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Ford Escape Hybrid, Hybrid Cars, SUV
#469 of 712 Re: Has anyone received their 2009 Escape Hybrid? [gmilonas76]
Jul 13, 2008 (6:32 am)
The key is dealer allocation. No allocation = No VIN = No vehicle. Ask your dealer if they have an allocation that they can use for your order. Until that happens, your order is going to sit in a "CLEAN/UNSCHED" state in the CONCEPS (ordering) system like my April 21 order is currently doing.
I went to my dealer Saturday and watched him log into the CONCEPS ordering system, pull up my order and show it to me. The top part of the screen shows the Order Type (1=Retail), Priority (mine happens to be 12, which is where the "ordering guy" at this dealer starts numbering type 1 orders) and when the status was last checked/updated (07/10 in my case). The bottom of the screen shows the "event history" of the order. Mine has a single line dated 4/21 showing when the order was accepted into the Unscheduled Order Bank (USOB).
The ordering guy came over and said they are working to convince Ford to schedule my order to be built, but they are having trouble getting allocation. As soon as they do, since my order has the highest assigned priority number at this particular dealer, barring any "commodity issues", it will be scheduled first before the only other FEH order this dealer has taken.
Bottom line: Nothing is going to happen to move an order out of the USOB until the dealer gets an allocation slot to use to fulfill that order.
#470 of 712 Re: [burnsva]
Jul 13, 2008 (7:49 am)
Re tax credit, does the 60,000 mark apply to just the Ford Escape, or both the Ford Escape and the Mercury Mariner? I'm wondering if we'd have higher chance of getting the tax credit with the Mariner Hybrid.
#471 of 712 Re: [alfredck]
Jul 13, 2008 (12:04 pm)
The tax credit applies to the combined sales of the FEH and MMH.
#472 of 712 Re: Has anyone received their 2009 Escape Hybrid? [hdtech]
Jul 13, 2008 (4:38 pm)
Just wanted to post an update.
FEH - Limited - X-Plan. Initial Delivery date 7/10/08. Sonoma County California.
Have VIN / PIN/ Contract and production date.
I'd like to thank all for their detailed analysis.
Checked with the dealer today. Has not arrived but "expected" delivery this coming week.
I hope I'm not the first one to receive!
I'll let you all know.
#473 of 712 Thanks for Blueoval.com tracking tip
Jul 13, 2008 (5:02 pm)
Thanks to whoever posted the info on receiving tracking from Blueoval.com. In less than an hour (after I finally figured out how to post - you must click on "Post New Topic" way at the bottom), I received the following info on the AWD FEH Base Model, I ordered, as well as a pdf file of the sticker. Unfortunately, no ship date, yet.
Receipt Date: 5/9/2008
Serialize Date: 5/22/2008
Segment Date: 5/22/2008
Sequence Date: 6/9/2008
Blend Date: 6/13/2008
Produced Date: 6/23/2008
Gate Release Date:
As far as pricing, I ordered mine through the Z Plan and the price was $27811.34. Thanks to another post, I also found out that the Priority Number I had was 11 - just one off of the highest. This is from a dealer in Central NJ.
#474 of 712 Just got My Vin!
Jul 14, 2008 (5:07 am)
Ordered my FEH April 18th. and just got my Vin. today. Dealer said August 4th delivery date.
Ordered a FEH Limited 2wd with EVERYTHING. A-plan prize around $30,000 even.
Location is Detroit, MI.. Will post when I receive it. Good luck to all, this forum has been very helpful.
#475 of 712 Re: Has anyone received their 2009 Escape Hybrid? [fmorriso]
Jul 14, 2008 (10:48 am)
How can a buyer tell if a dealer has an allocation? My dealer says he does but I put my order in the day after you and have the same status as you. From this site and others it appears that people that put their orders in weeks after us are about to receive their FEH. Why would a dealer NOT have an allocation?
#476 of 712 Internal Ford Rumor
Jul 14, 2008 (12:41 pm)
I heard an internal Ford rumor today that they are considering NOT closing the KC plant for 2 weeks at the end of the month in order to maximize shipping as many 09 FE and FEHs as possible in the third quarter (therefore boosting sales numbers.)
Jul 14, 2008 (4:19 pm)
My dealer told me, before I ordered, that he took on inventory from another dealership (when it closed) and ford allocated 5 hybrids per month to him. Probably true, ETA is said to be 7/21 so we will see how it goes
#478 of 712 Re: Just got My Vin! [hxciter1]
Jul 14, 2008 (6:38 pm)
Congratulations! Can I ask which dealership did you go to? I went to Royal Oak Ford, ordered early June and still have no VIN. They didn't ask for a deposit either, which at the time I thought was a good thing, but now is just making me nervous. Should I be?