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Ford Focus, Ford Focus SVT, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#57 of 498 Re: Dealerships in Boston [cargirl13]
May 02, 2006 (3:23 pm)
I just bought a 2006 Ford focus sedan at Herb Chambers in MA...there is one in Braintree on the quincy line. I got a base SE sedan model for $11,311.00 after the rebates! I got $4,249 of sticker!!!! I have power locks, windows,power mirrors, center console, Remote keyless entry and AC!!! They were great and the cheapest deal I could find. They even gave me the "hold back" of $450 from Ford which the dealership gets to help with costs. I negotiated online first by sending out 25 quote requests and emailed them all back with the best offer thus far before going to any dealership or calling them back. The dealership experience was like "wham bam thank you mam" because of it. 20 min the first time, then 40 the second to fill out the paperwork and show my wife the car...lol. I will never ever go into a dealership before doing this again. Great experience when they fight and compete for your business instead of the other way around.
Good luck if you havent bought already. Please let me know what you think..
#58 of 498 Wonderful Bargain
May 03, 2006 (7:03 am)
At Wayside Ford in Marlborough, Massachusetts, I just purchased a 2006 Ford Focus ZX4 SES, with heated leather seats, automatic transmission, sunroof, 6-CD player, anti-lock brakes, and alloy wheels, for an amazing $15,100. With the rebates on the vehicle, how can you beat that? This seems to be the perfect choice during this critical gas time. Driving it is a pleasure so far even though I think the exterior looks rather anonymous and dated. How on earth can you beat this price for a car, fully equipped, in today's market? The victims moaning about the high gas prices for their SUV's, need to re-adjust their thinking. Jim, congratulations! You got a great price on a great vehicle. Take a look at Consumer Reports sometime and you will see the Ford Focus ZX4 is at #2. I drove the #1 choice, the Civic, and found it to be too low, plus the price would have been full MSRP (close to $20,000, no leather, no heated seats). The Focus is a better choice, a better deal and even better to drive.
#59 of 498 Re: Dealerships in Boston [jluff]
May 09, 2006 (7:31 am)
Wow...I am very impressed with your deal..Did you get a manual or automatic?
#60 of 498 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
May 09, 2006 (9:45 am)
Cargirl ... I got the Focus with the auto transmission.
Initially I was going to purchase a Dodge Caliber. I was reluctant because 1.) It's a first-year model, 2.) the Focus handled better, and 3.) a Calibar similarly equipped would have been around $20,000 (full MSRP . . no deals). The reasonable price of the Focus (invoce + rebates), along with superb handling and a fun-to-drive factor won me over. My only regret is that I love the styling of the Caliber and think it's a much more interesting looking vehicle. Maybe next time around.
#61 of 498 Re: Wonderful Bargain [huntley]
May 10, 2006 (7:46 am)
I wanna make sure I understand this. The price of the car was $15100 before the rebates? So how much did the final cost come to including all the fees and such? How was the price brought down to $15100 in the first place? I'm just curious because I plan on buying a new ZX3 at the end of the month.
#62 of 498 Re: Wonderful Bargain [hunnydew]
May 10, 2006 (2:26 pm)
a local dealer has an ad for a focus 4dr msrp 17,2xx, offered price 13,180.
you can go to forddirect.com browse inventory, plus see the window stickers and invoice amount. it's a good resource.
#63 of 498 PRICE OF FOCUS
May 11, 2006 (8:05 am)
Hunnydew . . . I found the car on-line at forddirect.com from a local dealer. You can see the actual sticker price at that site. I looked for the best Focus I could find with the most options. Heated seats were a must. I liked the ST the most but it didn't offer auto transmission, so I settled for a ZX4 SES instead. The MSRP was $19,380. I got the invoice price from Edmunds. Then I deducted $3000 in rebates, went to the dealer, showed him my paperwork, and acted undecided. This was one of several vehicles I would have settled for (Mazda3, Dodge Caliber, Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan). The dealer called me back 3 days later and agreed to the price. $15,100 was the out-the-door price (invoice plus $3000 in rebates.) I also did financing which gave me another $500 off. So the actual price is less than $15,000. That price is unbeatable for what I got.
#64 of 498 Re: PRICE OF FOCUS [huntley]
May 11, 2006 (3:37 pm)
edmunds 'invoice' is lower than ford's 'invoice', so it sounds worth giving a try. either way, you can get a great deal. it's a good car, there is just some low budget stuff on it. otoh, you can get some great features too.
#65 of 498 Re: PRICE OF FOCUS [huntley]
May 12, 2006 (7:30 am)
Oh wow, what a deal you got! Thanks for explaining it for me. I've browsed the dealer inventory online before, but out of 30 ZX3s only 1 has ABS and it's white (ewww) and a little out of my price range. Gotta have the ABS so I'll have to wait for the '07 to roll out.
I actually already own a 2000 Focus ZX3 and *love* it. Just want to get a newer one now. Great little car, I'd reccomend it to anyone (I try to convince everyone to buy one).
#66 of 498 Manual ZX5 SE
May 16, 2006 (9:39 pm)
I just got a black ZX5 SE manual, with the safety, convenience, and sport packages and 6-cd changer for 16500 - 3500 = 13000. I would have preferred a SES with just the safety package, and probably another color, but none were available anywhere near Houston.
MSRP was 17170 + 545. Invoice was 16666 according to dealer, and 16448 according to edmunds. edmunds TMV was 16885. Rebates were 2500 general + 500 matching downpayment + 500 grad student.