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Ford Five Hundred, Mercury Montego, Sedan
#104 of 155 New 2006 Five Hundred Limited (FWD)
Aug 20, 2006 (5:43 am)
I bought a 2006 Ford Five Hundred Limited (FWD)last week at a SC dealership. Here the options on the car and numbers. This car has the 18-inch aluminum wheels
Safety package (side curtain airbags, etc)
$30,505 sticker price
27,571 selling price
-1,000 cash rebate
-2,006 ford credit incentive
$24,565 price before taxes and tag fees
300 sales tax
150 tag fee, etc
$25,015 out the door with special incentive financing
We love the car. I did not really want the navigation system, but they gave a good deal so I treated myself to a gadget.
#105 of 155 Press Request
by KarenS HOST
Aug 31, 2006 (6:02 pm)
A large local newspaper is looking to interview consumers who have recently purchased a Ford Fusion, Milan, Five Hundred or waiting to purchase the Ford Edge. Please send an e-mail to ctalatiedmunds.com no later than Wednesday, September 6, 2006 by 5:30 PM PT/8:30 PM ET containing your daytime contact information.
Sep 20, 2006 (9:53 pm)
They got a 06 Ford 500 at a dealership in town here and the sticker is 31,060. What do you think is the best price I could get for it?
#107 of 155 2007 Ford Five Hundred SEL $23,945 OTD
Oct 07, 2006 (6:28 pm)
Got an internet quote from my local dealer on a 2007 Five Hundred, wondering how good it is, and am open to opinions.
It is an SEL model with Power Package, Leather, 6CD stereo, and Convenience Package...
He is quoting me invoice price, and telling me he can get me out the door for $23,945 (after tax, title, fees, and minus the rebate). What do you think?
#108 of 155 Re: 2007 Ford Five Hundred SEL $23,945 OTD [thegraduate]
Oct 13, 2006 (3:40 pm)
Hello? Anybody home?
#109 of 155 Re: 2007 Ford Five Hundred SEL $23,945 OTD [thegraduate]
Oct 15, 2006 (9:39 pm)
Did you get it?? Sounds like a deal to me.
#110 of 155 2006 Mercury Montego Premier $23,000 OTD in Louisiana
Nov 27, 2006 (12:12 am)
For anybody's reference.
I bought a 2006 Mercury Montego Premier last month in October near New Orleans area dealership for $23,000 out the door which included Tax, Title, and License. The only option was reverse sensing. After I brought the car, a few weeks later, I've notice an additional $1,000 cash discount incentive on Mercury website in Nov. So maybe, the dealer may take out another grand. Their selling price depends on market demand and if they want to sell it high or low. Check out www.myford500.com for what others had paid. Lowest off MSRP average around $6800 to $8000. Pay anymore than $6800 off msrp would be a ripp off in my opinion. After driving a few weeks, the ride was about average. Not like a scale of number 7 given by Consumer Reports rated. It would be more like a 5.5 for ride quality. While I'm at it, the top rated washing machine on Consumer Reports went out on me after 2 years. The ride quality was just a little better than an SUV but my knees would still shake while driving. And more noise in the back seat(give a 5 for quietness). I can even hear the gasoline shake in the gas tank while sitting in the back seat and the noise from the rear suspension frame when it hits a minor bump. It has very Poor sound insulation. Somewhat annoying for ride quality back seats more bumpy than front seats. I can feel all expansion joints on Louisiana roads and at unlevel bumps, my body would jolt up and down. The car's springs and shocks should me made smoother, but I have to live with it for now. If I had to spend $28,000, it would be on another car. Reason for the buy was the $5,000 difference. The expected quality seems not to be their though. And it should have the 100,000 mile warranty like GM.
$27,875 sticker price
-5,365 dealership hidden rebates and whatever discounts
$21,010 price before taxes and tag fees
1840 sales tax (~ 9 percent)
150 tag fee, etc
$23,000 out the door without incentive financing
Feb 11, 2007 (6:01 pm)
OK, this month you can get about $6000 off MSRP with the combo of incentives on the 500/Montego. Or you can wait til summer and pay approx. sticker for a 2008. What am i losing out on by buying now? I know about the engine but what about the tranny and the AWD. Is giving up the CVT and the Haldex AWD for the new unproven 3.5 a good tradeoff? Just wondering...
#112 of 155 Re: 2007 or 2008? [coppamc]
Feb 11, 2007 (8:24 pm)
I'd go for the 2007 with AWD and the CVT.
Test drive one with the CVT and one without, and see what you think.
I don't think you'd have to pay sticker for a 2008, though. Probably closer to invoice.
#113 of 155 Re: 2007 or 2008? [barnstormer64]
Feb 17, 2007 (10:49 am)
hi barnstormer,I'm counting on you are right on the money on the'o8's.Ive tested a lot of cars(avy,lucern,azero,cts,mk whatever)but the montga has the room i want and you don't have to buy the moon roof which I believe is a big waste of money.the engine noise was the only thing that bothered me but from what I have read meerc has improved on this problem.I'm no youngester o the horsepower is no problem.wish me luck .If I can get close to invoice I hope to be driving the new "SABLE" this summer.