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Old 12-20-2010, 09:19 PM   #1
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I am planning to buy a 2010 SES loaded leather seats/moon roof 17 allow wheels etc.. from a dealer locally it has 16,000miles and offered it for $13,500 it still has manufacturer's warranty 100% coverage. If I decide to buy the extended warranty and additional extras plus tax/title it will make the value about $16000. I will be paying less than $290/month, $0 down which I can handle. What should I look into before plunging in and is this a good buy? Also, since this is a used car, I am wondering if is it possible that the dealer or the seller might have reset the odometer? I am just being paranoid I gues..


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There is no way to reset the odometer and if they did somebody going to jail sounds like a good deal I wouldn't get the extend coverage because I work on all my own stuff but if your not good with a wrench then I say go for it just my 2 cents.
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$13.5k is not too bad of a price, that said with all the incentive Ford is offering now and the new 2012 Model coming soon you can probably get a great deal buying new.

Invoice on a fully loaded 2011 Focus is under $19k.

Right now Ford is offering a $2k maximum cash rebate all Ford Focus.
http://www.automotive.com/2010/12/fo...tes/index.html

Technically you can get a brand new fully loaded Focus about $17k before tax. And since you're buying new you can probably get 0% financing which over the course of 5 years can make up the difference.

Price Breakdown:
2010 Used Focus
$290 x 60 Months = $17,400

2011 New Focus
$17,000 + 6% MD Tax($1020) + Title($500 Estimated) = $18,520
$18,520 / 60 Months = $308 Per Month
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Tom, I tried for the same feature SES 2011 fully loaded after discounts it will be $17900, ford dealer even made it into $17400, but with tax/tag and if I get the VIP program I would pay about $297/month that is WITH extra $2000 down. SO I am really clinging on the used one, more affordable ($277/month without down), plus I know this will not be my ultimate car, will be changing probably in 3-4 years once I finish school :)

Indy'sexclusiveZx3 thanks for the info, I guess because I saw the DIY odometer reset in this site I was kinda paranoid.. but yeah it is a good a deal.. might get it soon.
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No problem, bottom line is go with whichever deal that you are the most comfortable paying.

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Posted via FF Mobile Interesting, seems some Ford dealers are not bugging much, even when they should be. Getting greedy I guess.
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Posted via FF Mobile Interesting, seems some Ford dealers are not bugging much, even when they should be. Getting greedy I guess.
you've never sold a car for a living, have you? lol.
try it for a year like i did and then come back and say that. lol. it's a very hard world to make descent money in correctly and honestly. there isnt much mark up in cars anymore. you have to work open to close every day and sell a car to everyone you meet, otherwise you cant pay your bills. sales sucks.

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might get it soon.
do it!! you will love the car!
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you've never sold a car for a living, have you? lol.
try it for a year like i did and then come back and say that. lol. it's a very hard world to make descent money in correctly and honestly. there isnt much mark up in cars anymore. you have to work open to close every day and sell a car to everyone you meet, otherwise you cant pay your bills. sales sucks.

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Posted via FF Mobile I said this because a few people have popped up buying 2010/2011 foci and they not getting good deals. I guess this guys wasnt that bad since an ses is technically priced at like 21k, but last week we had a guy on here trying to buy an S and the dealer wanted 18k...on an S!!! Its the end of the year and a new model is coming out. Dealers should be trying to move these on out bc if they dont they gonna get hit with fees after the years up...and then whos gonna wanna buy a 2011 focus when they see the 2012 sitting next to it.
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Posted via FF Mobile I said this because a few people have popped up buying 2010/2011 foci and they not getting good deals. I guess this guys wasnt that bad since an ses is technically priced at like 21k, but last week we had a guy on here trying to buy an S and the dealer wanted 18k...on an S!!! Its the end of the year and a new model is coming out. Dealers should be trying to move these on out bc if they dont they gonna get hit with fees after the years up...and then whos gonna wanna buy a 2011 focus when they see the 2012 sitting next to it.
the S at $18K seemed high. who knows what his buy rate was for the financing. perhaps his credit wasnt the best and he was adding a trade in.
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