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Ford Escape Hybrid, Hybrid Cars, SUV
#244 of 712 Re: Escape Hybrid Availability [fomocona]
Jan 05, 2008 (7:10 am)
With apologies to the FEH community, as readership of the MMH Forum is close to zero:
Having owned a new 2008 MMH for a week and a half now, please pass along to all at Ford that the vehicle does everything it is supposed to and was delivered with zero discrepancies. Fuel efficiency here in South Florida meets or exceeds the published values.
Only comment that I can offer at this early stage of ownership is that the tech writer who authored the navigation system booklet ought to look at what others are doing in that area. GPS based nav systems have a lot of features and capability, and need appropriate descriptive information and graphics to enable the user.
#245 of 712 FEH test drive Seattle area
Jan 05, 2008 (8:16 am)
I have recently become intrigued by the FEH, but would like to test drive one before making a commitment. How do I go about finding one in the Seattle area? Does any car rental agency carry them?
#246 of 712 Lead time on custom order?
Jan 06, 2008 (11:45 am)
I'm going to order a FEH (4WD, loaded with most everything except the chrome) and was wondering how long I should plan on waiting for it. I'm in no rush, but do want to avoid hitting the model change-over interval, if at all possible. This will be my first-ever Ford (last 5 cars were custom-ordered Saturns), so feel free to offer your US$0.02 worth.
#247 of 712 Re: Incentives [hshort1]
Jan 07, 2008 (4:30 am)
It's called market capitalism. Incentives are only needed to drive sales that would not otherwise materlialize. Hybrids don't need any incentives. In fact, some dealers near me are adding a $3000 'market premium' to the sticker because they are confident that somebody will pay more than sticker to get one.
#248 of 712 8 month order delay
Jan 16, 2008 (6:57 pm)
I placed my order for a FEH 08 back in July and was given a 12 week wait estimate.
Finally in December after getting tired of pestering my local dealership, I followed the advice of a poster in this form and emailed Mark Fields and Allan Mullaly at Ford with the hope of speeding things up.
At first things looked promising. The sales manager at the dealership had been contacted by the regional rep, who in turn had been contacted by the executive office. I was told my order was being expedited.
It's now the middle of January and I just finished speaking with my dealership. They tell me they hope to get a build date this month which would mean delivery by March.
Are you kidding? How was that expedited? If I had placed my order in December I could understand it, but I had placed it in July.
I read posts here from people waiting 4-6 months. Am I going to be the first to wait 8 months? Did anyone else have to wait that long?
#249 of 712 Re: 8 month order delay [drlarsen]
Jan 17, 2008 (10:55 am)
What options/extras did you order? I ask because I'm wondering if one or more of them might be in short supply, causing the subsequent delay in getting a build date.
#250 of 712 Re: 8 month order delay [fmorriso]
Jan 17, 2008 (11:01 am)
Almost none. We ordered the FWD model (for greater fuel efficiency) and the 110V outlet. That's it! No GPS, no computer, no frills.
The order was placed in Canada which does include some options in the base package not included in the USA.
Of course I'd love to just buy one off the lot in the US (I'd save time and money), but Ford doesn't allow that...
#251 of 712 Re: 8 month order delay [drlarsen]
Jan 17, 2008 (5:44 pm)
My condolences about the delay ... I feel fortunate in that my factory order in May 2008 only took three months ... and I too ordered from my Ford dealer (west of Calgary, AB).
2008 FEH 4WD
#252 of 712 Re: 8 month order delay [sksuh]
Jan 17, 2008 (6:07 pm)
The funny part (well, not really) is that the day before we ordered they had a 2008 FEH for sale on the lot. When I went to the dealer the next morning with the intention of buying it, it had already been sold.
It seems odd that had I have been there an hour earlier I likely would have drove one off the lot.
Since then, none have ever been on the lot since.
#253 of 712 Re: 8 month order delay [drlarsen]
Jan 18, 2008 (10:42 am)
Just saw a post in another forum by someone in Ottawa, Ontario who reported ordering their FEH on August 31st and took delivery on January 17th. Does seem like Canadian orders are taking longer than average. Good luck.