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02-23-2013 05:09 PM
Nik00117
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Well! That was easy! I did what I said, and listed it for sale on Craigslist Thursday. Had a tentative deal worked out by Friday night, and finalized the sale of my van this morning. At that point, it made sense to go with the best offer, which happened to also be the dealer who had it in stock. I emailed him last night making sure it was still in stock, all the numbers we had were still in agreement, and told him I had a deal for my van that if it went through, I would call him to come get the car. It went exactly like that. I called him at 10, was there at 12, and on my way home with the new car by 1. It took less than ten minutes from the time we walked in for them to finish getting the paperwork together, fifteen minutes in the finance office signing stuff, and a half hour of him showing us the bells and whistles on the car. All numbers matched up to what had been in the emails, only one brief mention of the extended warranty which I quickly declined, and no attempts to add on special interior protection, paint protection, or anything like that.
All in all, a very satisfactory experience.

Oh yeah, the best part? I got $5k for my van!
Good job.
02-23-2013 04:26 PM
roderunner Well done!
02-23-2013 03:40 PM
ImaPoser
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Originally Posted by ImaPoser View Post
I'm at the point to buy or give up myself. Here's where I stand.

hb titanium, no other options - msrp $24,995

two dealers offered it for $23,000, one at $22,500(before rebates)
doc./title/other fees - $275-280

Current rebates - $2500

The issue - my trade in. I didn't mention it until we reached the above point to any of them. It's a high mileage minivan. Two dealers said $2500 at best, one flat out said he didn't want it. Running through three online trade in calculators, I was expecting to be in the $3700-$4700 range. So, it looks like I need to try and sell it myself. I'd much rather have it gone before buying something else, so I'll get it listed in the next couple days and see what happens. I was really hoping to be done this week, but I wasn't expecting to be so far off from the numbers I had worked up for the trade. It's been a good learning experience.

Well! That was easy! I did what I said, and listed it for sale on Craigslist Thursday. Had a tentative deal worked out by Friday night, and finalized the sale of my van this morning. At that point, it made sense to go with the best offer, which happened to also be the dealer who had it in stock. I emailed him last night making sure it was still in stock, all the numbers we had were still in agreement, and told him I had a deal for my van that if it went through, I would call him to come get the car. It went exactly like that. I called him at 10, was there at 12, and on my way home with the new car by 1. It took less than ten minutes from the time we walked in for them to finish getting the paperwork together, fifteen minutes in the finance office signing stuff, and a half hour of him showing us the bells and whistles on the car. All numbers matched up to what had been in the emails, only one brief mention of the extended warranty which I quickly declined, and no attempts to add on special interior protection, paint protection, or anything like that.
All in all, a very satisfactory experience.

Oh yeah, the best part? I got $5k for my van!
02-19-2013 03:19 PM
ImaPoser I'm at the point to buy or give up myself. Here's where I stand.

hb titanium, no other options - msrp $24,995

two dealers offered it for $23,000, one at $22,500(before rebates)
doc./title/other fees - $275-280

Current rebates - $2500

The issue - my trade in. I didn't mention it until we reached the above point to any of them. It's a high mileage minivan. Two dealers said $2500 at best, one flat out said he didn't want it. Running through three online trade in calculators, I was expecting to be in the $3700-$4700 range. So, it looks like I need to try and sell it myself. I'd much rather have it gone before buying something else, so I'll get it listed in the next couple days and see what happens. I was really hoping to be done this week, but I wasn't expecting to be so far off from the numbers I had worked up for the trade. It's been a good learning experience.
02-18-2013 06:33 PM
2526b Yes, I guess then it is 24,500. It is the only Titanium the dealer had on their lot. Considering we had a blizzard about a week ago, I was unsure if they would be willing to negotiate the need for reasonable tires.
02-18-2013 05:42 PM
imccrea
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Originally Posted by 2526b View Post
This vehicle also had an added $595.00 "Summer Only" 18 inch alloy tire package. Which I addressed should be discounted as I would need to spend an additional $800 to get a set of all weather tires.
Well just because it has 18" wheels/tires on it they can't exactly discount it because you don't want the tires. It was built that way and the price is reflected by it. If you don't want those tires find a Focus without those tires and you don't have to worry about it.

So is the MSRP truly $24,5xx or was there other equipment you didn't want.
02-18-2013 05:38 PM
2526b This vehicle also had an added $595.00 "Summer Only" 18 inch alloy tire package. Which I addressed should be discounted as I would need to spend an additional $800 to get a set of all weather tires.
02-18-2013 05:22 PM
2526b Thank you. It appears to be:

What would be helpful is
Selling price of vehicle: MSRP 24,590 / "SALE" Price he wrote is $23999.00
Rebate: $2500 + $500 Private Cash = 3000.00
Trade value: They said 10,000 then wrote TTA 13000 calling it 13000.00
trade payoff: 15K is an over estimate, but in the 14.5k's. 14500.00
02-18-2013 05:08 PM
imccrea
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Originally Posted by 2526b View Post
After a week or so of failed attempts, I am beginning to look at other vehicles. My last attempt today, on "Presidents Day" was: Focus Titanium 2013, MSRP + Delivery = 24,590. Here's where it gets confusing, "$2500.00 rebates, $500 Private Cash" an estimate of $1500 negative trade equity."

My quote, $27,081.50. I have no idea how this number was reached, but its $2491.50 OVER MSRP, before adding back $1500 in rebates.
well it sounds like MSRP plus your negative equity plus tax approximately. If they back the rebates back out you are at MSRP plus negative equity is where that figure comes from.

What would be helpful is
Selling price of vehicle:
Rebate:
Trade value:
trade payoff:

taxes, etc doesn't matter since you have to pay that regardless of where you buy it.
02-18-2013 05:03 PM
2526b After that experience I, I asked about an SE, which got even more confusing. The SE was MSRP 20,090, $3000 in rebates. They then wanted $21290.00 + 2100 down, bringing an MSRP of 21000 to over 23K.

I said thank you and left.
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