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#417 of 434 Re: 2013 Titanium [brave_fellow]
Jan 05, 2013 (7:27 am)
So what EXACTLY did you pay for your Escape out the door before tax ???
Tell us the numbers.
#418 of 434 Re: 2013 Titanium [twincam1]
Jan 06, 2013 (8:18 am)
Dealer Sale Price $33,562
Price I paid, after rebates, before taxes = $31,062.
#419 of 434 Anybody order in December
Jan 30, 2013 (12:11 pm)
My dealer ordered a Titanium AWD Escape for me on December 5th. As of Jan 25th it hadn't been built yet. I was wondering if anyone else had ordered around that date. What was the time frame between ordering and getting a vin # or confirmation of the vehicle being built?
#420 of 434 Re: Anybody order in December [donl1]
Jan 30, 2013 (1:02 pm)
Hard to believe !!
I have seen them on dealer lots.
#421 of 434 Re: Anybody order in December [donl1]
Jan 30, 2013 (6:34 pm)
Ask your dealer. They should have a scheduled build date. (down to the day) and an expected delivery date. They can get the report from their computer system.
#422 of 434 2012 Purchase Question
Feb 11, 2013 (12:01 pm)
I want to purchase a 2012 used Escape for college daughter. V-6. I really don't like the new 2013 body style all mfgs. of this size SUV are changing to. Seems prices are 3-5K less in DFW than in my near Nashville TN location so I'd travel to buy near my Dad in TX.
Would it be best to wait until June/July since 2014's would be around the corner and then it would be a 2 year old used vehicle instead of 1. Also looking for less than 10K miles.
Any good strategies? Ford Certified? Carfax? We bought her a used 2001 when she was in high school so we like the car and have owned an Explorer and two Expeditions . . . but her 2001 has way too many miles for traveling back and forth from college to home 250 or so miles one way.
Thanks in advance . . . .oh and of course she wants Blue Steel which makes my search a little more focused and narrowed.
#423 of 434 Re: 2012 Purchase Question [qwackertoo]
Feb 12, 2013 (6:16 pm)
You have some pretty defined criteria.
2012, V6, Steel Blue, under 10k miles.
If you can find one near DFW, I would go for that.
By the time the 2014's are out, chances of finding one under 10k will really narrow your options.
The used car market can change in a hurry, too.
We have an '04, '09 and '13.
#424 of 434 Re: 2012 Purchase Question [explorerx4]
Mar 03, 2013 (1:40 pm)
Thanks for the reply. I lost this board location and just re-found it today. So sorry for my delay in thanking you for the reply.
Yes, but I'm thinking IF I'm finding them now for sale with less than 10K miles, these might be ones that were actually purchased in fall of 2011 and so ones that come on the market in June/July might be ones that were purchased towards the end of the model year.
While this is what daughter wants, I'm thinking today, in how I won't buy a car the first year it is out . . . I'm wondering IF it is wise to buy a car the last year it is out . . . while it isn't really the last year, the body style has undergone a major change, and one I don't like. So for long term, is it a good idea to buy the OLD version . . . although I think IF we do buy this for her, she will continue to drive it for the remaining 3 years of college and maybe an extra year or two if she pursues an advanced degree and maybe even a few more years as she begins her career. We drive our cars a long time in our family.
I'm not even sure what else we might look at as all mid sized SUV's seem to be or have changed their bodystyles to this crossover look.
#425 of 434 Re: 2012 Purchase Question [qwackertoo]
Mar 03, 2013 (3:10 pm)
I just happened to see your reply.
There are no guarantees when it comes to any vehicle, although you might have a warranty and on a newer vehicle you can buy an extended warranty.
You still have to pay for maintenance, which can cost some money.
Based on 2013, we have vehicles that are 22, 11, 9, 4 and a couple newer ones.