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Ford Five Hundred, Mercury Montego, Sedan
#71 of 155 Re: Northern Virginia/ Maryland/ DC [slider7]
Jun 12, 2006 (12:26 pm)
There are no more 06 Five Hundreds in Production. The model year was cut short by four months. 2007's began rolling off with a couple new paint colors, bright grilles on all, and chrome rim option to dealers in Raleigh and Charlotte NC with more coming. Lots of 06's especially Limiteds
I dont need a more powerful engine and dont like to burn more gas. So I am not going to wait for the 2008 model.
Couple of follow-up questions:
1) Did Ford raise the prices on the 2007 models?
2) Ignoring the color/cosmetic differences, did Ford make any improvements to the 2007 model? Any changes to the chassis or body?
Jun 12, 2006 (2:15 pm)
i'm looking at the 2006 mercury montego/ford 500. each dealer gives me different incentives;
$1k - rebate
free gas till 2007($1k master card)
free - every other oil change
they said only the 1k rebate & the 0% fin.
(this salesgirl was new)
She also said they may not get the exact color i want,so with the 2008 coming out early 2007 , should i wait and hope they have the same incentive for the 07 they have now for the 06.
ford dealers seem to be in disaray.
#73 of 155 difference between the 500 and montegro?
Jun 12, 2006 (2:18 pm)
other than grill, what are the differences?
#74 of 155 Price in Virginia/Maryland
Jun 14, 2006 (12:19 pm)
Anybody have a good buying experience in Virginia or Maryland?
What was the out of the door price?
#75 of 155 Re: Northern Virginia/ Maryland/ DC [vrm]
Jun 25, 2006 (2:07 pm)
no changes period. The 2005 is the 2006 is the 2007.
#76 of 155 Re: Price in Virginia/Maryland [vrm]
Jun 25, 2006 (2:42 pm)
I've kept an eye(via internet) on southeast Va and northeast/Raleigh NC dealer inventory for the 500 and frankly they are barely moving. Maybe 8 sold over the last four months! Dealers quickly subtract 2000.00 from sticker and subtract the 1000.00 rebate and maybe you'll qualify for 0.0%. Not a lot off a 30,000.00 FWD 200hp Megatuarus that bases for 18,000.00 to 22,000. I agree with the post that the salespeople/dealers are wanting to ignore reality no flotilla of vessels and sailors savings are on their way back to cure them presently. I say 0.0 percent over 5 years and "x" plan style pricing by all American automakers. The trusty American auto buyers who have supported the Big Three in years past, for once need a "bailout".
#77 of 155 patiently waiting.
Jun 26, 2006 (11:03 am)
when will mercury cave in and offer the same '06 incentives for their 07 montego,it's the same car???
it's look like they may b waiting for toyota to sell out of the avalon.
#78 of 155 Purchased a 2006 SE 500 YESTERDAY
Jun 30, 2006 (7:16 am)
In Raleigh area....
SE w/ safety/security package...
$23725 sticker - $21,725 selling price (yes the standard $2k off = $200 below Edmunds "invoice") + $1k rebate = $500 Ford loyalty rebate + $1500 trade-in (pretty much what we wanted for the 8 year old trade) Financed for 60 months at 0%. Out the door was basically about $4k below sticker w/ our trade in allowance.
We were pleased w/ the deal... wanted a "big" car w/ a big trunk. LIked the car. Had considered a Fusion also... Five Hundred apparently not selling as well b/c selection of colors/options was huge. Not really looking for all the bells & whistles, just a good price/payment. Can't really beat the deal for size of car; gas mileage; etc. with another model after MUCH research...
#79 of 155 Re: Price in Virginia/Maryland [slider7]
Jul 01, 2006 (9:57 am)
slider7 you are too lodgical.The american auto would rather wait and have uncle sam bail them out.
#80 of 155 0% financing
Jul 05, 2006 (2:09 pm)
Does anyone know who exactly qualifies for the 0% financing. Are we saying those with credit scores above 700?
Considering purchasing a SEL AWD since I live up here in the mountains and you'd be stupid not to have an AWD. Although, I'm wondering how the car will handle in heavy snow. Suburus are great for up here, but I was thinking of something different.