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Ford Explorer, SUV
#228 of 261 Used 2004 Mountaineer.
Nov 16, 2010 (5:41 pm)
When I bought my new 2008 Explorer XLT AWD, I paid $24000 for it for comparison. Have you checked with Edmunds on what a good price for a 2004 Explorer should be? I would not consider the rust you found to be a deal breaker, but it may diminish the value of the vehicle slightly. When we lived near the ocean, rust like that would happen to our and neighbor's vehicles. Also check all the rubber parts- belts, hoses, wipers, tires. Rubber ages even when it is not being used.
#229 of 261 Re: Used 2004 Mountaineer. [waygrabow]
Nov 25, 2010 (10:32 am)
Good advice. What else do I need to check?
#230 of 261 x-plan?
Feb 20, 2011 (10:01 am)
Is x-plan a good price on a 2011 Explorer Limited with 302a?
#231 of 261 Re: x-plan? [cfg1]
Feb 21, 2011 (3:31 pm)
Right now - probably. Dealers aren't flooded with vehicles and there's not great discounting going on.
#232 of 261 Re: x-plan? [robr2]
Feb 23, 2011 (10:09 am)
#233 of 261 Re: Ford Explorer/Mercury Mountaineer: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [KarenS]
Mar 06, 2011 (2:34 pm)
I gave up after going to several dealers in town and checking with internet sales sites on buying a 2011 Ford Explorer. I told my husband not to bother because getting a good price was futile. We bought stock 100 shares and tried to get the pin for xpricing, but it's a 6 month wait and dealers don't care and will insult you with a $500 off sticker offer. Yippie? So then my husband checked with Sams Club and you can purchase your car - any car, through it at invoice + 400. We also read on these boards that you can order several different brochures and if you're lucky, you will get a $750 off coupon. So we paid Invoice + 400 - $1000 rebate - $750 and also negotiated a really good price on our trade in. The hitch is Sam's and Costco only seem to have 1 designated dealer in town. But they were so very nice and are doing a dealer transfer in with a car that has very close specs to what I wanted. I didn't want to order, because the 1000 rebate expires on April 4, although the dealer says there will probably be a larger rebate in mid-summer on these vehicles; we didn't want to chance it.
Ford Explorer Limited 301a with power fold seats and 20" wheels sticker 40, 590 invoice + 400 brought it down $1942 and then down the rebate $1000 and the coupon $750. (I got 3 brochures and all 3 had the coupon) you have to get it the brochure online, not at the dealers for the coupon. So we saved $3692 in total on this vehicle. So how do you think we did?
#234 of 261 Re: Ford Explorer/Mercury Mountaineer: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [crankin1]
Mar 06, 2011 (6:07 pm)
Sounds like you got a good deal, especially considering there are selling pretty well.
Sep 06, 2011 (9:35 am)
Shopped 3 dealers, one out of state. Best offer was on a 2012 Limited with everything but 4WD. Sticker priced at $46,507. Got it for $41,563, $3,000 down, 15,000 mile lease for $630/month, 39 months. That's actually $1,000 back of invoice, or X-plan pricing. I didn't have X-plan, but they gave me the same deal. The General Manager took care of me personally, because I know the owner of the store. So I'm sure everybody can't get the same deal, but I'm super happy. And love the car so far. This is our 8th Explorer.
#237 of 261 Ford Explorer 2012 Base vs. XLT
Nov 16, 2011 (6:31 pm)
Looking to lease one. Is there any reason not to get the Base? What is the mix of base vs. XLT? Really do not want to pay more for color-coded roof racks and 18"wheels. Thank you.