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#1323 of 1710 X-Plan Pricing, 2004 Expedition
Jul 09, 2004 (12:39 pm)
Not much point in discussing Ford X-Plan pricing with so much 2004 Expedition inventory (many built in early fall of 2003)on hand. Dealers are throwing in nearly all of their hold back money just to move the units off their lots in anticipation of the 2005 Expy with 5.4 3V. Pricing is way under any X-Plan right now with just a minor amount of the proverbial haggling. Dealers still come out on 1% Blue Oval money and may salvage 0.5% holdback money. If you trade they have your trade-in to sell that has been "booked" at dead wholesale. Still making a profit.
Aren't A & Z Plan purchases an early in the model year happening? I never have had the chance so I don't know-inside deals are a turn off (much like dealer employee demos)since someone has to pay for Ford and the dealers to turn their meager profits. Ha!
#1324 of 1710 Ding! Ding! Learning opportunity for me.....
Jul 09, 2004 (4:40 pm)
What do you mean by "dead wholesale" on a trade. I'm assuming it's the lowest possible trade-in figure they can reasonably ask for but how do they arrive at that "dead wholesale" cost?
#1325 of 1710 Re: 1997 Expy?? [sbspence]
Jul 10, 2004 (5:12 pm)
Spence; if you're sure of the original owner and mileage, it may be a good deal. You didn't give us much in details, 4WD/2WD, engine size, etc; but here are some pointers. The 4.6L is pretty anemic IMO for that size truck, especially if 4WD. If it has the 5.4L, that would be ok, but even that engine only gives you 230hp in that year. In 99, it was boosted to 260, which was plenty of power. 97 was the first year out, but even so, they were pretty good units with few chronic problems.
#1326 of 1710 Post 1324
Jul 13, 2004 (2:14 pm)
Just an expression of mine. Just say wholesale.
Here in the Eastern Tennessee, the price of gasoline has created a bit of buyers market for new 2004 Expedition. The dealers still will not admit that they are selling below "invoice" which is right around 89% of MSRP for the Expedition model. The actual dealer cost is 4% less than invoice, that being 3% holdback and 1% Blue Oval money. The dealers just will not admit that they are throwing in all or even part of the holdback. But, they are really are
selling at 86 to 87% of MSRP before rebates just to move the remaining inventory.
My new 2004 Expedition NBX is smooth and drives better than my 2003 FX4 and the new 4R75W tranny is a nice upgrade from previous 4R70W. But, I am just sick and tired of the OEM tires (Continental ContiTrac TR). The right front it a good 1/16" out of round and they pull to the right or the left as you rotate the front tires. This Detroit cheapo tire thing for high priced vehicles is totally out of hand. Lead weight makers should be happy given how much is used by the Michigan Truck factory trying to get the above ContiTrac TRs out the door. My brothers' new 2002 or maybe 2003 Suburbans have those cheap Firestone Wilderness (or something). They too just shake their heads in disgust.
Ford doesn't bother to provide a spare for new a Expedition that matches the tires on the ground. In my case TRs on the ground and Conttrac SUV on the spare rack. Must save Ford $6-8.
..oh well I'll just drive the wheels off what is now my 11th new Ford Suv ...enjoy the trusty 5.4L..there's always a brighter side..
#1327 of 1710 Satellite Radio Problem
Jul 15, 2004 (5:39 am)
I have an 04 Expedition with Sirius Sat installed. I am unable to play Sat radio in dual mode while DVD is playing. AM/FM/CD work fine. Anyone know if this is normal and if so, is there a fix?
Jul 15, 2004 (3:22 pm)
Interesting about the spare. My new 04 Mountaineer not only has a matching spare tire, but also a matching aluminum wheel under the truck. AND, Goodrich tires, which seem to be pretty good. I don't know what it is with the Continental thing. My last Mountaineer had Goodyears and my Navigator had Michelins.
Jul 18, 2004 (3:27 pm)
I think Ford is offering a michelin upgrade for $150 (at purchase) if you want to get away from the Conti's.
#1330 of 1710 External temperature display
Jul 20, 2004 (7:55 am)
A friend just bought a new 4WD Eddie Bauer Expedition. He swears it does not have external temp display. Ford specs show that it is standard equipment. Where is the display located?
#1331 of 1710 Re: External temperature display [slotoy]
Jul 20, 2004 (8:01 am)
He needs to push the display button on the heater/ac control. It can
either display the outside temp or the a/c heater temp settings. The
dual display will display both zone settings passenger and driver
#1332 of 1710 Re: External temperature display [gheimur]
Jul 20, 2004 (9:38 am)
Thanks for the prompt reply. He has it working now.