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Ford Freestyle, Ford Taurus X, Wagon, SUV
#644 of 850 Re: confused about trade in [smeans]
Nov 23, 2008 (6:35 am)
I am interested in getting a new 2008 ford taurus x. After reading this forum for the last several weeks -I found out I should wait until after the 18th to buy. I thought I had done all my homework getting the tmv of the car and also getting a trade in value for my 2007 envoy
The first question I have is why get rid of an '07 Envoy for a '08 Taurus X? Even if the Envoy averages 15MPG vs the TaurusX 20MPG (which is generous) than after 20,000 miles of driving at $3.00/gal you'll only save $1000/year. With gas under $2/gal you gas savings will be even less, especially if you're not able to average 20mpg with a TaurusX Based on how much you'll lose on trying to get rid of your Envoy you're probably better off keeping what you have. If you don't really have a need for 7passenger CUV/SUV, then it probably would be worth selling it for a smaller, more efficient car.
On the other hand, if you really just want to buy one then go ahead and buy it and don't worry about the trade in loss because you'll make it up on the lower price of the Taurus X. It' really just a mental thing. A few years ago you'd get a few thousand more for trading in a 2 year old SUV, but then you'd pay a few thousand more for buying a new big CUV...so there's no real difference other than the feeling that you're getting ripped off on your trade in. The fact is that if you're going to save thousands more on buying a new or used, then expect to lose thousands more when selling or trading in yours.
It's like the whole housing market thing. People go to buy a house and want many thousands off the selling price and then balk when they try to sell their home because people want them to take thousands off their selling price. Just like many folks were stupid in thinking that it was great when their house value would go up 20% in price each year but then when they sell it and buy a new one all the profit from the first house went to the downpayment of the next house, since that also had been going up in value faster then it should.
So don't wait, buy now because the longer you wait the less you'll be able to get for your Envoy.
#645 of 850 Re: Buyer needs advice [seloo]
Nov 23, 2008 (10:13 am)
Deal or no Deal...
Here are the details.
2008 - Taurus X
Heated Seats in Front
$19,400 + $400 delivery + $700 dealer handling + TTL
2008 Taurus X
$19,995 + TTL
2008 Taurus X
$19,995 + TTL
All of these vehicles are so close in price, however, maybe they are all rip offs? Please advise...
#646 of 850 Re: Buyer needs advice [lew8]
Nov 23, 2008 (10:36 am)
Any deal with delivery and dealer fees is NO DEAL!
What do you know about these cars?
Low mileage TXs like the ones in your post (but FWD) went for about $16 -16.5K ath the auctions. The AWD will be add about $500.
If they are recent purchases from the auction, then they are most likely marked-up $2.5 to 3.5K.
#648 of 850 New Taurus X Deals
Nov 24, 2008 (2:52 am)
This weekend, I saw an ad in the newspaper stating that new 08 Toyota Highlander Sport models can be purchased at $8K plus off the MSRP.
Ford must do better than the current EP/$1500 off offer on the TX if they want to clear its huge inventory.
#649 of 850 Re: Buyer needs advice [lew8]
Nov 24, 2008 (7:07 am)
I don't think those deals are too bad at all except for the delivery fee as seloo mentioned. It all comes down to what you want in the TX. The Limited comes with memory seats, heated seats and reverse sensing system as standard features. Are those features you prefer over a DVD system or moonroof? That's for you to decide. Good luck!
Nov 24, 2008 (10:23 am)
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#651 of 850 Re: New Taurus X Deals [seloo]
Nov 26, 2008 (5:30 am)
On a top of the line TX the current EP + Rebate + $500 (for financing) the savings is roughly $6K off MSRP (EP is % price based, so the savings will be lower for cheaper models) This is a classic shell game pricing scheme designed to confuse the uninformed buyer.
When compared to others (Mazda, Toyota. etc..) and the poor resale value, this is not a deal.
A used model at 50% off the MSRP may be a deal!
Nov 26, 2008 (8:19 am)
Let's leave a little room here for members to report Prices Paid, or offers received..
Any number of new models have poor resale, but we need some numbers for new sales, so that others can compare.. Some members might want a Taurus X, regardless...
#653 of 850 Re: New Taurus X Deals [seloo]
Dec 01, 2008 (3:29 pm)
HI all - Lew here again....
So I haven't bought a car yet. Here is why...
I can't help but think that Ford will come out with excellent end of the year incentives in the next month to clear TX at the end of 2008. Does anyone have an idea if this will happen or if I should just take the best deal out there on a used low milage one like those I listed above.
I just don't want to buy now and be sorry in three weeks if Ford starts giving them away.
Any guesses or advise would be appreciated. I would really like a new Limited Loaded but cannot justify the price difference between the low mileage used TXs.