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Ford Excursion, SUV
#1 of 33 Bought it 10/11/01
Oct 21, 2001 (5:43 pm)
2001 Limited PSD. Black monochrome. 46.8 List. I paid 40.9 + tax. No other fees on top but tax and tags. Got 10K for a '97 Sub LT, loaded, with 105K miles. Took the 0.0 financing for 3 years.
#2 of 33 New Excursion
Oct 31, 2001 (4:58 pm)
It's hard to figure what you really pay on a new vehicle when you trade one in during the process...anyhow;
I traded a 98 Expy w/36K for $15K and purchased the 2001 Exc. XLT for 33,200. Sticker was 36,700. Invoice was right around 33,000.
#3 of 33 Trading in for the Ex
Nov 01, 2001 (9:07 am)
As per my prior post, I negotiated the price of the new truck ($40.9) before throwing in the trade. Thus, the truck nets out to 30.9. The trade was good 'cause three other GM dealers offered 3800, 9000, and 9500 respectively - so the 10 was great. The 3800 was a joke I told them where to put it.
I find if I bring in a trade too early in the buying process, it makes it hard to negotiate the actual vehicle price. I will act as cash-on-the-barrelhead for the vehicle I want and then bring up the spectre of a trade post price. To get the real trade value, I go to a couple of dealers I don't want to buy from and play the "I'm trading game" from the start. I get a good pre-new car price eval for it, then go back with that info to dealer I want the car from with the high trade in eval elsewhere. Works everytime. Well, the last three times. Maximizes trade in and purchase value.
#4 of 33 What I paid.
Nov 24, 2001 (8:24 pm)
I got the 01 Limited 4x2 with the rear seat TV for $32,300. I went to 3 dealers here in South Forida and Maroone was the cheapest. Also got the 0%.
Dec 13, 2001 (11:13 am)
I bought my 2000 XLT loaded w/everything but heated seats for 28,000. I just called and said this what I want and what I am going to pay. MSRP was 38,000
Dec 15, 2001 (5:03 am)
Purchased a 2002 XLT Premium (True Blue)
Took the $1000 Rebate
Final Price of $32,890
Did all the negotation over the phone or email. Worked 5 different dealerships for best price. Prices ranged from $1000 over (this one is still available) to $600 under invoice. Lets be honest, all are still available. Wife went in and picked out the one she wanted. Did not go to the dealer until ready to write the check. Out in less than an hour.
#7 of 33 '01 Ltd. PSD
Jan 04, 2002 (4:50 pm)
List - about 46; bought on the Ford A-plan for 39.
#8 of 33 '02 Limited 4X4 PSD
Jun 06, 2002 (10:41 am)
MSRP on the Vehicle was $49k and change. I paid $40k for it. Options were the Ultimate Group, Limited Premier Package, Tow Mirros, Limited Slip 3.73 Axle Ratio, 6 Disc In dash CD Changer, and some other stuff the dealer added.
Was a great experience and love the truck.
#9 of 33 01 PSD 4x4 Limited
Jun 10, 2002 (12:51 pm)
Sticker was 46.8 minus A-plan and rebate 36.7 out the door. This is my third PSD love it, and the Ex. We also lucked out and got a personalized plate that reads SCRSION.
#10 of 33 How did you get 10K off?? where
Jul 01, 2002 (7:22 pm)
I am in SATX and looking at a limited 4x4...sticker is 49,345.....I have him down to 41,871.....thats about 7500 off...they act like thats it....they only have one the way I want it....I can get a strippy for 28K.....seems like they should come down more?