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Ford Expedition, SUV
#75 of 379 EB - $8330 off MSRP
Jan 02, 2003 (11:50 pm)
Parked in my driveway is our new EB 4x4 5.4l Expedition with safety canopy, advancetrac, climate controlled seats, powerfold 3rd seat, DVD system. We didn't exactly want the climate seats and DVD, but had a tough time finding a model that fit our exact specification.
Price: $37640, dealer taking the $2000 rebate
Got the vehicle from our closest Ford dealer (we have 34 within 20 miles, here in Southern California) who had to trade for it, but they didn't try charging me for that.
I got some options I didn't want, but got the car in the $2000 rebate period and close to my target price cap.
#76 of 379 $9500 off in San Diego
Jan 16, 2003 (6:21 pm)
I went to San Diego. I found that several dealer advertise $9000 off on Expedition EB. The best one is $9500 of $42XXX EB and it said 5 at this price.
Good Luck For all You Guys
#77 of 379 bytre - Can You Share?
Jan 18, 2003 (9:48 pm)
Which dealership in SOCA did you use?
#78 of 379 2003 XLT Pricing
Jan 27, 2003 (9:22 pm)
I'm considering a 2003 XLT Popular with captains chairs, 6 disc CD, 5.4L engine, AdvanceTrack, Side Curtain with rollover. Selling price from my dealer is $ 500 over dealer invoice. The XLT was acquired by the dealer via a trade with another dealer and has been on my dealers lot for approximately 2 months. The XLT completed manufacturing in 8/2002. What does everyone think of this selling price and for that matter the options and the fact that it was manufactured back in august 2002?
#79 of 379 Shopping Help for tonyd39
Jan 28, 2003 (8:02 pm)
I think you should be able to buy this vehicle at least a few hundred below dealer invoice. You didn't mention a trade or which rebate you get, or if it was included in the $500 over invoice. Rebates vary by locale so head to Fordvehicles.com and enter your zip code, most likely it's $1,000 or 1,500. The best $12 you'll ever spend is on Consumer Reports no BS pricing guide. The info here at Edmunds is darn close too. If you take time to review this post and others, many folks aren't just bragging, they actually bought a vehicle well below invoice. We got our EB about $700 below and I've seen better deals listed. The fact that the dealer traded for this vehicle may actually hurt as they can only do so much and might only get a smidge of holdback. Try bargaining on another vehicle or with another dealer for comparison. We looked at one equipped like yours and settled for an EB with a few less options. I don't think August production matters much but there are so many available why settle for one already 6 months old? My advice is skip the exchanged one, be patient, bicker hard, walk out if you need to. Keep your new car fogged up goggles clean, and insist they hack off at least $750 on the traded one or one just like it the dealer orders for you.
Happy a-ford-ing, keep us posted.
#80 of 379 follow up on XLT Pricing
Jan 30, 2003 (3:41 pm)
OK ... now my dealer has a demo XLT 4x4 Premium with 5k miles with the 4.6L engine, leather, moonroof, 6-CD, reverse sensor, safety canopy, and DVD. They are offering this at a cost of approx $ 1,100 below invoice. I also do qualify for the additional Ford discounts. The questions now are (a) is the demo pricing fair, and (b) is the XLT premium with the features above a better vehicle then the XLT 4x4 Popular with 5.4L, AdvanceTrac, Captains cloth, safety canopy, and 6-CD. I do not do a lot of hauling as the XLT will be used by the wife. Is the 5.4L and the AdvandTrack worth passing up to get the demo XLT premium with the leather, moonroof, and DVD, reverse sensor, canopy, etc?
#81 of 379 Prem 4.6 vs. Pop 5.4 - Tony's Dilema
Jan 30, 2003 (8:22 pm)
Obviously it's a personal choice but I'd take the 5.4 because it seems less labored in daily use. They're both good engines capable of moving the 5,600 lbs around. The 4.6 seemed to huff & puff getting on the highway and downshifted heading upwind. The dealer probably still has the demo because most folks that typically would would want/afford those options would opt for the bigger V-8. If your wife is the primary driver and she's happy with the 4.6, enjoys the leather, DVD, backup doober, and feels safer with canopy and advance-track, go for that one. Just recognize it's even more of a used vehicle than the Popular one with 5.4. I've read numerous reviews at blueovalnews.com that say the 4.6 is plenty if you don't tow or load up. Our 5.4 seldom breaks 2 grand RPM's and is nearly silent, I like that. Have you considered a "stripped" Eddie Bauer? We got a 5.4 with side-bags & elec 3rd row for 33.5K before tax and including a $1K rebate. Let us know what else you consider.
#82 of 379 Prem 4.6 vs. Pop 5.4 followup
Feb 03, 2003 (8:10 pm)
Well the wife won out. Decided to go with the dealer demo 2003 XLT premium with the 4.6L engine with leather, 6-CD, moonroof, safety canopy, and reverse sense. The demo price with Ford rebates just seemed to good to pass up. I just hope I dont regret the smaller engine and that I didn't go with the other XLT with less features but the bigger 5.4L engine. I guess time will tell ...
#83 of 379 my new XLT dilema
Feb 05, 2003 (8:52 pm)
Excuse me for "double posting" as I just realized I posted this message first in a different section. Anyway ... I was all set to pick up my "new" XLT today. This is a dealer demo with 5k miles on it since it was made last July/August. The dealer was offering it to me at $1,500 below invoice which I thought was a fair price. This was also approx $ 6,500 below MSRP. Additionally I qualified for $3,500 in Ford rebates. So all in all I thought the deal was pretty fair. Now the dilemma ... I was supposed to pick up the car today. However last night I stopped by just to look at it one more time before I signed the papers today. It was late and the dealership was closed. To my surprise my soon to be XLT was parked in front of the dealership body shop. Someone apparently backed into it while it was on the dealers lot. Damage included the rear bumper and tail light. The dealer did not inform me of this when I called to arrange for a time to pick up my new XLT this morning. I at first played dumb to see if they would say anything. They didn't and then I brought it up. Their response was that they were going to inform me when I did in fact come in to sign the papers. Now I have been dealing with this dealership for 17 years. I have always had very good experiences with them and right or wrong I will take them at their word for this. After I brought it up they informed me of what happened and said that they replaced the rear bumper today along with the rear tail light. There was no damage to the body or frame as it was only backed into on the lot. They also had to paint the new bumper to match the color of the truck. Soooo ... I said OK then what additional discount can you give to me now that this 6 month old demo with 5k miles on it has been in an accident. The answer is that all they can do is offer me a 5 yr/60k mile extended warranty. I was hoping to receive this plus an additional reduction in the selling price. My questions are as follows: (a) this Expie does have everything in it that I want. A new Expie with the same features will most likely be at a minimum $500 above invoice which means approx $2,000 more then this vehicle. Should I take this vehicle as is with no additional discount? Or should I demand an additional price reduction and if not received take my business elsewhere knowing that I will end up paying $2k more for the same options but for a brand new XLT? (b) do I have any legal recourse here which would require the dealer to offer a new, different XLT with the same features as this demo and at this demo price? As I stated I did not sign any papers yet but my bank, insurance company, and dealer did fax the purchase agreement and insurance binders to each other and I did verbally agree to buy this vehicle so the process was underway.
#84 of 379 Our 2003 EDDIE BAUER 4X2 5.4L
Feb 11, 2003 (6:52 pm)
Just bought our 2003 EDDIE BAUER. We paid $33,501.76 out the door. The only two options we wanted and got were 3rd row power folding seat and climate controlled seats. This is our first SUV and we love it. This replaced our 2002 Bonneville SSEi.