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Ford Focus, Ford Focus SVT, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#301 of 498 ur still dead wrong
Aug 21, 2008 (9:08 pm)
There are people out there who still want to buy American and will choose the Focus over those others. Have you sat in one recently? The quality is far better than the 2007.....To make it a 5,000 off car you have to go into HOLDBACK to do it....that is not the first option. HB on a Focus is in the 550's. It can happen if Ford tosses more rebates... they won't anymore. I
Aug 22, 2008 (3:13 am)
Let's stick to them...
We have many comparison threads... do a search...
#303 of 498 Re: jfritsch is dead wrong!!!!!!!! [jfritsch]
Aug 22, 2008 (4:57 am)
Happened to see an Automotive News article, from July 7 issue, about average transaction prices increasing for Focus (as well as other small cars). The figure for the Focus was an increase 8.3% in the last year and average transaction in June was $15,885. By my math that means average one year ago was $14,668 and average has increase by $1217.
So perhaps what was a $5K off car is now a $3800 off car.
In the same issue is an article titled: As car buyers flee bigger engines, dealers scream for 4-bangers. In talking about one large dealer this article says: His Ford-Lincoln-Mercury store has a 10-day supply of me (sic?) Focus and four-cylinder Fusion. "I could take all the Focuses and four-cylinder Fusions they could send,"
#304 of 498 Re: ur still dead wrong [mrrk47]
Aug 24, 2008 (7:26 pm)
Got this deal today from a Cincinnati Ohio Blue Oval Ford Dealer.............
2008 Focus S, Auto,Anti lock brakes,Sirius satellite radio.
MSRP 16,850, Purchase price 15,000.00, Doc fee 250.00 Tax (6.5) 991.25 tile fee 25.50= 16,266.75 minus 750.00 Ford rebate brochure, minus 2,000.00 public rebate w Ford Financing = 13,516.75 OTD.........Thats 4600.00 in savings.......
We couldnt be happier with the purchase, love the fit and finish, and the way this car handles! No doubt you get your best deal when the EOM looms large and the sales manager needs to move some metal.
#305 of 498 '08 Loaded SEL
Sep 03, 2008 (4:44 pm)
We just took delivery of a 2008 loaded SEL, sticker $19450. The dealer gave us a $1250 discount and the $1500 factory rebate; that's $2750 off MSRP, or $16750. Where I live the discount reduces the tax liability but the rebate is treated like cash down, so you apply taxes before it's figured in to the deal. We passed on the Ford Credit financing and the associated $500 rebate, as my credit union beat their rate by enough to save me that $500 many times over. You need to watch those rebates tied to financing - they are not always a good deal. If I would have taken that rebate my total "off" would have been $3250, not $5K. I've dealt with this dealer before, and when he says there is not $5K to work with, I believe him. Other posters have talked about the holdback being in the $550 range, which is correct. So even if you can find a dealer willing to part with an '08 with very few left and provide a discount (like mine did), I doubt he's going to go into his holdback. There just aren't that many left. Maybe 8 weeks ago, but not now.
Oct 07, 2008 (8:53 am)
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Oct 07, 2008 (9:09 am)
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#308 of 498 '09 Focus SE w/auto transmission option only
Oct 26, 2008 (7:44 pm)
OTD for $15,300 in metro Atlanta (metro Ga). Price include 8% tax and $520 dealer and registration fees. Dealership was Mall of Georgia Ford in Buford.
#309 of 498 News for Ford: ABS is a must-have
Dec 01, 2008 (4:54 pm)
We love our 2003 Focus ZX5, which has been ultra-reliable and still drives well; our only serious complaint is the front seats, which we can never adjust enough to be really comfortable--unlike our 1998 Contour, which had great seats.
So when it came time this fall to replace the Contour we looked at the 2008 & 2009 Focus first. However, it was virtually impossible to find a Focus in the SF Bay Area with antilock brakes--a requirement for us and an option our 2003 had. I looked at dealer stock on the Net, and found only a couple of Foci with ABS, and they were tricked out with all manner of other options (air foil, anyone?--looks silly on a Focus).
Why does Ford think ABS is an option only a very few will want? This isn't 1990... and Ford lost the sale because of its miscalculation.
#310 of 498 Re: News for Ford: ABS is a must-have [shiatt]
Dec 02, 2008 (9:41 am)
ABS is bundled with stability control this year and is a great bargain as a result.
I was lucky enough to find ABS on an otherwise "stripped" Cobalt for one of my two commuter cars, but couldn't find ABS on a lightly optioned Focus (which I purchased as my other car).
Dealers have told me that customers have asked them to dealer trade Focii and Cobalts to find one WITHOUT the ABS just to save a couple of bucks. But seldom do this when the money went into alloy wheels or an upgraded stereo system.
Unfortunately only a few of us, plus the IIHS, seem to value our safety...