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Ford Escape Hybrid, Hybrid Cars, SUV
#389 of 712 Re: Any "hard production/delivery" dates yet 2009 FEH? [burnsva]
May 30, 2008 (12:22 pm)
I ordered the 2009 Ford Escape Limited Hybrid 4WD. I ordered the "Suede White" color. I didn't add any options to my vehicle.
When I ordered my vehicle on April 18th, my dealer told me that the dealership was allocated ten 2009 Ford Escape Hybrids (I am not sure if that was for the rest of the year or not). I do know that I was the first person to order one at my dealership, but there were 4 other people with deposits down.
I hope this helps. Thanks.
#390 of 712 Re: Any "hard production/delivery" dates yet 2009 FEH? [burnsva]
May 30, 2008 (1:14 pm)
Excellent point about scheduled = FunctionOf(option availability)
My options on my U59/750A/WS (FEHL in White Suede) are:
60N - Navigation System
187 - side step bars
You'd think my order status would be "Material Hold" or something similar if there was a problem with availability on one or more of the options in my order, but perhaps I'm giving the Ford ordering system more credit than it deserves in terms of its level of sophistication?
#391 of 712 Re: Any "hard production/delivery" dates yet 2009 FEH? [fmorriso]
May 30, 2008 (3:19 pm)
I ordered from Uhlmann Motors in Chehalis, WA. I was told that dealers can't order FEH for their "stock", only customer orders at this time. Mine, a FWD, is the only order for a FEH from this dealer as of last Tuesday. They also told me not to be surprised if a rep from Ford calls to confirm I actually ordered the vehicle. I have not received a call. I did not order any options, as what I wanted was now standard.
#392 of 712 Re: Any "hard production/delivery" dates yet 2009 FEH? [alfredck]
May 30, 2008 (4:48 pm)
dealers are not obligated to accept x-plan.
#393 of 712 Re: Any "hard production/delivery" dates yet 2009 FEH? [burnsva]
May 30, 2008 (10:23 pm)
I was told tonight by the dealer that our order placed on 5/7 has been assigned a VIN #. Supposed to get a bit more information early next week. For the record
U49/T9/5/S/350A - FWD Limited (no Nav, w/ Step Bars) T9 (Black Pearl.) That's about it for now. I'll be sure to post when I have more info!
#394 of 712 Re: Any "hard production/delivery" dates yet 2009 FEH? [ursacat]
May 30, 2008 (10:54 pm)
Those of you that have ordered the new color "White Suede", how do you know what it is going to look like? I have ordered a 2009 FEH Limited FWD with Nav & side steps, in Black, but thinking of changing to the "White Suede" if I could just see what it looks like somewhere...
#395 of 712 Re: Any "hard production/delivery" dates yet 2009 FEH? [ericc5vett]
May 31, 2008 (3:47 am)
I walked the dealers lot and found a larger 2008 Ford SUV (Explorer, but not sure exactly) that was painted White Suede (according to the window sticker).
I figure Ford is adjusting the color availability on the 2009 Escape based on the inventory of paint they have in stock. Perhaps they have an excess supply of WS they need to use up? Only a Ford insider will know for sure.
#396 of 712 Am I getting the run-around? Can't seem to get a price
May 31, 2008 (2:45 pm)
The Ford Dealership I have been in contact with for the past couple of weeks said they could not get me an X-Plan price until they could get an invoice which in turn could not be attained until I ordered the vehicle and it was built and delivered. They also told me that the X-plan price would only be about $50 above or below the invoice.
What does everyone think? Am I getting straight answers?
Since paperwork cannot be processed on a Sunday, I think I am going to try another dealership on Monday.
#397 of 712 Re: Am I getting the run-around? Can't seem to get a price [neuroboy002]
May 31, 2008 (4:44 pm)
Just based on my limited experience in placing an order on a FEH 2009 Limited (No Nav, Step Bars) the only exception I see is the inability to provide a firm price until "built and delivered." You might want to clarify this. The guidance your getting on the X-Plan pricing within $50 of the invoice is consistent with my Vehicle Order Confirmation.
#398 of 712 Re: Canadian Federal Tax Rebate [drlarsen]
Jun 01, 2008 (5:49 pm)
My ecoAuto rebate for a 2008 FEH took 21 weeks from the time the application was mailed until the cheque (or check, as they write in the USA) was received.
My wait time for the factory order of this 2008 FEH took only 12 weeks (May 15-Aug 17, 2008). Good thing that the Government of Canada isn't building vehicles as well.
Stephen Canmore, AB