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Ford Focus, Ford Focus SVT, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#385 of 498 Re: 2012 Ford Focus Sedan S problem [mississippi7]
Feb 05, 2012 (7:06 am)
Return it immediately and start over, preferably with a different dealer. There is a $1,500 rebate on this car so if they're charging you $17,412 then the real price is $1,500 above that, $18,912 which is significantly above sticker. Perhaps I'm missing something but the light problem aside, why would anyone pay $500 above MSRP for any new car, let alone one with 400 miles on it? According to truecar.com you should be paying no more than around $16,500 for that car including the current $1,500 rebate. You should return it and get on the internet and start shopping around all Ford dealers within a 50 mile radius and get them to start competing for your business in order to get the lowest possible price which may end up being significantly less than $16,500. A dealer in central FL has several cars with that MSRP advertised for $15,700. And I know that price has no tricks in it because I just bought from them.
#386 of 498 Re: 2012 Ford Focus Sedan S problem [mississippi7]
Feb 05, 2012 (8:19 pm)
This is a bit confusing. Why would the car being a fleet vehicle cause it cost $700 more?
#387 of 498 Re: 2012 Ford Focus Sedan S problem [gambit293]
Feb 06, 2012 (7:20 am)
fleet vehicles have always cost more because they are well taken car of with proper maintenence and such and also have the balance of the factory warranty.
#388 of 498 Re: 2012 Ford Focus Sedan S problem [steven39]
Feb 06, 2012 (10:14 am)
Any used car can have the balance of factory warranty if it hasn't expired yet.
A fleet vehicle can include a rental car which, even though it may have verifiable maintenance records, you can assume it was beat up by renters.
I don't know whether he's saying it's considered a new or used car. Either way there's absolutely no reason to pay anywhere close to MSRP especially given the glut of base Focus's on the market right now and the rebates attached to them.
#389 of 498 OTD - $2k under MSRP
Feb 24, 2012 (2:05 am)
Just bought a '12 Focus SE sedan 5spd w/sport pkg & 203a SYNC pkg. MSRP for car: $20,385. OTD price $18,300 in MD (6% sales tax and usual usury gov't fees associated with a people's republic state like MD). FWIW, didn't have a trade-in. Business strictly conducted over internet. Dealership stood behind their numbers and conducted transaction in a professional fashion. Highly recommend DARCARS Ford in Lanham for those looking for less hassle in the new car buying process and a decent honest price on product.
#392 of 498 Re: 2012 Ford Focus Sedan S problem [steven39]
Mar 11, 2012 (2:56 pm)
A "fleet car" cost $700 more because what? It's taken better care of?
I thought we were talking about a "new" car here?
I'm sorry to tell the buyer - but you've been had.
Now that you've taken delivery of the car by driving it off the lot, you have pretty close to zero chance getting the dealer to re-neg the deal.
it's shame full that a dealer would do that to you, but it's buyer beware anytime you're in a car dealership or the dealer service department.
#393 of 498 $2000 cash back beyond 4/2?
Mar 13, 2012 (4:34 pm)
Does anyone know, or have a best guess, as to whether the current Ford $2000 cash back on the Focus will be extended past 4/2? I have a Civic coming off lease in late April, and would like to delay my new purchase as late as possible. But of course I don't want to lose the $2000 offer.
I know Ford won't really say, and salesmen won't give me any hints, of course. But is there any historical evidence -- for example, does Ford tend to have their best offers in Feb/Mar, and then they dry up in April?
Any insights appreciated.
Mar 15, 2012 (9:45 am)
just kicking the tires and looking at the colors in person. Of course I get a salesman assigned to me. He was nice enough to answer some questions but when I said no thanks to a test drive, he left to get me a brochure and his business card. Instead, out comes the closer? This guy really wanted me to test drive the thing even though I politely said I have to run. I never did get offered a brochure and the guy wants MY phone number in case I have questions. HaHa
with that said these guys had dealer mark up of $2,900 on all their new focuses!
Sunnyvale Ford = home of the $2,900 dealer mark up
I realize they probably aren't getting that, but from a starting point in negotiating it's just rediculous.
My impression of the focus was so so - the reviews seemed better than what I saw in person.
The car salesman being as pushy as they were is just a huge turn off.