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Old 07-19-2009, 04:53 PM   #1
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I would love to have a new Focus! Any suggestions on where to buy one in Texas?

I have an old Nissan Maxima. Its a 1988 technically since the manufactured date sticker says 11/88. I Thought it was a 1989. Who knows? It qualifies for the $4500 cash for clunkers rebate. Anyways, my wife wrecked my old Focus in 2005. I had it 3 months. Ever since I traded up to a Ford Fivehundred I have always wanted my Focus back. Where can I get a bare bones base model Focus for a resonable price in Texas and try to use this stimulus money? I had a such a bad buying experience with my last Focus I don't want to go there again.


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where did you buy your last one?
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Well ... it also depends on what city you want to buy from.

In Dallas I would recommend Doug Stanley Ford or Don Davis Ford.
In Houston I would recommend Champion Ford or Russel & Smith Ford.

Good luck finding a Ford Division to work with.

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Old 07-19-2009, 06:18 PM   #4
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where did you buy your last one?
I bought it from a dealer in San Antonio which is now know as Red Mccombs. Bought a Ford Fivehundred from them. They played a few games to jack the price up too, but not nearly as bad as the first one.

I currently live in Dallas and I would really like this deal they have at villa ford in California. They have a 2009 Ford Focus SE coupe with a stick for $10988. I'm guessing that doesn't include a few things, but I would like that deal here in Texas. I may just drive to California and drive it back.
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Another quick question: Can you use the TCEQ air check rebate for $3500 and the Federal $4500 cash for clunkers rebate at the same time? That deal would be spectacular! $8000 off. I qualify for both.
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No idea on the TCEQ question, but its worth looking into. As far as buying in CA, it may actually be cheaper to ship it back Here. I was looking at a car in L.A., and in CA, if You buy a car and drive it off the lot, You have to pay CA sales tax, which is about 0.5% higher that TX sales tax, IIRC.
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just dont buy from abilene dealers...
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No idea on the TCEQ question, but its worth looking into. As far as buying in CA, it may actually be cheaper to ship it back Here. I was looking at a car in L.A., and in CA, if You buy a car and drive it off the lot, You have to pay CA sales tax, which is about 0.5% higher that TX sales tax, IIRC.
I was told that as long as you have it towed off the lot there is no tax. Then it is just a matter of getting a temp to move it. The only trouble is I believe I would have to drive my maxima to California in order to turn it in for the Cash for Clunkers rebate. My parents live out there so I could make it a visit too.
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dont think the texas version of the clunker thing has any money left for the year...the federal one does though.

if you live in dallas, goto Prestige Ford, in Garland....talk to Joe in the Reed Speed section (the inhouse performance shop) tell him what you want, and he will set you up...tell him I sent you.
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^^ Hook UP ...

Hands down ... I would go with that idea first.

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