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Ford Escape Hybrid, Hybrid Cars, SUV
#1 of 712 Ford Escape Hybrid: Prices Paid & Buying Experiences
May 12, 2005 (7:30 am)
Share your price and buying experiences here! Help others!
#2 of 712 Ford Escape Hybrid
Jan 04, 2005 (6:22 pm)
Purchased a 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid at invoice
Options: Side curtain air bags, 110v power point, rear cargo cover, rear floor mats.
Tax: 1481 (on price after trade-in allowance)
Trade in allowance at high point of KBB/Edmunds/etc. market value
And 3.8%/48 mo. financing arranged by local bank!
Purchased at a Ford dealer in Victor, NY south of Rochester.
Best yet: sale in early November 2004 qualifies for $2k federal tax credit, $2k NY State tax credit, and refund of sales tax paid!
#3 of 712 Re: Ford Escape Hybrid [dw438]
May 12, 2005 (12:52 pm)
"Best yet: sale in early November 2004 qualifies for $2k federal tax credit, $2k NY State tax credit, and refund of sales tax paid!"
Better not put that federal "credit" on your income taxes. It is a deduction, not a credit.
#4 of 712 2006 ordered?
May 13, 2005 (6:18 pm)
Anyone order a 2006 Escape Hybrid yet? What are you paying? When do you expect delivery?
#5 of 712 Re: 2006 ordered? [talaria]
May 14, 2005 (7:43 am)
We ordered a 2005 Escape Hybrid in January. After waiting 4 months, we were told that the 2006 Escape Hybrids were orderable. Since our order had not yet been placed at the factory (we were on a waiting list), we were able to change our order to a 2006 with the premium package and a moon roof. We received a VIN in late April and our Escape Hybrid was built the week of May 2. We received our 2006 Escape Hybrid yesterday (May 13)! Took a nice little drive in it last night and a few quick trips this morning. So far we are really impressed the hybrid technology and the premium package and moon roof options are worth the extra $. We paid sticker price -- $33,815 (this included the premium package, moon roof, and safety package + tax + 250.00 delivery fee.
#6 of 712 Re: 2006 ordered? [ouhybrid]
May 14, 2005 (1:43 pm)
Welcome to the forum. I'm curious. Did you consider the Escape Limited with AWD? I see where they are selling in So CA with every option including the Moonroof for $26k. That is about $2,000 less than invoice. The Hybrid is about an $8k premium.
#7 of 712 Re: Ford Escape Hybrid [stevedebi]
May 14, 2005 (5:41 pm)
That's right, it was a Federal deduction. NY State was a credit. And sales tax refund was partial.
#8 of 712 Re: 2006 ordered? [ouhybrid]
May 15, 2005 (10:42 pm)
ouhybird, thanks for the info. Is your Escape Hybrid 2 or 4 WD? MSRP suggests 4WD to me. Did you order yours in a color other than silver? I am curious if the premium package will, in fact, provide the monochromatic look with something other than silver. We have had so many silver and dark grey cars my wife and I would like a change but want a monochromatic look. For 2005 that means silver. And if it is not too much trouble are the backup sensors black or has Ford finally got it right and matched the paint?
Thanks again. Enjoy.
#9 of 712 We joined the club
May 17, 2005 (5:11 pm)
Thanks for all the help and information. After all the aggravation we decided not to wait for the 2006 after we saw a 2005 FWD Escape Hybrid, silver with appearance package, leather package, safety package, 110 volt, rear cover and floor mats yesterday on FORD's website located in Sacramento. The Hybrid came to the local dealer in a car swap with another dealer south of us.
My wife decided to check it out and bought it today. She decided she just didn't like the other colors afterall and did not want to spend the extra money for the nav. system. We didn't need a better stereo as we only listen to audible books on our Treo 600's which we will supliment with an XM sat. radio ( buying that tonight, indy time trials this month ) so we can move it from car to car as we do with our Garmin Quest GPS.
She bought the car for $400.00 under MSRP plus tax, trans. and the usual fees and did not buy any extras.
I am so glad it is finally over.
I'll check the forums for a better deal on extended warranties. If anyone has any suggestions about them I would appreciate it.
#10 of 712 Re: 2006 ordered? [talaria]
May 17, 2005 (6:28 pm)
You're welcome. Our 2006 Escape Hybrid is AWD and silver. We were told that the monocromatic appearance is available in a total of 5 colors (including silver). Unfortunately, the backup sensors are still black. After having the car for a few days now, we have no regrets. In electric mode only, we have gone up to 34 MPH and ascend 6 levels in the work parking garage daily. Pretty impressive. We are averaging 29.1 MPG with a mix of highway and city driving. We are really enjoy this hybrid as it certainly is a unique driving experience (and the moon roof is great)!