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Ford Fusion, Sedan
#328 of 489 Bought a 2010 Ford Fusion S (6 speed Manual)
Jul 28, 2010 (7:38 am)
So I finally bit the bullet and went with the 2010 Ford Fusion S. I was originally looking to buy a Civic with manual tranny (I really like stick shift) but after a week of agonizing over specs/reviews, I realized that I'd get a lot more for my money with the Fusion S.
I did a lot of research, and used all the tips over at carbuyingtips.com and fighting chance, and I ended up getting a Silver 2010 Ford Fusion S for $16,400 (with a $2500 rebate).
Cost me a total of $18,100 OTD. I think I got a pretty sweet deal . A few of the dealers I spoke to said that there was no way I'd get that quoted price because it was too low!
Btw, where do you guys suggest buying all weather floormats for the car? I'm concerned with getting a generic brand as I've read about the floormat pedal sticking issue with the Fords, and I'd rather have the Ford floormat that is anchored to the floor with a hook.
#329 of 489 Re: Bought a 2010 Ford Fusion S (6 speed Manual) [orion2001]
Jul 29, 2010 (3:58 pm)
For the floor mats, look at weathertec, the Ford Factory ones are nice, but leave a lot of open area that gets grungy. The Weatherteks cover more area and are from fitted, and lock in place as well with no pedal interference. Husky also has some decent mats. I got the Ford Fatory ones, and regret I didnt go with the Weatherteks now, my carpet needed a good cleaning after last winter.
#330 of 489 Re: Would this be a good deal? [chinorth]
Aug 10, 2010 (9:17 am)
Did you end up getting your Fusion? If so, what do you think? How did you do?
#331 of 489 lease question
Aug 10, 2010 (1:38 pm)
looking to possibly lease SEL '10 w/ leather, moon roof and nav. 4 cyl.
terms: 36 months - zero down - excellent credit - 10,500 miles / year.
quote: $451/ month including PA sales tax or base of $413 w/out tax.
early in the search process. is this a good deal ?? thnx in advance
#332 of 489 Re: used 2010 fusion [jwkim]
Aug 13, 2010 (1:36 pm)
I went to Lawrence Toyota on Rt 1 near Trenton. I wanted to say that the total was $22,700 out the door, which included the $2,500 rebate, not in addition to. I also supplied my 2007 college transcript which allowed for the incentive. The MSRP was $24,655.
#333 of 489 Re: lease question [robodann]
Aug 15, 2010 (7:32 am)
Seems kind of high. I got a 2010 sport with everything except NAV and pay $500 a month, non lease. I'm fairly certain the Sport with the V6 costs more than what you are looking to lease. IOW, a lease should be less expensive than an outright purchase since you are in essence paying the depreciation for the term of the lease. I would keep looking for a better deal. Also keep in mind, leasing also reduces the chances of getting a better deal on a car than outright buying it.
#334 of 489 Re: lease question [acdii]
Aug 20, 2010 (10:03 am)
keep in mind, leasing also reduces the chances of getting a better deal on a car than outright buying it.
It shouldn't! You should always negotiate your best price first. Then go into cash, finance or lease. The dealer makes the same regardless of how you pay for it.
#335 of 489 Re: lease question [jvos]
Aug 20, 2010 (12:33 pm)
I agree, DO NOT get caught up in your final payment, this is how dealers make the money.. On a lease your down payment should be less then 1K down, first, Security deposit and tax and Lic. Granted the more you put down the lower your payments, but that defeats the reason for a lease. Edmonds has a wonderful tool to help explain what a lease is and how to understand all the terms that is used in a lease. They also have a work sheet that I highly recommend people to use when going to a dealer to get a lease.
#336 of 489 $14,884 +TTL on NEW 2010 Fusion
Aug 22, 2010 (9:48 am)
Yesterday morning (8/21) I came across a special being run by Al Packer in White Marsh (dealership in Baltimore). They advertised a NEW 2010 Fusion no options at $14,884. I lived in Texas and went on Ford's website and started looking at all the dealers I could fine that had 2010 Fusions at an MSRP of $20,440 (cars identically equipped to the Fusion advertised in Baltimore). This is the base car, 4 cylinder, manual.
I called four dealerships and told them I had a firm offer at $14,884 + TTL and would be placing a deposit with them in about 3 hours time, unless they could match it. One dealer never called me back, 2 told me if I could get one for that price then to take it, and one local dealer said they would do it and match the advertised price.
Before driving to the dealer I confirmed the details, $14,884 + Tax, Title, & License (No Dealer prep charges, I don't pay that). I showed up and everything went seamless. Some of the upgraded options would be nice, but I think it is a tremendous value. Simply a great car for less than $15,000. This price was after the $2,000 Ford rebate, meaning I got the dealer to discount $2,294 below his invoice (which I know is not a real number).
Anyway, if you are interested in a base Fusion, I hope sharing my experiences help in your negotiation. I think this a lot of car for the money.
#337 of 489 Re: $14,884 +TTL on NEW 2010 Fusion [jkbrill]
Aug 22, 2010 (11:09 am)
That's an AMAZING DEAL- CONGRATS!!! For $14,884, I could certainly live with a few less than features than I would normally expect...but I just took a look at the 2010 Fusion S standard equipment and it has all the important stuff-
Power Windows & Mirrors
Auto Power Door Locks with Keyless Entry
AM/FM/CD/MP3 4-speaker stereo
16" alloys w/ P205/60HR16 tires
ABS, Traction Control & Stability Control
Side-impact and side-curtain airbags
2.5L 175hp engine & 6MT good for up to 31mpg highway and 0-60 in under 8.0sec
That's a LOT of car for less than $15k. My guess is that the 6-speed manual version of the Fusion S is a slow seller for many dealers, so when they have a bite on one they're willing to slash their profit to move it. Most manual-transmission 2010 Fusions have been the SE (often with Appearance or Monochrome Package). So the S 6MT turns out to be an even better deal thanks to that!
What color did you get?