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#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.
Nov 21, 2010 (10:52 pm)
I took the new car out for a spin this afternoon and the power mirror control housing came off the door frame as I was turning the switch to adjust the mirrors. Looked like the plastic clips that hold it to the door were broken. Looked like someone had packed little rubber gaskets to hold the clips in place but they melted away or something. I just hope there aren't more build quality problems in this ride. It was a disappointing second day of ownership.
#372 of 498 Re: Hold that thought ... [pristinacrawfo]
Nov 22, 2010 (8:31 am)
Update: The dealership took care of the problem immediately. After the parts and service manager said it might take until tomorrow to get the part and I said I wouldn't be back in town until after the holiday, the sales rep said "How about if we swap the part off another car so we can get him on his way right now?" No fuss, no muss. I am satisfied!
Jan 04, 2011 (1:01 pm)
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#375 of 498 2012 Ford Focus: Prices Paid & Buying Experience
Jun 17, 2011 (11:57 am)
Folks, i visited a dealership today and they only had one SE in Blue Candy color, i sat inside it was nice, maybe a little too small, since they did not have it in black i did not even ask about the price.
Did anyone buy a new 2012 Focus so far? What did you pay?
#376 of 498 Re: 2012 Ford Focus: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [seaurchin]
Jan 08, 2012 (5:03 pm)
I know this is almost 7 months late but I am looking at a SEL now and it's priced at 15K... Heated leather seats were the biggest selling point for me. I think it's a perfect car for a recent college grad (me!).
#377 of 498 Re: 2012 Ford Focus: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [newbie2cars]
Jan 10, 2012 (8:13 am)
SEL 15K good deal to me.I've been lookin' the Focus and did alot of home work.SEL makes you get the DCT/ dry clutcy trann .Yep, a real deal are you sure it's not an SE?
#378 of 498 2012 Ford Focus Titanium
Jan 16, 2012 (12:55 pm)
We couldn't find what we wanted on any lot, so we ordered our Titanium just after Thanksgiving. It arrived last week. Options: 401A group, Performance package, Blaze Yellow Tri-coat paint and that's it. Price was $24k flat. Ford offered $2000 cash back which brought it down to $22k. Only 200 miles on it so far averaging 31.0 mpg.