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Ford Focus, Ford Focus SVT, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#97 of 498 Re: 2007 ZX5 SES... [jfritsch]
Aug 30, 2006 (12:43 pm)
If a new Ford Focus is $19,000.00 MSRP and you get a $3000.00 rebate off of invoice (about $18,000.00) which means you buy it for $15000.00....how do you figure you t eat a $7000 t0 $8000 loss.. My figures come out to a $4000.00 hit according to your $11,000.00 figure. Let's face it, you can buy ANY Focus at INVOICE right NOW!!!
I know what you meant, but let's call it like it really is.
#98 of 498 Re: 2007 ZX5 SES... [nortsr1]
Aug 30, 2006 (2:07 pm)
I have no Idea what you are talking about
No one wants to eat 7-$8000 on a Focus or any car in this range 1st year so I would want $4000-5000 off at least on a 2007. May have to wait for sept oct for more selection to show up.
I cant say my opinion any clearer, college grad, rebates, boyscout rebates, hidden dealer cash ... I would want at least 4000-5000 off (depending on msrp) an 07. Shoot for more as I've seen 5500 off advertised at year end.
I would not want to pay 15000 for ANY focus. Even the one owned by Elvis. I word it this way for the folks like the wagon guy who wrote in who apparently doesn't know about the $3000 under invoice.
know what you meant, but let's call it like it really is.
#99 of 498 Re: 2007 ZX5 SES... [jfritsch]
Aug 31, 2006 (12:26 pm)
"I would not want to pay $15,000.00 for ANY Focus"...that is strictly your opinion...There a many people, that, (with the $3000.00 rebate off of invoice for a 2006 ZX5 SES) (which, by the way is loaded for bear) "WILL" buy same. In fact, if you check the Ford dealer inventories, the 2006 Focus are just about all gone. The reason, the rebates off of invoice. Many, many people shop price (a lot of them).
#100 of 498 Re: 2007 ZX5 SES... [afidler]
Sep 04, 2006 (7:27 pm)
I just bought a 2007 ZX5 SE on X-plan. None of the dealers in the area had any 2006 models left and even in 2007 models the 5 door was downright scarce.
The dealer had tags hanging from the rearview mirrors on all the cars listing their discount and it was clear they were offering about $600 off list (plus the 2500 rebate) on all the 2007s. I had the X-plan info with me and I had not researched (beyond Edmunds TMV) what others were paying so I thought I was getting a pretty good deal with another $300 or so beyond the discount offered on the tag. After all, the markup (before holdback) is pretty small on the Focus.
In the end, I paid the X-plan price, got a pretty fair deal on my trade-in, paid a reasonable $395 for a 5/60 extended warranty and got a phenomenal interest rate (5.85%). I feel like I was treated fairly even if the price of the car itself could have been a bit lower without X-plan.
#101 of 498 Re: 2007 ZX5 SES... [rasldasl]
Sep 05, 2006 (9:40 am)
I have to ask you....What type or warranty did you purchase that only cost $395.00 for 5yr/60,000 mile. Sure doesn't sound like an OEM to me.
#102 of 498 Re: 2007 ZX5 SES... [nortsr1]
Sep 07, 2006 (10:32 am)
It was a Ford factory extended warranty, I think the premier plan. $100 deductible after the bumper to bumper warranty runs out. Covers almost everything not covered by the new extended factory powertrain warranty (which I realize is shorter than last year's special Focus extended powertrain warranty). It also includes for the entire length a rental car from day 2 in the shop.
#103 of 498 Re: 2007 ZX5 SES... [rasldasl]
Sep 07, 2006 (1:22 pm)
Well, if that's an actual Ford OEM warranty, that's a darn good price. Congrats and enjoy your Ford.
#104 of 498 Re: 2007 ZX5 SES... [nortsr1]
Sep 07, 2006 (5:21 pm)
i think the longer powertrain warranties have resulted in lower prices for what is usually thought of as the extended warranty.
#105 of 498 Re: 2007 ZX5 SES... [explorerx4]
Sep 08, 2006 (5:19 pm)
You would think that but the dealers still set the price. When I bought my 2004 Chrysler Pacifica that has a similar extended warranty on the powertrain the dealer still wanted over a grand for the extended bumper to bumper warranty. I passed. I found better prices online but never bought one. Thankfully, the car has been nearly trouble free to date.
#106 of 498 Re: Ford Focus: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [lee_w]
Sep 11, 2006 (5:10 pm)
Bought my '07 during Labor day weekend. Got $3500 off for labor Day plus another $500 military discount. Dealership and salespeople were a joy to work with for a change.