Last post on Jul 12, 2011 at 8:56 AM
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Ford Fiesta, Car Buying, Car Leasing, Hatchback, Sedan
#23 of 25 Carsdirect was great
Apr 03, 2011 (12:45 am)
'11 Hatch SE:
Sync (package 201A)
I had a 5-button keypad (like my old taurus) put on the car.
I purchased it through carsdirect.com, and I was very happy with that process. MSRP was about 18,350, plus installation for the keypad. I paid $16,610. That included an extra $500 dealer incentive for President's day weekend.
Carsdirect is in effect a broker. You arrange it through them and then go to a dealer to pick up the car. They also arranged for a loan so I was able to match the Ford Credit interest rate on the loan (2.9%) _and_ get the $500 rebate.
The best thing was that since my loan and purchase were all arranged ahead of time, the "finance manager" (where the dealer usually tries to pack on lo jack and pre-paid maintenance and fabric treatment etc.) figured I was a lost cause and didn't bother with the hard sell. What an improvement!
One thing I would change: I wouldn't pay for installation of the keypad. The installation instructions came with the operating instructions, and it's child's play. I paid $130 for what would have taken 15 minutes and no tools. Live and learn....
#24 of 25 press request
by kirstie_h HOST
May 13, 2011 (7:31 am)
A reporter is interested in talking with recent buyers of the Chevy Cruze, Ford Fiesta or Ford Focus. If you care to share your comments, please email your daytime contact info to predmunds.com no later than Monday, May 16, 2011.
#25 of 25 press request
by kirstie_h HOST
Jul 12, 2011 (8:56 am)
Are you looking to buy a compact or sub-compact car, but youíre waiting for a better deal? Or are you looking trying to sell a used car and youíre seeing that prices are (or arenít) going down? A reporter is interested in talking with you. Please reach out to predmunds.com by Wednesday, July 13, 2011.