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#15 of 476 Re: 2005 Focus Base Model [rwhaugen]
Jun 03, 2005 (7:32 pm)
I visited a couple of ford dealers, since I plan to buy a focus wagon. The best drive-out price I got is $15000 (SE). Is it reasonable?
#16 of 476 2005 Focus Base Model
Jun 04, 2005 (5:04 pm)
There is a dealer here in charlotte nc that is offering 25% off of MSRP. That means you should be able to get a loaded SES with auto,for about 15,500. If this dealer can do this your dealer should be able to do the same.
#17 of 476 dealer fee
Jul 31, 2005 (3:39 pm)
I recently tried to purchase a new ZX3 under the ford family plan. The price for the car was just over 10,000, but when calculating the final purchase price for the vehicle the salesman added the dealer fee which was over $500. This was all before he added the document fee, which was almost $300 and taxes. I was just wondering if this was normal. I live in a small town in Alabama and they're the only ford dealer around, the next one is about 90 miles away.
Aug 01, 2005 (6:40 pm)
I just was curious if anyone had recently bought a 05 Focus ZX4 SE with the ford family plan discount and what they ended up spending?
In the end my out the door price (including tax, title, docs fees) with added sport package, automatic trans, and added cruise control for $14,300. (oh originally they wanted to charge aprox $2000 for some really expensive paint job, rust proofing, sound proofing which they knocked off the price because I told them I wasn’t willing to pay for it).
So Focus owners did i get a good deal?
#19 of 476 2005 ZX5 SES
Aug 02, 2005 (8:20 am)
I just got one for $15500 out of the door. The only option was the automatic transmission, but I'd have paid and extra $500 for ABS and TC.
I was actually shopping for a used car, either hatch or SW, and the cars I was looking at were between $13000 and $14000, so an extra grand for a new car with warranty was a bargain.
The shopping experience was OK, but whenever I buy a car I'm left with the feeling that I should have haggled more.
#20 of 476 Ford salesman says "can't haggle on employee price"
Aug 09, 2005 (2:54 pm)
My local Ford salesman says FMC will not allow price haggling on a new Focus ZX5, which already has $2500 cash back, and $1500 "Employee Price Discount". Now, while these discounts are great, I assumed that there would be a like reduction in the dealer invoice price, and that there would still be some room for haggling. His reply, "Absolutely not -- we're not allowed (by FMC) to sell for one dollar more or one dollar less than the sticker, with these incentives applied". Is this correct, or is this just a line to keep me from talking down the price any more?
Norm in NJ
#21 of 476 Ford salesman says "can't haggle on employee price
Aug 09, 2005 (3:22 pm)
Dude, $4,000 off MSRP on ANY Focus is a good deal!!
#22 of 476 Ford salesman says "can't haggle on employee price"
Aug 09, 2005 (4:49 pm)
No argument there, and I acknowledged such at the beginning of my post. I'm just curious if his statement is fact -- handed down by FMC, or fiction.
#23 of 476 Ford salesman says "can't haggle on employee price"
Aug 09, 2005 (8:45 pm)
Fiction! I bought a ZX5 SES 10 days ago for $200 below the asking price, which included $4000 off already.
#24 of 476 These prices are delicious!
Aug 10, 2005 (12:44 am)
I just test drove'em all (SE & SES) over the weekend & fell in love w/ the SES, which neither Mazda nor Volvo can match this final tuning. My God, for just over $14k, I can have an "ultra comfy yet sporty" SES w/ ABS & audiophile.
Even if price is no object, where else are you gonna find a car that handles & rides this good w/ compact length, width & turning circle. Not the Civic, not even the C-class or the 3-series!
As an ST owner, I'm jealous of the comfy-riding SES.