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#383 of 470 Re: It takes a long time for Fusion delivery [umcpastor]
Mar 10, 2011 (4:18 pm)
I don't know if you're obligated to buy the one you've ordered, but I found two that fit your specs....both within 100 miles of Atlanta. One is at Sunny King Ford in Anniston, AL and the other is at Mountain View Ford in Chattanooga.
2011 Fusion SEL
2.5L 4-cylinder w/ 6-speed Auto Trans
Bordeaux Reserve Red w/ Camel Leather
Rapid Spec 302A Quick Order Package
MSRP of $27,935
Hope this helps! =)
#384 of 470 Re: It takes a long time for Fusion delivery [umcpastor]
Mar 10, 2011 (5:40 pm)
Remember that Fusion that you ordered is made in Mexico so it will take longer. We have a 2010 SEL that we have had for 1.5 years and 20,000 miles and love it. Just tell your dealer to get the car that the other person found for you and you will get it much sooner. I was just looking at them here in Cincinnati because I am thinking about buying me one and I was able to get $300.00 under invoice pretty easily. That with the $2000.00 rebate makes it a pretty sweet deal right now. We also average 28MPG (2.5 engine)
#385 of 470 Re: It takes a long time for Fusion delivery [umcpastor]
Mar 11, 2011 (7:16 am)
You really dont want to open that can of worms up here. Ordering a car takes a very long time, 6-8 weeks is the minimum, and it can take up to several months for delivery depending on where the dealer you ordered it from is on the list at the factory. I know of one guy who ordered a Flex, and it took 6 months or more to be delivered. I was tempted to order the exact model Flex I wanted, until I heard of this guy's waiting, and found the closest thing to it instead, and it cost me much less that way too.
Now my Fusion, I actually found exactly the model I wanted, and it was on a different dealers lot, but the dealer I went to had no problems making a trade for it. Take the above advice and check out the other car instead, it will save you a lot of aspirin, because the order will give you plenty of headaches.
#386 of 470 Re: It takes a long time for Fusion delivery [igozoomzoom]
Mar 11, 2011 (9:50 pm)
Thanks, I'll have to check that out. I appreciate the investigation...
#387 of 470 Re: It takes a long time for Fusion delivery [umcpastor]
Mar 14, 2011 (1:32 am)
I found one more for you and it's located in Atlanta. The only catch is that it also has NAV in addition to the 302A Package....
Here's the specific details-
2011 Ford Fusion SEL 2.5L
Bordeaux Reserve Red w/ Camel Leather
Rapid Spec 302A package
Voice-Activated Navigation System
Sticker Price- $29,745
TrueCar Best Price- $25,511*
*includes $2k in cash incentives
It is located at Wade Ford in Smyrna, GA.
Ford is currently offering $2k in cash incentives/rebates on 2011 Fusion models IN STOCK. They also are offering 0% APR financing for 60months, for customers who qualify. The $2k and 0% can't be combined.
Something I forgot to mention when I posted the cars in AL and TN is the issue of SALES TAX! If you buy the car from the TN dealer, you will not be charged any sales tax by the dealer. Prior to registering the car in Georgia, you will be required to pay a visit to the nearest Georgia Dept of Revenue office and write them a check for the sales tax!
I'm always try to mention that to anyone considering purchasing a car in another state to bring back here. That way, they can hold the tax amount out their down payment, if necessary! I bought my current car in Knoxville, TN back in Dec 2005. I had planned to make a $2500 down payment, but when their finance manager explained the process for Georgia Sales Tax, I decided to put $1500 down and hold that other $1000 back to pay the tax bill. Prior that that, I had always financed the sales tax lumped in with the final sale price of the car and that was the end of it...but it's a little different if you buy out of state.
If you were to decide that you could live with the NAV-equipped model above, you would be dealing with an in-state dealer. They'd collect sales tax as usual and it would be financed in with the rest of the loan. Plus you'd avoid visiting the DOR, which is always such a treat! =)
ANOTHER VEHICLE FOR YOU TO CONSIDER, if you haven't,.....
Are you familiar at all with the Mazda6 sedan? If you didn't know, the Mazda6 and Ford Fusion are both build on variations of Ford's CD3 mid-size car platform. The 2003-2008 Mazda6 and 2006-2009 Fusion shared identical engine and transmission offerings. They still share the 2.5L 4-cylinder as their base engine, but the Mazda has a 5-speed automatic while the Fusion has a 6-speed automatic. Despite having one less gear, the Mazda6 is consistently quicker in acceleration form a 0-30 and 0-60 by up to one full second. The Mazda's transmission is also more willing to kick down a gear or two when you press on the gas, while the Fusion tries to stay in top gear as much as possible to get the best MPGs!
