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#237 of 255 Ford Explorer 2012 Base vs. XLT
Nov 16, 2011 (7:31 pm)
Looking to lease one. Is there any reason not to get the Base? What is the mix of base vs. XLT? Really do not want to pay more for color-coded roof racks and 18"wheels. Thank you.
#238 of 255 Re: Ford Explorer 2012 Base vs. XLT [oceana143]
Nov 17, 2011 (9:21 am)
The XLT is a much more common model. I wouldn't be suprised that it wouldn't cost much more to lease the XLT vs the base model.
Also, the XLT adds much more than just the 18" alloy wheels and the silver rack. Added is the alarm, upgraded interior, SYNC, Sirius radio, auto headlamps, fog lamps, heated mirrors, reverse sensing system and the keypad.
#239 of 255 2012 explorer xlt - private cash discount
Jan 23, 2012 (5:21 pm)
hi, between 1/12/12 and 3/12/12 ford is offering an additional $750 private cash discount if you take the time to ask for ford explorer literature AND ask to be kept up to date...by simply registering for such on the ford.com website (explorer section). ford is offering $1,000 cash back right now (thru early april)...this extra $750 savings is an additinal sweetner; i registered and within a day the dealer had my eligibility information available to them (when they provided me a quote); the brochure actually came in the mail about 5-days later which had the hard copy of the details. Additinally, I found several dealers that offered to sell the unit for dealer invoice...some dealers added on the advertising fee (and a fuel fee)...some did not. Shop around and ask questions. I paid cash for my unit (bought it mid-january) and maybe that made a difference on their offers.
#240 of 255 Looking to purchase xlt
Aug 12, 2012 (4:10 pm)
I'm looking to purchase 2013 Ford XLT FWD with leather package 202a. I'm wondering what's the price others have paid. The best price I'm getting from my local dealer is $32,100 plus tax and fees after the $2000 ford cash back. The msrp on the suv is $35,420. Does this sound like a good deal?
#241 of 255 2012 Ford Explorer Limited 4WD
Sep 14, 2012 (9:55 am)
I was recently offered the following price:
Demo Discount - $6739.00
Factory Rebate - $1500
Price - $42, 071 (plus title, tax, fees)
Has about 6800 miles. All the options including DVD.
Thinking about taking the bait and running with it.
What do you all think?
#242 of 255 Re: 2012 Ford Explorer Limited 4WD [jr16]
Sep 14, 2012 (12:57 pm)
Looks to me like the invoice on this is about $46,000. There is actually a $2,000 incentive on the '12s which would bring this down to $44,000. Of the additional $2,000 about $1,500 is the holdback, so it looks like they are losing about $500 on the car. I don't know if they will try to make this up in the fees they will add. I would say this is a great deal for a new model. For a model with 7,000 miles it is just ok. The blue book value in excellent condition looks to be about $40,500 with this amount of mileage. However, you probably would not be able to find this exact car at that price. If it were me, I would probably rather spend a little more and have a new car with no miles.
#243 of 255 2013 Ford Explorer Limited 4WD
Oct 19, 2012 (8:18 am)
Signed the papers on 2013 Explorer
MSRP - 48, 510
Sale Price - 44, 917
1500 Consumer Cash, 500 College Bonus
Total Price out the Door - 45,515
Had 1.99% for 60 mos financing pre-arranged but dealer found 1.87% through its contacts.
So far I am overjoyed but only purchased last night! lol Only thing it doesn't have is DVD or Rear Bucket Seats.
#244 of 255 Looking at this used model
Oct 21, 2012 (4:51 pm)
Is it true dealers will start offering better deals in a month or so to get rid of inventory for newer models coming in, holiday pricing, etc.?
I plan on looking for financing through my credit union but am not opposed to doing it through the dealership for a better rate. I plan to put anywhere from $4-10k down.
I found a vehicle I wouldn't mind purchasing: http://www.landersford.com/detail-2012-ford-explorer-xlt-used-9163630.html
If they could knock some more off that price but honestly, negotiating isn't my strong point.
Any advice, tips, etc.?
#245 of 255 Re: Looking at this used model [jakz34]
Oct 22, 2012 (9:15 am)
Search for the real world trade in values forum on this site and follow the list to get what is a reasonable price. To be perfectly honest, you can probably get that price on a new one.
Go to Ford.com and ask for a brochure for the Explorer. They will send you a coupon for $500-750 off. Add in the $1500-2000 rebate they usually offer and combine it with an invoice price offer and you'll be pretty well.