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#12 of 261 New 2003 Ford Explorer XLT
Feb 23, 2004 (10:54 am)
It's still possible to find great deals on the 2003 Explorers as Ford is offering very attractive rebates. Earlier this month, my wife & I purchased a new 2003 4X4 XLT(w/3rd row seat,tow pkg.,rear a/c,& upgraded 6-CD stereo)which had an MSRP of $33,410. for $26,249.(exl.tax&lic)after a $4,500. rebate. Our local Ford dealer located the unit for us and then basically charged us $200. over invoice, with no charge for the pick up or the delivery! We previously had a 1991 Explorer 4X4 XLT (for 11 years) which we really liked, and the 2003 seems even better in every phase so far. For the price, I believe the new Explorers are the best mid-size SUV on the market right now.
Mar 15, 2004 (2:48 pm)
I just purchased a 2004 Mercury Mountaineer. AWD 4.6L Luxury Model. Options: Moonroof and Crossbars for the rack. MSRP was 37700. Paid 32145. Than I got 4500.00 in rebates and they gave me 4K on a trade on a 99 Tuarus. 23645. Not bad.
#14 of 261 price paid for 03/04 explorer limited or E.B.
Mar 20, 2004 (6:21 am)
I have seen the great deals people have gotten on mountaineer, but wonder if it is also happening with the explorer limited or Eddie Bauer?
#15 of 261 RE: price paid for 03/04...
Mar 29, 2004 (12:26 pm)
When we were shopping in February, we were offered an Eddie Bauer Explorer for $26,000 (We got it down to $27,800 by walking. The last price was the second callback by the salesman just before the end of the month.)
'04 Eddie Bauer in Houston, a demo model with 4000 miles, V6 with rear seat, rear air, and reverse sensing.
We passed, because we ended up buying a used '02 Eddie Bauer for $19,500.
Hope this helps.
#16 of 261 Missing Tire Pressure Monitor System?
Apr 01, 2004 (3:57 pm)
Just about to Red Carpet with balloon (Maybe wrong name).
Explorer XLT 4WD, V8, Leather,3rd Row Seat, Moonroof, 290watt Cd package,Black running boards,lll/lV trailer tow pkg, ADJ Pedals, Reverse Sensing & Roof Rails. $2000 down + all taxes up front. 35 $314 per month, balloon $18,200. The window sticker, says delivered 02/09/04. Seems like a great deal. Feb 2004, but does not have Tire Pressure Monitoring????? WHY??? Ford Online & Edmunds show this item.
PS. First time Explorer. Previously 2 Jeep GCL on lease (1997 & 2001). Both very unreliable.
#17 of 261 XLT has just completed it First 400 miles
Apr 13, 2004 (7:50 pm)
We just did our 1st 400 miles, so far runs great. Very comfortable, no back aches. Engine & Transmission running great. Previously Leased 2 Jeep GCL 1997 & 2001, neither ever ran as good as this Explorer.
2004 Explorer XLT 4WD, Aspen Green, V8, Leather, 3rd Row Seat, Moonroof, 290watt Cd package, Black running boards, lll/lV trailer tow pkg, ADJ Pedals, Reverse Sensing & Roof Rails.
Apr 14, 2004 (6:39 pm)
Picked up a used 2003 XLT, leather, V-6, 4x4, reverse sensing system, 80-watt CD player, running boards, roof rack, third row seat, tow package, 13,000 miles - $22,700 last month. I thought we did pretty good. The best new price I could find was 28,000 for a similarly equipmed 2004, except it had the side curtain air bags and adj. pedals.
#19 of 261 2004 Explorer XLT 4X4
Apr 18, 2004 (8:52 am)
I have noticed all the great deals people have posted in here and just wanted to ask and see what the probability of getting the deal I may be looking for. I am interested in a mid-size SUV and am looking at the 2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4X4 and a GMC Envoy SLE 4X4. The only options I am interested in are the power moonroof ($800) roof rail cross bars ($45) and power adjustable pedals ($120) the MSRP for this vehicle at the Ford dealership in Cleveland was $33,075 including destination/delivery. I was told I could get up to $4,500 in rebates, a $400 recent college grad discount, $500 for my trade-in, and a $1,000 (1st time buyer - I think anyone know something about this????). I asked the rep if they handle invoice pricing and he "wouldn't talk price on the lot" I would like to set a limit of $400-$425 per month for a 60 month financing, is this a reasonable goal for the SUV i want with the options? please any help will be great for me just starting to look for my 1st new car!!!!
#20 of 261 theicon29
Apr 19, 2004 (10:46 am)
Since you're a first time buyer, a few words of advice:
Never, ever, negotiate the price of a car based on a monthly payment. Talk in dollars. The dealers have the advantage when talking payments because they can hide profit in a number of different places. Deal with the price of the car, your trade-in, and financing terms individually so that you understand fully what you are paying.
#21 of 261 2003 Mountaineer
Apr 19, 2004 (2:39 pm)
20,000 miles, AWD, V6, Leather, Dual Climate Control, Rear Seat, Rear Air, 6CD changer, Steering Wheel controls, 17" wheels, Adjustable pedals, Adjustable seats, Dual Seat Heaters, Roof rack with cross rails, Heated mirrors, Tow package and 7 year / 75,000 Ford Certified Warranty.