Don’t let the cute name fool you, my “Kiwi” 2008 Ford Hybrid 4WD Escape most certainly is “Built Ford Tough” and I have the photos to prove it!
Last week while driving along a winding rural road in Far Upper Bucks County, PA, in my Ford Escape Hybrid, I encountered a patch of black ice. Time seemed to stretch and slow down as the sound of metal groaning and glass shattering overpowered the music of my stereo.
Thanks to the incredible engineering with great attention paid to driver & passenger safety by Ford, I escaped from this traumatic accident that could have had life threatening consequences.
My 2008 Kiwi Green Ford Escape Hybrid served and protected me well, I purchased it brand new, and logged over 94,000 miles and had only 3 payments left on my Ford Credit Loan. While waiting for the insurance adjuster to evaluate the condition of my SUV, I rented a Ford Escape, I couldn’t imagine trusting my life or the lives of my family with any other brand.
Unfortunately we were informed this week by the insurance adjuster that our beloved “Kiwi” Ford Escape Hybrid was a total loss.
Shopping online using the Ford website vehicle inventory tool made locating the perfect replacement vehicle quick and easy. Without hesitation I began exploring available Ford Escapes. The perfect match was found at Fred Beans, West Chester, over 70 miles away! Prior to making the trek over an hour away, I was able to correspond as well as speak with the sales manager, Michael Joseph and salesman David McNabb who answered all of my questions and concerns. An appointment was set up for the following morning for a test drive.
Upon arrival at the dealership, I was greeted the moment I exited my rental car by the salesman I had spoken with on the phone, Mr.McNabb. All of the new options, upgrades and safety features were outlined and explained to me as we sat in an “ Indigo Blue”, 2013 Ford Certified Used Escape SEL. I fell in love with the SUV during the test drive, the sleek design, comfort and exceptional handling exceeded my expectations.
Negotiations as well as the application for a new Ford Credit Loan were expedited in a timely professional manner.
Accidents are unfortunate, however, I feel truly blessed to have escaped serious injuries when I had an accident with my Kiwi 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid. I am grateful beyond words to Ford for the Escape which saved my life, the random act of kindness from a stranger who stopped to help me on the rural road,as well as the first responders, police and ambulance company who arrived within moments after the crash. Please accept my most sincere THANK YOU!