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Ford Escape Hybrid, Hybrid Cars, SUV
#366 of 712 2009 Order Not Scheduled Yet
May 22, 2008 (7:15 am)
As of May 21, 2008, my 2009 FEHL that I ordered on April 20, 2008 has not been scheduled for production. My dealer reports my order is “clean, but not scheduled”.
Has anyone else who ordered around the same time been told, via the official Ford ordering computer at their dealer, that their vehicle has been scheduled for production?
I hope this will help straighten out the confusion about when the FEH/FEHL will be scheduled vs. the gasoline models. One source of information says scheduling for all 2009 Escapes began May 15 while another says May 15 was for gasoline models while hybrids won’t be scheduled until mid-September. Others say the mid-September scheduling date is for fleet sales and that we should believe that scheduling of the hybrids began on May 15.
In this age of computers, I would hope that a retail order placed within the first three days of the official ordering date would be scheduled by now. Then again, if somebody at Ford is doing the scheduling by pushing little magnets around on a board or using chalk and a blackboard, I might need to wait a bit longer.
#368 of 712 Order Wait Time
May 22, 2008 (8:36 am)
Unless your dealer has some type of special relationship with his Ford factory rep, plan on waiting 4 to 5 months for delivery.
#369 of 712 Re: 2009 Order Not Scheduled Yet [fmorriso]
May 22, 2008 (10:32 am)
On another site I read a post by someone who said that their Ford dealer told them that scheduling of all Escapes (Hybrid & Gasoline) have been delayed approximately one week, but his dealer expected for the scheduling to be done within the next week or so. My order is in the system as well and ready to be scheduled as soon as Ford begins scheduling. I wouldn't expect to see many prior to the end of July or early August. Since I didn't order mine until May 8th, I don't think I'll see it until around August 15th.
#370 of 712 Re: 2009 Order Not Scheduled Yet [burnsva]
May 23, 2008 (2:32 am)
I'm not so much interested in when delivery is expected as I am in knowing if your order has been scheduled.
#371 of 712 Ford Escape = overtime, rest of Ford = cut backs
May 23, 2008 (12:51 pm)
According to this article in the Kansas City star, it sounds like the plant where the Ford Escape Hybrid is built is working overtime while the rest of Ford either has or is gettng ready to cut back on production of trucks and SUVs:
#372 of 712 dealer won't let me order
May 24, 2008 (12:29 pm)
I just tried to order an 09 at Rick Hunt Ford in Warrenton, VA. The salesman told me they won't be able to take orders until August. What's the deal?
#373 of 712 Re: dealer won't let me order [troybarwick]
May 24, 2008 (3:08 pm)
That's wrong. My dealer entered my order on April 20, exactly three days after first day ordering opened up.
#374 of 712 Re: dealer won't let me order [troybarwick]
May 24, 2008 (5:20 pm)
I encountered the same thing with some dealers in VA. Most of which are trying to sell '08s. My sugestion, find another dealer. Ted Britt in Fairfax, Purvis in Fredericksburg or Richmond Ford in Richmond.