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09-13-2012 11:09 PM
Focus YBTC
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Originally Posted by kwg2371 View Post
now as for the sticker price it was marked at $29,065 and the dealership added their own undercarriage rust protection and seat protection stuff which made the price jump to just over 30k
Wow, a grand for that crap that no one in their right mind even wants? That dealer blows chunks. The dealer where I bought my car put cheesy looking tape pin stripes on every car in the lot and then put a sticker on each window charging $300 for the honor. I almost refused to even begin to deal with that dealer because of that. The first question I ended up asking before we started any negotiation was if I could get those horrible pin stripes removed at no cost. The answer was yes. This is the kind of BS stuff that makes people really hate car dealers and car salesman and I can't believe it still goes on. I think they'd prosper much better by working honestly for a living instead of trying low class tricks like this.

I don't have any problems with charging the sticker price if they can get it. If I bought one I'd wait until they were fairly common and get one then.
09-13-2012 07:38 PM
FF4
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Originally Posted by Rememo View Post
A dealer near me is hosting a "clinic" about the ST on two different days.
It's supposedly by appointment only, but at least you can drive it. If you attend they claim they'll give you a $500 discount on a future ST purchase.

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During this time you can:
  • Test drive the vehicle
  • Examine the options available on the Focus ST
  • Learn "hands on" about the new MyFord system and the infotainment system
  • Learn how to make the best use of Ford's exclusive Microsoft Sync information systems
  • Review pricing and current factory incentives (as requested)
  • Receive an "event" discount for $500.00 off your future purchase of an ST, just for attending!

did you attend the clinic?
09-07-2012 02:32 PM
Rememo A dealer near me is hosting a "clinic" about the ST on two different days.
It's supposedly by appointment only, but at least you can drive it. If you attend they claim they'll give you a $500 discount on a future ST purchase.

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During this time you can:
  • Test drive the vehicle
  • Examine the options available on the Focus ST
  • Learn "hands on" about the new MyFord system and the infotainment system
  • Learn how to make the best use of Ford's exclusive Microsoft Sync information systems
  • Review pricing and current factory incentives (as requested)
  • Receive an "event" discount for $500.00 off your future purchase of an ST, just for attending!
09-07-2012 12:39 AM
Kabigon
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Originally Posted by kwg2371 View Post
...so I gave him the break down of how I wanted to get my dad into the car since his warranty is about up on his fusion and we spent about an hr and 1/2 talking.

as we got more into the talk of sticker price he made it very clear they are not willing to budge on it since in his words its their bread and butter
as for incentives you basically get nothing other than discounted prices on oil changes/car detail work.

now as for test driving it me and my dad were not allowed to drive it, we were told a credit score and approval would have to go through first
before they would let us take it out on the street.

just to even sit in the thing I had to find the salesmen I spoke with on the phone so he would unlock it.

now as for the sticker price it was marked at $29,065 and the dealership added their own undercarriage rust protection and seat protection stuff which made the price jump to just over 30k

now I'm not one to normally complain but if your blowing 30k for a brand new car that has 3 miles on it you should be getting some sort of incentives for it other than just discounted maintenance
It's better to wait unless you like being taken advantage of.

One day I may own a ST but at this moment it isn't a consideration. I'll wait until the hype dies down and the local dealers have them on their lot collecting dust.

Has dad seen pictures of the new Fusion?
09-06-2012 11:29 PM
revhigh
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Originally Posted by thehun View Post
It is not Ford who is doing wrong here...it is the Dealership who mark up the prices.

All Ford dealerships are privately owned so they sell for whatever they want...really
It's not that Ford's doing anything wrong ... OR the dealership ... it's just supply and demand .... and with that short of a supply ... I have no demand.

I can't blame them for trying to hit a homerun with a car in such limited production and what probably will be pretty high demand. They just won't hit that home run with me.


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09-06-2012 11:26 PM
revhigh
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Originally Posted by hotleadsingerguy View Post
There's no need for an incentive on such a cheap car.
Huh ??? My Focus was just over $20K, and with incentives and rebates it cost me $16,500. At the original $20K+ sticker price I was buying a different car.

I'd be willing to bet that a whole lot of the people here bought their Focus primarily because it was heavily incentivized. I know I did ....

At the sticker price ... I'd probably be in a Mazda 3 Skyactiv right now. And I'd be just as happy ... maybe even happier, since I wouldn't have any suspension issues ... although mine seems to be fixed ... at least for the time being.

Without the big incentives .... Ford lots would be loaded with these cars.

Just being realistic.


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09-06-2012 11:14 PM
thehun It is not Ford who is doing wrong here...it is the Dealership who mark up the prices.

All Ford dealerships are privately owned so they sell for whatever they want...really
09-06-2012 11:12 PM
hotleadsingerguy
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Originally Posted by feta_mgp View Post
Exactly, like I said, we need some real incentive here. The MS3 is stickered around $25k, but like I said, they routinely go for more like $22k.

This car will sell, but eventually to keep sales up, it will have some wiggle room.
You realize his entire post was in retort to yours, right? Ford doesn't need to "incentivize" the car, because it's only a $30k car. My Titanium was $30k and it didn't need incentives for me to buy it. The other cars I was looking at were a new Mercedes C300 and BMW 335i, both fully loaded. The "incentive" was saving a good amount of money on car payments.

There's no need for an incentive on such a cheap car. I love my car, but you guys have to realize that $30k really isn't that expensive, in the world of automobiles. Even the Taurus *STARTS* at $26.6k. The cheapest BMW you can buy (128i Coupe) starts at $31k.

In the world of cars, $30k is cheap...and doesn't require an incentive.
09-06-2012 11:03 PM
revhigh As much as I like my Focus .... before I'd pay anywhere near sticker price for any Ford ... I'd just buy a GTI and be done with it for about $23K and with 0% 60 month financing ....

That kind of attitude just turns me off .... and if Ford is making them so exclusive that all a dealership gets is one .... they can keep it .... or in reality sell it to someone else ... which is fine by me ... my interest level is now zero. I will never compete for ANY car ... or be treated like that.

You should go in ... do the credit check .... get approved .... test drive it .... and then say 'No thanks' ... I don't like the way it drives.


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09-06-2012 10:49 PM
MotorcityJAX Nice run down
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