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Lincoln Zephyr, Lincoln MKZ, Sedan
Jul 31, 2006 (9:24 am)
Quoted from 7/31/06 Automotive News:
"Gasoline engines: Ford's new 263-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 hits the road this fall in the 2007 Lincoln MKZ sedan. The car was called the Zephyr during the 2006 model year.
The engine architecture has been designed with future technology in mind. The engine can be mated to a hybrid transaxle, outfitted with gasoline direct injection as well as a turbocharger. Ford Powertrain Vice President Barb Samardzich said the engine can be used in rear-drive vehicles such as the Mustang."
"Finally, 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."
#1554 of 3084 Re: Beamerman [scootertrash]
Jul 31, 2006 (10:20 am)
scootertrash, How do you pre-order, will the dealer do this with 06 models on the lot?
#1555 of 3084 Re: Beamerman [BeamerMan]
Jul 31, 2006 (10:25 am)
Most dealers will try to cram their unsold inventory down your throat, but they can place orders for '07's now.
If you walk in, you are wearing a "kick-me" sign on your back. I'd recommend you approach their fleet department or sales manager by e-mail.
Also, when you custom order, you could forfeit incentives - no rebates or low rate financing.
If you order now, you might not see the car until mid- November.
I'd recommend that you wait until they are sitting on the lots and make a deal for one then.
Jul 31, 2006 (10:31 am)
If you order, you are entitled to any rebates and incentives in effect at time of delivery, but not to those that may have been in effect when the order was placed but prior to delivery. Unless Ford does things very differently from anyone else in the industry, that is.
#1557 of 3084 Re: Beamerman [scootertrash]
Jul 31, 2006 (10:32 am)
Also, when you custom order, you forfeit incentives - no rebates or low rate financing.
That's not true. You always get whatever incentives and financing rates are in effect at the time the vehicle is actually sold.
Jul 31, 2006 (11:04 am)
The fine print in all those offers say things like:
"Take new retail delivery from dealer stock by 7/31/2006. See dealer for residency restrictions and complete details"
They are designed to move out cars already sitting on the lots (aka "dealer stock"). Special order cars are not considered dealer stock.
Jul 31, 2006 (11:16 am)
And ALL that means is that if you order, you DO NOT save the incentives in effect at the time of the order. You must take delivery while the incentives are in effect. Whatever incentives are in effect at time of delivery, you DO get...
#1560 of 3084 Re: uh [scootertrash]
Jul 31, 2006 (11:23 am)
And when the car you ordered arrives, at that point you are "taking retail delivery from dealer stock" and you get the rebates in effect at that time. All that means is you don't get the incentives when you place the order.
I've special ordered my last 3 vehicles and I guarantee you that's how it works.
#1561 of 3084 Re: Beamerman [scootertrash]
Jul 31, 2006 (11:34 am)
Thanks to you all for the advice. I know how to deal with them. I sold used cars for 8 years:) I think you are right to wait til they hit the lot. I am the pereson they are trying to find. I have not owned an american car for 35 years and am tired of leasing the overpriced Beamers. I may regret it but I am going to give it a whirl. By the way guys I have a nice 04 Z4 convertible coming off lease with 12k, kept in garage and detailed every three months. I will sell for around 30 k or let you deal direct with BMW financing. Again thank you all for the advice. I love this web site.
#1562 of 3084 Re: uh [johnclineii]
Jul 31, 2006 (12:53 pm)
When I ordered a Ford last December, the rebate that applied was the higher of the one in place when ordered or at delivery. Other incentives (Friends and Family) only applied if delivery was taken during the promotion. Chrysler also (or used to)let you order and take the better of the rebates.