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#168 of 470 Price paid for new '09 SEL V6
May 15, 2009 (6:42 pm)
Helped my mom today with her purchase of a White Suede/Camel Leather '09 SEL V6. Installed options included:
MOON & TUNE PKG
REAR PARK ASSIST
SEL SERIES ORDER CODE
The sticker was $27,055. We were able to get it for $21,200. Not a blowout deal, but not bad either. I think it was close to the edge of what I could've gotten in my market (Boston). Three dealers had the same exact car, and I enjoyed pitting them against eachother. I exepected to get the car at $21k or just below, but no one was interested in playing past this point. She's happy with the car...she had wanted Moss Green, but it's real hard to come by now well equipped in the Northeast.
Note - I learned today that some Fusions can have the same equipment, but have different stickers. Like one of the 3 we found was priced at $26,640, even though it was an '09 and had the same exact equipment. The deal was that it was ordered in the last quarter of 2008 (December), and Ford raises its prices quarterly. In the end, that dealer would only go as low as the others, so we wound up buying one of the "newer" Fusions. The "older" lower MSRP car helped set the bar low from the begining though, so it was still helpful to have in the mix!
#169 of 470 Re: Price paid for new '09 SEL V6 [motoq2000]
May 16, 2009 (5:39 am)
I learned today that some Fusions can have the same equipment, but have different stickers.
Nothing unique in that, all manufacturers sometimes change the MSRP during a model year.
#170 of 470 2010 Fusion SE
May 16, 2009 (5:55 pm)
Just bought a 2010 Fusion SE
Sun & Sync package (moon roof, Sync System)
V6 Duratec Engine
Reverse sensing system
Am/FM/MP3 6 CD Player
Free Sirus 6-months
Sticker Price: $25,765.00
Paid $23,914.91 before tax & fees
I Didn't intend to get anything but the basic SE V4, but ordering would have been a wait for 4-6 weeks. They only had 2 SEs on the lot, one V4 black and the V6 red, with similar options, with about $1,700 difference between the two. I didn't like the black color, so I said what the heck, and got the V6. So far, I love it.
#171 of 470 Re: 2010 Fusion SE [linaik]
May 16, 2009 (8:27 pm)
good thing you didn't wait for the basic SE V4 that you wanted to order because they don't exist. However, if you wanted an inline 4, that's different. Anyway, congrats on your purchase.
#172 of 470 Re: 2010 Fusion SE [alman08]
May 17, 2009 (5:24 am)
Just curious, what's an inline 4?
#173 of 470 Re: 2010 Fusion SE [linaik]
May 17, 2009 (9:41 am)
Almost all modern 4-cylinder engines are "Inline-4"s. All four cylinders are in a single row (also known as a "Straight-4"). Most 6-cylinder engines are of the V6 variety- there are two banks of three cylinders mounted in a "V" formation (usually a right angle, if I'm not mistaken). There are also "Inline-6" engines, but they're far less common now than they were even 10 years ago. BMW is the only manufacturer I can think of that still uses an Inline-6.
#174 of 470 Re: 2010 Fusion SE [igozoomzoom]
by kyfdx HOST
May 17, 2009 (10:29 am)
V-6s are usually at a 60 degree angle, and V-8s at 90 degrees.. (not all, but most).
Almost all 4-cylinders are in-line. The only one that comes to mind that isn't.. is the Subaru, which has a flat-four (two cylinders on each bank, horizontally opposed at 180 degrees).
The last V-4 that I remember was on Saabs in the early '70s?
#175 of 470 Need Some advice on this price 09' SEL AWD
May 22, 2009 (2:17 pm)
Last one in my state of Ohio for the 09's AWD. I like that I can finance now for 0% 72 months
2009 Fusion AWD w/
Moon and Tune
Heated Leather Seats
Total MSRP with Destination is $28,905
Dealer offer to sell me the car OTD for $29,664 which includes my local 6.75% tax. he said it was being sold for $500 above invoice. Seems there is about $900 in Ford Credit fees, and misc. Please advise on what should be a "sales" price for this.
#176 of 470 Re: Need Some advice on this price 09' SEL AWD [mez4]
May 22, 2009 (2:54 pm)
Edmunds shows the Invoice Price as $26,396. They offer 0% financing for up to 72 months OR a $3500 cash rebate. Too bad it's an either/or deal, but it looks like the 0% APR is a better deal than taking the $3500 cash with a normal interest rate.
Something you may want to consider- the worst part of 6-year (72-month) financing is that you may end up with negative equity in the car. Depreciation often out-paces monthly payments on a 72-month loan. I financed my last car for 72 months, but made the payment as if it was a 60 month loan- with the addiitional paid toward principal. It's on track to be paid off in 58-months (Nov 2010). If you plan to keep the car until it's paid off, it's not a big deal.
#177 of 470 Re: Need Some advice on this price 09' SEL AWD [igozoomzoom]
May 22, 2009 (3:27 pm)
I did consider the $3,500 and with the 0% you are in essence using free money. It is nice to know that the entire payment will be going to principal . I plan on making an extra $1,000 paymetn each of the first 3 years to make sure If i need to trade in I can do so and not roll negative. I looked at the amortization and in 3 years without extra payments Ill owe about $14,500. Hopefully this car will hold about 50% of its value in 3 years. I only drive about 11K a year.