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So I bought my 2006 FEH used this spring. As soon as I got it I noticed that it 'talked' to me when I got near it - sometimes when I opened the door. A quiet rapid clicking noise. It didn't seem a big enough issue to bring up to my mechanic so I just got used to it. Recently the check brakes and check 4x4 lights both came on and ... Read More
Hi guys, I'm looking to buy a used 2006 ford hybrid escape, FHE. It has 109k miles on it, 4wd, and the VIN is FMYU96H66KC27906. I am only interested if the battery and expensive hybrid components are covered until 2016ish and 150,000 miles. That would give me 2+ worry free years on this hybrid. It is for sale by private seller in NH, and I will be registering it in Maine. ... Read More
Hi, I am looking for a replacement of Navteq's Map 1, Pacific 6L1T-18C912-AA Version 3V. The CD says 2005, but it is for my 2006 Ford Escape Hybrid. I have all the other disks available for trade. Thanks
I also have a failed ABS system...just had the ground wire and battery replaced and a day later got the service brake message. Searching Google I found a couple used for sale for around $200. The description says: ABS Control Module/Pump Assm; Hybrid, 4WD Fits: 2006 Ford Escape assembly; Hybrid, 4WD I checked Motorcraft website that shows the price at $3125. The dealer quoted 3,700 plus 400 to install. Can a ... Read More
I just sold my 2002 Toyota Prius with 76,000 miles. Toyota had to replace the battery at about 8 years and 62,000 miles. In California they had a 10 year warranty. The only other problems I had that were covered by my 7 year 100,000 mile extended warranty were a new power steering unit at about 55,000 miles and new rear struts at the final 70,000 mile service. After almost 9 ... Read More
I had the same thing happen with my 2006 Hybrid Escape brakes. I went to the manager of the dealership and asked him to intervene with Ford customer service...not much help, but fortunately for me I the manager of the service dept. said he would bleed brakes and see if this would "fix" the problem as the pads etc all looked good on the auto. Basically did the same as your ... Read More
I have the same thing...I just had my 2006 FORD Escape Hybrid in for service on an issue that caused the engine to turn of and ask me to pull over to a safe stop. ($700ish water pump fix) and now I'm getting TOTAL BRAKE FAILURE with the ABS light going on! I've been told it is about $5000 to fix!!!!! This is a catastrophic failure that I've I've called FORD ... Read More
2006 escape hybrid maintenance tips: #1 replace air filters with K&N. They're worth the money and can be cleaned and reused for a very long time. We found almost 10% fuel economy increase when cleaned at time of oil change. #2 change fuel filter every 25-30k miles. It's only $12-13, easy to do and keeps performance very consistent. #3 change spark plugs every 40-50k. On a hint from our Ford mechanic ... Read More
2006 mercury mariner (essentially ford escape) hybrid going 65 on freeway . sudden loss of gas engine, barely able to avoid traffic and get to side of road. turned engine off and re-started and it went for ~ 40 miles then did it again. is this a PCM type problem? if ford says it is "fixed" how will i know that it won't happen again? thanks.
