Last post on Apr 15, 2009 at 6:57 AM
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#120 of 122 Re: while some [explorerx4]
Mar 15, 2009 (5:09 pm)
"my wife wants an escape hybrid. there is a limited model now like she has now, but they are very expensive.
i am thinking the 4cyl/6 speed limited would be a good choice for us, instead. "
You would not make up the difference in price unless you own for 6 - 10 years (depends on gas prices). I got the FEH because I wanted the technology, and all my miles are in town. But the FEH limited is pricey unless you can find a deal. Also, unless you live in California, there may be very limited selection.
If you can sign a deal before March 30, you can qualify for the Hybrid tax credit, which runs $3000 for the FWD and $2200 for he AWD.
#121 of 122 Re: while some [stevedebi]
Mar 15, 2009 (5:30 pm)
The tax credit might make it pencil out, if you drive a lot and gas prices go back up (which they must, eventually). But personally, I am a big believer that simpler is better.
#122 of 122 Re: Shouldn't You Ask... [fezo]
Apr 15, 2009 (6:57 am)
I agree minivans r the best especially if you need the room or have a family. they typically get better gas mileage & the sliding doors are so convienent when you have kids(don't have to worry bout them banging doors & easy in and out). It's to bad domestic automakers don't make a good minivan. I would have definetly bought that ford flex if it had rear sliding doors. Heyll, why don't they put power sliding doors on the front doors too? it would be like jumping in a spaceship. haha or put sliding doors on suv's? I'm a sliding door advocate as you can see, easy access baby!!!