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Ford Escape Hybrid, Hybrid Cars, SUV
#703 of 712 Got my 09 FEHL - at the correct price, and allocation info
Jan 12, 2009 (4:08 pm)
My FEH (limited) came in... dealership (Bowditch Ford, Norfolk VA) called on 2Jan to say that it had arrived, and that the price went up $1300. And that they couldn't do anything about the price increase (although a contract lawyer did verify that price quote + deposit = implicit contract, and in some states, you can get 3 times the amount of dispute plus lawyer fees).
We went up on 3Jan, they insisted that price protection was not applicable to hybrids, and they wouldn't honor the original price. After various communication with Ford customer service, and with my deepest thanks to the gentleman on blueovalforums who posted a copy of the Ford email to dealers saying that all orders placed before August 1st were price protected, the dealership agreed to give it to us at the correct (lower) price. So we drove back up on the 10th (7 hours round trip each time) and got my hybrid... which I ordered June 3rd. Loving it!!!
Also, the salesperson said that all vehicle allocation is based on the number of vehicles of that model & option package... so if your dealership only sold 3 FEH's last year, they can only get 3 FEH's from Ford this year, unless someone releases an allocation they don't want.
#704 of 712 Re: Got my 09 FEHL - at the correct price, and allocation info [vdepuy]
Jan 16, 2009 (8:41 pm)
Thank you ever so much for your post about the Ford letter.
I ordered a FEH in May and when I picked it up in September, I was told that only Lincolns had price protection. Reluctantly, I paid the new higher price.
After reading your post, I printed out the Ford letter you cited at blueovalforums and took it to the salesman on Monday. Today I received a check from the dealership for the difference. He said the dealership had not seen the letter.
So for all of you out there that placed a firm retail (even x-plan) order before August 1, 2008, you should get a copy of the letter.
Thanks again to vedpuy.
#705 of 712 Current -- Jan-Feb 09 -- Escape Hybrid prices?
Feb 06, 2009 (12:46 pm)
Wondering where real-world prices are now -- what are you folks seeing offered by dealers, offered by you, and agreed to?
(Looking mostly at Sport non-leather + moonroof, invoice somewhere around $28K)
We're in WA, and I don't see a ton of FEH's on dealer-lots, but I've just started looking.
#706 of 712 Get my Escape tomorrow
Nov 18, 2009 (1:41 pm)
The dealer already had the one I wanted on order, so I am not sure how long it took. It is early as it was supposed to be here next week. I am so happy.
I got it on the X plan.
Jan 01, 2010 (2:54 pm)
I did cash for clunkers in August, trading in a dearly beloved but showing it's age, 1998 Explorer Sport. Searched dealerships within a 50 mile radius and found only a handful of FEH's. Finally found one in an acceptable color with all the bells and whistles and no NAV system which I did not want anyway as I have 2 tom toms. Paid about $30,000 after the clunker deal.
Have about 4,500 miles on it and getting anywhere from 30-34 mpg depending on where I am driving that week.
The backup sensors saved me from hitting a co-workers brand new car shortly after I started driving it. Love that backup sensor!
Bought it at Herb Chambers in Braintree - no pressure and a good buying experience.
#711 of 712 What to look out for when buying a used Ford Escape Hybrid.
Aug 30, 2011 (10:56 pm)
I am looking at buying a used Ford Escape Hybrid.
I hope someone could advise me as to what things I need to look out for.
The car I am currently looking at is a Ford Escape Hybrid 2008.
AWD, moon roof, leather seats.
the dealer is asking $15,000
Is this a good price ?
The miles seem a lot for a 2008, maybe I will need to change the battery pack, how would I know?
Thanks in advance.
#712 of 712 make sure it was not a taxi cab in its former life.
Sep 22, 2012 (9:42 pm)
these Ford Escape Hybrids were a popular taxi cab especially San Francisco.