I have a 2006 Ford Escape Hybrid that has had the blend door, battery fans, MECS pump and transmission changed. Everything seems to be working fine except the cruise control and the power outlet. The green led blinks from time to time. Sometimes, it could be several times a day and other days maybe once or twice. The one thing I can tell you is if I start the car with ... Read More
Yes that's what I do and have for years. Somewhere way back in all the posts I responded with this suggestion to an FEH that was not getting great milage. He tried it and it worked. (great job getting 41MPG, my 2006 stays around31-32). As for the wear and tear, I'm not that worried. Certainly the brakes will be saved (I'm at about 89K now and no new brakes are needed ... Read More
FWIW, I spoke to a service man that took in one of the first escape hybrids to sell in the bay area. It was a 2005 or 2006 with over 300,000 miles of San Francisco inner city taxi cab service miles on it. The battery checked in at 90% life. Not bad at all. So don't worry. We just got a 2008 and I noticed that in town, if driven in ... Read More
"...get hot - no more AWD...not true of a mechanical AWD..." WRONG. Almost all modern day mechanical implementations of F/awd, most certainly those that are "pre-emptive(***)", have some method of detecting drive train overstressing resulting from a sustained, sustaining requirement for rear drive engagement. Even my '01 F/awd RX300 has an ATF overheat sensor and warning indicator. The current Ford Escape and Escape hybrid have a temperature sensor/warning indicator in the ... Read More
Sorry to hear you were quoted $600 for two new tone rings. My 2006 Ford Escape Hybrid had to have both replaced (at a Ford Dealer) for only $230 total. That was this summer (2010) and I've experienced no problems since. Many report that dealers and repair shops insist on replacing the axles too -- at considerably more expense. It would seem that this isn't necessary if it's only cracked tone ... Read More
By way of comparison, I just paid $1130 for a 48 month ExtraCare $100 deductible at www.troyfordesp.com. I have been retired for 11 years and the mileage on my Ford 2006 Escape Hybrid is only 12276 miles with no service problems on the car. A plan for a lower deductible might exist if my regular Ford warranty did not expire in March 2009 after 3 years' ownership.
My 2006 Toyota Highlander shut off, with the message CHECK HYBRID SYSTEM on the way north on Interstate 95 between Richmond and Wash DC. Luckily or unluckily I coasted to a stop on the side of this busy highway. I had always bragged about my Highlander it was one of my favorite cars that I ever owned. I had to get it towed to the local dealer and after three days ... Read More
My grandfather was a foreman at Ford dating back to the 1920's. I am a huge supporter of new technology and had no problem paying more for my 2006 Ford Escape to support Ford in its development of the hybrid vehicle. However, I was just informed today, after taking all maintenance recommendations of Ford dealers for 4 years regarding the hybrid battery that at 120k miles (with $10000 left of financing) ... Read More
"On our 2006 Escape Hybrid, we noted a leak near the left, rear wheel from what appeared to be a coolant line. After 2 visits to a dealership, they said it was the auxiliary a/c lines leaking for the battery cooling. The lines were corroded through and the vehicle has 36k miles! The service manager said this could be an overheating problem and could cause a fire! But this is not ... Read More
On our 2006 Escape Hybrid, we noted a leak near the left, rear wheel from what appeared to be a coolant line. After 2 visits to a dealership, they said it was the auxillary a/c lines leaking for the battery cooling. The lines were corroded through and the vehicle has 36k miles! The service manager said this could be an overheating problem and could cause a fire! But this is not ... Read More
I had the same problem starting at around 40,000 miles on my 2007 Mariner Hybrid. It went away on it's own after a few days and hasn't re-occured. I can hear the vent door open and close now that the weather is warming up. We'll see what happens. Oh yeah, when I started on this site I owne a 2007 Ford Escape Hybrid. A red light runner wrecked that one, but ... Read More
Dear Listers, We have a 2006 Ford Escape Hybrid with 37,000 miles which spends most of its time in the shop or riding around on the back of a tow truck. Our Escape was an insurance write off at 2300 miles and we bought it at 3,000 miles total time running and repaired without warranty. I need to talk to someone who is an expert on the Japanese transaxles used in ... Read More
I remember a recall on my 2006 Ford Escape Hybrid dealing with Traction Battery harness - 07B48. Probably nothing to do w/ the brakes. You probably had the recall done. Anyway - in the time I've had this Escape - I got 3 service brake messages, while driving - there would be a "beep" and then this message would show up on the instrument panel. I would find a place off ... Read More
2006 Ford Escape Hybrid - Chronic intermittent battery drain. Sits for 48 hours and battery is dead. Batteries have been replaced; ABS has been replaced. Has been to dealership multiple times in the past 6 months. They say they have to catch the power surge at the time it happens or they cannot see the problem. Has anybody had this problem?
