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Ford F-250, Ford F-350, Ford F-150, Truck
#333 of 542 STX 4x4 Deal in Denver 8/1/08
Aug 02, 2008 (10:44 am)
I got this deal on a STX 4x4, in Denver on 8/1:
2008 F150 4X4 SS S/C
4.6L EFI V8 ENGINE
ELECTRONIC 4-SPD AUTO O/D
REAR DEFROSTER & SHIFT ON THE FLY
STX Discount Package $2,000
Retail Customer Cash-$2,000
Ford Credit Bonus Cash-$1,000
Your Price $20,125
I did this with a real Z-plan. The employee pricing for everyone would have worked, but I used a z-plan to save $500 (document fee all dealers are charging here).
The buyout on my 2006 F150 lease was 22,400. I would have kept it if Ford was willing to accept a reasonable price in this market, but they would rather take a loss.
#334 of 542 Re: Are you paying too much for that car - probably [carsearch2008]
Aug 02, 2008 (1:13 pm)
Do you have access to MMR?
I am looking for the current used car price for the Taurus X (SEL & EB trims) 10-15K miles.
Aug 09, 2008 (10:13 am)
The $3000 owner loyalty is a big chunk of money. I do not own a Ford vehicle and I feel it is unfair to pay an extra $3000 just because I am not a Ford vehicle owner. I will not pay $3000 more than others and I will look elsewhere.
I do not understand how Ford is going to attract new owners with such unfair policy. Make loyalty $500 or less like Hyundai but to make it $3000 is for sure a stupid management policy.
#336 of 542 Re: Owner Loyalty [aalsherri]
Aug 10, 2008 (4:17 pm)
Read the news. Ford's problem isn't gaining new customers, it is keeping its old ones. Scream all you want, but its is a BIG incentive to stay Ford!
#337 of 542 Owner Loyalty
Aug 13, 2008 (2:43 pm)
The $3000 rebate got my intention. I was going to buy my first new Ford vehicle until I was told I didn't qualify for the rebate. I understand the use of the rebate to induce previous Ford owners to stay with Ford.
But, if you don't already own a Ford, I think the loyalty rebate will have the effect of potential customers looking elsewhere. It sure had that effect on me.
I agree with Allsherri, there is no way I would buy a Ford knowing that I was excluded from a $3000 rebate. It doesn't make sense to me.
#338 of 542 Re: Owner Loyalty [jvos]
Aug 13, 2008 (3:19 pm)
Ford is thinking backward in their loyalty promotion. Most companies try to get new customers by offering special discounts, free installation, free introductory rates, etc to increase their customers base. Ford needs new customers to get rid of unsold cars and trucks especially after their big loss. This promotion will do nothing to keep a previous Ford owner who is angry and unsatisfied. To keep sales high Ford must allure new customers not rebel them by nonesense promotions. $3000 is about 10% to 15% out of the door price which is very significant especially when the economy is in free fall and the money in short supply.
#339 of 542 Re: Owner Loyalty [clint183]
Aug 13, 2008 (3:25 pm)
I visited the local Ford dealership recently and the internet sales manager told me that the promotion may change at any time. I hope Ford will listen to their dealers because they are suffering.
#341 of 542 Is this a good price?
Aug 18, 2008 (3:22 pm)
I'm in northeast PA and I'm looking at a 2008 F-150 Lariat with a MSRP of $44710.00. I'm getting a price of $33280.00 plus tax and tags. Is this fair? I'm was hoping to get closer to $30K out the door. Is it possible? Thanks in advance!
Aug 20, 2008 (2:15 pm)
A reporter with a large newswire would like to speak with consumers who purchased a truck or SUV in the past couple of months and received a good deal as demand was low because of gas prices. If you just purchased a truck or SUV recently, please respond to ctalatiedmunds.com with your daytime contact information no later than Monday, August 25th.