Escape Hybrid - tax credit eligibility?
We are thrilled to be taking ownership of a 2009 Escape Hybrid tomorrow. Located one that was just delivered to an Albuquerque NM dealership.
We wonder how we can find out if our car is eligible for the full $3000 (FWD) tax credit? How does one learn how many have been sold? Is it
a) sold to the dealers?
b) sold to actual customers?
c) total Escapes? Or total of Escapes or Escapes and Mariners combined?
Our salesman seems unsure how to find out if our car is eligible; although he thinks the magic number (60,000?) hasn't been reached yet.
Would we have to contact FORD with our VIN number?
Any light shed will be helpful. And we are VERY much looking forward to learning how to drive our car for optimum mileage and fun!
Thanks for your help,
I have read on other FEH/MMH
I have read on other FEH/MMH boards that, as of 6/30/2008, Ford had sold a total of 55,990 FEH and MMH, meaning that the credit will be available until 12/31/2008. Ford should hit 60K this quarter...
Ask your dealer to look for
Ask your dealer to look for an e-mail that went out to all Ford/Mercury Dealers on July 17, 2008. It gives Ford's Hybrid Tax Credit Update. As of June 30, 2008, combined tax credit sales of FEH/MMH were 55,990.
I think the tax credits are
I think the tax credits are going to reduced in the near future. It is better that you contact the Ford/Mercury dealers regarding the new tax credibility.
You have to be careful. Do
You have to be careful. Do not believe everything the sales person tells you. Of course, they want to sell you a car. Once you bought it, who cares if you really get all the tax deductions you were promised...