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09-25-2013, 05:36 PM
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Posted By Smilin' Jack

Re: The First Plug-in Camry Hybrid Conversion

John,

Thanks for the compliments. I am sorry to disappoint, but Automation Tech is out of business and it's Enginer product is out of production and unsupported.

Their add on plug-in unit was...
06-22-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,344
Posted By Smilin' Jack

Re: C-Max Hybrid = 2013 Escape Hybrid ?

Dewd,

Good to hear from you.

I'd say if you liked the Mariner/Escape Hybrids, you're gonna love the C-Maxes.

There's the C-Max Hybrid, which as you see from my posts here, is in my opinion...
05-19-2013, 07:03 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,344
Posted By Smilin' Jack

Re: C-Max Hybrid = 2013 Escape Hybrid ?

GaryG,

Thanks for the report. I very nearly bought a FEH in early 2008, but wound up with a Camry Hybrid instead because my wife was concerned by the rollover stability reports on the FEH.
...
05-14-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,344
Posted By Smilin' Jack

Re: C-Max Hybrid = 2013 Escape Hybrid ?

What do your friends in the hybrid engineering department have to say about Ford's prohibition of towing with the C-max?
05-13-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,344
Posted By Smilin' Jack

Final Answer Re: C-Max Hybrid = 2013 Escape Hybrid ?

And my final answer is: ..................

Yes ............... and No.

Yes, in the sense that if Ford were to simply put a Hybrid propulsion system into the 2013 Escape, the result would be...
05-13-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,344
Posted By Smilin' Jack

Re: C-Max Hybrid = 2013 Escape Hybrid ?

OK, on second thought, maybe I won't start that thread.
05-13-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,344
Posted By Smilin' Jack

Re: C-Max Hybrid = 2013 Escape Hybrid ?

Gary,

Thanks for trying to clear up.

Sorry if I confused, But I did not mean to take the assumption that there actually was a 2013 FEH. I was merely supposing that if they simply were to...
05-12-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,344
Posted By Smilin' Jack

Re: C-Max Hybrid = 2013 Escape Hybrid ?

I would note that the Camry Hybrid (which has the same displacement and horsepower Atkinson cycle I-4 as the Escape hybrid and similar hybrid system) has no towing allowed by Toyota; so, it would...
05-10-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,344
Posted By Smilin' Jack

Re: Weights and cargo capacities Re: C-Max Hybrid = 2013 Escape Hybrid ?

I will research the difference and revise my post accordingly.
05-09-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,344
Posted By Smilin' Jack

Interior dimensions Re: C-Max Hybrid = 2013 Escape Hybrid ?

Item.........................................2013 Escape.......2013 C-max

Total passenger volume (cu. ft.).... 98.1..................99.7

Passenger room dimensions (inches)
max. front legroom...
05-09-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,344
Posted By Smilin' Jack

Exterior dimensions Re: C-Max Hybrid = 2013 Escape Hybrid ?

Item............................ 2013 Escape ..... 2013 C-Max

Height (in.)................... 66.3 ................ 63.8

Ground clearance (in.) .... 7.9 ................. 5.5

Net Height...
05-09-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,344
Posted By Smilin' Jack

Weights and cargo capacities Re: C-Max Hybrid = 2013 Escape Hybrid ?

Item ........................2013 Escape.... 2013 C-max Hybrid

Gross weight (lb) ........4620 ..............4621

Curb weight (lb) ........ ...
05-09-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,344
Posted By Smilin' Jack

Photo: C-Max Hybrid = 2013 Escape Hybrid ?

1997

Photo of 2013 C-max and 2013 Escape. (Double click to enlarge.)

These look pretty much like the same design to me !!!
05-07-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,344
Posted By Smilin' Jack

Re: C-Max Hybrid = 2013 Escape Hybrid ?

And, have any of you noticed that a 302A C-Max Energi is actually window stickered a bit LOWER than a comparably equipped 2013 Escape ? !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I think that means that we broke even on...
05-07-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,344
Posted By Smilin' Jack

Re: C-Max Hybrid = 2013 Escape Hybrid ?

Sweet deal, I'd say.

What is an X-plan?
05-06-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,519
Posted By Smilin' Jack

Re: Goodbye TCH, Hello Ford C-Max energi

I will surely post experience, from time to time

3 weeks into my C-max experience now now and have not really used any gasoline to speak of. Most days I do not exceed the EV range. Tomorrow I...
05-04-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,344
Posted By Smilin' Jack

Re: C-Max Hybrid = 2013 Escape Hybrid ?

Willard,

Thanks for joining in. Good to hear from you again.

most of the response I've been getting here seems to relate, as your did, to how the C-Max compares to the previous Escape Hybrid....
05-04-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,519
Posted By Smilin' Jack

Re: Goodbye TCH, Hello Ford C-Max energi

Good to hear from you, David.

Thanks again for all of your very helpful posts.

A couple more parting thoughts on the TCH:

In 5 years, the only thing that car needed to go back to the dealer...
04-30-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,344
Posted By Smilin' Jack

Clarifying Re: C-Max Hybrid = 2013 Escape Hybrid ?

So, I raised the question: "C-Max Hybrid = 2013 Escape Hybrid ?"

And I staked out my position in the affirmative.

Billyk24 has taken up the negative and raised several good points:
...
04-29-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,344
Posted By Smilin' Jack

C-Max Hybrid = 2013 Escape Hybrid ?

I say that the C-max Hybrid is in reality a 2013 Hybrid Escape.

C-max and 2013 Escape are built on the same platform.

Except for a few inches of overall length, all exterior and interior...
04-29-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,854
Posted By Smilin' Jack

Re: Still no C-Max section?

I guess we'll have to wait even longer for a forum specific to the C-Max Energi, eh?

2 weeks into my new C-Max Energi now and indicating over 90 mpg-gasoline and about 50 MPGe for gasoline plus...
04-29-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,519
Posted By Smilin' Jack

Goodbye TCH, Hello Ford C-Max energi

After 5 years in the Toyota Camry Hybrid, I have traded it in on a Ford C-Max Energi.

The Camry was the most reliable car I have ever had.

I finally concluded that what I really wanted was a...
12-22-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 47,882
Posted By Smilin' Jack

Re: The First Plug-in Camry Hybrid Conversion

After about a year and a half my Enginer conversion is holding up reasonably well. Many components were replaced or upgraded at no cost to me, and fortunately, I never did "upgrade" to any of the...
12-22-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 47,882
Posted By Smilin' Jack

Re: The First Plug-in Camry Hybrid Conversion

There have not been too many Camrys done. For me it was a little more work than the typical Prius installation, because I needed to work out some things for the first time, but I think that others,...
12-22-2011, 08:07 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 47,882
Posted By Smilin' Jack

Re: The First Plug-in Camry Hybrid Conversion

The Enginer unit is still under active development.

It is a bit more of a hobbyist's or enthusiast's unit than a stable consumer product.

But it can give huge gas savings.

Mine saw several...
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