jmueller065
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Saw one on the road..

Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:48 am

Hey I saw a FFE out in the wild today, ironically it was at a gas station. (This one makes a total of 5 that I've seen since FFE's were announced about 2 years ago. 3 of those sightings came within the past 3 months.)

So was anyone here with a black FFE at the BP gas station on the corner of Michigan Ave and Canton Center today at 1:30pm (in Southeastern Michigan)?
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Leo
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Re: Saw one on the road..

Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:18 pm

I haven't seen any in San Diego where I am. Where are all the San Diego people? Im over by Lake Murray. SDSU area.

jcjj
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Re: Saw one on the road..

Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:16 pm

I have not seen any FFE's around Escondido, CA. I commute to the Carmel Mountain area along I-15.
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pilotgeek
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Re: Saw one on the road..

Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:04 am

I live in the Sacramento area.. and I see nearly as many FFEs as I see Leafs or Volts.

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WattsUp
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Re: Saw one on the road..

Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:12 am

I live in Silicon Valley and see WAY more Leafs driving around. I also see lots of Volts.

At my workplace, out of 20+ electric vehicles, so far I have the only FFE. Of the rest, over half are Leafs, several are Volts, and there are a couple Teslas.

On the road, I've seen only a few other FFEs over the last couple months of driving mine.
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jpc1818
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Re: Saw one on the road..

Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:21 pm

Here in suffolk county, Long Island i havent seen one other FFE.

vivavegas
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Re: Saw one on the road..

Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:52 am

Out here in Vegas, Ive seen a bunch of Leafs, Volts, and Tesla's, and a few Karma's, but only one other FFE.

jmueller065
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Re: Saw one on the road..

Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:32 am

Considering they only sold, what, 660 or so last year, and have only sold 240 so far this year (~80 in Jan, and ~160 in Feb--hmm incentives working?) it makes sense that not very many are visible.

In my case: I live in Ford country: My city is a very nice commute from Dearborn, and I'm only about 5 miles from the Focus/C-Max plant (the dealer I ordered mine from is across the street from the plant). A few of my neighbors are Ford employees (an ex-Ford employee myself). Thus I can always tell when the new cars go on sale as they pop up in my neighborhood in droves (especially when the manager leases kick in).

Having said all that only seeing 5 FFE's in a two year span is kind of low for viewing new Ford's in the wild for myself.
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GTOGreg
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Re: Saw one on the road..

Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:16 am

I live in the south Bay Area, CA (Silicon Valley). Tons and tons of Leafs and quite a few Volts. I have seen more Mitsubishi Miev's than Focus electrics! Actually I haven't seen another, save for the one on the floor of the auto show in January.

I don't mind the anonymity. At the same time I'd like to see the platform gain enough support to continue development. Ford is focusing (pun intended) on the Fusion hybrid with marketing. I don't see that changing anytime soon. I should be content with the FFE at least for the term of my lease. It was too good of a deal to pass.

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Re: Saw one on the road..

Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:40 am

I have a silver one in the Los Angeles area (northwest San Fernando Valley) and I have seen another silver one in my neighborhood. As much as I love driving my FFE, I am amazed how few I see. Lots of Volts and a fair number of Teslas and Leafs but few FFEs.
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