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Ford Freestyle, Ford Taurus X, Wagon, SUV
#576 of 850 Ford is giving this car away!
Jul 29, 2008 (4:09 am)
Ford's Website: Brought to you by: Atlanta District Ford Dealers
With up to $5,000 Cash Back, Now's a Great Time to Get into the Safest Seven-Passenger Crossover in America!*
1 "$1,500 Customer Cash + $3,000 Owner Loyalty Cash + $500 Ford Credit Bonus Cash. Owner Loyalty Cash available to customers that currently own or lease a 1998 or newer Ford car, SUV, or truck through F-550 and purchase a new 2008 Taurus X. Offer not available on Red Carpet Lease or with Lease Renewal Cash. Proof of ownership required. Trade-in not required. Ford Credit Bonus Cash requires Ford Credit financing. Not all buyers will qualify. Residency restrictions apply. Take new retail delivery from dealer stock by 9/2/2008. See dealer for qualifications and complete details. *Based on both NHTSA five-star crash-test rating and, with optional electronic stability control, IIHS Top Safety Pick. Star ratings are part of the U.S. Dept. of Transportation's Safercar.gov Program (www.safercar.gov)."
*2 Offer available to current owners of '98 or newer Ford vehicles with valid proof of ownership. Trade-in not required. Not available on Red Carpet Lease. Take new retail delivery from dealer stock by 7/31/2008. See dealer for complete details.
Confirmed with the Ford dealer today $5K off! We were talking about at least $5.5K below the invoice price likey more, but a Ford Program Car maybe even a better deal.
Prices are very soft on Ford Products!
It was just extended to 9/2/08!
#577 of 850 Re: Ford is giving this car away! [seloo]
Jul 30, 2008 (6:12 pm)
Purchased the Taurus X SEL, with AWD at the end of June, so it was prior to these discounts. Had a couple of options-SEL 1, rear back up sensors, leather, sirius, microsoft sync, Listed $32400. Purchased for $27,000. No trade in. On the other hand Ive seen Nissan discounting uo to 40% off on their trucks so perhaps I could have gone lower but was out of a car and needed this. Very nice crossover, wife liked how it handles.
Aug 12, 2008 (7:08 am)
We just picked up an 08' Taurus X SEL FWD, with leather, SYNC, SEL Interior Convenience and Power Packages, 50/50 3rd row, and Sirius for $26,400 inc freight - about $2k under invoice. (I would have received an additional $500 off if I had used Ford Credit, but got a better rate elsewhere.)
(Dealer was Apple Ford in Columbia, MD. Nice people to deal with, although still a little pushy on all the high-profit dealer add-ons like undercoating, paint protection etc.)
#579 of 850 i'm confused...
Aug 26, 2008 (7:59 am)
if there is $5k in money out there why aren't people paying invoice minus $5k, or better? do you have to own another ford product (which we do), and if not you can only get around $2k below invoice?
#580 of 850 Re: i'm confused... [cohenfive]
Aug 30, 2008 (2:35 pm)
I have a friend in the business. He tells me not to purchase a new TX even at $5-6K below invoice. Many new models have been on the lot for 250+ days. This car is not selling well, its overall deprecation is extremely high, and it is scheduled to be deleted from Ford's line-up.
On the other hand, he claims that deals can be found on slightly used models, but you need to be very informed (understanding wholesale pricing) and savvy buyer or you will pay too much. Prices are extremely soft on this car!
The TX is not a bad car, it just cannot compete with the other crossover models.
#581 of 850 TX $12,000 off of list
Sep 02, 2008 (8:03 am)
A local Ford dealer here in Minnesota is advertising the TX at $12,000 off of list. This apparently includes a $2,000 owners loyalty bonus. The other details were not listed in the ad, but this almost seems too good to be true. If so, one should be able to get a brand new TX for well under $20,000. At this price I don't understand why they aren't flying off of the lots. The TX is a really great family vehicle.
#582 of 850 Re: TX $12,000 off of list [saabturboid]
Sep 02, 2008 (12:40 pm)
If that is true, I'd fly from Texas and come and get a new one. Which dealer and then I'll do my homework.......
#583 of 850 Re: TX $12,000 off of list [danallan]
Sep 03, 2008 (6:35 am)
The dealership that was advertising $12,000 off of list was Superior Ford in Plymouth, MN. (www.superiorford.com) The ad was in the Sunday newspaper and it did say the offer expired 9/2. Good luck.
#584 of 850 Taurus X Sales
Sep 05, 2008 (12:51 pm)
Aug 08: 1,670 4,863 -65.7
YTD: 18,473 27,346 -32.4
Even with $5K in rebates sales were down 65%!
#585 of 850 55% of Taurus Xs are fleet cars!
Sep 07, 2008 (4:53 pm)
"Ford claims decreased fleet sales is one of the main reasons their sales
are down this year. Yet 32.7 percent of their ‘08 sales sailed with the
Taurus and Taurus X are next, with 48.1 and 54.8 percent respectively, accounting for 34.1 percent of the nameplates' total sales."
With much slower new car sales (down 65%), and with all fleet sales (representing 55% of all Taurus Xs sold) entering the used market, prices are headed down! Way down!
Unless we start seeing $10-12K (+) discounts on new models (the going rate for a CX-9 is $9-10K off MSRP) a new Taurus X is not a good value. On the other hand, one must be very careful with the pricing of the used fleet models. Most depreciation models show (depending on the trim) $9-10K depreciation for the first year ownership. Many of these fleet models have exceeded the annual mileage cap or are in below avg condition, so addition appreciation is in order. Also, watch for big rebates on new Xs, (last month a savvy buyer could have purchased a new X for $6-7K off MSRP). You want to take that into account when pricing the used fleet models.
In attempt to stabilize the fleet prices for the X, Ford is offering floor support (interest-free cars to dealers) and/or special financing rates.
Buyers really need to do their research before purchasing this model!