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You are in the Ford Escape Hybrid
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Ford Escape Hybrid, Hybrid Cars, SUV
#683 of 712 Re: [conniejp]
Oct 21, 2008 (5:41 pm)
There really isn't any wiggle room on sticker price but there is room to negotiate the dealer fees. Good luck. You might have to shop around on that.
#684 of 712 Wait Time for Escape Hybrid
Oct 22, 2008 (12:12 pm)
Just wondering what are people being told for the reason it is taking 6 months for a escape hybrid to arrive once ordered? I was told at a dealership that Ford looses $500.00 for every hybrid. Therefore, they are not going to produce more quicker.
#685 of 712 Re: Wait Time for Escape Hybrid [conniejp]
Oct 22, 2008 (12:47 pm)
I haven't really been getting a reason... salesperson told me once that there was a delay re: batteries and the 09s weren't being shipped yet (back in June), I emailed the friend who I'm getting X-plan pricing through, he'd been at the plant the previous week and knew they were shipping. So I told salesperson that, and asked her to check her sources... maybe that's why she quit giving me reasons
That said, we're all paying in the 30K range for the FEH. If Ford was really losing $500 per vehicle, there is no reason they wouldn't raise the price $500. We'd all still be buying it; that's not enough to adversely affect their sales (especially since some dealers are asking 1500-3000 above sticker!). I'd chalk that comment up to Salesperson BS.
On a happy note, I don't actually have a build date/VIN yet, but salesperson says I'm in the system to get built (finally! ordered June 3rd). Also mentioned that it shows up as that dealership having a FEH in stock (mine) and got a call from someone looking for one... who had ordered at another dealership and been promised 6 week delivery time. (insert eye roll). So.. maybe by the end of the year. Now, if anyone in the NC area is looking for a good deal on a convertible...
#686 of 712 Re: Wait Time for Escape Hybrid [conniejp]
Oct 22, 2008 (3:33 pm)
Here are the official tracking dates for my 2009 Ford Escape Hybrid Limited, 4WD, White Suede, with Navigation System (60N) and Side Step Bars (187).
Order Receipt Date: 4/21/2008
Serialize Date: 8/14/2008
Segment Date: 8/14/2008
Sequence Date: 8/28/2008
Blend Date: 9/4/2008
Produced Date: 9/10/2008
Gate Release Date: 9/15/2008
Ship Date: 9/15/2008
Arrival Date: 10/20/2008
Sold Date: 10/21/2008
Keep in mind that serializing of 2009 FEH/FEHL's did not begin until 5/15/2008, even if ordered as soon as the ordering window opened back on 4/17/2008. Actual production began on 6/23/2008, so be careful how you calculate "how much time does to take from ...".
#687 of 712 Gave up on the east coast - bought out west
Nov 01, 2008 (10:28 pm)
Just wanted to let everyone know that Southern California is full of 09 FEHs. I just purchased one for the invoice price!! Maybe the Sou Cal economy is working to our advantage. I had ordered an 09 FEH limited w/ NAV on August 1st (just in time for the price increase) in the Washington DC area. Twelve weeks later I still had no VIN number. I could tell that I wasn't going to make the all important date of December 31st in order to get the big tax credit. I started searching on the Ford web site with various zip codes all across the country. As everyone knows, there aren't a boatload of these FEHs on dealers lots. That is, until I started putting in Southern California zip codes. It turns out they are loaded with them. I found my exact model - 09 FEH 2WD limited w/ Nav in White Suede, no steps at a number of dealers. Fortunately I had a business trip to Sou Cal. I ended up going with Sunrise Ford in North Hollywood since they had four of my exact model on the lot. Even with $1495 shipping to the east coast, I figure I am still ahead by $2000 with the 2008 tax credit! For those of you still hoping to get something in 2008, try searching the Ford website's "search dealer inventory" with the following zip codes... 91343 (53 on the lot tonight), 91601, 91761, 92335, 92109, 92782. Be sure you set the vehicle to the 2009 Escape Hybrid as it seems to default to the 2008... even though there are none of these left.
#688 of 712 Used 2006 FEH - is 106000 too many miles?
Nov 03, 2008 (4:27 pm)
I have the opportunity to buy a used FEH in excellent condition (leather, navigation) for $13500.
Seems like great price but there are 106000 miles on it. It's from a dealer...no salvage title...just a lot of miles.
is this too many miles to make sense to buy this vehicle? Thanks in advance for your input!
Nov 16, 2008 (8:30 pm)
Waiting for production date..ordered 2009 EHL on 8 July 08 but don,t expect to get it 'til after the 1st of the year (if I dont cancel) was told by salesman that anyone ordering one now would have to get a 2010...what a way to run a business.After reading messages posted I' m really getting discouraged..someone tell me they are worth waiting for....
#690 of 712 Re: [riverrat4]
Nov 17, 2008 (11:09 am)
The 09 is well worth the wait - I ordered in May and didn't take deliver until a few weeks ago, however in my short few weeks of ownership I have to say this is by far the best vehicle I've ever owned. I have the AWD version and pulling 30 mpg's in a AWD SUV is awesome. Even with gas prices going down, its great to see the extra miles I can get out of a tank.
#691 of 712 Re: [riverrat4]
Nov 17, 2008 (12:11 pm)
It took me exactly six months from the day I ordered to the day I took delivery of my fully loaded AWD 2009 FEHL (April 21 - Oct 21). It has been the best vehicle I've ever driven (all 700 miles of it). I've been averaging about 28 mpg in mostly city driving. Based upon what I've read in this an other forums, I expect the mileage to drop a little during the colder months and pick up again when the weather warms up again in the Spring. I'm still getting used to talking to my vehicle via Sync, but I'm getting the hang of it. Being my first large vehicle (I have a hard time saying the word "truck" for some reason), I really appreciate the backup sensors, which I am happy to report can be turned off when backing up out of my side of the two-car garage to avoid the beeping noise that occurs as soon as I put the car into reverse. I'm just glad there's an easy way to turn the sensors on/off quickly for those of us with two individual garage doors.
#692 of 712 Re: Gave up on the east coast - bought out west [09fehybrid]
Nov 19, 2008 (7:28 pm)
being from the northeast, i am in total shock as to how many 09 FEH's are for sale at the dealers in the zip codes you posted(so cal).
there are literally none for sale around here.
it's not because nobody wants to buy one, the supply just is not here.