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Old 04-17-2007, 08:14 PM   #1
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04 to 07 trade.

So i get an advertisement in the mail today from my dealer say they want my focus. Brief description: they say since gas prices are high they want more used foci in there lot and want me to trade in and buy a new one. In either case if I were to trade in my 04 for an 07 (trade in would be probablly 14k), could i just be able to do an even exchange for an 07 in the same range and keep paying what I have left to pay for my 04 or would it cost me more.


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Old 04-17-2007, 08:53 PM   #2
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I heard dealerships are having problems moving their new cars cuz everyone would rather save a lil money and get a used car. IDk what i heard. Their gain ur gain kinda thing lol. sounds good.
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14k for a trade-in?

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Old 04-17-2007, 08:55 PM   #4
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i doubt the trade in would be 14K seeing as most of the focus were only like 13-15K brand new.
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idk exact estimate just a guess. Although I may have guessed high
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Try 6k.
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Old 04-17-2007, 09:17 PM   #7
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meh id say from 6-7k youll get for trade in and they will sell it for about 9-10k
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I only got $5,500 for my focus when I traded it in.
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It's just a marketing gimmick to get you to come in and buy a new car.
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That's a classic come on. Basically the dealer's have a marketing company who gets your demographic info from either the service department or the DMV. Those letters mean nothing, I used to get them all the time when I had my 02.

It's a confidence trick. Five bucks says the letter came with a "bulk mail" postmark. If the sales manager called you up after you offered your car to the dealer however ...

Considering the fact that in 04, even the bottom feeder zx3 retailed for $13k before rebates, it's highly doubtful that, three years later you'll see even 60% of the original purchase price. Expect a trade in offer of $5-6k tops. The dealers need to make that money, and since Ford's hurting in sales - the dealer is likely seeing a hit in sales as well.
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