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Ford Fusion, Sedan
#135 of 470 Re: Ordered Ford Fusion Hybrid [maratik999]
Apr 08, 2009 (8:07 am)
On Sat 3/28 went to local dealer and saw 2009 Fusion which I liked. Spoke to my brother-in-law who sells Audis and he found a dealer near him who would sell 2010 Fusion Hybrid for $500 over invoice. Called my dealer and they would not budge without "proof"; I didn't want to put my brother-in-law's contact out so told them I wouldn't drive to another dealer just to get a quote for them. Found another dealer nearby who matched the price. The inventory price with the 502a package was $29145 (including $725 destination charges), + $500 "over invoice", + $470 FDAF = $30,115. I got it for $30,120.85 before taxes so an extra $5.85 snuck in there somehow. I'm basing the invoice price on Edmund's TMV pricing report, which doesn't seem to include FDAF.
I think the key is to have quotes from different dealers. Use the internet. My contact with the dealer I ended up buying from was initiated via an internet quote.
Apr 08, 2009 (3:12 pm)
Quote for 2009 SE 5 speed Auto with sun/sync package, floor mats, spoiler, redfire with stonecloth
No idea if this is a good deal or can do better. Any help?
#137 of 470 used 2008 Ford Fusion Price
Apr 09, 2009 (10:20 am)
Found a 2008 Ford Fusion SE V-6 24,000 Miles
Good to Excellent Condition
Manual Air Conditioning (not the digital readout type)
Price is $13,997 at a Dealer in OK 73701
Is this a good price?
Thanks in Advance
#138 of 470 Re: used 2008 Ford Fusion Price [student22]
Apr 09, 2009 (12:02 pm)
i purchased my 2009 fusion s automatic in nov.2008 new for 15.300.00 with 3500 in rebates otd for 17.500.00 dont know how good that was but i seen in the forum other peoples deals and that seems to be about it, and since yours is used , have you checked the rebates on the new ones you may just pay the same for a new one.
Apr 13, 2009 (6:29 pm)
So I haven't bought a car since Oct. 2000 and apparently things have changed. My last purchase was a 2000 Grand Am GT. I was looking at the paper work and I paid for the car, sales tax and extended warranty. Now, I'm looking at a Fusion SE V6 with spt package and they want me to pay sales tax, title fee ($39) and doc fee ($149). What exactly am I paying for in those two fees. If I'm buying the car they have to give me the title. I was told that this is optional. But doc fee? They are offering to sell the car for $22,900, which I still think they can go lower.
#140 of 470 Re: 2009 SE [timmythebone]
Apr 14, 2009 (12:14 am)
The Edmunds TMV price is $18,050 (which doesn't include tax/tag/title), so $18,733 appears to be a good deal.
#141 of 470 Re: doc fees [kemond1]
Apr 14, 2009 (12:23 am)
A 2009 Ford Fusion SE V6 with Sport Appearance Package has an MSRP of $24,115 and an Edmunds 'True Market Value' of $18,627. $22,900 is WAY too much for the car you describe!
Are there any other options besides the Sport Appearance Package? If not, you should be able to buy this car for under $19k (plus sales tax and tag/title fees). Your OTD price shouldn't be a penny more than $20k!
#142 of 470 Re: doc fees [kemond1]
Apr 14, 2009 (8:52 am)
Almost every one has document fees now. It is silly, they discounmt the car and then add that back in. $149 is not too bad, in some markets they are adding like $500 from what I have read. It is typically $99-129 in my area.
The state governments have given dealers the option to charge a discrete document fee that is supposed to represent the cost of doing the govenment paper work associated with selling a car, as I understand it. They are not required to charge this fee, nor is the amount set by the government (beyond indicating that it must be represntative of the actual cost, at least that is the rule in my state). Some dealers will claim or imply that it is a required fee charged by the government.
I don't worry about it, beyond making sure when I get a price that I know what all the add on fees are with each dealer that I am dealing with, so that I can compare the true price. I don't really care how they want to subdivide the price...as long as I know what the final sum is.
#143 of 470 Re: doc fees [igozoomzoom]
Apr 14, 2009 (6:28 pm)
I didn't take the $3500 yet when I said that amount, so they are charging $19,400. They also claimed that the invoice quoted on edmunds is wrong. I asked them to mail me a copy. I should get it in a couple of days, if they send it. Right now, the OTD is at $21,200.
#144 of 470 Re: doc fees [kemond1]
Apr 15, 2009 (4:01 pm)
edmunds does not include the advirtising charge you will see on the vehicle invoice.
i think it varies by region, so i can kind of see why it is not included.