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Ford Escape Hybrid, Hybrid Cars, SUV
#622 of 712 Re: Got Mine This Week! [hxciter1]
Aug 22, 2008 (6:16 pm)
I too ordered WS as the exterior color on my 2009 Ford Escape Hybrid Limited, back on 4/21. Before I made that choice, I walked around the dealer lot and found a Ford Expedition with a window sticker that said "White Suede" to see what it looked like, albeit in a "super-sized" Escape. I thought it looked kind of sharp, but I realize your taste is different.
At the moment, I have the following dates associated with my VIN:
Receipt Date: 4/21/2008
Serialize Date: 8/14/2008
Segment Date: 8/14/2008
I figure I might see the car at the end of September, if I'm lucky.
#623 of 712 Re: 09 FEH Limited Check-in [munknasty]
Aug 22, 2008 (7:48 pm)
I take some snaps tomorrow of the Dash (w/o) Nav. It kinda sorta looks like to 2008.
BTW. I just replaced the front factory speakers with some Infinity Reference. Much better Highs and Bass. Only cost about $200 installed at Best Buy. As we all know the Factory radio (09 FEH Limited) does not have the "depth" that the Mach had. My stereo guy said it has the power but no sub. I'm fine with the new front speakers. No place fo a sub woffer btw.
Where should I post the Pic's?
#624 of 712 Re: 09 FEH Limited Check-in [ursacat]
Aug 26, 2008 (12:37 pm)
"No place fo a sub woffer btw. "
Unless they changed it, there is a location for a Sub on the right rear side in the cargo area (my 2008 FEH has the subwoofer speaker there). Or maybe you are speaking of something larger...
#625 of 712 Re: 09 FEH Limited Check-in [stevedebi]
Aug 26, 2008 (5:08 pm)
OK. Thanks I'll check. I assume you are talking about behind the liner. I don't want anything to show in the cab.
I'll let you know. Also, I am back at the dealer tomorrow. Both the phone and the ipod sometimes fail to re-initialize when functions are changed. The service guy who knows Sync says there most likely is an update.
#626 of 712 Re: May orders? [revmin]
Aug 27, 2008 (5:37 am)
I also ordered in May - the 7th and I am getting the same word from my dealer that he has heard nothing from his Ford rep.
#627 of 712 Re: May orders? [revmin]
Aug 27, 2008 (6:40 am)
I ordered my FEH FWD Limited (with NAV & steps) on May 8th and got my VIN on July 21st from my dealer.
To date this is my progress:
Receipt Date: 5/9/2008
Serialize Date: 7/18/2008
Segment Date: 7/18/2008
Sequence Date: 7/22/2008
Blend Date: 8/11/2008
Produced Date: 8/20/2008
Gate Release Date: 8/22/2008
Ship Date: 8/22/2008
Last report from my dealer is that it is still sitting in the KC railyard - and the FORD phone system reports the arrival is now 9/11 ( )...However, I think this was just FORD hedging their timeline and not over promising delivery the week of September 1st because production was delayed three days - hopefully I'll see the thing next week sometime!
#628 of 712 Re: 09 FEH Limited Check-in [ursacat]
Aug 28, 2008 (12:06 pm)
Thanks ursacat - I'm not sure if you have a flickr, photobucket or villagephotos account, but any of those is fine - I'm looking very forward to taking a look at your photos. Thanks for doing that!
#629 of 712 Re: May orders? [burnsva]
Sep 03, 2008 (11:12 am)
It's here! Arrived at my dealer today and he is picking me up at the commuter train station tonight (in it!!!)...
#630 of 712 Re: 09 FEH Limited Check-in [munknasty]
Sep 03, 2008 (7:12 pm)
OK. It was a busy weekend. I'll take photos this week and post on flcker.
Couple of note:
I am averaging about 31 around town. Not bad.
I have pushed the limits of MS Sync (Sync my ride) and have found some minor bugs that I've been discussing with Ford. Basically, sometimes my iPod (Touch) does re-initialize properly after a phone call is ended (Blackberry 8800) so I have to resync from the Menu/USB/Sync. Not a big deal but I spoke with Ford Sync Specialist and they have alrady released a minor upgrade that we can all download via our laptop w/ the USB port. I'm holding off for another few months until v 1.1 is released.... I think it's way cool to be able to update the software/firmware myself. But I'm a Engineer....!
#631 of 712 Re: 09 FEH Limited Check-in [ursacat]
Sep 03, 2008 (11:46 pm)
What's the SYNC update process like? Is it anything like updating the firmware on a wireless router? If a person is comfortable doing something like a router's firmware update, would they be able to do the upgrade of SYNC to 1.1 themselves?