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#332 of 472 Re: used 2010 fusion [jwkim]
Aug 13, 2010 (2:36 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 472 Re: lease question [robodann]
Aug 15, 2010 (8:32 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 472 Re: lease question [acdii]
Aug 20, 2010 (11:03 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 472 Re: lease question [jvos]
Aug 20, 2010 (1:33 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 472 $14,884 +TTL on NEW 2010 Fusion
Aug 22, 2010 (10:48 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 472 Re: $14,884 +TTL on NEW 2010 Fusion [jkbrill]
Aug 22, 2010 (12:09 pm)
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?
#338 of 472 Re: $14,884 +TTL on NEW 2010 Fusion [jkbrill]
Aug 23, 2010 (12:16 pm)
Really nice work and thanks for sharing! If I could get a 2010 Sport for ~$2000 below invoice plus cash rebates then I'd jump on it instead of waffling over 2010 Sport vs ordering a 2011 Sport vs trying to find a 2008 G35 for a reasonable price, like I'm currently doing...
#339 of 472 Re: $14,884 +TTL on NEW 2010 Fusion [igozoomzoom]
Aug 23, 2010 (12:45 pm)
Yes, I am sure the MT and the 2011's starting to come in had a lot to do with getting this kind of deal. Choice on this was limited and the car was white. I personally do not like white cars, but if we have a few more summers like this year's I may change my mind.
#340 of 472 Re: $14,884 +TTL on NEW 2010 Fusion [thepieguy]
Aug 23, 2010 (2:21 pm)
Just an FYI, the performance difference between a 2008 G35 and a Fusion Sport is *huge*. I moved from a 2008 G37Sport coupe to a 2010 Fusion Sport, while I like the Fusion Sport - the driving dynamics, especially braking and obviously acceleration and handling put the cars in vastly different categories.
Again, I'm still happy with my Fusion Sport (its 5 months old now) and the deal that I got.
#341 of 472 Re: $14,884 +TTL on NEW 2010 Fusion [sigma1914]
Aug 23, 2010 (2:50 pm)
Thanks for the info sigma1914, the more I know the better decision I can make. I was definitely under the impression that the G would far outperform the Fusion in those categories. But I'm not an aggressive driver, I'm just looking for a sedan that feels "just right" in size, has a great reliability rep, good safety scores & features, good connectivity options, well crafted and comfortable interior, enough power for a quick pass at 60+ mph and doesn't sway like a Camry in the corners. My research has continuously pointed me to these two cars in my price range!