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Ford Focus, Ford Focus SVT, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#162 of 498 Re: 2007 focus 3 door se [lablover2]
Jul 10, 2007 (3:51 pm)
Hit 20-30 dealers end of month with emails for bids on your model in several colors. SE/SES brown, etc. Out of the 1/2 who respond, work the top 3 against each other. If you only solicited 3-5 bids from the locals (the usual suspects) that may explain your problem.
Unfortunately american car franchisees whether Honda or Ford etc are pretty much the same in tactics etc. The parent american companies problems stem far more from low producivity and a $75/hr labor cost for many folks with hardly a GED. Even outsourcing half a plants business to smaller shops with a $30/hr cost doesn't help.
no luck with the dealer-price is the best they can do-and, no other ford dealers have responded for quotes-see why ford is not doing well?
#163 of 498 July 3rd
Jul 12, 2007 (3:29 pm)
I went into the Maroone Ford dealership in Margate, FL about 7:00 pm on July 3rd. This is a high volume dealership that is normally exceptionally busy. On this night there were only two customers in the showroom. I wanted to get a Focus for my youngest son.
We looked at a SE with a sticker price of $16,740. The dealer add-ons kicked the price to around $17,500.
I offered the salesman 13 K out the door which he declined. It was obviously a slow night as the sales manager then came over when he saw I was done negotiating and said they would take the deal if I took Ford financing (which was high). I took their offer even though I wasn't totally thrilled with the finance rate.
I'm pretty happy with the deal ($13 K OTD) but think I could have gotten another $500 off the price if I wanted to haggle longer - which I didn't as it was approaching 8:30 pm and I was ready to go.
#164 of 498 Re: July 3rd [wlw2]
Jul 13, 2007 (7:14 pm)
Was that the dealership at 16800 57th ave.? I went to that maroone ford wit ha internet price quote in hand, got there, and they switched me between 6 different dealers every time the car they said they had turned out to be "sold". They tryed to pawn a "demo" with almost 3000 miles on it off on me. I got the run around and they kept me waiting for hours, They failed to honor the rules and regulations of the Ford X-plan by not showing me the invoice and x-plan price without first agreeing to a final price first.
When I did, ohh that car was sold. But we have a similar one at similar savings. BS if you ask me. Luis ochoa there internet sales manager was polite in between keeping me waiting for 20 minutes at a time. A gentleman named Richard, with a nigerian accent was very rude and said he would not put options that he promised in writing. It must have been a off day for sales.
They would not even honor there own price quote even on a similarly equipped car. They didn't update there website and the car they said they sold is still mentioned there.
I drove straight to maroone chevy the next day and bought a 07 cobalt. Absolutley not one hassle, in and out in less then a hour with my new wheels.
#166 of 498 Is this a reasonable price for 07 ford focus?
Jul 30, 2007 (1:30 pm)
I am looking for a focus zx3 ES 2dr hatchback with options autotransmission and safety package.
One of the responding deals offered an out-of-door price 13,188. Is this a reasonable price? or it should be less? The MSRP is $16,460.
Jul 31, 2007 (6:15 am)
Where in the country are they advertising teaser prices for under $10,000? The lowest I have ever seen around here is $11,999. I've also seen $2500 below invoice. Considering the rebate that seems about right with an invoice cost. I realize there are holdbacks and incentives that make the dealer more money but how can they sell $5-6K under MSRP? Are you talking about the factory MSRP or the one the dealers print up with all types of ridiculous add-ons like pin stripes and paint protection? Also what does the wholesale price in one year have to do with the purchase price of a new car? All cars depreciate the minute you buy them. Is there a way to get the dealer to absorb this?
#168 of 498 Re: Focus Prices [gsquare58]
Aug 03, 2007 (10:29 am)
Here in Houston, 07 ford focus is &10988 auto,air,tilt,cruise,am/fm,p/m/l...
#169 of 498 Re: Focus Prices [luckystar2]
Aug 03, 2007 (10:45 am)
which trim did you get?
#170 of 498 Re: Focus Prices [luckystar2]
Aug 03, 2007 (12:48 pm)
Was there any asterisk about "plus your $2000 trade" or "with your $2500 down payment"? They do that a lot around here. Did you actually buy this car or go see it? Was the car brand new? I'm just wondering why they don't seem that desperate around here.
#171 of 498 Re: Focus Prices [gsquare58]
Aug 04, 2007 (4:36 pm)
Portsmouth Ford NH Google them look up their flyer on the site.
2007 S sedan or hatch for 9995 MSRP is about 14000
No AC etc....5 speed
And that price is derived from MSRP less rebates etc...
Buying one with AC and a few extras adds about 1500 to the advertised price.
I think there might even be an extra 500 off for a motivated buyer.
NO ONE should pay for any dealer add-ons.....EVER.....