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Old 05-16-2012, 08:41 AM   #196
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Originally Posted by red2009se View Post
And the $240 increase can be bargained down, with the dealer to get a lower price. Who pays full sticker?
Yeah but you can bargain down the '12 as well, even more most likely. So you're still going to spend over $200 more, for actually less content IMO.

Originally Posted by MyThIc3LiTe View Post
I'd guess they've realized transaction prices are higher and have thrown around packages and trims to better match their sales

Gotta say I've seen a lot more 2012s in the last few months then I did all of last year, a significant amount in fact, so something is going right.
You're forgetting the huge $2,000 rebate for 3 months it took to put the Focus on top in sales. I posted elsewhere that once they discontinued that rebate sales dropped by a third to 3rd or 4th place. That's why there are so many on the road now. And that's why I bought a brand new one instead of a lightly used one.
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