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#251 of 255 Explorer Lease msrp is before group discounts/savings?
Jan 18, 2013 (1:34 pm)
I received an interesting email from a local dealer concerning the pricing of Equipment Group 302A. The sticker shows this option group listed at $6480, while Ford's 'Build Your Own' web page prices it at $5600. I inquired about the difference and was told that the difference of $880 was taken off on the bottom of the sticker. And he is correct. There is a "Total Before Discounts", then a line called 'Equipment Group Savings' where the $880 is deducted, leaving a "Total MSRP" that is net of the group discount/savings. All fine and good. Except that the email further states "For lease purposes, the MSRP is taken before the package discount". So they are using the 'Total Before Discounts' which is a number greater than the MSRP, when computing the residual. I'd never heard of that before, and wonder if that is particular to Ford, or if others have seen it used elsewhere.
#252 of 255 Re: Explorer Lease msrp is before group discounts/savings? [ct44]
by kyfdx HOST
Jan 19, 2013 (8:05 am)
I've seen that on domestic leases, before... A higher residual is a good thing on a lease, as it lowers the payment...
#254 of 255 Re: 2013 Ford Explorer Limited 4WD [glin88]
Feb 07, 2013 (5:42 pm)
I have had a 2011 with pano roof and power liftgate for over a year and a half, no leaks.
#255 of 255 Re: 2013 Ford Explorer Limited 4WD [explorerx4]
Feb 07, 2013 (6:10 pm)
Then good for you, but after reading all the posts about this water leaking issue I decided to go with other brands.
Thanks for the input and enjoy your Explorer