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#99 of 211 Finally Making a Purchase - Hopefully a Good One!
Dec 28, 2009 (7:45 pm)
I have been monitoring posts and pricing out the Town & Country and the Flex for a couple of years now...
Haven't had to pull the trigger until now -- we are adding a third child to our family and the Jeep is just not going to cut it anymore...
Ended up getting this final deal for the 2010 Ford Flex SEL w/ Class III Trailer, & Roof Rails.
MSRP (Including $775 D&D Charge) - $33,835
A Plan Price - $30,800
Taxes (we get taxed on whole price before rebates) - $1850
Total with Tax (prior to rebates) - $32650
Rebates - $3500
Out the Door Price - $29,150
Dollars off MSRP before Tax = $6,535
Dollats off MSRP after Tax = $4,685
I tried to use the $750 Mailer Coupon and the $500 School Discount, but was told by multiple dealers that they could not apply this to the A Plan price (not sure if this is correct or not). There was also a $1500 Lease Conquest rebate but I do not currently have a lease therefore I did not qualify.
I think I got a pretty good deal, but what do you all think?
Lastly, I mentioned above that I chose Ford over the Chrysler product. I was really torn, being that they cost me about the same dollars. Bottom line, it came down to whether I wanted the bells & whistles (i.e. DVDs, Backup Cam, and MyGig) with the Chrysler but perceived (considering this site's review) quality probelms witht he vehicle itself OR a little less featues and excellent quality ratings on the Flex (except for the looks itself - they have to grow on you). Needless to say, I chose the Ford.
The only thing I am coming away with that is a little unsettling is the warrenty. Obviously the Chrysler warrenty blows Fords out of the water. It roughly costs another ~$1000 at Ford to get them to equal out.
Gonna pick up Wednesday. Any feedback prior to then is appreciated.
Hope this post helps you all out as well.
#100 of 211 Re: Finally Making a Purchase - Hopefully a Good One! [royaljiggyness]
Dec 28, 2009 (9:42 pm)
What's to think? A Plan is A Plan is A Plan. It's the price.
The most important factor is whether or not you could have negotiated a better price than A Plan (about $1,000 below invoice) using the full spate of consumer incentives. From the sounds of it, you'd have about broken even anyway. And since the dealer makes a fixed stipend from Ford for the A Plan sale, it probably worked best for everyone and isn't really worth worrying about.
#101 of 211 Re: Finally Making a Purchase - Hopefully a Good One! [madlock]
Dec 29, 2009 (2:01 pm)
Madlock...yeah...I guess in general you are right, but it always seems there is some way they can work it to close a deal if they need to -- that was definitely the impression I got at the end of the month.
I look at this backword and forward -- with A plan and without A plan. And I really am out of angles for the best discount.
That being said, I am extremely curious how you bought a 2009 Flex Limited AWD w/ Vista Roof, Navigation, 40/40, Refrigerator, Family DVD, and Tow Package, which has a MSRP of $45,010 for $29,142 prior to tax and title. Please teach this guy how that is even possible, because basically you got $15K off which is Godly. I know that no incentives existed for $10K+ even if you had A plan. So did the dealer lose $5K+ on this deal?
I am truly interested to learn from the master...let me know
#102 of 211 Re: Finally Making a Purchase - Hopefully a Good One! [royaljiggyness]
Dec 29, 2009 (9:36 pm)
I don't know what gave you the impression I paid $29,142 prior to tax/title, but I sure wish I had.
#103 of 211 Re: Finally Making a Purchase - Hopefully a Good One! [madlock]
Dec 30, 2009 (7:53 am)
Many apologies if I was wrong...I read that from one of your posts on fordflex.net...
Would you be kind enough to break down your purchase of your 2009 Flex?
It helps to see other folks approach when going to buy a car...and it seems like you have a pretty good handle on how to get the best deal.
#104 of 211 2010 Ford Flex Lease Residuals and Rates
Jan 06, 2010 (11:07 am)
What are current residual percentages for 15k miles per year leases for 36 and 39 month terms and what is fords current lease rate this month? I am trying to lease a Ford Flex and cannot get a straight answer from anyone about those two items. Thanks!
#105 of 211 Re: 2010 Ford Flex Lease Residuals and Rates [pst2424]
Jan 06, 2010 (3:15 pm)
They're going to vary depending upon what promotion and when they happen to be offered. And with the Flex being so new, there's little historical data to work from. You can call almost any credit union who engages in vehicle leasing and ask them. Most have no problem sharing. I wouldn't expect a 39 month 15K residual to exceed 50% though. I figure 45% to be safe.