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Ford F-250, Ford F-350, Ford F-150, Truck
#307 of 521 F150 SXT REG CAB 2WD
Apr 17, 2008 (11:32 am)
We got a great deal on our F150 with discount package, rebates and x-plan at end of March:
-2000 SXT Discount
21683 Z-Plan Price
-1000 FMCC rebate
-500 Retiree Bonus rebate
-500 Because I asked what else since was end of month
$650.50 3.25% Sales tax, plus tax, title and tags in OK.
Ford jams you on the interest rate if you go with them. I've got 800 FICO and still got socked with 8.99% rate for 60 mo. I refied with my credit union last week for 4% for 60 months. Come out ahead taking that rebate though....They're stupid to think people won't refi.....
Great truck for the money.
#308 of 521 Re: F150 SXT REG CAB 2WD [rach_in_wa]
Apr 22, 2008 (9:05 am)
where does Ford get off charging 8.99% interest in today's market?
also, your deal really shows just how rediculous MSRP and Ford pricing in general is in the real world. It's like the dealer saying jump through this hoop, duck and crawl over there and then slide down that tube and swim back and jump over a fence to see what price you get -
I had to do some of the same stuff when I bought mine - $500 of the deal was predicated that I had a contractors license which made me scramble for a bogus piece of paper to finish the deal.
I mean $26,000 for a regular cab F-150? Who set that as an MSRP?
Jun 17, 2008 (5:29 pm)
I just saw a commercial on T.V. this afternoon. In the town of Hull, (province of Quebec) Canada. If you buy a Ford F-150 in stock and you finance it 100% you get the choice between a A.T.V. 500 cc or a 500 cc motorcycle as a "free gift". For a plain F-150 it comes to 588.00$ (can.) / month for 60 months. You kind of pay for your "free gift"
#310 of 521 Re: commercial [grosloup]
Jun 17, 2008 (6:50 pm)
In NY, they are advertising employee pricing on Ford F series.
Jun 20, 2008 (9:28 am)
I believe this is a national advertising campaign - I see the employee pricing ads here in California as well.
FYI: Employee pricing is deceptive. It certianly isn't lower than what you could get with some well guided negiations or even better than when they offer something like $10k below MSRP which is common on some of the pricier SUV's on the market.
To think that the public can get their cars for the same cost as the employees of Ford, which they can, just shows how worthless employee pricing is to the employees of Ford. It isn't worth much more to the public either.
#312 of 521 Re: Employee pricing [aspesisteve]
Jun 26, 2008 (10:00 am)
Your very wrong on that. Its not xplan pricing its A-plan. Which unless your looking at a truck during model year change over you can't pay that price for it! Your saving at least $1000 off what you can negotiate. Now with that said the prices are not a whole lot better than last month with higher rebates, but your advantage comes on the tax side. You pay taxes on rebates not on discounts so your acutally saving more money than you think! But to say employee pricing is deceptive, you have the wrong information.
#313 of 521 Re: Employee pricing [goblue1279]
Jun 26, 2008 (11:04 am)
GoBlue and Others:
A-Plan and X-Plan are great programs, but you can do better now. I bought my F-150 Harley Davidson with Saleen package, very rare truck they don't offer X-plan on usually, for X-Plan less about 3K. Yes, X-plan minus about 3K. This was back in December, I have the invoice to prove it. How did I do it? Well, they weren't selling many trucks back then, and they still aren't. I had a trade and I knew what the value on the trade was. I showed up with my checkbook and told them I'd give them XX cash and my truck for the Harley. After about 5 minutes of "we can do this for this price per month" I made out a check for the XX price ($30k), then put my keys on the counter and told the guy to see the GM, he had 3 minutes or I was gone. We made the deal, it took 3 minutes, and they wanted to do it X-plan because they made more money that way, or lost less that way, depending on your perspective (they get money back somehow for that plan, not sure how it works). They gave me more for my truck than it was worth, plus they subtracted an additional 2k from X-plan. I don't know how they did it and I sure didn't care. I had tried this tactic with 2 other dealers and had to leave without the truck. The 3rd time was the charm. If you have cash or great credit then you can make all kinds of deals happen. If you have a hard time getting money then you're going to pay more. It's just my 2 cents. This is my 3rd F150 and I love them.
#314 of 521 Re: Employee pricing [goblue1279]
Jun 30, 2008 (6:09 am)
I bought the '04 F150, which was a model change over year, and the employee pricing was not better than what I could get through negotiating. Plus , the employee pricing to the public excludes any model that is selling well.
And the fact that you state there is an 'X' plan and an 'A' plan just proves my point at how deceptive it really is. The advertisement shows an assembly line worker pausing at their job and saying "You pay what we pay".
It's an insult to either the buyer off the street or an insult to the employee one way or another. What does that say to the employee when everyone on the street gets to buy a car at the "employee price"? It tells me the employee pricing is an empty number.
Jul 03, 2008 (1:47 pm)
Spoken like someone who has no clue!!!
Have you looked at the economy lately? Car sales are down! The Employee pricing is A-Plan to the Public!!!! Plus today Ford announced that if you own a 1998 or newer Ford Vehicle you would receive a $3000 Rebate on top of everything else which simply means up to $12,500 off MSRP.
X-plan-Partners of Ford slightly below Invoice on most Fords.
A-plan- Below dealer Cost including holdback!!!
The point I am really trying to make is that you make car dealers out to be almost Criminal in selling new Trucks when the Reality is that a dealer is lucky to make $1,000 on the sale of a new Truck with this pricing.
I am so sick of people coming into my dealer and basically telling me I am not allowed to make any money whats so ever! I don't go to to work every day to not make money. I go to work to make a living like everyone else does!!!! The worst part is if I walked into your work and said "hey I'll buy what your company sells but your not allowed to make a profit on me at all, as a matter of fact I want you to Lose money" I would get thrown out!!!!
You know a dealer needs to avg. $1500 or so on each vehicle they sell to keep their doors open?
Prices are not going up because Manufactor and dealers are marking them up its because we pay some guy at the Ford Plant $25/hour to mop the Floors. Its funny we think these companys are moving for cheaper labor, it our own fault we wanna organize to make $35/hr to make the cars and then complain because they cost too much!!!!! Ok I am done with my rant!
Jul 03, 2008 (1:53 pm)
Oh yeah look at the profits for Ford and tell me they are making money right now, and look at my sales floor where 2 months ago we sold 210 cars and last month we sold 80, laid off 2 sales managers and went from 22 sales people to 14.