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#199 of 493 Re: What were the Sept sales numbers for the new Taurus? [thegraduate]
Oct 04, 2009 (7:12 am)
Well, I'll state my point again. I drive the interstate 2 hours every day of the workweek. I'm a car guy, so I notice cars. I've seen one 2010 Taurus. I see 2010 Fusions all over the place!!! I began seeing the new Fusions almost immediately after they went on sale. Are the new Taurus owners afriad to put them on the road? This car is the next version of the Ford Flex, too expensive for something with a blue oval on the front. Styling is good, much better than the old model, but the base engine is uninspiring, interior room not much more than an Accord. Good luck to Ford selling this car without huge incentives. As a side note, I've owned several Fords in the past, and I'm eagerly waiting on the new Focus to arrive.
#200 of 493 Re: What were the Sept sales numbers for the new Taurus? [mikemartin]
Oct 04, 2009 (8:17 am)
Post the a link to a copy of the ad on here.
AWD SELs have an invoice of $27,500 and even if you total up all the incentives you only run up to $2,500 dollars in rebates. Most people won't qualify for the $500 early order one or the $500 military bonus or the $500 college grad rebate.
Holdback on Fords is 3% of MSRP so 870 bucks or so. That comes out to a net, net, net price of about $24,130. I can see going behind a little bit on an ad car but not almost $1,400 dollars behind and not on a mid trim level newly redesigned car like the Taurus SEL.
You go that far behind on a left over 2009 that is a stripper car and not newly redesigned. Actually you go more then that much behind on a 2009 but $1,400 behind sounds about right for a 2010 super base and not newly redesigned model.
#201 of 493 Re: What were the Sept sales numbers for the new Taurus? [freezed]
Oct 04, 2009 (8:49 am)
They've only been in showrooms for a month or two. The 2010 Fusion has been out since March.
#202 of 493 Re: What were the Sept sales numbers for the new Taurus? [akirby]
Oct 05, 2009 (5:41 pm)
And I saw 2010 Fusions on the road almost immediately when they went on sale. They are easy to spot compared to the 09's. Where are the new Tauruses? In hiding? Waiting for better weather?
#203 of 493 Re: What were the Sept sales numbers for the new Taurus? [freezed]
Oct 05, 2009 (7:35 pm)
Ford sold about 5,100 new Tauruses in September. That was more then 2x the number in August as production was just ramping. Maxima sales have ranged from a low of 2,300 up to 5,900 over the last 10 months with the lowest months tracking the industry trends.
#204 of 493 Re: What were the Sept sales numbers for the new Taurus? [ljessew1]
Oct 05, 2009 (9:15 pm)
Ford sold about 5,100 new Tauruses in September.
If those were all 2010 models, then that was a good performance. September was a weak month.
Oct 06, 2009 (8:26 am)
Has anyone seen the $25k base SE model on the road yet, every dealer I go by only has the SHO or Limited. Most Taurus you see on the road from previous years are the SE models and looking at the specs of the 2010 SE, its features are not that far off from the SEL.
#206 of 493 Re: 2010 Taurus SE [nomoreford2]
Oct 06, 2009 (10:06 am)
The SE is for fleet sales only. Not quite sure what that means for an individual, but I doubt you will see one on a lot. Go talk to the fleet manager at a dealership to see if you can order one. The ones on lots now are loaded up and hence over-priced. We ordered the SEL and got a terrific deal. This new Taurus is more of a highway near-luxo . cruiser and very big, so it's not everyone's cup of tea. I really like the paddle shifters.
#208 of 493 Incentives
Oct 08, 2009 (7:24 am)
Those of you who predicted huge cash rebates will be dismayed to learn that Ford has dropped all rebates on the 2010 Taurus. The only incentive available now is low financing - 0% for 36 months.
It's too early to tell how long it will last, but it's certainly off to a great start all things considered.