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#253 of 379 FORD 2005 EXPEDITION & FORD 500 2005
May 15, 2005 (5:29 pm)
WE ARE LOOKING TO BUY A FORD 500 & A FORD EXPEDITION BOTH 2005 YEAR, NEW. WE ARE PURCHASING IN THE ST. LOUIS AREA.
IT SEEMS TO ME PURCHASING 2 VEHICLES AT ONE TIME WOULD GENERATE SOME GREAT SAVINGS IN ADDITION TO THE REBATES.
WE WENT TO OUR LOCAL DEALER WHOM WE HAVE PURCHASED 4 OTHER FORD VEHICLES FROM PREVIOUSLY. ALL THEY REALLY OFFERED WAS THE REBATES AND OUR A- PLAN WHICH IS BECAUSE I HAVE FAMILY WORKING AT FORD. AM I BEING UNREASONABLE TO THINK WE SHOULD RECEIVE FURTHER DISCOUNTS?
ANY INFORMATION WOULD BE APPRECIATED AS I HAVE NEVER REALLY BARGAINED WITH THEM MUCH BEFORE. BUT I WANT TO STAND MY GROUND THIS TIME I'M JUST NOT REALLY SURE WHAT MY GROUND IS.
THANKS FOR THE HELP!!!
May 16, 2005 (3:10 am)
You're not going to do better than A plan no matter how many you buy. A plan skims it to the bone for the dealer - you know they still need to have abuilding, and employees, and a service center for you to bring your vehciles to. there is a lot of overhead to account for. They aren't going to cut below what they paid for the vehicles. Can you buy more than one A plan unit a year? X plan is one per year.
#255 of 379 Re: FORD 2005 EXPEDITION & FORD 500 2005 [cocoa40]
May 16, 2005 (6:58 pm)
Please do not write in ALL CAPS. It makes your post very difficult to read and is the message board equivalent of yelling. Thanks!
#256 of 379 2005 Ford Explorer/Expedition Z Plan
Jun 03, 2005 (7:50 pm)
Hello..I'm new to this board. My question is: I visited a local Ford dealership (Warner Robins, GA--south of Macon) and I am interested in buying an '05 Ford Expedition. I'm not familiar w/ the Z plan but my grandfather (who retired w/ 30 years w/ Ford) told me I'm eligible to use this. My question is what amount of a discount is this and can it also be used in conjunction w/ rebates? Also, when using this plan is their any kind of bargaining/negotiating for a lower price that can be done or is the price set? Thanks in advance for your help.
#257 of 379 05 EB Expy, x-plan
Jun 04, 2005 (9:45 pm)
Getting close to making an offer, visited dealership today, they have 8 Exp's on the lot. I have watched them, none have moved for 1 month. The Expy EB I'm looking at was built in 12/04 according to door tag. I did not make offer, just asked what price would look like with x-plan & then the rebate. The total MSRP is 50580, has everything except a kitchen sink. They said 44396 with x-plan, then 5000 rebate, bringing the vehicle to 39396 + tax & fees. I just noticed as writing this, the fees, will have to ask about that. They were looking for me to counter, but I'm waiting to see what you all have to say here. They were eager to hear a counter offer, I do not plan on trading anything in. I asked what kind of financing Ford could do for me as well, they said local banks could provide the financing thru the dealership. Curious to hear from you all.
Jun 05, 2005 (7:43 am)
With X plan you shouldn't be charged advertising fees and other dealer related fees, but you will still need to pay alll the DMV fees.
#259 of 379 Was it a deal? 2005 XLT 4x4
Jun 19, 2005 (12:21 am)
The negotiating was too easy, so I can't help but wonder....
MSRP/Sticker (incl freight): $44,215
Less Special Allowance: $ 7,270
+Proc. charge: $ 100
Cash Sale Price: $37,045
Less Rebate: $ 5,000
Less Trade*: $ 5,168
Plus Tax/tags: $2123.25
*Trade started at $4K. Gave them my bottom line: $29K
and I drove away in a very nicely equipped Expedition.
Total negotiation time about 10 minutes and pain free.
Excellent salesman and there was no pressure from the
others in the dealership. That in itself made the buying
experience well worth the price, but always like to make
#260 of 379 Re: Was it a deal? 2005 XLT 4x4 [out_there]
Jul 08, 2005 (4:34 pm)
looks like a good deal. i talked to a guy about an '04 (yes '04) eb, and he was only offering 10k off the sticker(including rebates).
#261 of 379 Looking to buy an 05 expedition...
Jul 09, 2005 (3:36 am)
I have a couple of questions for you pros... I'm looking to buy EITHER an expedition or Tahoe (I think both are good trucks and whichever is cheaper is the one to get for me).
1) I live in Phoenix where there is no less than 15 dealers. Are larger dealers better or worse to buy from (regarding price).
2) Is there a specific model that is a better bargain (xlt, eb, etc.)?
3) If the sticker is $42K, what should a guy offer. I have no issues walking away, I'm in no hurry to buy it but would like to know what your thoughts are. Since TT&L is difffernt everywhere I do not want to include this in the example.
4) Do certain colors warrant a bigger discount?
5) does a dealer care if I finance it vs. pay cash? I know there is some incentives for financing but assuming there wasn't do they care?
Any/All help is appreciated.
#262 of 379 Re: Looking to buy an 05 expedition... [daericks]
Jul 09, 2005 (12:01 pm)
) "If the sticker is $42K, what should a guy offer. I have no issues walking away, I'm in no hurry to buy it but would like to know what your thoughts are. Since TT&L is diffferent everywhere I do not want to include this in the example."
These vehicles (Eddie Bauers stickered at 41-42k) could be had in Southern California all day long for $28,995.00. This is using the rebates in leiu of the special financing. Figure it both ways - you are usually better off to take the rebates. I know of at least THREE DEALERS selling them for that. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS WAS BEFORE FORD'S FAMILY PROGRAM STARTED.
Get your own financing BEFORE YOU VISIT THE DEALERSHIP, you can ask the dealership to beat whatever rate you qualified for elsewhere. Remember, stay in control of the selling process, you are the boss. If you wish to buy an extended warranty, they can be had MUCH CHEAPER on the net. (www.fordwarrantys.com & www.fordwarranty.com) And elsewhere.