#63 of 434 2005 Purchase
Apr 03, 2004 (4:46 pm)
Debated the additional rebate against depreciation and opted for the 2005 Limited, Luxury Package, Side Curtains, Towing - MSRP $28,825 and price bought $26,923. Get the rebate ($1,000) plus the expanded Military Appreciation ($750.00) according to the dealer. All black unit - due to arrive week of April 12. The added features and changes to the 2005 made the difference.
#64 of 434 '04 Mazda Tribute LX 4wd V6 (Pacific NW)
Apr 29, 2004 (5:00 pm)
The best price I found, which no other local dealer was willing to match, was $5100 off MSRP. This included the $2500 rebate.
So, I got a silver '04 LX 4wd V6 w/ no options for $19,022 plus DMV fees.
There was no trade-in involved.
I financed thru my own Credit Union.
#65 of 434 '05 Ford Escape XLT (RTP area, NC)
Jul 22, 2004 (6:50 am)
Local dealer has given me a quote of $20,499 on an MSRP of $23,665, PRIOR to rebates of $1400. The invoice is $22,230, so the selling price is well below invoice. The OUT THE DOOR PRICE is $20,155. The whole deal is $4566 off the MSRP (after rebate) and $1700 below invoice, before the $1400 rebate.
Other dealers have told me that this quote is "lie." And that I'll never get it at this price. One said there is a $715 holdback, and no factory/dealer incentives on this vehicle.
#66 of 434 2005 Escape XLS
Aug 02, 2004 (9:29 am)
Ended up opting for the 4 cyl. MSRP $20,735. Invoice was $19,557.00. Offer price $19,000 prior to rebates. After tags, title, doc fees and less rebates ($1400) & trade-in ($600) = $17,976.00