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#68 of 149 Re: 2008 is really excellent [hippsyc]
Apr 11, 2007 (3:24 pm)
You've got the sleeper vehicle right. I was just watching our local news the other night talking about how Hybrid sales are going through the roof with the higher gas prices. What did the anchor say, Toyota and Honda are the best selling Hybrids right now, Ford and GM will be offering there own Hybrids by next year!
Just wanted to scream at the TV since I've had my EH since April of '05. On the other hand, if Ford would market the Escape Hybrid more (so what if you can't meet production), the buzz created about the the Ford EH being in such demand that they can't keep it on the lot would be worth it. Toyota wasn't shy about marketing the Prius when they couldn't meet production, why is Ford?
Anyway, I just came from a 1400 mile round trip from flat Florida to cold (32-45) Mountains in Georgia and averaged 29.8 MPG (per the gas receipts) and am loving it...
#69 of 149 Re: Sleeper vehicle
Apr 13, 2007 (10:24 pm)
We've had our new '07 since early last December, and we love it. I was very disappointed at the DC Auto Show in late January, because Ford had its usual big displays, but it put just two '08 FEH's in the very back corner with no signage other than the Hybrid badge already on the vehicle. Ford spent all its money promoting its Mustangs and Expedition XLs and F150s. The only people that even noticed the FEHs were the people who leaned on them while they watched the dolly with the Mustang on the rotating raised platform.
#71 of 149 FEH-2008--Warning--My brakes went out!!
Apr 16, 2007 (12:20 pm)
OK, first my 2007 FEH is carjacked...waited for the new 2008, had it 1 month..3000 miles and my brakes went out on Saturday!! I cam to a corner and the brakes got "squishy" and although I my foot was at the floor, the car was still rolling, then the ABS and Brake light came on.
I THOUGHT I was very happy with the 2008 FEH...I am not now. Of course, I am out of town...it happened at 3:30, I called Roadside Assistance and they responded within 1 hour. Got it towed to the dealer...as they were closing...and of course they cannot look at it until Monday...got a call this morning and the Ford computers are down so they cannot run the codes to see what is wrong....still waiting to hear!
Meanwhile, they did not offer me a courtesy car, the on lot car rental was closed and they left a F-150 truck for $45 a day or a Lincoln for $95...well gee, I guess I drive a truck for a few days...while on vacation...how much fun!!
With an extra night in our hotel and 2 days so far for a rental, I am out $300.....and I still don't even know what is wrong with the car.
Thanks Ford, I am sure you appreciate my business...
#72 of 149 Please take a breath.
Apr 17, 2007 (10:39 am)
I'm sorry to hear that you are having problems while on vacation. Please save all receipts for the Rental Car and the Hotel. Then call roadside and see if you can get any of it refunded.
#73 of 149 Re: FEH-2008--Warning--My brakes went out!! [malibusky]
Apr 18, 2007 (12:46 pm)
I'm sorry to hear about your situation. I'm not aware of any general problems with the brakes on the Escape Hybrid. Ford does care about your situation. Please call the Ford Customer Relationship Center at 800-392-FORD (3673) and let them know what's going on. They would be in the best position to assist you. I know there were issues with some of the Ford computer servers on Monday but they are all working today.
Apr 18, 2007 (8:00 pm)
Really like my new car. First tankful (which was supposedly filled at the dealership) I averaged 32MPG. Second tank I averaged 35MPG. Most of my driving is hiway, so I'm very pleased with the mileage. Beats the heck out of my 04 Explorer I traded in. I liked the looks....especially the front of the 07 better then the 08's. Also......I wanted a red one.....and red is not available in 08.
#75 of 149 Re: FEH-2008--Warning--My brakes went out!! [malibusky]
Apr 19, 2007 (8:57 pm)
So the brakes go out on Saturday, today is Thursday...yes, it took until 3:00 today to get the darn car fixed. The part didn't arrive at the dealer until late (at least that is what they told me) Wednesday afternoon, so of course they couldn't get the car fixed.."too much work" they said. After my husband calls and screams at numerous people at wonderful Palm Springs Motors, he finally said if my car was not ready by 5:00 he would have me drive home in the rental car (3 hours) and they could bring me my car when it was fixed...well, I guess it worked.
He did also call Ford relations and they were very nice, they called the dealer also and tried to help but basically it did not good either. However, they said they would file a complaint against the dealer...what ever that means. All I have to say....at least I was stuck for 5 days in a nice place!! hope not......
#76 of 149 Re: My new 07 FEH [supercub43]
Apr 23, 2007 (7:23 am)
Red's not available? That's lame Believe it or not that is a factor in my purchase of a vehicle since every car but one has been red (I totaled the car that wasn't red). I love my '06 Hybrid and was looking forward to adding another one later this year to replace my aging '98 Windstar Van, but if I can't get Red that's out of the question.
#77 of 149 Happy FEH Owner
May 02, 2007 (12:08 pm)
April 7,'07.....purchased new '08 FEH
This my third Ford Escape. This is the smoothest, quietist, and nicest of the three.
In the last year, I drove the '05 12,800 miles, averaged 18.8 mph. At to days price,($3.00), my gas bill would have been,$170 monthly. I am currently averaging 33.4 mpg, my gas bill is $96 monthly, savings, $74 a month.
Call me a Happy FEH owner.