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Ford Fusion Hybrid, Mercury Milan Hybrid, Hybrid Cars, Sedan
#565 of 1144 Re: enough talk [WyattNichols]
Apr 01, 2009 (10:14 am)
The early bird may get the worm, but early buyers of either the new 2010 Ford Fusion or Mercury Milan Hybrids will get a good deal more -- $3,400 more to be exact -- in the form of a federal income tax credit. These new and super-efficient sedans qualify for the largest bit of tax relief ever offered on any hybrids purchased or put into service after December 31, 2005. Early is the operative term here. Because Ford Motor Company reached the 60,000 hybrid-vehicle threshold limit in the 4th quarter of 2008, the value of the tax credit amounts on these yet-to-be-released hybrids will go down over time. That $3,400 figure drops to $1,700 on any vehicles purchased after April 1, 2009, and declines by another 50 percent, to $850, between October 1, 2009 and March 31, 2010, when it expires completely.
While not quite as lofty, the existing 2009 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner Hybrid SUVs also still qualify for federal tax credits of their own. Front-drive models earn a $3,000 credit and buyers of all-wheel drive versions can take a $1,950 write-off against what they end up owing Uncle Sam.
#566 of 1144 2010 Milan Hybrid Build & Ship date
Apr 01, 2009 (12:00 pm)
I called Ford Customer Service this morning and spoke with a very nice CSP, very friendly and willing to help me if possible. Anyway I asked her if I gave her my VIN # if she could tell me the Build Date and approximate shipping date. She checked my VIN # and came up with a Build Date of week of April 13th and a ship date of week of April 20th a week later.
Now I know how to plan on selling my Passat TDI Wagon hopefully before new vehicle arrives.
#567 of 1144 Re: 2010 Milan Hybrid Build & Ship date [hayley2]
Apr 01, 2009 (12:34 pm)
Congrads! I have a feeling they are going to sell all of these. Still I wonder, why not produce the MKZ with the same Hybrid technology. Who wouldn't want to get twice the gas mileage!
#568 of 1144 Re: 2010 Milan Hybrid Build & Ship date [bigt]
by kirstie_h HOST
Apr 01, 2009 (12:49 pm)
You never know - they may be waiting to gauge the market, and at what price point they need to land. Then again, I don't know of too many of the more luxury divisions who have hybridized vehicles, apart from Lexus.
#570 of 1144 Re: 2010 Milan Hybrid Build & Ship date [hayley2]
Apr 01, 2009 (1:34 pm)
Can you pass on the phone # for the Ford Customer Service office you called?
#571 of 1144 Re: 2010 Milan Hybrid Build & Ship date [WyattNichols]
Apr 01, 2009 (4:38 pm)
wyattnichols - The Cust. Serv. # for Ford I called is: 1-800-392-3673. It might be different depending on where you live. That being the case, just google Ford Official Site and you should find the number. You'll have to go thru a series of clicks until you get to the last prompt, and then you should be able to talk to a CSP. Good Luck!
#572 of 1144 Re: 2010 Milan Hybrid Build & Ship date [hayley2]
Apr 01, 2009 (6:22 pm)
Thanks, I'll call them tomorrow.
#573 of 1144 Re: 2010 Milan Hybrid Build & Ship date [hayley2]
Apr 02, 2009 (4:34 pm)
I called Ford Customer Service and they said my FFH was already in production and should be delivered Monday, 4/6th. That sounded too good, so I called the local sells manager.
He'd heard nothing, but was excited that I'd gotten an ETA. He hadn't heard anything about the ETA for the car he had ordered for his showroom a month before mine was ordered. I gave him the # and he said he would get back with me. That was 5 hours ago and I haven't heard from him.
I'll call him early tomorrow.
#574 of 1144 Re: 2010 Milan Hybrid Build & Ship date [WyattNichols]
Apr 02, 2009 (6:35 pm)
Keep us posted - Looks like you'll have your FFH well before I receive mine.
When did you place your order with the Dealer?