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Lincoln Aviator, SUV
#35 of 54 Lease on '04 Aviator
Aug 30, 2004 (6:54 pm)
I am here in So Cal and my Vista Lincoln-Mercury dealership is offering me an '04 4x2 Aviator Luxury Trim with the added rear dvd entertainment system and the audiophile 6 CD changer sound system. Lease is 39 months 2000 down and 519/month. We have had 2 mountaineers from this dealership and have been very happy. What do you think? Good deal or not?
#37 of 54 Re: X-Plan for Aviator and Options [sklarin]
Aug 31, 2004 (6:24 am)
I don't know what the "rebates" are at this moment, but when we bought my wife's Aviator a couple of months ago, I thought the deal was terrific! Around $7,000 in rebates, which included $1,000 as a Cadillac owner and $500 for financing with Ford, which we paid off at the 1st payment date. It was the rebates, plus $500 below invoice and a good deal on a trade, well above the auction price that might be normal in a negotiation. She loves the car! It was built early in March and we've had the dealer replace the ring-pinion/rearend to forestall future trouble with the "whining" sound mentioned elsewhere on these boards. Good Luck!
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#38 of 54 Re: Lease on '04 Aviator [mfenton]
Sep 02, 2004 (9:38 am)
Mfenton, that sounds like a pretty good deal, I was just at Galpin in Van Nuys last night trying to work out a deal and basically it was the '04 4x2 Aviator Luxury with auto mirrors and moonroof. The problem was they wanted $3K down and $519/month for a 39 month lease at 12K miles per year. Maybe I just pay Vista Lincoln-Mercury a visit today.
#39 of 54 Confused about X-Plan vs less than invoice
Sep 25, 2004 (5:28 am)
I'm in a quandary. Being in the heart of GM Country (Detroit, MI) I'm stuck between getting a great deal on a 2004 GMC Yukon ($5.5K friend of a GM Exec. discount + 10-15% off). My wife and I much prefer the 2004 Lincoln Aviator although it's looking to be $2-$5K more for a vehicle that stickers about the same as a Yukon.
We do have access to X-Plan pricing, but after reviewing some of the posts, it looks like X-Plan may not be the best deal after all? With all the incentives, I'm looking at about $7,400 in rebates for the Aviator. Has anyone had any success lately with applying rebates and getting more than $500 off invoice? I would imagine that's a better deal than X-Plan + rebates.
#40 of 54 Re: Confused about X-Plan vs less than invoice [jacqueusi]
Sep 26, 2004 (3:12 pm)
I'm sure you've seen my earlier post (#37), but I did a lot of searching to come up with that deal. But, I will admit, it seemed the dealer agreed to all of my numbers a little too quickly. Like maybe it could've been a little better? So, it might be possible. Go in with your "budget", your absolute bottom-line, and leave it to the dealer if he wants to move the vehicle.
As for me, once I've made a purchase I quit looking at the papers.
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#41 of 54 Re: Confused about X-Plan vs less than invoice [quemfala]
Sep 26, 2004 (4:02 pm)
Thanks! The $500 off invoice I quoted was from your post!
The wife and I have been driving around various lots today, both GMC and Lincoln. On Autotrader.com I'm finding 2004 Aviators for close to $30K. To me that's an unbelievable price. I would prefer to call the dealer prepared, but there's so little information on discounts, both X-Plan, dealer discounting, and rebates.
When I find more information, I'll be sure to post it to the group. Wish me luck!
#42 of 54 End of year sale by Lincoln - $10k+ incentives!
Sep 27, 2004 (4:05 pm)
Just walk into any lincoln dealership and walk away with $10k+ of discount from MSRP (or if you are good, from kelly blue book price).
Just picked up a luxury 2004 AWD model w/ rear dvd and misc options for $36k (sticker MSRP was 47k and some change).
Most dealers wont give in, some advertise it right out. But *all* dealers have this incentive.
Hope this helps. Oh yeah, this promotion ends 9/30!
#43 of 54 Re: End of year sale by Lincoln - $10k+ incentives! [vinnie]
Sep 28, 2004 (7:54 am)
Could you break that down for me? I'm assuming it's a combination of rebates and negotiated price? Did you use any Ford discount plans such as A, X, or Y?
Wow, $10K, that's fantastic.
#44 of 54 Lincoln Aviator Rear Brakes
Jun 15, 2005 (11:17 am)
Hi...just dropped our 2004 Aviator off at the dealer to have an air conditioning problem looked at, figured while it was there we'd have them take a look at the brake pads as we are going on a trip in a couple of weeks. 31K miles on the vehicle bought new. The Service manager says the pads are almost worn and we need to replace the rotors (Hah!) as they cant be turned. Also said that the emergency brake shoes need to be replaced due to corrosion.(Hah again). Total due if done there $801.....Needless to say I'm going to have the car looked at someplace else. Anyone else had an experience like this? or agree or disagree with my assesment?