03-19-2012, 12:23 PM
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Aurora, CO
What I Drive: 2013 Ford Focus hatch SGM
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Originally Posted by Glucose
Thanks imccrea for all your help! I'm look for:
Zip: prefer 61265 for lower taxes, but can also shop around 60559
Model: 2012 Focus SE Hatchback
Color (In order of preference): Sterling Grey, Sonic Blue, Kona Blue, Ingot Silver, Oxford White, Tux Black
Exterior/Interior: SE Sport Package
I'm expecting invoice to be around $19.5k. Would prefer no other options, but willing to take winter package if absolutely necessary. I found some M/Ts around St. Louis, but those have since disappeared. Seems either Focii in general or M/T's are selling hotter now, will that affect future months' incentives?
Currently driving a 1997 with 200k+ miles. Wasn't planning on trading it in, but mentioning in case there's incentive there.
Plan on getting loan at credit union at 1.9% before negotiating with dealers. I'm a federal civilian employee, not sure if that that carries any benefits.
I'm aware of a $2k rebate (told not tied to FMCC) until Apr 2. I've signed up for a brochure on Ford's website, so hope to have the mailer/brochure rebate at least in the system.
imccrea, are there any nearby with prices and any other rebates available?
Would other members here suggest using auto programs like Costco or USAA rather than negotiating over email/phone? Does anybody have experiences with negotiating dealer trades when the exact car you want is in another lot?
There are no SE sport pkg in IL (closest in Madison, WI) in the top 4 colors you are looking for. You'd either have to order one or just fly out of state. The one in WI has invoice of $20,394 (Winter pkg also). You can order and lock your incentives in or hope to find one but there are only a few per region currently.
Costco is probably your best pricing resource as USAA is having issues with compliance in certain states right now but both offer the same price within $100.
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Glad to help anyone