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Ford Mustang, Ford Mustang SVT Cobra, Coupe, Convertible
#681 of 1138 Re: Destination fee [dummy2]
Mar 18, 2006 (11:00 pm)
1. Destination fee (at least in my area) is $720 on a 2006 Mustang. The "price paid" depends on how the contract is written, but I doubt any dealers are willing to absorb the cost of delivery.
2. I just bought a 2006 Mustang GT Premium with a 5 speed manual trans yesterday for X plan price. X plan pricing is 4% over employee pricing plus $150. The price I paid was about $50 below invoice plus $330 for sales tax and tag transfer.
I went into two dealerships in my area and told them I wanted a Performance White GT convertible with a manual trans, parchment interior, parchment top, interior upgrade pkg, side airbags, active anti-theft, and conv soft boot. From doing dealer inventory searches on-line, I knew a dealer in the Atlanta area was supposed to have one in stock.
My first salesman said they could buy it from the Atlanta dealership and honor the X plan price, but he wanted to charge me another $400 to have it picked up. I went down the road to a different Ford dealership. Turns out the Atlanta Mustang was not in stock yet. My second salesman found another GT conv. in Alabama with the colors/options I want. He agreed to honor the X plan price and have the car picked up without charging me a dime! It should arrive by late Monday, and I am going to pick it up Tuesday afternoon.
Considering Spring is just starting and how hard it is to find a white GT conv. w/ a manual trans, I feel really good about the deal I got.
I hope this info is helpful!
#682 of 1138 Re: Destination fee [topoffgt]
Mar 20, 2006 (7:49 pm)
That does sound like a good deal. Unfortunately here in new england it is becoming increasingly difficult to find a GT with manual transmission, I have serached nearly 30 delearships without finding one. This area is full of automatics. The only way of getting a standard seems to be ordering one and that too takes about 12 weeks now!
#683 of 1138 Re: Destination fee [gslams]
Mar 20, 2006 (9:21 pm)
12 weeks is worth the wait.
Automatic is definitely not the same car.
#684 of 1138 Re: Destination fee [pony_pirate]
Mar 21, 2006 (3:14 am)
I agree with that because I have had an auto gt in the past, this one 06 GT feel like you are the pilot not just a driver. You feel every ounce of torque through your figertips and both feet!
#685 of 1138 Re: Destination fee [gslams]
Mar 21, 2006 (5:12 pm)
Did you try NH? There's a dealer in Portsmouth that had 3 GT conv & 1 hardtop on lot (don't know if have manual transmission).
#686 of 1138 Re: Ford Mustang: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [kirstie_h]
Mar 22, 2006 (8:38 am)
After trying to locate an existing Vista Blue, Parchment, 5sp manual, convertable GT, I finally just bit the bullet and ordered one. After shopping from multiple dealers, was able to get one to order mine for a few bucks over invoice. There are plenty of automatics, black and red colors, but no Vista blues in parchment conv. 5sp available any where within 900 miles of St. Paul, MN. Initially my priority code was 40, but the dealer is elevating it to 10. Will keep you posted on my progress. Any recent expereince out there on how long it has taken from order date to receipt on a similiar Mustang?
#687 of 1138 Re: Ford Mustang: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [husker5]
Mar 22, 2006 (6:46 pm)
I too have been wanting a vista blue GT, convertible (charcoal top), 5 speed. Ordering from a small dealership in WI in October 2005, I was told it would be 6 months for a GT. My dealer now tells me I should see my car in 6 to 8 weeks, but no VIN yet. This dealer is also my friend so I believe it is going to happen, but he is still saying Ford is quoting a 6 month wait for GT's. If anyone has heard differently, let me know.
#688 of 1138 Re: Ford Mustang: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [vistablues]
Mar 23, 2006 (6:50 am)
This has got me worried. While my dealer hasn't promised anything, he said it has been taking 2-3 months, not 6 months to get one on order. It is possible since this is a larger dealer in a larger city (Twin Cities) he might get higher priority, but I have no assurance when I will see this car. The dealer assured me he was going to keep looking for an existing ones as they are being received by other dealers and try to trade for one, but now your experience has me worried.
#689 of 1138 Re: Ford Mustang: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [husker5]
Mar 30, 2006 (1:39 pm)
You might keep on the dealer. There isn't much incentive to keep looking for one from another dealer if he has any of your money. I just purchased a GT convertible 5-speed MSRP $32,650 for $2,000 off. No additional add ons except tax and license. They found one at another dealer so keep the pressure on! Good luck.
#690 of 1138 calif. below invoice price
Apr 01, 2006 (4:59 am)
ca has a lot of 5sp gts. mine is an 06 gt/conv 5 sp inter upgrade with red seat up grade and boot/cover. msrp 32.660 i paid 2999.99 that was 250 below in voice. Shop hard there out there. Invoice price was 30.257.89 keep in mind tha edmunds in voice was about 330 more then fords. I went to 5 different dealerships to order and all 5 had the same ford invoice price. the difference was a fed tax and factory prep(gas) to calif. Edmunds zip code entry did not correct for this. After looking at 5 different in voices I believe that was the truth but who really knows. barry