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Ford Flex, Car Buying, Car Leasing, Wagon
#4 of 211 Re: Has anyone bought/leased a Flex yet? [hondaneed]
Aug 26, 2008 (11:04 am)
I bought a 2009 FWD Flex SEL on July 11th and love it. I am getting 20.6 mpg. I bought it under the Ford employee purchase plan instead of buying a 2008 Saturn Outlook under the GM employee purchase plan. The Flex is better equipt and the drive out the door price was $4259 less than the Outlook. There were dealer installed options on it and I told the dealer that I would not pay for that or else he could order me one from the factory and not have the dealer install undercoating and interior and exterior coatings. I got the one the dealer had and he did not charge me for the options. My advice is to not price a Flex until the last week of the month and not to buy it on your first visit. The dealer will give you a better deal when the end of the month approaches because they want to increase monthly sales figures. Their floor plan or inventory financing by their lending institutions depends on it. Especially in this climate of soft auto sales. Also, you can save a bundle if you get your own financing. Check out the credit unions. The Flex is towable all four wheels down behind my motor home. The outside dimensions are almost the same as my Ford Freestyle but seems to be much roomier and the quality is excellent.
#5 of 211 Re: Has anyone bought/leased a Flex yet? [rgurta]
Aug 26, 2008 (4:32 pm)
What was the msrp? And the Ford A/Z plan price? And if you had the other options you mentioned what were they. Did the dealer just wipe that off the price?
I have shopped a little bit and a $34,880 msrp. is brought down by about $2,700 with the A/Z plan. This seems to be negotiable to this price without ford pricing.
Still not seeing many on road!
#6 of 211 Re: Has anyone bought/leased a Flex yet? [hondaneed]
Aug 29, 2008 (5:54 pm)
Dealer in N Atlanta advertised 6000 off Limited, 5000 off SEL and 4000 off SE Flex. There may be some owner loyalty $$$ in there for current Ford product owners. Ford Direct shows this dealer with 16 in stock and they are a relatively small store.
#7 of 211 Long term test Flex
Sep 02, 2008 (6:10 am)
From the intro
"The sticker says $42,080 but thanks to a sluggish economy, high gas prices and a highly competitive market (not to mention a silver tongue when it comes to bargaining), we wrote a check for $37,658 and left with a shiny new 2009 Ford Flex Limited."
Now, now, how about a more detailed description of this purchase experience?
#8 of 211 prices
Sep 15, 2008 (7:42 am)
What are the current residuals and interest rates on a 36 month lease for a loaded AWD limited? Also, incentives in zip 10801?
Sep 26, 2008 (6:33 am)
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#10 of 211 Ford Flex Rebate
Oct 03, 2008 (6:52 am)
Ford has bumped the rebate up to $3,000.
#11 of 211 Re: Ford Flex Rebate [hondaneed]
Oct 27, 2008 (1:55 pm)
Also - there is a $2,000 rebate for those who are turning in a lease or have turned in a lease. The return lease can go back as far as July.
#12 of 211 New Flex price
Nov 04, 2008 (7:36 am)
We are looking at getting a Ford Flex (not sure buy or lease.) I was told by a salesman that the new November cash rebates total $4250. I live in the Detroit Metro area and have access to X plan pricing and he basically said there won't be any negotiating. Any thoughts? I will post the numbers once I get them.
#13 of 211 Re: New Flex price [bmmiller]
Nov 05, 2008 (4:25 pm)
I'd say given the way the cars are not selling on Ford lots, you'd probably do better negotiating then using the X-Plan, since X-plan pricing is just about the same as invoice cost and you should be able to get a Flex for under invoice before any rebates.