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Ford Focus, Ford Focus SVT, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#99 of 476 Re: 2007 ZX5 SES... [jfritsch]
Aug 31, 2006 (1:26 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 476 Re: 2007 ZX5 SES... [afidler]
Sep 04, 2006 (8:27 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 476 Re: 2007 ZX5 SES... [rasldasl]
Sep 05, 2006 (10:40 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 476 Re: 2007 ZX5 SES... [nortsr1]
Sep 07, 2006 (11:32 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 476 Re: 2007 ZX5 SES... [rasldasl]
Sep 07, 2006 (2:22 pm)
Well, if that's an actual Ford OEM warranty, that's a darn good price. Congrats and enjoy your Ford.
#104 of 476 Re: 2007 ZX5 SES... [nortsr1]
Sep 07, 2006 (6:21 pm)
i think the longer powertrain warranties have resulted in lower prices for what is usually thought of as the extended warranty.
#105 of 476 Re: 2007 ZX5 SES... [explorerx4]
Sep 08, 2006 (6:19 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 476 Re: Ford Focus: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [lee_w]
Sep 11, 2006 (6:10 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.
#107 of 476 Thank you Jfritsch!
Sep 13, 2006 (11:38 pm)
Just wanted to post here and THANK Jfritsch for his frank advice on this thread. Thanks to you I knew I could push below invoice on the Focus.
Just bought a 2007 SE for -4600 off MSRP, -600 off invoice. I know I left money on the table because I didn't want to deal with a scummy dealer that offered -750 off invoice and kept changing his mind. I also bought in the middle of the month. I used the e-mail blast method, e-mailed 27 dealers and got 10 to compete with each other. Did all price negotiation in e-mail and over the phone.
Note to Focus buyers: there is a $500 first time buyer down payment match for financing through Ford Credit. (First time buyer means first time financing a car.) This is not advertised anywhere I could find on the internet and dealers aren't supposed to push it, but it exists.
I am very pleased. I almost didn't consider the Focus because of the MSRP. I had a great experience and wound up going with the dealer closest to my house, also the nicest one I talked with.
#108 of 476 michigan 2007 focus ZX5 SE
Sep 25, 2006 (4:24 am)
We just bought a 07 ZX5 SE from Les Stanford Ford (used to be Champion Ford) in Battle Creek, Michigan. OTD price was 14826 with automatic, safety package (ABS & side air bags) & convenience group (cruise & tilt). We didn't get any add ons like extended warranty...just Michigan TTL. We worked with Erika and was very happy...no hassle, quick sale. Price included the X plan & the $2500 discount. We were going to get a Civic LX auto, but when you consider the OTD price on the Civic was 4000 higher, then the Focus is a great deal.