Hi I got a used Ford Escape Hybrid 06. Is the CD number: 6L1T-18C912-AA version 3V for my Escape 2006? Thank you in advance.
Don't give up on it. Believe me when I say that I could have written word for word what you said about not being able to get the electric to run more than a few hundred yards or to keep the electric running over 20MPH. 4 years later I don't even think about it and easily run on electric to 30MPH plus, and run on home that last mile on electric. ... Read More
That's a good question - you can force a shift by how fast & hard you press the gas pedal. If you quickly release the pedal it might shift to a higher gear & lower the RPM. If you push gas , hard & fast, it forces a down shift in the CVT. On the Ford Escape hybrid this techniques gives the user some good results in many cases, but the ... Read More
I have a 2006 ford escape hybrid and the bars within the back seats seats are rusty. (I can see them when I fold down the rear seats.) The bolts connecting the front seats to the floor are also rusty. I live in San Francisco so I am not dealing with snow or salt, and I am not parking the car in the ocean or doing anything out of the ordinary. ... Read More
I am just adding a ME TOO to this string. My 2006 FEH squeeks and rattles like a taxi cab. I am bringing it to the dealer tomorrow.
I have not looked at prices for the Lexus 400h since I bought the hybrid first models came out. My daughter bought one like mine at the same time so we have two to compare. The MSRP at that time was about $50,000 plus she added over $2,000 for an upgraded audio system. We did not actually pay full MSRP because we negotiated from invoice with some extras to be thrown ... Read More
I have a 2006 Ford Escape Hybrid 4WD. It's in for service since last Friday at a local dealership. I had it in mainly for the recall. That job was done within 2 hours. It's still there, because of a noise I noticed coming from the front when braking. It only occurs when braking. Does not matter either at high or low speed. It sounds like a very low police siren ... Read More
It's fairly simple. You can find out from the IRS website, the current $$ amount of the Tax Credit. The credit is available only for a certain number of Ford escape Hybrids (for the 2007, the credit lasted until Ford sold 60K FEH's). It is a Tax credit available only in the tax year of purchase. If you end up with little or no taxable income, then the credit isn't applicable ... Read More
I bought a 2006 ford escape hybrid two years ago. I really loved it and loved the gas saving it gave me. Two major problems. Anyone else notice the seat fabric on the front seats getting loose. Wrinkles in the material and not the underseating. It was so bad that I finally took it in for inspection and repair. The answer the dealershipt gave me and ford itself was : Oh ... Read More
Just thought I'd mention that a little patience needs to be applied here before trying to jump all overRegional Managers and the like. Just a couple of notes: 1- The engine and mechanics need to be broken in. This takes some time and probably takes a little longer in colder climates 2- The colder climate. You are looking at the milage probably at the worst time of year for you (for ... Read More
My experience, I have 2006 4WD Escape Hybrid, is that on short hops around town, where average speed limit is 35-45 mph, my mileage stays down, about 25-27 mpg, but on longer trips it rises to about 27-29 mpg, still lower than advertised. In summer, when aircon is on a lot, it loses a couple of mpg, and same in winter if window fogs, so must run aircon on windshield. But ... Read More
Sitting after 9 hours since last use. A total loss. Beware!! Well maintained, no warning lights, drove fine 9 hrs before. Fire started in cargo area and flames began out of the battery vent! Beware!!! I loved this car but no more hybrids for us until they have safer battery types! Same as Ford Escapes. Beware!!
