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#98 of 489 new fusion purchase
Feb 08, 2008 (11:15 am)
2008 Fusion SE... Redfire ext./ beige int. color purchased at Apple Valley Ford, Apple Valley, Minnesota on 1/25/08. Automatic transmission. Stickered at $19,370 ... bought for $15,654 after rebates and dealer discounts. 19.2% off sticker. $3716 off sticker. 27 miles on car when bought, have a grand total of 130 miles on it now. Considered a 2008 Corolla LE for $15,100. Have bought 3 cars at A.V. Ford since 2001, same salesman, nice dealership, no games, no pressure, no b.s. Went with Fusion. My wife loved the styling and pretty color of Fusion. Not as good gas mileage or probable reliability as Toyota but rides beautifully on highway, extremely comfortable. I'm a six footer and have to pull driver's seat up 3 to 5 inches, that's how much leg room there is! Wife and I only drive about 13,000 miles total annually between our cars. If driving 30,000 combined miles would have went with Corolla for the gas mileage. Seems as roomy as our 2004 Sable for leg room. I hope it's as good in snow as our Sable .... the tiger tank!
#99 of 489 Re: new fusion purchase [severson]
Feb 09, 2008 (10:32 am)
Do you have the ContiProContact tires? They are terrible in the snow. Luckily, the traction control and ABS on my SE V6 helped. I did get "stuck" a couple of times. I will be getting snow tires next season. (I live in Utah).
Feb 23, 2008 (8:45 pm)
yes, i have the conti pro contact tires on mine. Only drove once in 1 inch of snow so I really can't tell so far. Handled well, but like I said...1 inch..nothing. I've driven my whole life in snow in Minnesota. 37 years of driving in it. My sable has continental tires and goes great through the white stuff.
#101 of 489 Used purchase
Apr 29, 2008 (8:33 pm)
New owner here, thought I'd get this post in for reference.
Yesterday 4-28-08, I purchased a 2007 Fusion SEL AWD(V6, auto, awd), with some significant options. It has moon 'n tune, leather, heated seats, sirius, traction control, abs, maybe some others I don't know about.
Mileage 3512 at signing.
Loan 60 months at 313$, I had a decent down payment. Financed through a third party bank.
Based on the website car builder this would cost 27730 new MSRP. I think I got a hellofadeal. I went in to buy new but this attracted my attention. My second car purchase ever( previous was September 1997, 1997 escort LX, still running good at 245k miles, will be giving it to family.)
Apr 30, 2008 (7:03 pm)
Paid $16034 (TTL included) for 2008 Ford Fusion SE with tinted windows, Sirius and Sync. Very smooth buying experience, even the finance dept was efficient, they undercut my pre-approved rate by 0.5% to 5% for 60 months (with $0 down) which works to $304/month.
May 14, 2008 (6:11 pm)
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#104 of 489 Bought Ford Fusion 08 I4 SE Automatic OTD $15,780.39 - 08APR18
May 23, 2008 (7:20 pm)
This is for my car purchase on 08APR18 in San Diego CA.
I have broken down the info into MSRP, invoice, and my paid prices.
Ford Fusion 08 I4 SE: $18,695.00
5-Spd Automatic: $875.00
Sirius Sat Radio: $195.00
TOTAL MSRP: $20,490.00
Invoice Info (Per ConsumerGuide Automotive):
I4 SE: $17,594
5 Spd Auto: $761
Satellite Radio: $170
TOTAL INVOICE: $19,250
Negotiated Price: $18,704.02
License & Fees: $123.75
Sales Tax: $1547.62
Cash Rebate: -$2000
Conquest Rebate: -$1000
Sync Rebate: -$395
Total OTD (w/ Trade in): $15780.39
Total OTD (w/o Trade in): $16,980.39
#105 of 489 Competitive Owner Rebate?
May 24, 2008 (7:16 pm)
I emailed for bids on a 2008 Ford Fusion/Mercury Milan AWD last night Went to local dealer in WV today and was offered about $3250 below sticker price on a Milan, including $1500 cash rebate available nationally I believe. Sticker price was about $24500. Received email for similar Fusion, slightly more expensive, from another dealer in PA offering about $4250 below sticker. Sticker price for this vehicle was about $25300. The difference was a "competitive owner rebate" of $1000 offered by the PA dealer to anyone owning another brand vehicle. I would like to know if the competitive owner rebate is available to all dealers. I would prefer to buy locally but also want a competitive price. I can find this rebate at dealers in a few other states, but can't find it on the Ford website.
Can anyone help? Also, any thoughts on these prices are welcome.
#106 of 489 Re: Competitive Owner Rebate? [holler1]
May 27, 2008 (2:12 pm)
Holler1 these $3250/4250 below sticker price is that the negotiated price or price they are offering you the vehicle with rebates included?
As of right now, I know Ford has $2500 cash rebate on the fusion. And the $1000 competative rebate is called the Ford Conquest Rebate when I bought my car, I could easily find it on their website, it is no longer up.
So if this -$3250 price off sticker is final price before TTL, it's a bad deal. If you think about it, you are still paying sticker for the car.
Just over the memorial day weekend, my local dealer was offering: $2500 rebate - $1000 gas/cash rebate, thats already $3500 in rebates, on top of the conquest -$1000 if still available.
Now if that -$3250/4250 is before the Ford national rebates, I would say that is pretty decent.
I was happy with being able to get around negotiated price (before rebates) 10% off sticker for my Fusion. And an additional $3395 in rebates.
Especially when I negotiated at another dealer for same car + 5K miles for 6 hours and could not get lower.
So went to a new dealership and got the same price I was happy with for a car without the miles.
#107 of 489 Re: Competitive Owner Rebate? [elbubs]
May 27, 2008 (4:59 pm)
Thanks. I bought the Ford Fusion SE AWD with satellite radio with a total discount off list price of about $4050 at the local dealer. List price was $24215, national rebate $1500, competitive owner rebate $1000, dealer discount about $1550. Final price was $20,162 before t+t. They threw in a fancy paint sealant ($400) that was already on the vehicle after I said I would not pay above the quoted price. I probably could have done a little better at the out of town dealer, but the AWDs appear to be selling well in this area. The local dealer had 4 and sold 1 between my visits, and the others were going out for test drives fairly often.
I originally wanted to trade in a 98 Volvo V70 AWD but the dealer would only offer about $2200 on trade in., I thought $3000 was minimum for it so I kept the Volvo. It's good for hauling stuff. I had a Toyota Tacoma pickup but Toyota is buying it back because of frame rust.