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#193 of 255 New 2007 Explorer Buying Experience
Apr 16, 2007 (8:53 am)
Hello, I ordered a 2007 Ford Explorer XLT 4x4 from a local dealer on March 28th. I tend to order my vehicles rather than take what's on the lot so that I don't end up paying for options I don't want, and ensure that I get the ones I do want.
I ordered a 4-door 4x4 XLT, dark blue pearl metallic and paid invoice for the base truck ($26,078) and added the following optonal equipment at invoice: power moon roof($723), XLT comfort group($251), 50/50 3rd row seat($744), safety canopy($476), crossbars luggage rack ($97), and all weather mats (47). I also paid delivery of $695, $11 for 5 gal of gasoline and $488 FDAF assessment for a total of $29,610.
The only option that I didn't want, but was told I had to take in order to get the power moon roof was the XLT comfort group.
I chose the low 1.9% APR financing for 48 months over the $2,000 rebate, and also qualifed to receive the $500 New Graduate rebate, as my wife is a recent grad.
Total damage after sales tax ($2,369), Fees, title, registration ($218) and less $500 college grad rebate was $31,697. I was told the vehicle would be delivered in 6-7 weeks.
The experience overall was no-pressure and my only gripe is with paying the FDAF assessment. Perhaps I should have attempted to negotiate that figure down since the dealer was already getting the 3% holdback on a vehicle that wasn't going to spend more than 24 hours on his lot.
Now I have a question with regard to incentives. I noticed that the new financing rate incentive has decreased from 1.9% to .9% for 48 months. Since I haven't taken delivery of the vehicle yet, would I qualify for this new incentive?
#194 of 255 Buying a Used Explorer Dilema
Jul 13, 2007 (6:47 pm)
Which is the better buy? or is it a good buy at all?
2004 xlt sports package 9,500 miles $17K 6cd changer
2005 xlt sports package 14,000 miles $17,700 single cd changer. Other than that, both have the same equipment, leather interior and 3rd row seating. and are clean as a whistle.
#195 of 255 Re: New 2007 Explorer Buying Experience [12ga]
Jul 16, 2007 (10:01 am)
I would certainly take evidence of the new rate with you when you pick it up. Practice has always been to give the current rebate on a vehicle, in other words if it got worse then you are SOL, if it's better it is you lucky day. I don't know of a way to lock in incentives, but couldn't swear that it isn't possible.
#196 of 255 Certified Used or New 07
Aug 01, 2007 (5:29 am)
I am in the market for a Explorer. Just not sure if I should go after an 06/07 certified or just get a new 07. What is resonable asking price for an 07 MSRP of 32k. Shouldnt the dealer accept somthing a few thousand below invoice?
#197 of 255 Certified Used 2007 Moutaineer
Aug 27, 2007 (8:13 am)
We just purchased a certified 2007 Mountaineer Luxury with 14,000 miles this weekend. No too many options and we paid $22,500 plus tax, title, blah blah. Our total rounded us to $24,500. The dealer certified the vehicle for us to get the better rate and extended powertrain warranty.
I think we saved a few grand as we paid the dealer cost (connections definately help) but if you search around, you can find some used 2007 Mountaineers for under $24k.
To us it made sense to get a certified used vehicle and save $9-11k on the cost of a brand new vehicle. I just couldn't justify buying a new vehicle with such a loss in value the first year when I could pick up something comparable without the new car smell and save a chunk of money.
#198 of 255 2007 Closeout prices
Sep 13, 2007 (3:27 pm)
I visited a mercury dealer last night to test drive a 2007 Mountaineer. The dealer seemed really straight forward about the price he would sell to me. The offer I have outstanding is good for any vehicle they have in stock or can get through a dealer trade.
He'll give me the vehicle for Invoice price, less the $2,500 manufacturer rebate, $1,000 bonus cash, and he'll kick in $500 of the holdback amount for a total rebate/discount of $4,000 below invoice.
Is this as good of a deal as it seems, or is there some manufacturer to dealer incentive that I don't know about that he's holding back on? I also have a competitive lease incentive offer (My Dodge Ram lease is expiring soon) I received in the mail that will give me $1,000 over and above all other offers.
#199 of 255 2007 explorer Eddie Bauer
Jan 19, 2008 (6:47 pm)
Hi everyone, I have found a 2007 Explorer Eddie Bauer V8 at a local dealership. It is new its MSRP is 42000 I was wondering what I should offer for it. I know there is a 4000 rebate and 1000 in marketing support for ford to the dealer. The Invoice is 39000, Any Ideas I was thinking 10000 of the sticker was a good offer any thoughts thanks to all
#200 of 255 Why Buy the 6 Cylinder Engine
Jan 22, 2008 (6:13 am)
I noticed, while potentially shopping for a 2008 Mountaineer/Explorer, that the 6 cylinder engine gets exactly the same 13/19 MPG as the 8. Why even MAKE the 6, let alone why buy one?
#201 of 255 Re: Why Buy the 6 Cylinder Engine [daryll44]
Jan 22, 2008 (4:25 pm)
Daryll I couldn't agree more I have begun the process of looking for a midsize suv like the explorer and honda pilot. Why would you buy a v-6 at 14 mpg when the V8 gets 13mpg. I bet the V6 works twice as hard trying to move the truck and at 210 horsepower for the V6 its at the lowside of almost all 6 cyclinders on the market.
#202 of 255 Re: Why Buy the 6 Cylinder Engine [islandguy3]
Jan 22, 2008 (5:43 pm)
Actually the V6 is not even 14 but exactly the same 13 as the V8.
We looked at Murano and Edge to save gas. Even those smaller vehicles only get 16 or 17 and Murano requires premium to get the 17. Explorer makes more sense at a lower price even with slighly higher gas consumption.