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Ford Five Hundred, Mercury Montego, Sedan
#3444 of 3623 2006 Mercury Montego Owner Loyalty - Celebration Clearance Brochure
Jul 29, 2006 (5:28 am)
Has anyone received this mailing and then went into the dealership with it? I just received this "Celebration Clearance" brochure because I currently own a 2000 Sable. In the brochure it says you get $1,000 Lincoln Mercury Owner Loyalty AND 0% APR financing until 8/31/06. I also know from doing my research and calling the 1-800 number in the brochure that there is $1,000 retail rebate cash on until 10/2/06 and $1,000 gas card until 7/31/06. However, when I went to the car dealership yesterday they tried to tell me that the 0% financing is in lieu of either the $1,000 gas card or retail rebate. I was really annoyed because no where on the brochure does it say it is one or the other. The brochure gives the impression that this is EXTRA over what anyone else would get coming into the dealership. And quite frankly, these sales managers in these dealerships don't seem to know much about the programs out there! When I showed them the brochure, all in the dealership seemed puzzled and confused by it. Is it the dealerships or is Ford/Lincoln/Mercury confusing the heck out of these people? My frustration is in the fact that the Sales Mgr. wouldn't even call district and find out more about it. He just said you either get $3,000 off of the car or $2,000 and 0% APR for 3 years. And when I said I'd walk, he was O.K. with that.
#3445 of 3623 Re: 2006 Mercury Montego Owner Loyalty - Celebration Clearance Brochure [bargainsforme]
Jul 29, 2006 (5:54 am)
I guess you walked then, right?
What options, exterior, interior colors, are you looking for? AWD or 2WD? Would you consider the Ford? What city and state do you live in?
#3446 of 3623 Loyalty cash.
Jul 29, 2006 (3:33 pm)
I'm sorry you went to a dealer where they explained the program very poorly.
First, anybody who walks in off the street can choose one of the 4 following programs right now on a Montego:
1. 1000 rebate and 1000 gas card.
2. 1000 rebate and 1000 cash in lieu of gas card
3. 1000 gas card and 0% for 36 months.
4. 1000 cash in lieu of gas chard and 0% for 36 months.
Now your Loyalty cash is in addition to one of the 4 above choices. So you are getting something extra.
The jerk sales manager that you spoke to was correct, you can have option 2, plus loyalty which would be $3,000 total rebate, or option 4, plus loyalty which is $2000 total rebate + 0% for 36 months.
As dealership employees, we are not responsible for what Ford prints or does not print in its mailers, we only care about want we can give a customer.
If you don't like how you were treated at a dealership, go to a different one.
Don't expect huge rebates on a Montego. If you care about rebates, buy a GMQ there is $6,000 available in rebates. Just expect STEEP depreciation.
The benefit to you for buying a Montego with low rebate is that even now at the end of the model year, residuals for leases on Montegos is near 50% for a 36 mo/12k per year lease.
For comparison,a GMQ LS has a 38% residual for the same lease.
The low rebate is possible because Ford is doing a better job controlling the inventory on the Montego thanks to the Flexible Manufacturing plant it is built at.
#3447 of 3623 Re: Loyalty cash. [mschmal]
Jul 29, 2006 (5:54 pm)
Which also means they aren't selling many of them at all. Granted, it is better to admit it is not a car many people want, and stop trying to push it beyond that. But, heck, it just hurts a Ford loyalist to see how far Ford (and Mercury) have fallen under the six year reign of boring Mr. Ford.
#3448 of 3623 Re: 2006 Mercury Montego Owner Loyalty - Celebration Clearance Brochure [bargainsforme]
Jul 30, 2006 (6:12 am)
If your looking to save money with this car your best bet, I believe, you should go with the Ford Five Hundred SE. Going with the Montego, your spending more money for the same exact car. I could see if you were getting a different engine by buying a Montego but fact is your not. The only difference is looks and it's not a big difference.
All options are offered with both cars. Even if there was different options, why pay more for a car to get an option you have to pay for on top of that and I'm sure you could live without anyway.
The SE your getting the better trany. You can get the 2WD or AWD version, which I wouldn't buy the AWD unless I lived in an mountainous or snowy area. You can get it with Leather seats, moonroof, safety and security package, and traction. Personally, I rather have cloth because it burns up in the summer and freezes up in the winter.
The options you would be sacrificing is the Nav. (use a map), Family Entertainment (buy a portable DVD, much cheaper), Reverse Sensing (stop being lazy and turn your head), Power adj. Pedals (unless your short and if you are you probably wouldn't like the Five Hundred/Montego), and Homelink (if you have a cell phone it's the same thing).
Se invoice starts at $20,507. Power moonroof invoice is $779. Safety and Security Package invoice is $692. Traction Control invoice is $170. Destination charge is $700. Total invoice is $22,848 minus the $1,000 rebate $21,848. If your a good negotiator, don't mention the rebate and negotiate below invoice first then mention the rebate. Go the last day of July or August and they just might be desperate enough to make a last sale.
#3449 of 3623 Re: 2006 Mercury Montego Owner Loyalty - Celebration Clearance Brochure [luvmbooty]
Jul 30, 2006 (8:00 am)
dont forget if you have a family member in service ,My Marine son saved me $500
#3450 of 3623 Re: 2006 Mercury Montego Owner Loyalty - Celebration Clearance Brochure [luvmbooty]
Jul 30, 2006 (7:51 pm)
Homelink has nothing at all to do with phones, cellular or otherwise. It is a transmitter to open garage doors, gates, and such. You can buy an aftermarket rear view mirror with Homelink, a compass, and automatic dimming.
I certainly agree that cloth is best in warm seasons, although cooled leatrher seats (offered on several Ford and GM vehicles as well as some foreign brands) may be better, since the leather is easier to keep clean. Perforated leather is a step below those, and the worst (for a vehicle in a warm climate/season)is solid leather.
Mercurys are not always more expensive than Fords. My 2002 Mountaineer was $1,200 less than the identically equipped Explorer.
#3451 of 3623 Re: 2006 Mercury Montego Owner Loyalty - Celebration Clearance Brochure [fsmmcsi]
Jul 30, 2006 (8:41 pm)
I was only referring to the Five Hundred price to Montego.
Thought Homelink was some kind of calling device for emergencies.
My point is, for this particular sedan you might save yourself some $$$ if you buy the 2006 SE while supplies, which I think are in numbers, and rebates last.
As a family man, affordability, ergonomic, and safety is exactly what I and my family needs.
#3452 of 3623 CVT end in sight:
Jul 31, 2006 (8:55 am)
From the last paragraph of 7/31/06 Automotive News:
"Ford is dropping the continuously variable transmission offered in the Ford Freestyle, Five Hundred and Mercury Montego at the end of the 2007 model year."
#3453 of 3623 Re: 2007 FIVE HUNDRED [mschmal]
Jul 31, 2006 (6:21 pm)
Will there be stability control on the 2008 model?