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Ford Escape Hybrid, Hybrid Cars, SUV
#160 of 712 Re: CA Rebate [mickeyrom]
Aug 27, 2007 (9:05 am)
I think Ford should increase the output rate to not to push petential customers away. I believe the Hilander Hybrid is also a nice car, but I incline to 2008 Escape's new styling and better mpg. According to Real Hybrid Mileage Database (http://www.greenhybrid.com/compare/mileage/) the 2WD and 4WD Escape (2007 and 2008) gets to 32 mpg and 29 mpg respectively. I believe the mpg should be higher (1~2 mpg) for pure 2008 model.
#161 of 712 Re: CA Rebate [mickeyrom]
Aug 27, 2007 (9:38 am)
The online database, as reported tank-by-tank by real drivers shows:
2wd HiHy (52 participants) 26.3 mpg average
2wd FEH (163 participants) 31.8 mpg average
(I quoted 25 and 30 to account for 4wd) Anyway, its a 5mpg difference when comparing apples to apples.
The HiHy is a great vehicle, it's just not as much of an environmentally friendly alternative - unless it is replacing a Tahoe, a Yukon, Expedition, etc. on the road. Happy motoring.
#162 of 712 Re: CA Rebate [mecheng1]
Aug 27, 2007 (9:54 am)
I visit the same site for my MPG information.
Aug 29, 2007 (9:23 pm)
It just came in and I was lucky enough to pick it up for 32500C$ plus taxes (which the rebates should more or less offset). It is a FWD with leather, so far over 550kms and still on the first tank...should easily hit 700km. This is with city driving and a trip up to whistler for the weekend (from Vancouver).
#164 of 712 Re: Found One FEH [nightfly1]
Aug 30, 2007 (3:02 am)
How many miles is 700km?...$32,500....or is that Canadian money?
$32,500 would be would be over list.I dont know at what rate Canadian dollars exchange with American.
#165 of 712 Re: Found One FEH [mickeyrom]
Aug 30, 2007 (6:33 am)
700km = ~435miles, 32500 is Canadian $, and you cannot just use the exchange rate as the msrp is higher up here the in the US. 32500 was out the door including doc fees etc.
#166 of 712 Re: Found One FEH [nightfly1]
Aug 30, 2007 (7:54 am)
Just out of curiosity,just what options do you have?
#167 of 712 Re: Found One FEH [nightfly1]
Aug 30, 2007 (9:08 am)
Yesterday, I filled up the tank (2008 FEH) with 12.7 gallon for 401 miles shown in my trip meter or 31.6 MPG. I do not change my driving habit and always turn on the A/C. For same condition I get 13~14 MPG on 2005 Explorer sport trac and 17~18 MPG on 2006 Honda Odyssey. Happy owner of 2008 FEH.
#168 of 712 Re: Found One FEH [mickeyrom]
Aug 31, 2007 (8:55 am)
leather, chrome package, upgraded stereo
#169 of 712 Special Order Delay FEH
Sep 09, 2007 (7:02 pm)
Ordered mine on 07/30/2007. At the time of order I wasn't aware of order delays, and I don't believe the dealer was
since he told me 4-6 weeks for delivery.
I checked recently for a status of my order and was told by dealer that all FEH's are on "National Back Order" (whatever that means). Checked 2 days ago with FORD Customer Service who advised that they are presently building June special orders but couldn't give me a time when June orders would be completed.
Yesterday, I received a call from a different FORD dealer, one that I had visited while shopping for the vehicle I wanted. He says he had just received 2 2008's and wanted to know if I were still interested. Unfortunately, mine has been ordered with a $1,000 Non-refundable deposit.
At the time I was shopping I only found one available. It was loaded with every option available and some additional dealer installed accessories. They were asking a hefty price along with a $3,000 "adendum" they called it.
(in other words a $3,000 mark-up over the retail sticker)
That's when I decided to order at my local dealer.
The dealer who called me regarding the two that he claims to have is located in Chantilly, VA. I have no idea of their pricing.
I have been told by a different dealer altogether that FEH orders have been turned over to a FORD division in Detroit and that this usually only happens when the delay problem is caused by suppliers and not by the Ford Production facility. (maybe its the electric motor supplier?)
I don't have a clue as to how true that is, so I'll just continue to wait.