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Ford Focus, Ford Focus SVT, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#405 of 498 Re: Went to the dealer [mndriver72]
Mar 30, 2012 (8:19 am)
Starting at dealer invoice is always good. Holdback for a loaded Titanium is around $800 so that's one place the dealer is getting money on the sale. Did they charge you a "dealer fee" or whatever name they gave it, usually $500-$600? That's another profit center. I look for the dealers that don't charge such a fee, which are few and far between.
#406 of 498 Re: Went to the dealer [mndriver72]
Apr 05, 2012 (7:16 pm)
Hey mndriver72, I'm looking for about the same trim in Minneapolis. Do you mind saying which dealers you looked at and got such a good deal?
Apr 21, 2012 (12:09 am)
I got my new Focus SE, with 203A and Auto for the TMV(R) price. And my trade in was spot on with TMV too.
I refer Edmunds TMV to others looking for prices.
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#410 of 498 2012 Focus SEL 4000 off sticker
May 08, 2012 (3:47 pm)
2012 SEL hatch with the $2900 package leather, back up sensor, my touch and sony stereo. 1000 rebate 750 trade assist 500 private offer and a 1800 dealer discount. Milford Ohio
#411 of 498 2012 SE Hatchback Manual
Jun 09, 2012 (1:31 pm)
2012 SE hatchback manual transmission with 203A package, sport package, winter package, and 17" alloy wheel upgrade. MSRP was $21140, which reflects the new pricing with "no charge sync" discount of $395 and "SE sport regional discount" of $515.
Price paid was $18240 (+tax and tags), so the $1500 rebate plus a $1400 dealer discount. The $750 trade assist promotion is over, but the rebate went up from $1000 to $1500 this month. Also did not qualify for the $500 private offer mentioned above (even though I'd requested several brochures - no coupon included...)
In addition to the above, I got slightly above KBB trade-in value for "good" condition, and the Focus had to be located/brought in from another dealer.
I've got to disagree with the post above about just relying on the TMV prices - the TMV price for the Focus was $19405 ($1165 higher), mainly because the pricing on the site is not updated with the latest sync and sport package discounts. Also, the TMV trade-in value was about $500 lower than my reference point from KBB. I guess there's not one perfect site, but point is just to collect several data points from multiple sites and shoot for a reasonable target.
#412 of 498 Re: 2012 SE Hatchback Manual [dad2be]
Jun 09, 2012 (6:57 pm)
Thanks for sharing, dad2be. Would you mind stating where in the country you are? And maybe even which dealer you worked with?
#413 of 498 Re: 2012 SE Hatchback Manual [gambit293]
Jun 10, 2012 (8:21 am)
Sure - I'm in eastern PA. Will post the dealer info on Tuesday - after I've picked it up - assuming everything continues to go well.
Something not mentioned above was that I got a few other quotes from other local dealers as part of the process. We can get X-plan pricing through my company, and I made the mistake of mentioning that for one of the quotes. The X-plan price stinks! It was a discount of just $905, plus same rebates. Stuck to traditional price requests without mentioning X-plan for the rest of the dealers...