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Ford Focus, Ford Focus SVT, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#19 of 471 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 471 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 471 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 471 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 471 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 471 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.
#25 of 471 Re: These prices are delicious! [creakid1]
Aug 10, 2005 (9:32 am)
I wasn't impressed at all with the handling of the SES. My Intrigue and Bonneville can corner much faster and with more confidence than the Focus. Besides, the Pirelli P6 tires suck in wet weather...
#26 of 471 What I paid, 2005 Focus ZX4 SES
Aug 17, 2005 (4:00 am)
I wish there was more serious price posting in this thread but here is mine:
16,187 (after emplyee discount)
13,687 (before trade-in)
-1687 (trade in of 1995 Ford Windstar with 118K)
12,000 (plus ttl)
I feel I should have sold the trade-in outright and maybe got another 200-400 off the 13,687 price but it seems like that is no-haggle price...so overall I am happy witht he deal (esp. with gas prices climbing)
#27 of 471 2005 ZX3 SES
Aug 18, 2005 (7:32 am)
Options: Side airbags, Sunroof, Automatic:
just over 13K, with tazes in PA 14.5k.
and no haggling.. I was gonna wait a counple of months to save up for good down payment and all.. but with such discounts.. I got almost 30% off that is something to mention...
The only thing i don't like is that there was no car with ABS available when IWas looking: I would trade the sunroof for abs anytime...
Yeah the Family PLan does not allow haggling, but as edmunds said, you would most probably get this low only with LOTS of haggle, and this way, the sales guy is still my friend and i closed the deal with ease and comfort...
Lastly: I too liked the Mazda, and was lookking elswhere, but I dilike sedans greatly, and for the value no one beats Ford (other reall need to look and stop bundling big engines and appearance packages with hatchback... ).
#28 of 471 bought a second focus for daughter (college)
Aug 18, 2005 (12:41 pm)
With a Kia (2001) not sounding particularly good I went in and got her a focus too (3 door coupe with jet black - it a ZX3 - very nice looking, super sporty looking - my daughter loves it).
Anyway I was able to 'haggle' the price down another $237.00 off the FFP...I think it all depends on the disposition of your sales manager. But it takes a lot of nerve to try to ask for much more off the price they have on these, for sure...