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#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?
#338 of 489 Re: $14,884 +TTL on NEW 2010 Fusion [jkbrill]
Aug 23, 2010 (11:16 am)
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 489 Re: $14,884 +TTL on NEW 2010 Fusion [igozoomzoom]
Aug 23, 2010 (11:45 am)
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 489 Re: $14,884 +TTL on NEW 2010 Fusion [thepieguy]
Aug 23, 2010 (1:21 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 489 Re: $14,884 +TTL on NEW 2010 Fusion [sigma1914]
Aug 23, 2010 (1:50 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!
Aug 23, 2010 (5:07 pm)
Looking at 2010 Fusion Se Auto with rapid spec 202....Msrp 23,720 invoice 21,878 . What would be a good offer below invoice before rebates?
#343 of 489 Finally bought my Fusion
Aug 25, 2010 (6:09 am)
Had a great experience at Soerens Ford in Brookfield, Wisconsin. It helped that I had no trade in and didn't need financing. Purchased a Fusion SEL with rapid spec 301 and white tri-coat. I've had it about a month now and love it! Here's the breakdown.
Service Fee: 119
Cash price: 24,867
This was the exact car I wanted and I knew there was only two in the nation. The other one had been sitting on a dealer's lot since last November and this one was fresh off the line.
#344 of 489 Re: $14,884 +TTL on NEW 2010 Fusion [jkbrill]
Aug 28, 2010 (12:47 pm)
can you tell me what dealer you got this at? city? i live in texas and would love to get in on this deal if i can.... any sales person you might recommend as well? thanks! nice deal by the way....