From greencarcongress.com: Hybrids Post Strong US Sales in November; Up 82% Year-on-Year 6 December 2007 Reported sales of hybrids in the US in November rose 82% year-on-year to reach 33,233 total units, representing 2.8% of all light-duty vehicles sold during the month. GM does not break out its hybrid sales separately, and so is not reflected in the hybrid number—thus, the actual hybrid total and new market share will slightly higher. ... Read More
I counted 12 Escape Hybrids on the lot for sale(in various colors and options) at my local dealer a couple of weeks ago....when I was there to have the HVBattery connector on my 2006 changed out under the service campaign (recall). :D
I've noticed the same thing. I used to be one of those need to make the next light type of guys. No more, if I make the light I make the light, if I don't I watch my mileage go up. I have a 2006 Hybrid purchased in may of 2005 with over 40,000 miles on it. So far it's been $29 oil changes every 10000 miles and that's it. While ... Read More
Floyd, I'm a long term Ford Escape 4WD Hybrid owner, my 2006 turns two next month, with only 17K miles! I've discovered that on highway miles, if not pushing too hard but staying 65-70 mph, I get an average of just over 30 MPG, but in city driving, especially short hops, I only get about 28 MPG, and less if air is on. It's a honey of a car, smooth and ... Read More
"After reading the discussions here, I'm seeing a lot of electrical issues. My dealer (of course) says there are no problems with electrcial system or getting parts to fix them." Keep in mind that the Saturn belt hybrid system is simpler than the Toyota HSD, but it is also a new implementation, and it is not as efficient as a dual mode hybrid (HSD). If you are worried about electrical components, ... Read More
I am so pleased that I found this discussion board and so sorry to hear you all have the same problem I do. I too have experienced brake failure in my SUV four times now. I have a 2006 with 37,000 miles. (do alot of driving) I am scheduled to take the car to Ford Dealer on Monday and am planning to bring in all these comments. I do wish we ... Read More
you saved more than that. you wouldnt have got a 5% loan on a non hybrid without sacrificing rebate money. when you bought your hybrid, you didnt hve to give up anything. you bought at the right time.
I just bought a 2007 Escape FEH from Dean Sellers Ford - Troy Michigan. I started looking for 2006, which they were unable to get for me. They did offer me $200 over "A Plan" for a 2007. I am not connected with Ford, and did not qualify for A Plan. I started with Email inquiries to 4 area dealerships asking them to quote a price of a Hybrid set-up the ... Read More
I'm hearing a lot of people really love the 2008 model. I have a 2006 that I got in April of 2005 and I love it. Mileage seems, for me , to have stabilized at around 31 to 32 MPG and this is measured by gas receipts (thought the instant mileage graph is very close). I use the nav system mostly when I am in Georgia (home base is Florida)and it ... Read More
Hi,i was looking at a 2006 hybrid in elma,wa and as i was going thru the options list they came to a little over 28,000 dollars,no t&l,then as i was looking at the other lists that were on the window i saw a sticker that said the price was 28,000+5,000 dollar dealer markup which then put the price of this vehicle 34,000 dollars plus tax which i believe grays harbor cty. ... Read More
We bought our Ford Escape Hybrid with the same understanding as yourself. We have also had the same brake problem. However our dealer is unable / unwilling to "fix" it. Can you tell me how your brake problem was resolved and which dealer you took it to? thanks
http://www.forbes.com/forbeslife/vehicles/2006/07/07/most-polluting-cars-cx_dl_0- 710feat.html Least Green Machines Dan Lienert, 07.10.06, 12:30 AM ET Pickups and SUVs dominate our first-ever ranking of the market's least environmentally friendly vehicles. Bill Ford, chairman and chief executive of Ford Motor, frequently touts the company's environmental friendliness. Ford was the first American car company to offer a gas/electric hybrid vehicle that could run on electricity alone (the Escape Hybrid SUV), and 10.4 acres of plants grow on the ... Read More
It is IRS Form 8910 and instructions for 2006.
February 1, 2007 To: All Ford and Lincoln Mercury Dealers Subject: 2008 Escape/Mariner Hybrid Tax Credit Update Update to Tax Credits The 2008 Escape and Mariner Hybrid will be arriving in dealerships early this year. Among the many updates we have made to the vehicles this year, one which you should be especially aware of is an improvement in real world fuel economy versus 2007MY (Window label numbers reflect new EPA ... Read More
Yes. I don't have the name of the part but they described it as the computer that controls the brakes. It was on backorder and they finally got it in, bled the brake lines, the service manager drove it for a day, everything fine. It's Lou Sobh Ford in Decatur, Ga, and the service manager is Billy. Have you approached your dealer about replacing the vehicle? I'm starting to think we ... Read More
Thanks so much. I'm sorry you've had the same problem but its great to know I'm not the only one. Could you tell me which part you are ordering and which dealer has your car. Perhaps my dealer here in Santa Barbara will call them and get the lowdown on this problem. I'm going to pursue the website at safergov as well to see how we get to Ford national.
