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Ford Focus, Ford Focus SVT, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#361 of 498 Re: Ford Focus SE Auto 201A [jeffyscott]
Nov 23, 2009 (6:26 am)
The resale value on a Ford Focus is squat anyway. My wife sold hers a fully loaded SES With the auto trans. at 13,000 miles and only got $9,000 for it! The Focus is the kind of car you buy and drive until the wheels fall off. If you want resale value other cars do much better!. Anyway, I get 38-41MPG hwy with the 5 speed manual in my Focus so I have to disagree with your post regarding the MPG being the same with the Auto and the 5 speed. As I stated before We owned both and I have driven both and I have to say the performance of the Focus with the 5 speed manual is much better then the auto trans! The manual lets you get all the horse power out of that 2.0!. JMO but also my experance!
#362 of 498 Price paid for ford focus coupe and experience
Mar 19, 2010 (5:56 pm)
Hi, I live in the Illinois/Iowa area "Quad Cities.' I would like to get a couple, but if the price is right I would get a sedan
Apr 19, 2010 (9:38 am)
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Apr 26, 2010 (10:27 am)
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Jun 08, 2010 (8:54 am)
Well, Focus resale is better now than it used to be. Dealers here in Chicago area have had 2008 Focus SE's with popular features priced at $10,995 for nearly 12 months. used 2009's are set at $12,995. A few years ago, a two year old Focus would be $9000.
Focus is no longer a 'throw away' car. The 2008+ models are holding value that used to be only for imports.
#368 of 498 Re: resale [tomcatt630]
Jun 08, 2010 (11:30 am)
What are the used 09 fully loaded going for in your area....
#370 of 498 2010 Ford Focus SE purchase with rebates
Nov 20, 2010 (11:43 pm)
I just traded in my 2000 Ford Focus SE for a new 2010 Ford Focus SE with Rapid Spec 201A package and SE Appearance package for $13,733.
I didn't bargain much over price, other than asking for and receiving $500 college grad bonus on top of $3,500 in rebates already listed. Nor did I bargain on my trade-in and felt satisfied to get $500 for a car that is in need of significant repairs and reconditioning.
But I did shop around for loan rates and let the dealership know I was also considering a Hyundai Sonata 2011 for which I qualified for 2.9 percent financing. Ford dealer gave me 2.89 percent.
I bought it because the price and rate were right, this car just felt great, and I was put off by the price of the Sonata and the sales tactics of the Hyundai sales person I talked with as well as the unwillingness of another Hyundai dealer to bend on price and match a third dealer's offer of $1,000 under invoice.
And besides, I didn't want to give up the fun of a manual for an automatic (there were no manual Sonatas available).
I am just thrilled with the new car! And the sales rep, Jon McKean, treated me with respect and integrity through the whole process. I would buy another car from him and urge anybody who's looking for a Ford in Auburn, Alabama, to look his way.