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Ford Escape Hybrid, Hybrid Cars, SUV
#89 of 712 Bought a 2008 Escape Hybrid
Feb 26, 2007 (12:56 pm)
Ford's only incentive was a 6.9% interest deal, which was no deal at all. I found that the best Ford dealer in the MD-DC-VA area was Castle/Crysall Ford in Silver Spring. In response to my query for a 2008 about 3 months ago, they promised to provide me first with a pricing sheet when it became available (which they did), and then quotes on incoming units. Their quotes were around invoice. I paid $27,900 for AWD, Premium package, Chrome, moonroof. This saved so much time compared to others who were evasive or who - in one case - quoted the MSRP and a "your price" with an asterik saying plus taxes, tages AND FREIGHT. The MSRP included the destination, but it was taken out of the "your price" quote... Thus far, no problems with the car...on the contrary it seems much more refined than the 2007 and worth the difference in cost. If you do spring for the nav kit, at least it is 'normally sized' although a bit pricey.
#90 of 712 Ordered a 2008 Escape Hybrid
Feb 26, 2007 (7:14 pm)
My wife ordered a 2008 Escape Hybrid AWD to replace her 04 Escape.
Pretty much loaded with the exception of the chrome package. With the Military Assistance $500.00 cash back, close to invoice price, and the $2,200 tax deduction, I believe we did pretty well.
#91 of 712 Re: $2,500 Customer Cash promotion on '07 models [zoltano]
Feb 27, 2007 (8:21 pm)
I just noticed that the $2500 incentive got extended 'til 04/02/07. However the is an extra $500 that we could get, and so far there is no word regarding if that one will be avail. in March... I am still sitting on the fence...
#92 of 712 I Bought a 2008 Hybrid Escape, too
Mar 03, 2007 (9:43 pm)
Got it today, Escape Hybrid 4WD w/premium pkg, audiophile, and moonroof. MSRP $30375, total invoice $28658. I qualify for X plan at $28620. They called today and offered it to me for $28200. I think $450 below invoice is a good deal for someone who can't get 'A' plan, so I took it.
The ride is still a little truck-like, but a huge improvement over the old one. I wish there was better quality on the interior, perhaps fewer separate pieces and better plastics. And what's the deal with the tiny cheap plastic glove box with no light? At least the huge console is big enough to store almost anything. Regardless, this vehicle is WAY better than before. It's noticeably more refined and quiet. I agree it's worth getting the '08, and re-sale should be better, as well.
The incentives on the leftover 07s are still $2500 cash plus $500 bonus cash, or low APR plus $500 bonus cash, expiration April 2. No incentives at all on the '08, but they were definitely willing to deal.
#93 of 712 Loaded 2007 FEH from Galpin Ford in Southern California
Mar 10, 2007 (7:10 pm)
Galpin gave me the best deal. Dealt with internet manager. Received ~ $2500 dealer discount plus the $3000 Ford Cash plus I am eligible for the full 1950 tax credit on a new '07 4WD FEH.
Final math: MSRP $33100 - $7500 incentives = roughly $25600 + tax (8.25% where I live in LA).
I got financing through Ford Credit but I am planning to pay the car off this year so I did not opt for the 0APR financing, rather took the $3000.
Hope this helps somebody.
#94 of 712 Re: Loaded 2007 FEH from Galpin Ford in Southern California [zoltano]
Mar 11, 2007 (6:50 am)
Not that it matters, just an FYI for everyone, there are not "$7500 incentives" available on '07 Escapes.
The only incentive is $3000 from Ford.
Savvy buyers can negotiate an additional $2000 to $2500. Dealers want to move the last '07s which have been in stock since last fall, most of which are $33100 units equipped by Ford with their remaining old style nav systems.
The final $2000 in the example is a personal Federal income tax credit ($1950), which most buyers can claim next year against '07 income. Some buyers, like a retired person who pays no tax, would not get that. Also, people with other credits may get caught up in the AMT (Alternative Minimum Tax) if they try to claim a hybrid credit, too.
Also, sales tax is calculated on ~$27600, not $25600.
Again, not to nitpick, but just to point out that the example is not exactly a $25600 + tax purchase. It's still a great deal, though!
#95 of 712 Re: Loaded 2007 FEH from Galpin Ford in Southern California [tclong]
Mar 11, 2007 (2:19 pm)
Well said. I just did not have that much time to type...
#96 of 712 Re: Loaded 2007 FEH from Galpin Ford in Southern California [tclong]
Mar 16, 2007 (8:36 pm)
Just picked-up a '07 FWD Hybrid with appearance pkg, safety and leather - stickered for $28,410. Got 3k off MSRP for 25,410 plus 3k rebate - final cost $22,410 plus T,L and doc fees. Very fair deal, especially with $2,600 tax credit yet to come on '07 taxes. Drew Ford in San Diego made the deal - easy to work with - no BS.
Let's hope that quality is there, as we are giving up a bullet-proof '02 Acura MDX for the green thing. Not to mention an increase in real word fuel economy from 16 MPG (premium fuel) for the Acura to 30 MPG (regular unleaded) in the Ford.
Good luck - deals on the '07's are still out there.
#97 of 712 2008 Hybrid for sale!!!
Mar 19, 2007 (10:06 am)
I work at Chatham Ford on Cape Cod. We have finally gotten our first 2008 Escape Hybrid. Very cool! Big changes from the 2007! We have had a couple of lookers so far, but it is still available. The sticker price is $29,850.00 and typically they would sell for close to that amount due to their scarcity at this time. Let's face it... it's a buyers market right now you can save money!
#98 of 712 Re: Loaded 2007 FEH from Galpin Ford in Southern California [zoltano]
Mar 20, 2007 (2:16 pm)
I am thinking of purchasing a 2WD Hybrid Escape from Galpin during the next week. How did you get the $2,500 dealer discount -- their internet manager tells me that does not exist. They also claim to not have any Escape Hybrids that do not have all of the expensive options and packages -- meaning, no base model -- so, you are stuck with paying for stuff you don't want or need.
I will likely try another dealer that can get me closer to the $22,000 price point (meaning, I get both dealer and Man. incentives, plus some of the packages without getting gauged for stuff I don't need). Thanks.