I had the exact same problem this week in a new 2007 model with less than 2000 miles on it. Barely made it to the side of the road TOTAL brake failure. Dealer says the computer failed. Waiting on a back ordered part at this stage, but to tell you the truth, I'm not sure I want to drive the thing again. Anyone know of a recall? Or a way to ... Read More
Brake Failure Yesterday as I was driving at 40 miles an hour on a commerical strip the brake warning light on our 2006 Ford Escape Hybrid suddenly flashed at the same time that the brakes completely failed. Just missed a number of cars but was able to get into a parking lot, shift to low, and run uphill into a curb. 45 minutes later no light and the brakes were working ... Read More
but is the credit still good on vehicles purchased in say, 2007, if the manufacturer doesn't hit 60,000 in 2006? The credit is appliued to the year of purchase. For the TCH it's $2600 against your 2006 taxes (which you file the papers in 2007). It goes down to $1300 at the end of the month. For car makers who have not made 60,000 cars the credit stays the same until ... Read More
States buying more hybrids than gassers For the first time, the state's public agencies bought more hybrid cars than standard gasoline-powered cars in the past 2006 model year, according to the state Department of General Administration. In the 2006 model year, the state bought 222 Toyota Prius models compared with 218 gas-powered vehicles through state contracts managed by the general administration department. State agencies also bought 206 Ford Escape hybrids and ... Read More
Hybrids still "best deals" CAMPBELL, Calif.--Sept. 8, 2006--PRIMEDIA's IntelliChoice.com, the leading source for automotive ownership cost and value analysis, today announced its "Best Deals of the Month" for September 2006. The list shows that hybrid vehicles are proving their value for the long haul. "The Prius gets all the hype, but its tenure on our Best Deals list speaks volumes about hybrid technology," said James Bell, publisher of IntelliChoice.com. "It also ... Read More
You are obviously behind the times Max. See this article that originated from Edmunds: http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=technologyNews&storyID=2006-- 08-22T212530Z_01_N22263287_RTRUKOC_0_US-AUTOS-HYBRIDS.xml The consumer-focused Web site said that assuming vehicles were driven 15,000 miles per year and gas was priced at $3 per gallon, owners of the Toyota Prius and Ford Motor Co.'s (F.N: Quote, Profile, Research) Escape Hybrid would break even within three years. Buyers of the Saturn Vue Green Line from General Motors Corp.(GM.N: Quote, ... Read More
We were offered compensation for the 52 days our FEH had spent in the shop by the Ford representative Jim Leary. We provided copies of our monthly payment and such when we picked the car up from it's 8th trip to the dealer in 10 months/8500 miles (since new). The car started squeaking again the next day (WHY CAN"T FORD FIX THIS?). We drove it back in for the service manager ... Read More
Well - after 8 stays in the shop - for a total of 52 days - the area Ford representative agreed to reimburse us for the loss of use of the vehicle. We had to supply copies of the monthly payment and such - which we did when we picked it up on a Friday (they were finishing up the 8th time they'd fixed it). Saturday afternoon - it started squeaking ... Read More
http://www.emarketer.com/Article.aspx?1004096 One year after Hurricane Katrina left a high-price mark of $3-plus per gallon of gasoline, Americans are finally getting serious about switching to smaller cars and alternative fuel vehicles. The best indicator of current interest, it seems, is the change in behavior on automotive Web sites, where searches and requests for small cars and hybrids are surging. In the second quarter of 2006, online requests for information on Toyota Tundra ... Read More
