That is what Toyota dealers are doing with the Prius, as well.
The hybrid Escape is in such demand the original planned
production was sold the first month. Ford has tripled the planed
production for 2004. Personally I don't see the point of paying
a premium for hybrids. The MSRP is at least $3,300 higher for a
Prius than a Corolla and the MSRP is $3,000 more for a hybrid
Escape and dealer will gladly discount the Corolla and the
standard Escape. $3,000 extra will by ALL of the gas to run a gas
powered Corolla for four years and an V6 Escape for three years.
The over MSRP premium will buy ones insurance for several year as
well. Insurance by the way is higher of hybrids because of the
battery cost. In addition at some point the buyer will need to
replace that very expensive battery back to boot. Seems to me
only the rich and the environuts would even consider buying
either one of them.
Andrew Rossmann wrote:
I went to Galpin Ford tonight, which is about 6-7 miles from Sunrise Ford,
and they are are selling them at MSRP. I'll be going back to Sunrise now
to see if they change their minds and drop the $5,000 premium.
On Thu, 07 Oct 2004 07:18:14 GMT, you wrote:
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