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#320 of 712 Re: Ford Escape Hybrid: Prices Paid & Buying Experiences [Sylvia]
Apr 19, 2008 (11:10 am)
I just returned from my local Ford dealer, who confirmed that these dates are correct as far as he's been told:
2009 Initial Order Acceptance: 04/17/08
2009 Production Scheduling Begins: 05/15/08
2009 Production Start Up: 06/23/08
He gave me a lot of official paperwork (11 pages) on what options/packages are available for the 2009 Escape (all models). He also printed some screen prints of two "what-if" orders for the FEH and the FEHL (Hybrid Limited, new for 2009).
For the FEH, there are two models: Hybrid and Hybrid Limited. Space (and my hands would get tired typing it all in) doesn't permit me to describe all the changes, but I can provide some details regarding color for the FWD(U49) or 4WD(U59), regardless of whether you choose the Hybrid(700A) or Hybrid Limited(750A):
LS - Light Ice Blue
NZ - Kiwi Green
T9 - Black Pearl
UA - Black Clearcoat
UI - Brilliant Silver
WS - White Suede
No more Tungsten Grey (my choice if I were buying a 2008), for those that care. There are other new colors, but they aren't available for the FEH or FEHL (Limited).
If you want the same 11 pages I was given, ask for the document with the bold "Major Product Changes" in the second line underneath "2009 Ford Escape and Escape Hybrid", dates April 17, 2008.
For what it's worth, I'll probably end up ordering the following:
U59 - 4WD
750A - Hybrid Limited
WS - White Suede exterior
5S - Stone leather interior
60N or 688 - Navigation system. (688 is a "quick turn-around" code, so I'll have to ask the dealer what the difference is).
187 - side step bars (the wife is short, so I know she'll appreciate them for getting into and out of the vehicle).
According to my dealer, orders are "collected" every Thursday evening, so I don't need to rush into this today, which is fine by me.
Even if the other two dates hold true, I figure I'll be lucky to see the vehicle by October or November, but I knew that going in based upon reports by others in this forum who bought 2008 FEH's.
#321 of 712 Re: Ford Escape Hybrid: Prices Paid & Buying Experiences [fmorriso]
Apr 19, 2008 (8:08 pm)
Great info. Thanks. I'll be curious to see what a hybrid limited is...
Apr 20, 2008 (4:10 am)
Can anyone share some prices paid for an 08 Escape Hybrid. I am waiting on some quotes and will post as soon as a get.
#323 of 712 Re: Ford Escape Hybrid: Prices Paid & Buying Experiences [bjcarter]
Apr 20, 2008 (7:02 am)
Clarification on Body Code/Order Code combinations for the 2009 FEH and FEHL based upon a second reading of the material my dealer gave me:
FEH with FWD: U49/300A
FEHL with FWD: U49/350A
FEH with 4WD: U59/700A
FEHL with 4WD: U59/750A
#324 of 712 Re: Prices Paid [stevedc34]
Apr 20, 2008 (8:00 pm)
"Can anyone share some prices paid for an 08 Escape Hybrid. I am waiting on some quotes and will post as soon as a get."
Mine was right at 30K, including the Premium package, AWD, and (as I recall) order package 300A. It also has the door steps and the chrome package. MSRP was 31,100. That is including all delivery charges & etc, but not including DMV, taxes, and documentation ($45).
The dealer showed me a paper listing his invoice price of around 29300. The paper also had the "A" plan and "X" plan pricing, so I believe it was accurate.
Since I was trading in a lease I felt the price was fair. The finance person told me that every one (including herself) who saw the deal went back to the sales manager to make sure he had approved the price. I am a repeat customer of the dealership.
I financed through my credit union, but the Ford dealer arranged the whole thing.
#325 of 712 Escape hybrid price in San Jose
Apr 21, 2008 (3:51 am)
Went to Frontier Ford in San Jose, CA yesterday 04-19 and did a test drive on the Escape Hybrid. The salesman says all Escape Hybrids are on sale with $4,000 under MSRP. I almost bought one but did not because I want to wait for the 2009's improvements, such as stabilty control, suspension tuning, better engine, etc. If anyone want a 2008 with a big discount and live near California, might want to check out Frontier Ford. I notice there are about five of them in the lot (might be more)and most of them are fully optioned with Premium Package, Navigation Package, sunroof, etc, with sticker price of around $31,800 and change. Good luck shopping.
#326 of 712 Re: Ford Escape Hybrid: Prices Paid & Buying Experiences [Sylvia]
Apr 21, 2008 (10:38 am)
2009 Ford Escape Hybrid Limited, 4WD (U59/750A), fully loaded, ordered April 21, 2008: $35820 + $390 processing fee + $1086 tax + various filing fees + license = $37400. No trade-in figured into above.
I'll be lucky to see this vehicle by late Fall since production scheduling begins 05/15/08 and production start up isn't until 6/23/08. That assumes everything goes smoothly at Ford's plant in KC and battery availability (the item that seems to have biggest impact on delivery date) hasn't gotten worse since people started talking about it on this forum a while back.
#327 of 712 Re: Ford Escape Hybrid: Prices Paid & Buying Experiences [fmorriso]
Apr 21, 2008 (10:49 am)
Good luck! Keep us posted as things progress. I'm curious to see how they handle the 2009 production.
#328 of 712 Re: Ford Escape Hybrid: Prices Paid & Buying Experiences [fmorriso]
Apr 22, 2008 (7:11 am)
I was quoted a 2009 base model (2WD Hybrid 300A/UA40), with no options other than the step bars at $29,345 MSRP, and $27594.84 at invoice. Costco is +$500. 4 governmental ad-ons: a doc fee of $55, tire fee of $8.75, DMV...$350, and sales tax at your home county rate. I'll likely sign up in the next couple of days...
MSRP seems to have gone up a fair bit since last year... I'm not looking for anything special but the bare bones model. Still, much that was optional last year looks to be standard this year.
#329 of 712 Re: Ford Escape Hybrid: Prices Paid & Buying Experiences [bjcarter]
Apr 22, 2008 (1:37 pm)
Used Hybrid.. I found a used FEH 08 at the dealer here with 28k+ miles on it. Its one with the awd and such... should I go for it or wait for the 09s?
The dealer price btw is also 28+k$