On the 2011 Fusion SEL, the 302A Rapid Spec Package adds the following-
-Rear View Camera
-SONY Premium 12-speaker Audio System
-BLIS (Blind Spot Information System)
-Reverse Sensing System
The SEL with 302A stickers for a $28,065
The 2011 Mazda6 i Grand Touring 4-door comes standard with Rear View Camera, Power Moonroof and Blind Spot Information System just like the Fusion. It also has a standard 10-speaker Bose Surround Sound Audio System comparable to the Sony system in the Fusion. Only the Reverse Sensing System is mnissing from the Mazda, but with a Rear View Camera it seems redundant anyway! The i Grand Touring base sticker price is $27,615. For another $1835, Mazda offers the Technology Package which adds some class-exclusive features and the sticker price is still only $29,400!
The Technology Package includes the following features-
Technology Package- $1785
-Xenon High-Intensity-Discharge (HID) headlights
-Auto on/off headlights
-Heated side mirrors w/ auto-dimming driver's side
-LED rear combo tail lights
-Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry & Push-Button Start
-Driver's seat memory
-4-way power passenger seat
-Auto-dimming rearview mirror w/ Homelink
-SIRIUS Satellite Radio
The Mazda comes in a color called Black Cherry Metallic that I think you will like, since you like Bordeaux Red. They can have either Black or Beige Leather interior, but most have the Beige. IF you are interested in checking one out, I managed to track down one in Macon and another one here in Atlanta. Five Star Mazda in Macon has one (Black Cherry/Beige) but it has the optional Technology Package, so it has tons of cool features, but also a $29,400 sticker price. At Jim Ellis Mazda in Chamblee/Atlanta, they also have one in Black Cherry with Beige Leather, but without the Tech Package- the sticker price is $27,615....less than the Fusion SEL 302A,
#388 of 470 quote for fusion hybrid with 502 pkg
May 02, 2011 (6:44 pm)
So I have a quote (via Costco) for 31,060 for a Fusion Hybrid with the 502a package. I assume there will be no other fees besides the doc/tire/tax/title for CA. What do you guys think - good price or do I have more room for bargaining ? Has any dealer thrown in free service for x years as part of your fusion hybrid deal ?
Also, any recommendations for a site to get the extended warranty (how much should I expect to pay for extended warranty ?)
#389 of 470 Re: quote for fusion hybrid with 502 pkg [sunil]
May 03, 2011 (5:41 am)
Do you get to keep the rebates with this price? If so, then it likely is not a bad price, but if you are out the rebates, then.... The list price minus the current rebates is lower than what you were quoted..
#390 of 470 Re: quote for fusion hybrid with 502 pkg [umcpastor]
May 03, 2011 (7:42 am)
I believe 31060 is the price after all rebates (and I do not see any rebates online for the Hybrid - I do see rebates for the other Fusion models). But that's a good question - I will check on rebates/offers with the dealer.
#391 of 470 press request
by kirstie_h HOST
May 27, 2011 (5:38 am)
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#392 of 470 2011 Fusion SE w/ sun & sync package price
Jun 04, 2011 (11:55 am)
Just purchased on May 31 a red auto 2011 Fusion w/ Sun and Sync package (202A), and spoiler which had an MSRP of about $24,700. Final price was $19,100 before destination, taxes and fees (w/ $2000 ford financing rebates; I'll refinance w/ my credit union). Initially, I was only mildly interested in getting a new Fusion to replace my 2008 base auto SE based on purportedly high trade values as a result of shortages of late model used cars, so I stopped by a couple dealers in suburban MD (Wash, DC area).
However, initial trade in value for my low mileage fusion (24,000 miles) was only $11,000 but the last day of month the sales manager aggressively moved up to $13,800. Given that I only paid $14,000 for the 1-year used old car 20 months ago I felt comfortable making the transaction w/ additional standard features (e.g. safety, more powerful 4 cyl. engine) of the 2nd generation Fusion. Loved the old car but hated the color - black (too hard to keep clean) and some paint integrity issues (easy to scrath, chipping). To get the deal I got I pretty much had to get the red metalic color, not my favorite but it is growing on me. In a bizarre twist two days after I bought the car, the finance manager called me to say that he needed me to come in to correct some paper work and when pressed he said said they accidently gave me a $500 rebate. After chuckling to myself and calling the sales manager this was resolved.