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Ford Focus, Ford Focus SVT, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#124 of 498 Re: 2007 SES w/options [rasldasl]
Nov 23, 2006 (11:40 am)
Thanks. Went on the ford partnership program page and got the info. Having second thoughts about purchasing the vehicle, though, after reading about it in the consumer reports magazine. The reviews were accurate when it said the ford focus is a fun ride as I've experienced when I test drove the vehicle. But, it said it's fuel economy isn't something to boast about. And I believe it after it showed another fun ride with an MPG of around 30, the Honda Civic. Still, I might reconsider if someone can convince me otherwise.
#125 of 498 Re: 2007 SES w/options [quietspirit]
Nov 24, 2006 (6:03 am)
I would agree that the Civic gets better gas mileage and has a higher re-sale value but keep in mind that the Civic will cost quite a bit more than the Focus. I would recommend looking at the Corolla or Elantra as well, the Corolla is due for a re-design next year and prices are starting to go down and the Elantra has a nice warranty and the 06 models are being discounted since the 07's have been re-designed.
#126 of 498 Re: 2007 SES w/options [quietspirit]
Nov 27, 2006 (9:07 am)
I definitely am not getting 30 MPG in my Focus because it is just too much fun to drive it fast!
That, plus I do a lot of city driving (stop sign or light every block type of city driving) and here in NJ/PA we have E10 gas which does not get mileage as good as regular gas.
Basically it comes down to price - you will probably pay a few thousand more for a Honda but will also probably get it back when you trade it in.
#127 of 498 buying a Focus
Dec 04, 2006 (8:09 am)
Hey, we are looking at buying a Focus, and have a couple questions...
do you guys know if it is possible to get the $500 rebate through AQHA in addition to A Plan?
Also, is A plan the best price, or do you think it's worthwhile to try negotiating?
Being it's close to the holidays, do you think the #2500 rebate will go up? I know it went to 3500 over Labor Day, that's why I am wondering if we should wait or just go ahead an buy it.
#128 of 498 Negotiating a price
Feb 25, 2007 (11:45 am)
I just spoke to a dealer who offered me the following:
2007 Ford Focus SE + Convenience Package + Safety Package + Auto Transmission
MSRP = 17,055
"Invoice" = 16142
2500 Customer Incentive + 500 FMCC Cash + 500 FMCC First Time Buyer Downpayment Match
Final price = (16,142 - 3,500) = 12,642 + Tax, Doc
Is this the best I can expect to do, or have people been able to get better pricing than this?
#129 of 498 Re: Negotiating a price [deezwho]
Feb 25, 2007 (7:00 pm)
you should be able to do better. at least make a counter offer, or get a price from another dealer.
#130 of 498 Re: Negotiating a price [explorerx4]
Feb 27, 2007 (5:15 am)
I've seen the Focus go from 4000-6500 off MSRP. They depreciate like hell. A 17000 MSRP model barely wholesales for 10000 after year 1 if that.
The 6500 off would be year end (july-sept) sales. You would have to get numerous bids toward the end of the month and work to get it.
For a plain jane 4dr se and not to picky on colors/options I would want at least $5000 off.
#131 of 498 Re: Negotiating a price [jfritsch]
Feb 27, 2007 (11:10 pm)
I have a trade in value of 10,000 (I owe nothing on it). How long of the back and forth will I have to put up with before I could expect to get an offer of $5,000 of MSRP?
#132 of 498 Re: Negotiating a price [jfritsch]
Feb 27, 2007 (11:01 pm)
I have a trade in worth 10,000. How long of the back and forth would I have to put up with before I got $5000 off?
#133 of 498 Re: Negotiating a price [tornabrupt]
Mar 03, 2007 (7:42 am)
Get the fightingchance.com package
Read "Don't get taken every time" by remar Sutton (library or Amazon)
Nuff said. Informed for life
(I've seen yet again another ad for $6000 off a Focus on motoralley.com, and browsed just a few)