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#105 of 489 Competitive Owner Rebate?
May 24, 2008 (7:16 pm)
I emailed for bids on a 2008 Ford Fusion/Mercury Milan AWD last night Went to local dealer in WV today and was offered about $3250 below sticker price on a Milan, including $1500 cash rebate available nationally I believe. Sticker price was about $24500. Received email for similar Fusion, slightly more expensive, from another dealer in PA offering about $4250 below sticker. Sticker price for this vehicle was about $25300. The difference was a "competitive owner rebate" of $1000 offered by the PA dealer to anyone owning another brand vehicle. I would like to know if the competitive owner rebate is available to all dealers. I would prefer to buy locally but also want a competitive price. I can find this rebate at dealers in a few other states, but can't find it on the Ford website.
Can anyone help? Also, any thoughts on these prices are welcome.
#106 of 489 Re: Competitive Owner Rebate? [holler1]
May 27, 2008 (2:12 pm)
Holler1 these $3250/4250 below sticker price is that the negotiated price or price they are offering you the vehicle with rebates included?
As of right now, I know Ford has $2500 cash rebate on the fusion. And the $1000 competative rebate is called the Ford Conquest Rebate when I bought my car, I could easily find it on their website, it is no longer up.
So if this -$3250 price off sticker is final price before TTL, it's a bad deal. If you think about it, you are still paying sticker for the car.
Just over the memorial day weekend, my local dealer was offering: $2500 rebate - $1000 gas/cash rebate, thats already $3500 in rebates, on top of the conquest -$1000 if still available.
Now if that -$3250/4250 is before the Ford national rebates, I would say that is pretty decent.
I was happy with being able to get around negotiated price (before rebates) 10% off sticker for my Fusion. And an additional $3395 in rebates.
Especially when I negotiated at another dealer for same car + 5K miles for 6 hours and could not get lower.
So went to a new dealership and got the same price I was happy with for a car without the miles.
#107 of 489 Re: Competitive Owner Rebate? [elbubs]
May 27, 2008 (4:59 pm)
Thanks. I bought the Ford Fusion SE AWD with satellite radio with a total discount off list price of about $4050 at the local dealer. List price was $24215, national rebate $1500, competitive owner rebate $1000, dealer discount about $1550. Final price was $20,162 before t+t. They threw in a fancy paint sealant ($400) that was already on the vehicle after I said I would not pay above the quoted price. I probably could have done a little better at the out of town dealer, but the AWDs appear to be selling well in this area. The local dealer had 4 and sold 1 between my visits, and the others were going out for test drives fairly often.
I originally wanted to trade in a 98 Volvo V70 AWD but the dealer would only offer about $2200 on trade in., I thought $3000 was minimum for it so I kept the Volvo. It's good for hauling stuff. I had a Toyota Tacoma pickup but Toyota is buying it back because of frame rust.
#108 of 489 2008 ford fusion
Jun 29, 2008 (9:34 am)
have not had much luck with finding a dealer that is taking internet inquiries serious
i want a fusion with just automatic the last guy i talked with claims there is not a car with just that to be had withing 500 miles of denver our local paper is advertising for as low as 14419,for a basic however having them seems to be a different story,
any idee how i can proceed in getting a decent deal especially now that 2009 are comming out and what should i expect to pay otd.
i would appreciate advise.
#109 of 489 Re: 2008 ford fusion [george109]
Jul 15, 2008 (7:49 am)
Were you able to find this car or one like it? If not, I may have some advise for you.
#110 of 489 Re: 2008 ford fusion [mollym1]
Jul 16, 2008 (4:58 am)
no i have not but they are advertising the same cars, yes i would appreciate advise
also i noticed there are no incentives on the new 2009 fusion but i would rather get a good deal on a 2008 since it does not appear that the style has changed and there seems to be good reviews on them.
again thanks i would like advise on how to get a decent deal
#111 of 489 Re: 2008 ford fusion [george109]
Jul 16, 2008 (5:17 am)
Option 1: decide what you think would be a "decent deal", contact a dealer that has what you want in stock and ask if they can meet your price. If not, try another dealer.
Option 2: contact several dealers that have what you want to buy and ask them what their price would be on the car you want.
In either case be sure to ask about add on fees in addition to TTL (commonly called document fees). In my market this is typically about a $100 add on, but I've read where some places it can be as much as about $500.
#112 of 489 Re: 2008 ford fusion [george109]
Jul 19, 2008 (11:41 pm)
I just checked prices of an '08 Fusion S with the automatic transmission being the only option. Edmunds and CarsDirect both price it out to about $17,300 including the $1500 rebate currently offered.
The '09 models have a rebate also, but it's only $500. Both '08 and '09 have some promotional low-APR deals available in lieu of the rebate, if that interests you.
Something else that might interest you- the current Mazda6 served as the basis for the Ford Fusion and they share most powertrain components. In particular, the same 2.3L 4-cylinder and 5-speed automatic transmission can be found in both cars. Mazda currently has a $3000 rebate on them, so they're obviously wanting to move them (to make room for the redesigned '09 Mazda6 due in a few weeks).
Edmunds prices the '08 Mazda6 i Sport VE (Value Edition) at $17,200 after the rebate. That model includes power everything (including power driver's seat), automatic transmission, A/C, cruise, etc.). It's also made in U.S., if that is of any value to you.
Mazda dealers have always been responsive to my internet price inquiries, at least the ones in my area.
Good luck with whichever one you choose!
#113 of 489 Internet is the wave of
Oct 25, 2008 (6:58 pm)
the future in new car buying. Walking onto a dealer lot is way old school. I bought my 2006 SEL V6 loaded over the internet. Had 3 Ford dealers wanting my business. Paid $22,800 And got 0% financing.
#114 of 489 Re: Internet is the wave of [scape2]
Oct 26, 2008 (10:33 am)
I'm picking up a 2009 Fusion SEL V6 tomorrow afternoon.
Dark Ink Blue
Moon & Tune Package
All Weather Floor mats
Total MSRP $26,715
Total OTD $22,894 (Includes selling price of $24,447, rebates of $3500, & TTL)
Had to do the ford financing and I'm putting down $12,000, financing for 36 months. Even calculating with their offer of 0% for 36 and a rebate of only $1000 or going with the best market rate of 5.39% and $2500 my total dollar out put for the 36 months was less taking the $3500 rebate and fords 9.95% rate for financing. 9.95% is high for someone that has a credit score of 815, but it was still the cheapest way to go.