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#190 of 489 Re: how about the price for the Ford Fusion [kym3]
Jun 08, 2009 (6:28 am)
We got the 2009 Fusion SE / 2.3L / i4 engine / 5 speed automatic / sport appearance package(SAP) / moon roof . rear spoiler / 6 mos of Sirius for 16,465 before tax and other fees. The dealer in California took off 7000 from the MSRP of 23,465. We bought this car on 6/05/09. Color is vapor silver / dark charcoal leather seat.
The one w/o the SAP goes for 15650 before tax ( MSRP of 22,650 less 7000) in white platinum /camel interior. So we basically paid 815 more for SAP which includes 18" chrome wheels / dark leather seats / sport tuned suspension.
The bay area dealer is getting rid of 2009 models to amke room for the 2010 so I think we got a good deal.
Jun 11, 2009 (11:04 am)
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#192 of 489 DECISION???
Jul 04, 2009 (6:33 am)
do I get a good deal on a '09 se v6 loaded (everything i would need) msrp 25600 currently priced at 21000 OR wait and get a 2010 fusion at a future date. Is the wait worth it? I like both. please help make up my mind either way. thanks
#193 of 489 Re: DECISION??? [lbond1]
Jul 04, 2009 (6:37 am)
Well of course you will save more money getting one of the remaining '09 models off the lot, but I believe there was a redesign from the '09 to '10 models. So depending on your preference for the looks of one over the other (unless the price is your primary consideration, in that case you won't beat the '09 price), I say get a good look at each and go with the one you'd most prefer to look at every day for the next several years.
#194 of 489 Re: DECISION??? [lbond1]
Jul 04, 2009 (7:16 am)
I don't think that is a good deal at all. Most base S models are being advertised at $6000 off, so I would say you should get at least that much off sticker. Be very careful, also, as used prices of the old body style has dropped since the 2010 model have come out. I just bought an 08 SE 4 cyl for $10900 with 30,000 miles on it.
#195 of 489 Re: DECISION??? [lbond1]
Jul 06, 2009 (12:15 pm)
what would be my target price before any incentives or trade ins? This is an almost one year old car and the old body style if that counts.
#196 of 489 2008 Fusion SEL w/ 70k miles- should I buy it?
Jul 06, 2009 (12:57 pm)
My best friend works for a company that provides him with a new vehicle every 60-70k miles. He even gets to 'order' the car to his specs- color choices, options (he has to pay for upgrades when the car is ordered) but it's a sweet deal. He usually gets a new one every 15-18 months.
He's ordering his next one in a few weeks (a 2010 Taurus Limited) and I have the chance to buy his 2008 Fusion SEL V6 for $9600. It's black with black leather, Audiophile stereo, power moonroof, rear spoiler, reverse sensing and has traction control. It's in very good physical condition inside and out and has been maintained perfectly (they get 'dinged' if they fail to have the fleet cars serviced).
So I'm debating whether I should buy this 2008 Fusion (with 70-75k miles) for $4k under Trade-In (Edmunds) or keep my 2006 Mazda3 with the same mileage?
Any thoughts or suggestions?
#197 of 489 Re: 2008 Fusion SEL w/ 70k miles- should I buy it? [igozoomzoom]
Jul 06, 2009 (1:24 pm)
I would take the Fusion, but then, what do I know?
#198 of 489 Re: 2008 Fusion SEL w/ 70k miles- should I buy it? [igozoomzoom]
Jul 06, 2009 (4:42 pm)
What will you be able to sell the 3 for?
Why is the Fusion so cheap...$4000 below trade in would seem like too good a deal to pass up. Is it his to sell and he is giving you a deal or is the company selling it?
60-70K mi in 15-18 months...wow! that is a lot of driving.
#199 of 489 Re: 2008 Fusion SEL w/ 70k miles- should I buy it? [jeffyscott]
Jul 06, 2009 (5:38 pm)
Private Party value of my Mazda3 is about $10,400, so it would be about the same amount as the Fusion.
The cars are owned and managed by a fleet/leasing company and they offer them for sale to the company employee or any member of his/her family (best friends for 21 years, close enough). I'm not sure why they price them so low, but his previous company vehicle was a 2007 Explorer Eddie Bauer with everything but 4WD, new sticker was $36k. He racked up 74k miles in only 16 months in it, trade-in value was $19,500+ and my parents bought it for $15,250. And my sister has the '06 Explorer XLT that he had before that....cost her just under $11k with about 80k miles.
He lives in the Birmingham, AL area but his territory covers all of Southern Alabama and Southern Georgia...a lot of miles to get from any one to the another. He's had some 2000-mile weeks before. He just got promoted and won't be on the road nearly as much, so he'll probably have his next one for a few years.
The only (rather small) things I don't like on the Fusion are the Piano Black interior trim and the leather seats aren't heated! On the '09 models, the leather seats are all heated. I'd also love to find a set of the 18" wheels from the Sport Appearance Package to upgrade the existing 17" alloys. But those are all small things....