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#126 of 197 employee pricing
Oct 19, 2010 (3:49 pm)
I live in Rock Springs, Wyoming and close to Salt Lake City, Utah, so my dealers are in those locations. I am looking at a 2011 Edge and was just offered employee pricing at one of the dealers. Has anyone had experience with employee pricing and information about what kind of discount it might be?
#127 of 197 Re: employee pricing [jdanhoff]
Oct 20, 2010 (7:09 am)
The employee pricing plan is a fixed amount under invoice and all incentives are available as well.
Go into any dealer with your PIN number and they'll show you the price as it's printed on the invoice. Further, the dealer is not allowed to add any other charges to the price.
#128 of 197 Price difference between the Edge and RX350?
Oct 27, 2010 (7:00 am)
Many of our friends have SUVs, RX350, X5, CX9, Murano, etc. We are interest in RX350 as it is comfortable. But want to go back to buying Ford. I like the way new Edge looks and the SYNC.
How much will I be able to save by buying Ford Edge with comparable features vs RX350?
RX350 comes with lot of standard features like the keyless push button start, leather interior, power lift gate.
#129 of 197 Re: Price difference between the Edge and RX350? [texastownhall]
Oct 27, 2010 (7:40 am)
A FWD Edge Limited decked out very similar to a base FWD RX would be about $3-$4k cheaper. Not a lot when you consider the extra year of warranty and the prestige and dealer experience of the Lexus. The Edge does get substantially better MPG on regular gas then the RX however but the RX is going to have lot more luxury feel to it and better material quality.
If you're leaning towards the luxury brands and want a Ford you should look at the '11 Lincoln MKX. Substantially upgraded from the Edge in interior feel and quality and has the SYNC tech. it also has the longer warranty like the RX and (I would hope) a little more pleasant dealer experience then you would probably get at a Ford dealer. It gets better mpg than the RX as well on regular gas while having more HP.
#130 of 197 Re: Price difference between the Edge and RX350? [m6user]
Oct 27, 2010 (11:36 am)
m6user, very helpful. Thank you.
What you say makes sense.
I have never been to a Lincoln dealer. I recall being in a Lincoln Towncar limo rides being the most comfortable ride ever.
Anyway, I will check that out. I if price is comparable, I may look for pre-owned Lexus.
I like the Volvo XC90 and new coming soon Tourag. Only thing I am afraid is reliability of Volvo and VWs break down in a middle of nowhere (it happened to my brother in his 05 Tourag).
#131 of 197 Re: Price difference between the Edge and RX350? [m6user]
Oct 29, 2010 (7:05 pm)
The real difference would not be STICKER price but rather SELLING PRICE. I can get a 2011 Limited Edge FWD for $30,500 all day long. You'd be lucky to get a base RX FWD for $38,000. Not exactly the $3-$4K you are talking about.
#132 of 197 Re: Price difference between the Edge and RX350? [djhalptert]
Oct 29, 2010 (8:20 pm)
Gee, the actual price is the street price. Really? I was just advising what the sticker price difference is. Obviously both vehicles will be discounted off from sticker but it depends on area, competition and negotiating skill.
The base RX is $38850. You should be able to get that discounted as well but, I agree, maybe not as much. Ford already has a rebate on the 2011 I see so the spread may be more like $5k. Still within reason if that is the vehicle someone wants. Edmunds puts the difference in TMV prices at about $4300 which is close to what I said. Of, course I've found that you can beat TMV in most areas just like you mentioned with Edge price. The RX can be had for less than TMV too.
People can come on these forums and say anything about what they can get a vehicle for so I leave that up to to OP to do their homework. I was just trying to throw some pros and cons up there to help.
I still think if someone is looking for one of the premium crossovers the Lincoln MKX deserves serious consideration.
Oct 29, 2010 (10:39 pm)
Can anyone tell me the MF for a 2011 Edge Sport, 3 year 15k miles per year? I live in los angeles, CA
Also, how strict are they with proof of student status or employee PIN number?
I really enjoy reading the posts in this forum and have finally decided it's time to take the plunge and lease one of these great American cars.
#134 of 197 Ford Edge and Less that Stellar Credit
Nov 02, 2010 (7:54 pm)
Can anyone tell me if Ford Motor Credit is any better or worse at financing someone with not so good credit? I had good credit until I got laid off for 18 mos. I started working again thankfully 3 months ago full time making a very good salary. I really need a different car. (my 10 year old convertible has run its course.)