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#314 of 489 2010 Milan I-4, 6A, 103A options=20K OTD
Jun 29, 2010 (5:49 pm)
I purchased a Mercury Milan Base with 103A option package, tuxedo black clear coat, grey cloth interior, after minimal haggling, for exactly $20K OTD (including all fees, registration, title switch, sales tax (7%)), When you do the math the car itself cost $19.1 (despite 24.3K sticker MSRP) minus $800 trade in for a 2000 Sable which was tired after 145K miles and needed rear suspension replaced and new brakes and had oil pan and main seal small leaks. The trade in was the room to negotiate. In effect I replaced my old car with a new one which cost $18.3. The 103A adds 17 inch alum wheels, michelin tires, electrochromatic mirror, synch voice activated systems, and power moon roof, rear spoiler, fog lamps, floor mats. The base includes LED tail lights, halogen headlamps, keyless entry, heated mirrors, power drivers seat, manual AC, in dash CD player, tilt and tele steering wheel with audio, cruise control and synch bottons on wheel, Acoustic windshield and double sealed doors, extra sound insulation over Fusion, softer suspension tuning, grey cloth interior. The dealer added (1) free key replacement (up to $500 first year), free dent repair for one year, free courtesy shuttle for life, free windshield repair for one year, 1st and every fifth oil change free, 5% off service charges for life, and a $500 loyalty trade in allowance if next car bought there. I like the ride. It is supple and quiet. I like that you can dim the dash off completely if you wish at night, the dash controls are adequate in location and grouping, low tire pressure warning light, the sight lines are excellent (I am six feet tall) with exceptional side mirrors and plenty of room overhead (despite moon roof). The trunk is big with low access to load. The engine compartment has dip sticks for everything and lots of space to allow DIY maintenance if you wish. It also has sirius x 6 mos. Local AM/FM sound good with the shark fin antenna. I am used to a V6 and the I-4 acceleration is adequate (though I haven't pushed it) but it gets to speed through the gears quickly and there is no engine noise or wind noise while cruising at 70 mph.
I am very pleased. The dealership is Flood Ford Group, Naragansett, R.I. They sold two more while I was there the next day to drop off some papers. Identical. Don't know what they went for but my negotiations were pleasant and the dealership was clean and comfortable. As you might infer. I am pleased.
#315 of 489 2010 Fusion Sport deal, picking up July 4
Jul 01, 2010 (3:53 pm)
Just made a deal on a 2010 Fusion Sport with the 402A, premium floor mats and all weather floor mats. Sticker after Rapid Spec discount is $30,350. Final deal was either $25,000 if I take the $2000 rebate or $27,000 if I take the 0% for 60 months. I'm also getting an additional $1500 rebate for being a returning Ford lessee with either deal. Finally, the dealer is giving me $12,000 for my 08 Fusion SE that has the 4cyl and manual trans. KBB in good condition is $11,775. Overall, I'm really happy with the deal. I'm going to take the 0% deal because I'll end up paying less in the end. So i guess the bottom line is I got the car for $25,500 with 0% for 60 months and getting KBB value for my trade in.
#316 of 489 Re: 2010 Fusion Sport deal, picking up July 4 [madox75]
Jul 02, 2010 (5:13 am)
Thats a sweet deal, is that before or after taxes? Mine cost me $30k after everything was signed, with 0%. The car has been great, 17k miles since I got it last september, and other then having the front rotors trued up, the car has been very dependable. I was a bit too hard on the brakes the first few weeks I had the car, it is so much fun to drive.
#317 of 489 Re: 2010 Fusion Sport deal, picking up July 4 [acdii]
Jul 02, 2010 (11:06 am)
Its before tax and tags, so I guess you have to add about $1K back on to that, but I don't hold that against the dealer... The state and Uncle Sam need their share too...lol.
#318 of 489 Re: 2010 Fusion Sport deal, picking up July 4 [madox75]
Jul 03, 2010 (6:59 am)
TTL is 10% around here (9% for taxes), so around here it would be close to $2500. Yours is only 1k?
#319 of 489 Re: 2010 Fusion Sport deal, picking up July 4 [neile457]
Jul 06, 2010 (3:36 pm)
Yea, 6% tax and $202 for tags and title. I'm not sure what number they figured the tax on, but I ended up paying $26,500 for the car, got the $1500 returning owner rebate, and got KBB value for my trade. The dealer was Koons Ford/Nissan of Falls Church VA. I dealt with Mike Bancroft. Really stand up guy, and a super easy buying experience.
Jul 12, 2010 (5:38 pm)
To my disappointment, Ford did not increase cash rebate incentives on the Fusion in July. I thought they might, since 2011's will be here in less than a month and the Fusion has had the same $2k rebate all year. Current incentives state they are valid until October 4th, is Ford really not going to discount the 2010 models any more than they have all year?
#322 of 489 Re: 2010 Fusions [thepieguy]
Jul 12, 2010 (9:50 pm)
The Fusion is selling very well for Ford, so why should they discount them?
#323 of 489 Re: 2010 Fusions [flightnurse]
Jul 13, 2010 (8:03 am)
It's not exactly a foreign concept to discount a car when the new model year is about to hit the lots. It seems logical to expect a little bit more of a discount then they've been offering all year long when 2011s start production in a couple of weeks.
The Fusion may be selling well, it's a great car, but it's not like they are selling on the same level as Accord/Camry. And does anybody think the Fusion would be selling as well as it is if it weren't for the attractive incentives that it's had for a while now?