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#71 of 100 Re: Hyundai Accent [lemko]
Aug 14, 2009 (2:28 pm)
It was the DeVille FWD--4.1 8 cylinder--just as you thought. I only had it for 2 years but that was long enough--we had to put new gas lines on and a water pump and serpentine belt--all in a short amount of time.
#72 of 100 90 Crown Vic for Civic LXS manual
Aug 15, 2009 (6:39 am)
I'm going to miss the soft ride of my Ford, it runs strong with only 139000 miles but has a few issues, windows dont roll down, oil leak, power steering leak, air not too cold, paint peeling off... it is sad knowing it's going to get crushed but the bright side is getting a nice brand new fuel efficient vehicle, here is the deal:
MSRP $ 18650
Honda rebate+dealer discount $ 1850
CARS rebate $ 4500
Net cost before tax, title, doc. fee $ 12300
I signed the papers and got the loan on AUG. 4th but still dont have my new car yet!
#73 of 100 Bought a 2009 Ford Focus SE for $10,430 after C4C and rebates
Aug 15, 2009 (2:47 pm)
We just bought an $18430, 2009 Ford Focus SE 5-speed with Sync, Driver's Group, antilock brakes, and cruise. We traded in our 2001 Ford Windstar, which I paid $5300 for used 5 years ago and got $4500 C4C+ $2000 rebate+ $500 Ford financing rebate+ $500 Ford loyalty for trading in a Ford+ $500 college student rebate for a total of $8000 in savings and they are tinting the windows and free oil changes.Paid $10,530 out the door. Got 7.99% financing for 48 months payment is only $219 a month. Plus you only have to keep ford credit for 3 months, then you can go to your bank, which we can do for 5.5% financing. Bringing our payment down even more. We pick the car up Monday. The only question I have is should we purchase an extended warranty?
#74 of 100 Re: Bought a 2009 Ford Focus SE for $10,430 after C4C and rebates [turtleann]
Aug 15, 2009 (3:40 pm)
not a C4C deal, but we refinanced our 09 escape after taking the $500 financing rebate.
as far as the warranty goes, you have a while to buy it, so i would put it off.
try fordwarrantys.com or another similar site to see how much the extended warranty costs.
#75 of 100 was going to do C4C, but thought better
Aug 16, 2009 (11:35 am)
I am a man, 6'6", 400 lbs, and have to have a vehicle that fits me. I was going to do C4C trading in a 98 Tahoe (with major issues: 180,000 mi and needing rebuild transfer case) on a '09 Traverse. Plenty of room, loved the telescoping steering wheel. Sticker at $32K - $4500 - $2250. In the end, I found that after discounts, I did not want the monthly payment on $26K. I ended up taking less than $1K for trade on a 06 Buick Lucerne w/35K mi for $16,000. Love the car; I am getting 28 mi/gal average now. The Tahoe was 17 average.
#76 of 100 Re: was going to do C4C, but thought better [glennj6556]
Aug 16, 2009 (11:46 am)
Sounds like a wise move. I know two people with the Acadia, same as Traverse. They do like the room. But not the mileage. Tough to get better than 16 MPG combined. Unless you need room for 8 people the Lucerne is probably a better vehicle. Plus you help the used car market.
#77 of 100 Traded PU for a PU
Aug 17, 2009 (6:05 am)
I traded my Ford F250HD clunker for $3500, and bought a GMC Sierra hybrid. The new truck isn't exactly equipped the way I would like but ordering one and still being able to get a deal was out of the question. The dealer knocked on $1800 and then there was a $3500 GM rebate. The $3500 CFC money was factored in the same way the value for a trade-in is calculated. The new truck is getting 18.5 mpg (not the 20 listed) but it's still better than the 8 mpg the ford was getting.
As for the political point I consider the $3500 as a tax rebate for all the taxes I have been paying for years.
PS. The Hybrid is for saving gas not because of the global warming scam.
Aug 17, 2009 (10:52 am)
We are looking to analyze the various ways dealerships are writing up sales/term sheets on new cars when cash for clunkers are involved. If you are willing to talk with us and potentially allow us to look at your paperwork (personal info blacked out,of course), please email dgreeneedmunds.com.
#79 of 100 Thanks Uncle Sam
Aug 18, 2009 (7:48 pm)
Got a new Hyundai Elantra GLS w/sunroof pkg (2650+carpet96+mat80)
-4500 uncle sam
-50 ( 1/2 of $100 scrap metal for 95 isuzu rodeo w/220K 3.2L 4wd) (will mail2me)
out the door in 3% NC + fees
first time buyer w/hyundai credit 5.39% for 60mos.
edmunds tmv says $16,294
truecar.com says avg paid 15,459 (good)
i got 15665
here's where i got my spankin.
17665 (1000 discount)
-4500 (uncle sams downpayment)
394.95 nc 3% tax
55 license fee
425 doc fee (profit)
14089.95 sub-total again
-2000 hyundai rebate (good till 8/31)
12089.95 final total (we really do love democrats )
Aug 19, 2009 (9:56 am)
A reporter is looking to speak to consumers who recently purchased a vehicle using the Cash for Clunkers program. Please send your daytime phone number and the vehicle you purchased and what you traded-in to ctalatiedmunds.com by Friday, August 21.