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Ford Freestyle, Ford Taurus X, Wagon, SUV
#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.
#654 of 850 Re: New Taurus X Deals [lew8]
Dec 01, 2008 (4:19 pm)
I'm not sure why you're holding for a new one if you're concerned about the price difference. You should already know that the value of the car will drop like a brick once you drive it off the lot even with an increased incentive. A used TX is a year older or a little longer depending on service and I think they are an absolute bargain depending on where you look at. What exactly draws you to the "new" car over a "used" car? How much value is it to you to be the original owner of a TX? Only you can decide, so good luck.
On another note, a friend of mine told me that a completely loaded Limited AWD w/ 7K miles at a Ford auction was listed at $21K. By completely loaded, he meant every option available on the Limited including navigation, dvd, power liftgate, etc. Hope that helps anyone.
#655 of 850 Re: New Taurus X Deals [forddad90]
Dec 02, 2008 (10:56 am)
Ford Dad (Cute name by the way)
Yeah - I think the used TX is a better bet because I really don't care about being the original owner.
I am having a difficult time getting access or finding someone who knows how to access the auctions. Any chance your friend could help me? I cannot seem to find a loaded X like you mentioned above. Heck, I would even drive that car home if I had too but cannot find a loaded X with low miles anywhere at auction.
Can you help? If I could buy that loaded TX I would.
#656 of 850 Re: New Taurus X Deals [forddad90]
Dec 02, 2008 (11:07 am)
I'd take that loaded Limited AWD for $21k in a heart beat....where do I pick it up?
#657 of 850 Re: New Taurus X Deals [lew8]
Dec 02, 2008 (11:33 am)
Come on Ford Daddy - Hook us up!!! Please:)
#658 of 850 Re: New Taurus X Deals [lew8]
Dec 02, 2008 (1:34 pm)
I wish I could, but it is closed to Ford franchise dealers ONLY!! Even if they opened it up to others, I am not eligible to purchase it as I have to be a licensed auto dealer to enter the auction. Like you, I would have bought one myself!
#659 of 850 Re: New Taurus X Deals [forddad90]
Dec 02, 2008 (3:47 pm)
So I have been working with a dealer to get one of these frachnise cars. Can you give me more details (location, vin #) so that my dealer might look into the vehicle more? I don't want to compete with your friend so if he/she is buying it forget this request. Details????
#660 of 850 TX Sales for November
Dec 02, 2008 (4:55 pm)
1,234 2,728 -54.8 (Down 55% for the month, a slight improvement)
22,141 37,343 -40.7 (Down 41% for the year, a slight increase)
With a glut of inventory; Ford must find a better incentive plan to sell this car.
Without a doubt a slightly used TX is the only smart option for this car.
#661 of 850 Ford pulls the plug on the Taurus X
Dec 05, 2008 (1:36 pm)
Posted on Edmunds site: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/News/articleId=137210
It never got the attention it deserved from Ford in terms of marketing. After all the marketing efforts they put into the Flex, it only managed to sell 2,203 of them last month. Considering that the Flex costs a few thousand dollars more and has virtually the same gas mileage and seating capacity, this was not a smart move by Ford. Now they don't have a cheaper alternative to the Flex. *sigh*
#662 of 850 Wholesale Prices Continue to Fall
Dec 06, 2008 (2:17 pm)
Miles: 13-22K (Price Range: $13.9-$15.2K)
Miles: Less than 13K (Price Range: $15.8-$16.3K)
EB Model: About the same prices
The Limited may be the better value (more options), while the EB has better name recognition and lot appeal (two tone paint).
Retail prices are starting to fall as the lower priced cars hit the lot!