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#101 of 1064 "X" Plan pricing on the Jaguar "S" Class
Mar 01, 2001 (12:54 pm)
Can anyone shed some light on the dealer pricing policy of the "S" class using the Ford "X" plan pricing promotion? "X" plan on a Ford is 1.5% below invoice on any new Ford, but I am sure that Jaguar has its own policy for this plan. Suppliers to Ford companies, employees, and members of certain clubs and organizations have access to the "X" plan. The plan as it applies to Ford is a set price under invoice. I used the plan to get a new Mazda and with one call to the dealer and about one day qualifying by joining EAA I had a 2001 vehicle below dealer cost. Ford gives a incentive to the dealer who sells a vehicle under the "X" plan which allows for the reduced pricing. Appreciate any help as we will be buying a 3.0 within the next month.
Mar 02, 2001 (9:13 am)
murrieta - 1.5% below invoice is NOT below actual dealer cost. The dealer gets 3% of MSRP back from Ford after the vehicle is sold, so actual dealer cost is invoice minus (MSRP * .03). It is possible that Ford gives the dealer an additional reimbursement to cover the discount. Just didn't want you to think that dealer invoice was the same as actual dealer cost. Buying any vehicle at or below invoice is a very good deal.
Mar 02, 2001 (12:55 pm)
Any Jaguar dealer should be able to take care of you. The plan is very simple just read over the paper work and make sure you are eligable to buy a Jaguar using the plan. Some of Ford's plans only allow for the purchase of Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, or Mazda; not Jahguar, Volvo, Land Rover, or Aston Martin. But as lond as you are eligable any Jag dealer should be more than happy to help you out.
Oh and as a side note the average cost in this buisness to sell a car is $1200 over invoice. Once you account for overhead, floorplan, advertising, and everything else.
#104 of 1064 X Plan
Mar 05, 2001 (10:56 am)
Ford doesn't allow X Plan on Jaguars, but I'm not sure about A Plan.
Mar 05, 2001 (12:46 pm)
I have a 2001 S-Type 3.0 and recently brought the car in for the ball joint inspection. The ball joints were inspected/replaced? and since then recently when I went over a small pot hole I thought the wheel fell off! It made such a loud noise that I couldn't wait to pull into my garage to check the wheels. It happened twice. At first it sounded like the front right wheel then the back wheel or trunk???
Mark snowed in in N.Y..
Mar 06, 2001 (7:19 am)
I've sold Jaguars on X-plan. So unless this is a new policy I believe you are in error.
#107 of 1064 Clunking Noises (to marktsjag1, #103)
Mar 06, 2001 (5:00 pm)
Check out the 4/01 issue of Motor Trend, page 152. Have a 1-year test update of 2000 Jag S-type. They noted that their car "had its front suspension tightened to eliminate a slight clunking noise".
#108 of 1064 Had similar "thunking" with my car...
Mar 07, 2001 (2:33 pm)
but it's a 99 Mitsubishi Diamante I bought new about 18 months ago.
The noise was from the trunk area and would occur when I hit a pot hole or went over a speed bump, and could be replicated by bouncing the rear of a car at a standstill. We showed it to the service manager at the dealer, and he reported that a "coil needed to be rebedded" on the suspension. They were able to fix it quickly.
Hope this helps...
Mar 08, 2001 (2:13 pm)
A-plan and X-plan purchases are allowed for every brand associated with FoMoCo, except for Aston Martin. Certain vehicles may not be eligible, because of demand. No dealer has to sell you anything under the plan.
#110 of 1064 mice chewing on the engine
Mar 08, 2001 (5:31 pm)
The engine light came on in our S type so we took it to the dealer. They said the light came on because mice had chewed some of the wires in the engine. We don't keep the car in our garage. The service guy said that he has seen a disproportional amount of S types with this problem and thinks that maybe there is something in the engine that attracts mice. We have lived here for 9 years and have never had this problem nor have any of our neighbors. Has anyone else heard of this problem?