martharhoades, Ford is not stopping production of the Escape and Mariner. Ford is just changing its strategy by switching to Ethanol, the easiest way to earn EPA rating without really cutting gas usage or emission. The following are two links where I saw the news: http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060629/AUTO01/606290380/1148- - http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/06/29/AR2006062901911.- - html GM's Wagoner recently talked about how hybrid is really "difficult" but is politically correct. He whines and remains skeptical that hybrid ... Read More
Print this link and take it to the DMV. They are typically uninformed. The following vehicles have been exempted from biennial and change-of-ownership Smog Check inspections until January 1, 2010: Honda Insight – all model years Honda Civic Hybrid – all model years Toyota Prius – all model years Ford Escape Hybrid - all model years Honda Accord Hybrid - all model years Lexus RX 400h - all model years Note ... Read More
I have had this replaced on my 06 Mercury Hybrid. I had catastrophic brake failure. However, it is good now. As to wanting a junction box off the assembly line, you may not want to push for that fix. If we are seeing numerous problems with that part, then the current supplier may be providing faulty components. I would wait for a newer part. Most recently, my "service brake system" warning ... Read More
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/driving/story.html?id=4586d055-f603-4- 7a5-9fae-447d28c08139 Hybrids proven cheaper A recent study in british columbia predicts that over a five year period, most gas/electric vehicles are less expensive to operate than gasoline-only models BRUCE CONSTANTINEAU, CanWest News Service Published: Monday, July 10, 2006 It's cheaper to purchase and operate a new hybrid-electric vehicle than a comparable gas-powered model when you look at all the costs incurred over a five-year period, according to a B.C. Automobile ... Read More
I visited my Ford dealer for my problem and was also told it was the Smart Junction box and that it is on back order 2-3weeks. Once the part is in they will need my car for a few days and give me a rental.
Interesting article on a "potential" battery future for Hybrids... The great light hope for hybrid vehicles Lithium ion could be the wonder battery that enables automakers to make big profits on hybrids Richard Truett | | Automotive News / June 19, 2006 - 6:00 am Batteries may be the key to the future of gasoline-electric hybrids. If hybrids are ever going to earn automakers a profit, the cost of the batteries ... Read More
I think the real question to Ford is: "Is the production line in KC shut down? If not, why can't you divert one Junction Box for one of your customers from the 100? or so boxes being used every day to keep trucks rolling off the production line?" [I suspect the Ford knows the "good" boxes are at the plant and don't want to cost themselves any production delays.] Hang in ... Read More
Sorry to hear about your experience. I can't give you a real answer because I don't have the same issues with my 2006 4wd FEH, but..... I suspect some of the noises are related to the regenerative braking - something regular cars don't have. I notice some noises related to how much braking pressure I am applying (Do you?) In addition I assume from your 32mph that you do not have ... Read More
"Ford probably got a whole batch of bad modules from disgruntled Delphi workers." Ummm, you do realize that Delphi is a GM subsidiary, not Ford?
Ford probably got a whole batch of bad modules from disgruntled Delphi workers. Keep us posted how you make out. It has to be something common with more than one poster having the same issue.
I think I might have the same problem, I just purchased a 2006 Escape XLS yesterday. I have found that the driver side door lock only works with the key, remote and power lock button wont work, but all other doors work. I am going to call Ford tomorrow to see what should be done about it.
