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You are in the Hyundai Azera
What is this discussion about?
Hyundai Azera, Toyota Avalon, Ford Five Hundred, Chevrolet Impala, Ford Taurus, Car Comparisons, Sedan
Dec 11, 2005 (5:48 pm)
"for a 75,000 6 yr extended service plan,my Ford 500 dealer wants another $1,055 making the fully loaded 500 Limited (with GPS)list at about $34,500.."
Using Edmunds for a 2006 Five Hundred AWD LTD with every option (including a rear seat DVD entertainment system and Navigation system), I find that the MSRP is $34,050 with an invoice of $31,064.
Add in the price for you warranty, and the invoice would be about $32,100
You should easily be able to get that for X-plan price (or less), which would be about $32,400 or so. If you like to haggle much at all, you could probably get it down to $32,000. And if you are REALLY good at haggling, and can get the dealer in a "moment of weakness", getting it down to $31,000 shouldn't be out of the range of possibility.
Those prices INCLUDE the extended warranty (at the price you quoted).
#166 of 863 Re: Azera [barnstormer64]
Dec 11, 2005 (5:52 pm)
Correction . . I just noticed the $1,000 rebate going on right now.
So, subtract another $1,000 from the prices I gave above.
At any rate, you should be able to get the vehicle at invoice, and the $1,000 rebate would pay for your extended warranty.
So, I'd say you could relatively easily get the vehicle without TOO much difficulty for $31,000. (after rebate and with extended warranty).
Personally, I'd throw out the rear-seat DVD system and save another grand, and get it for about $30,000.
#167 of 863 Re: Azera [barnstormer64]
Dec 12, 2005 (6:21 am)
looks like you may need that warranty - the Freestyle, 3.0 Duratec/AWD/CVT, and is actually a 500 in disguise just received that highly coveted black circle from CR.
Or you could opt for an Azera or Avalon, get a real engine, some reliability, and not have to have your car in the shop too often?
Dec 12, 2005 (3:47 pm)
Easy there, the Five Hundred is the vehicle in question and it rates an Average in reliability. Thats just fine for me, personally. I wonder if the issue with the Freestyle is due to the greater mix that are AWD versions...
Dec 12, 2005 (5:33 pm)
" I wonder if the issue with the Freestyle is due to the greater mix that are AWD versions... "
I'm sure the issue is with Communist Reports. LOL
The AWD system is by Haldex, and is used in several Volvo vehicles. I wonder what CR has to say about THOSE?
#170 of 863 Re: Chill [barnstormer64]
Dec 12, 2005 (5:57 pm)
#171 of 863 A question for the HOST
Dec 21, 2005 (11:54 am)
Is it possible to add the Chrysler 300 and the Buick Lucerne to the discussion and/or rename the thread Full SIZE SEDAN COMPARISON ? I think the LUCERNE and the 300 are competitive with the four cars mentioned in this thread.
#172 of 863 I like the idea of Full Size Sedan Comparison
Dec 21, 2005 (2:04 pm)
But we can separate that from this if there are strong objections to including the 300 and Lucerne here.
The floor is open for a day or so for opinions.
#173 of 863 I think thats an awesome idea
Dec 21, 2005 (2:33 pm)
just my .02.
I'd be happy to see this forum include Avalon, Five Hundred/Montego, Charger/300, Impala, Lucerne, and Azera. Heck, we could even throw the Grand Marquis/Crown Vic in there.
Interesting fact- due to its taxi and police duty the Crown Vic sells 80% to fleets. I didnt realize it was greater than 3/4ths! Guess thats why there seem to be so many more old folks in Grand Marqs...
#174 of 863 Re: I think thats an awesome idea [alpha01]
Dec 21, 2005 (3:16 pm)
Interesting fact- due to its taxi and police duty the Crown Vic sells 80% to fleets.
Thats because only rear wheel drive cars offer the performance and handling that most police want in a pursuit vehicle. And the Crown vic is a decent price for the utility needed for a police car.