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#167 of 196 Re: Bad experience with Planet Ford in Spring, Texas [fordvhonda]
Jun 29, 2011 (4:48 pm)
Who were you working with at that dealership? So they gave you a price quote and when you showed up they all of a sudden backed out? I am starting negotiations with this same dealer is why I ask. Thank you.
#168 of 196 Re: Bad experience with Planet Ford in Spring, Texas [soap]
Jun 29, 2011 (7:06 pm)
Don't think I'm allowed to post names on this website. The initial sales rep was male. I negotiated by email, as I do for all car purchases. His female manager wrote back that the price quoted in writing was too low and raised it by $1500. She was very unprofessional, even in writing. Poor attitude, sarcastic. Can't believe she has a customer service job. I'm buying a car elsewhere tomorrow from a dealership I've bought from before. Everything negotiated smoothly by email.
Good luck. Hope you get the car you want w/o hassles.
#169 of 196 Re: Bad experience with Planet Ford in Spring, Texas [fordvhonda]
Jun 30, 2011 (2:37 pm)
I sure hope I do not run into the same issue, if everything falls into place I will go try to close my deal tonight. I will post back and update. Little worried now.
#170 of 196 Re: Bad experience with Planet Ford in Spring, Texas [soap]
Jul 01, 2011 (3:39 pm)
Okay, about to head to the dealership to close the deal on the below vehicle.
2011 Edge SEL FWD
Rapid Spec 202A
White Platinum Met
Cargo Access Pkg
18" chrome wheels
Selling Price before TT&L: $31,599.00
#171 of 196 Re: Bad experience with Planet Ford in Spring, Texas [soap]
Jul 11, 2011 (9:28 am)
That is a pretty great deal you got there. Did you do internet (email) negotiating? I am curious about the rebates and discounts you got. Did you have ford x-plan? And how did you get $3250 in ford rebates. All I see is 2500 if you go with Ford Financing.
#172 of 196 Re: Bad experience with Planet Ford in Spring, Texas [soap]
Jul 11, 2011 (10:37 am)
would love to hear more on these deals.... what were the specific dealer discouts for? and what rebates were these? likely heading to some dealers in PA (zip 19335) this week and was checking the x-plan website and the incentives werent loading...
Jul 13, 2011 (6:24 am)
I'm about to pick up my AWD Edge Sport that I negotiated 8 days ago. Here was my deal:
Spec: Vista Roof, NAVI, Vision, Drivers Entry, All Weather Mats
Discount Price: 39,200
Rebates: 3000 (Ford Finance, Cash Back, and Conquest)
Price: 36,200 before TTL
#174 of 196 Re: Sport AWD [vaguy79]
Jul 13, 2011 (6:41 am)
That is impressive. $7155 off MSRP is damn good. Much better than the $4500 I have been offered with my X-Plan. Was the discount price A-Plan, X-Plan, or dealer discount? Also what is Conquest?
#175 of 196 Re: Sport AWD [smoothballer]
Jul 13, 2011 (1:40 pm)
The deal was straight negotiation (dealer discount, I don't qualify for any sort of employee pricing). I checked the USAA/Zag pricing and it was worse. The conquest rebate was for owning a non-Ford product. I also qualified for the owner loyalty but it was not combinable with the Conquest bonus.
It took me about 3 days of straight negotiation with 4 different dealers before I got this price. I would have each dealer beat the last deal. There were more dealers I could have tried, but I was too tired.
The Ford finance rates are ridiculous. My score is >800 and I was offered 6.75 for 60 months. I plan on refinancing as soon as I can with Navy FCU for 1.99/60months as there is no prepayment penalty and I don't care if the dealer gets dinged.
#176 of 196 Re: Bad experience with Planet Ford in Spring, Texas [smoothballer]
Jul 15, 2011 (11:36 am)
I did all negotiating via email and had an OTD price breakdown emailed to me before I walked in. I also had a $750 brochure rebate as well.
I also X-plan eligible but rarely have ever needed to use it. I really didn't have to haggle much as the dealer website lits out the factory and dealer rebates and shows an e-price. I basically just tacked on my $750 brochure rebate to the deal and that was it.