Loss of the use of the remote opening the driver's side does not disable the vehicle You are probably correct there. It is just so disgusting this lack of parts issue. At least with a Toyota and Honda they can say they are coming from Japan. How long should it take from Detroit to where ever? If they are in the process of building that vehicle they must have a few ... Read More
The point is the manufacturer should have parts available for new cars. If they are cutting it so close that they do not have spares the customer should not be the one suffering. It is in the first year and if it takes longer than 30 days to repair it should be considered a lemon law candidate. It is not just Ford. How about the guy waiting 3 months for a ... Read More
Today's NY Times (6-18-06, Auto Section, p18), says Road & Track ranks the TCH among worst for stopping distance from 60 mph. http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/18/automobiles/18TECH.html?_r=1&oref=slogin --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- June 18, 2006 Stopping Short By SHAUN BAILEY In its tests of new cars, Road & Track magazine routinely measures stopping distances from 60 miles an hour. The following lists include the best and worst results reported within the last four years in the magazine's Road Test ... Read More
Hybrids do NOT use E85 but they can use 10% Ethanol as all other modern autos and trucks can. 10% Ethanol is currently in use by 80% of Iowa auto owners. E85 can be run on a limited set of GM autos today, an additional 400,000 E85/gasoline engines will be produced in 2006 and 2007, GM will make their executives use E85 equipped vehicles, they are like all E85 autos, dual ... Read More
Well, gee, nice to hear to hear from other than Cranky Yanks! I've had my 2006 HCH w/nav for about a month now and am enjoying it. My previous car, a 2002 Honda Accord V6 was a real treat but I decided that it was just time to go green. My wife has a 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid and she said that she would no longer sleep with me unless I ... Read More
Hello. Bought my 2006 Ford Escape Hybrid about three weeks ago, traded in a 2000 Mercury Mountaineer AWD V8, since I was only getting about 11mpg in the city. So far, I love the FEH, and the gas mileage. :)
Hi. Just purchased a brand new 2006 Escape Hybrid about two weeks ago. Bought it with 48 miles on it, now have over 600! Took it on a nice day drive last weekend, and really enjoyed it. Bought it from Don Aadsen Ford-Mercury in Ronan Montana, and had a great experience. Test-drove it on Wednesday, made the deal on Thursday (over the phone), and picked it up on Saturday. The salespeople ... Read More
Thanks to Jeff I was able to save a great deal in purchasing a new Ford Escape hybrid '06. I live in DC and found a reasonable price by getting quotes from several dealers. Some dealers offered no come-down off the MSRP and a couple offered a somewhat lower price. One in particular offered a very low price saving me a bundle (Darcars, Lanham, MD). There are also certain perks I ... Read More
My husband just sent me an e-mail with the newly released list of hybrid tax credits for 2006 from the IRS (he's a tax lawyer for those new to this forum): 2005 and 2006 Prius: $3,150 2006 Highlander 4WD/2WD: $2,600 2006 Lexus RX400h 2WD: $2,200 2006 Lexus RX400h 4WD: $2,200 2006 Ford Escapefront WD: $2,600 2006 Ford Escape 4WD: $1,950 2006 Mercury Mariner hybird 4WD: $1,950 mmreid
Anybody have an answer on whether the Camry Hybrid will be able to drive single occupant in the HOV lanes of Virginia? Wikipedia has a note that says "Will not meet requirements to drive in carpool lanes." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camry_Hybrid). Virginia's DMV page says: Hybrid Vehicles (Not all hybrids qualify for clean special fuel license plates.) The following hybrids meet California's super ultra-low emission vehicle (SULEV) rating or the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ... Read More
Hello this is my first post to this group and have taken a cursory review of your messages, so if I may ask, would you buy the ford escape hybrid all over again. I strongly thinking of purchasing the 2006 model.
Yes it is scary! Since my last post, my dealership called the regional service rep and engineer to come look the truck over. They took it on a long test drive, hooked it up to computers, etc. and assured me it was fixed for good this time. They offered me an extended warranty "for my troubles". About a week later, I got the flashing wrench and "service soon" warnings and then ... Read More
Wow Jeff, I really appreciate all the information on buying my FEH online. I've been really interested in buying one of these and you've shown me a great way to save a couple...hundred dollars!! Once again thanks, the info was great. Ford Hybrid
I did a test drive in a 2006 FEH this past week, and I noticed something interesting. With the key out of the ignition, I hit the brake. I heard something electronic cycle under the hood. It happened every time I touched the petals. I seems to me that Ford may have connected the brakes to some electrical components even when the ignition is off.
