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01-27-2013 03:36 PM
suss6052
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Originally Posted by Kabigon View Post
The DPS6 automatic is available in both the Focus and the Fiesta.
This, and they sold far fewer Fiestas as of late than they have Foci as there isn't a strong value proposition to purchase the Fiesta new.

Its this fact that tends to make it appear that the value is higher second hand is that there are fewer available on the second hand market.

A loaded fiesta costs around $21k on the sticker, you could still get a decently equipped Focus for that new, and a lot of people and companies did just that.
01-27-2013 03:31 PM
Kabigon
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Originally Posted by Mile30 View Post
Have you noticed the plethora of DCT-related complaint-threads on just this site alone?!

I'd bet THAT has more to do with resale values than anything else!
The DPS6 automatic is available in both the Focus and the Fiesta.
01-27-2013 02:50 PM
Kevastator
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Originally Posted by GoldenHour View Post
how do you define trend? i doubt you have enough info to come to any meaningful conclusion.
Um, im pretty sure I asked for your opinion on the resale values, not your opinion on how thorough my research is.


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Originally Posted by Mile30 View Post
Have you noticed the plethora of DCT-related complaint-threads on just this site alone?![/I]

I'd bet THAT has more to do with resale values than anything else!
Yeah you're probably right, fiestas haven't made nearly as much news with recalls like the focus has. But idk, its just that focuses are more expensive brand new, so I would have expected that they have even prices at the very least
01-26-2013 05:03 PM
josephd Out of curiosity, I built a nicely equipped 2013 SE Sedan with a 5-speed. And the car ended up costing 17,400. And the Same car only an S was 15,600. Me personally would buy the Focus over the Fiesta. But it is a much more expensive car over the two.
01-26-2013 04:11 PM
Mile30
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Originally Posted by Kevastator View Post
So, just cruising craigslist and other ad sites, I have noticed a trend of used Fiestas holding value better than focuses?!?

I don't think I've seen a Fiesta of any year (newest gen obvi) go for less than 14-15k, and I have seen MK3 Foci going for as low as 12-13K? Whats up with that? Is it because of the MPG difference?

Thoughts?
Have you noticed the plethora of DCT-related complaint-threads on just this site alone?!

I'd bet THAT has more to do with resale values than anything else!
01-26-2013 02:39 PM
GoldenHour [QUOTE=Kevastator;4556483]So, just cruising craigslist and other ad sites, I have noticed a trend of used Fiestas holding value better than focuses?!?

I don't think I've seen a Fiesta of any year (newest gen obvi) go for less than 14-15k, and I have seen MK3 Foci going for as low as 12-13K? Whats up with that? Is it because of the MPG difference?

Thoughts?[/QUOTE]

how do you define trend? i doubt you have enough info to come to any meaningful conclusion.
01-26-2013 01:34 PM
e30og Always a car with more expensive options holds value less
01-26-2013 07:22 AM
Sal Paradise Rental/Lease cars seem to set the bottom prices - you can always seem to buy a 2 or 3 years old Enterprise car for $13k. So much resale seems to depend on this. The economy is so bad that many people are convinced that this is the best way to buy a car. If all you want is a box and 4 wheels, maybe. I think thats where the Fiesta buyers are - plus the Fiesta is cooler than most.

My buddy did that at the same time I bought my SEL - he got a 2008 Civic for $13k. He laughed a bit when I told him I bought a new Focus. OK, we'll see who keeps what longer. I chose a loaded car in black that was very advanced for its time ( picked my '12 up in June '11) and I will save in the long run as I don't have to replace the car for many years in the future.
01-26-2013 03:49 AM
Bolto Two words - fleet sales. I see lots of rental Focuses around as well as company car Focuses. So while that might be a great sales boost for Ford, it kills resale value for owners.

That's also part of the reason why certain companies like Honda have much better resale value on their cars - you're not going to be able to call up Hertz and rent a Civic or Accord (at least not anywhere I've lived).
01-25-2013 02:01 PM
unclebrud At the local dealer, they discount new Foci much more than the Fiestas, also. Perhaps it is due to supply/demand. Even the ST is discounted ~1K from MSRP at this dealer (and they now have 3 on the lot).

I once wanted a Fiesta, but they look remarkably cheap (interior-only) to me now.
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