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Ford Fusion, Sedan
#446 of 472 Re: Ford Fusion SE - 2012- wonder if we paid too much [jackson125]
Sep 03, 2012 (5:15 pm)
With the package you got and the other options plus the warranty I feel you got an excellent deal. You made the right choice with the 4 banger with $4 a gallon gas. I love my V6 Fusion and it actually gets 29 to 30 on the Highway and about 18 in the city. Give yours some time to break in and you should be able to get good MPG out of yours. Hope you have a good ownership experience.
As far as used I would look at what Consumer Reports has to say. They have a list of the most reliable used and least reliable used cars. I bought Impala's for both my Sons. My oldest is driving a 2004 that has over 140,000 on it and he got it when it had about 68,000 miles on it. He bought that one himself back in 2008. My Youngest Son is a College Sophomore and we got him a 2004 as well three years ago because I wanted him to have a good solid vehicle that I would feel confident it would get him home safely over any breaks his school had. I'm just saying that they are big cars and I feel better about newer drivers riding around in them.
All three of my Kids had accidents within their first year of getting their license. The older two totaled their vehicles mainly because they were high mileage. My youngest had a fender bender. It's scary sometimes being a parent.
#447 of 472 Re: Ford Fusion SE - 2012- wonder if we paid too much [mtnman1]
Sep 03, 2012 (8:53 pm)
Thanks, will check out Impalas. Definitely want my son to drive a safe car. We are loving the Fusion but, of course, have had it only a short while.
#448 of 472 Best of the Best Used Cars
Sep 04, 2012 (8:08 am)
I dug through my old Consumer Reports and the April 2012 issue had the "Best of the Best" used cars. For the under $10K list the 2006 Sonata 4 cylinder was rated the tops for reliability. Said it was a good choice for Teen drivers.
#449 of 472 $23.5K driveout 2012 SEL with vision package, spoiler--winder, ga
Sep 20, 2012 (10:12 am)
$23.5K driveout SEL with vision package and spoiler--winder, ga. Buying experince was rushed, but painless.
#450 of 472 Re: Ford Fusion SE - 2012- wonder if we paid too much [jackson125]
Nov 17, 2012 (9:48 pm)
OUCH. In Houston, we bought the 202A package for a drive out of $19490.15 which included $1400 in TTL. and 2500 rebates. This was 22% off sticker total, including options. I my opinion, US car dealers are no different than most all businesses that strive to make 35-40% profit on their products.
#451 of 472 Price paid for 2012 Fusion SE...
Nov 17, 2012 (9:49 pm)
In Houston, we bought the 202A package for a drive out of $19490.15 which included $1400 in TTL. and 2500 rebates. This was 22% off sticker total, including options. I my opinion, US car dealers are no different than most all businesses that strive to make 35-40% profit on their products.
Nov 19, 2012 (11:18 am)
If you are a parent of young children (at least one under 12 years old) who owns a the latest model Ford Fusion or Honda Accord sedan, a reporter would like for you to fill out a survey, due by December 1, 2012, for use in a print publication. Please email PRedmunds.com no later than Friday, November 30, 2012 for a copy of the survey.
#453 of 472 12 SE 202A w/ spoiler, 0%
Nov 23, 2012 (9:03 pm)
Just bought a new fusion SE with the 202A and spoiler in east TN.
MSRP $25060 (per edmunds)
Invoice $23135 (from edmunds)
rebates $1750 (could've been another 1500 had I financed differently)
ttl/fees $2170 (including $299 service fee)
OTD price with 60mo, 0% financing = $23283. So I essentially got it for invoice - rebates with no service fee.
Very little haggling was required, I emailed the internet sales magangers of 4-5 different dealers. I set up appointments with the 3 lowest. Each said they'd beat the other if I'd come in and work a deal. I started at the lowest dealer. I told the internet salesperson that if they could lower the price some more I skip out on the other dealer appointments. They came down another 1% and I signed. I feel like I could have done a little better had I leverage them against each other further but I was running short on motivation (I had my wife and two young children with me). Also, in my area 2012 fusion inventory is drying up so I believe that handicapped my bargaining.
I bet that next week will be a great time to bargain on the fusions if you have some left in your area. Good luck and thanks to the others that have posted their experiences!
#454 of 472 Your thoughts on my 2012 CPO Purchase
Nov 25, 2012 (3:35 pm)
So I just drove home my 2012 Ford Fusion SE Steel Blue from Philadelphia to Ohio. A long drive but I feel like I got a good deal. However, I would like some of you savvy buyers to chime in. Here is what I purchased:
2012 Ford Fusion SE CPO
28,000 miles, 1-owner
$13,500 + includes everything except tax (which I will pay when I get my title)
I had the car inspected by a good mechanic in the area. They stated it the only issue was slight mis-alignment, which the dealer corrected and provided computer print-outs of before and after. So my questions/comments:
1) Does this seem like a good deal? I usually wait until the end of the month but I felt I couldn't pass this one up.
I purchased the PremiumCare with $100 deductible for $635, which lasts for 6 years/75K miles. He originally offered $870, which was at or slightly below Lombard's and Zeigler's (they had wi-fi in office so I was checking their prices in front of the finance guy lol) so $635 is definitely the lowest price I've ever seen.
2) I have a 30-day refund window, should I keep the ESP? I had my last car for 13 years and 155K miles and plan on doing the same with this one.
#455 of 472 Re: Price paid for 2012 Fusion SE... [captain77450]
Dec 01, 2012 (12:34 pm)
Quite the contrary, the dealer profit is a slim margin. At the end of the year, they get what is called holdback. On one of my vehicles, it was $600. They make a better profit on used cars. Dealers make their money with their shops. The rebates you got were from the manufacturer. They were given to clear out the '12s. By the way, I am not a dealer "shooting you a line." I get the Ford employee price which takes out the dealer profit. It is not that much.