http://vincentric.com/press_releases/press_releases_2006_01_17.asp Hybrids Dominate Vincentric’s Best Value in America Awards BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Michigan – January 17, 2006 – Vincentric’s Best Value in America™ awards were announced today, with hybrid vehicles leading the way. The Toyota Prius, along with the hybrid versions of the Ford Escape, the Honda Civic, and the Toyota Highlander each won the Best Value in America™ award in their segment. Other hybrids receiving Excellent Value ratings are the Mercury ... Read More
New Hybrid Vehicles Debut at a Critical Time for the Technology, says ABI Research "This is an important generation for the future of hybrid vehicles," says Dan Benjamin, principal analyst for ABI Research's transportation practice. "With these models - as well as the Ford Escape and the Honda Accord -- we're starting to see hybrid versions of mainstream vehicles. The auto makers are giving customers a direct choice: to opt for ... Read More
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The opposite of prophotoga: Wife has a 2006 Ford Escape Hybrid - Silver I have a 2005 Toyota Prius Pkg#4 - Driftwood Jeff in Northern VA
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NO Hybrid Accords allowed. This page updated November 9, 2005 Enactment of the 2005 Federal transportation bill allows California to fully implement California Assembly Bill 2628. AB 2628, signed into law on September 23, 2004, allows single-occupant use of High Occupancy Vehicle (HOVs) lanes by the cleanest alternative fuel, hybrid, and full-electric vehicles. Use of these lanes with only one occupant requires an identification sticker issued by the California Department of ... Read More
jeff h - thanks for useful tips. i'd been looking at the escape hybrid for a while and finally made the decision to buy. as luck would have it, just as i was contacting dealers this week, ford matched the gm price cuts by announcing the "simple plan" pricing (which is x-plan+$100). importantly, ford included the feh in the simple plan program. i bought the awd version fully loaded. i contacted ... Read More
Leslie, I took the test drive at the dealer in Fredericksburg VA and that's where I was told that the sticker price is THE price, and when I asked him where our chosen vehicle was located (we told him what we wanted and he went and did a search and printed out one that fit) and he said "oh I don't know I didn't look that far", so I went home ... Read More
Has anyone out there heard of a recall of 2006 Escape Hybrids for replacement of the Wiper Motor. We ordered up a 2006 a couple of months ago, and are still waiting for it. At least it has finally made it to the dealer. (At least that's what they say. I haven't seen it) The latest excuse is that they can't give it to us because there has been a recall ... Read More
Jeff, I live in the same general area as you--which dealership did you ultimately purchase from? Thanks Leslie
Excellent post. If more people will follow your plan of attack, the gouging dealers will be out in the cold. Welcome to the forum, keep us posted on your new hybrid.
http://accounting.smartpros.com/x50529.xml Nov. 8, 2005 (SmartPros) — The Internal Revenue Service has certified the model year 2006 Ford Escape Hybrid and the 2006 Mercury Mariner Hybrid vehicles as being eligible for the clean-burning fuel deduction
I just bought a 2006 FEH and paid $300 over invoice. Here's how I did it, which is the same way I've bought the last 3 cars thanks to internet research (this took a few hours of research but I think it saved me a lot of money): 1) Went and took a test drive at my local dealer's and loved the car, asked the dealer how firm they were on ... Read More
Wife has a 2005 Toyota Prius(currently showing 58.9mpg this tank) Tideland Pearl pkg 6 I have a 2006 Ford Escape Hybrid(currently showing 34.6mpg)Metalic Silver Premium Pkg + moon roof.
Are you aware that 2006 Camry MSRP begins at $19,855 and they are selling for under $18K? With automatic and ABS. Using your $25500 guesstimate that is a $7500 difference and I highly doubt Toyota will price the Camry hybrid so low. There is an example of a Toyota non-hybrid vs. hybrid model that illustrates Toyota hybrid premium. Highlander 4x2 begins at $25405 and Highlander Hybrid 4x2 begins at $35,405. $10,000 ... Read More
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