Ask a Ford salesman anything (Incentives, Inventory, etc) - Focus Fanatics
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace

Go Back   Focus Fanatics > Ford Focus Discussions > Ford Focus Purchasing Center (Ask A Ford Salesperson)

Ford Focus Purchasing Center (Ask A Ford Salesperson) Discuss about special incentives and ordering information on the Focus & Focus ST.
Sponsored By: Phil Long Ford - Colorado's #1 Ford Dealer

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 05-02-2011, 02:35 PM   #11
FF Affiliate
Join Date: Apr 2011
Fan#: 85212
Location: Aurora, CO
What I Drive: 2013 Ford Focus hatch SGM

Posts: 1,012
FF Reputation: 6 imccrea Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Thank you mysticblue and sorry I missed that question. It does limit the fee to $75 here. It does not change the regional fees unfortunately as stated below, it's already on the invoice.

X-Plan does give us a kickback on deals, however it is not much. On a base Focus it amounts to $17.72. Now if it's A/Z/D plan it's closer to $1,000 & on F-150's or Super Duties closer to $3,000.

Originally Posted by mysticbluebmw View Post
I think you may be confused. KBB and Edmunds do NOT show you regional ad fees or any other dealer fees. In many areas, dealers must charge a mandatory advertising fee that varies depending on your location. These are NOT what you are referring to as regional variances. For example in my area, Ford dealers charge $610 in regional ad fees, and these can not be negotiated.

Other fees such as inflated doc fees or other fees made up by the dealer to acquire pure profit are not listed as well. These fees are almost guaranteed by dealers offering too good to be true pricing. Another example is I got my Focus for $835 below invoice, but they added in $898 in fees. So basically, in the end it was $63 over invoice + that mandatory regional ad fee.

I have a question for imccrea. I know x-plan does not entirely do away with doc fees but only limits it to, I think, $125. But, does it do anything about the regional ad fees?

My understanding was x-plan was more for those who didn't like to haggle, but it certainly wasn't going to get you the best deal. Also that dealers receive a subsidy from Ford when customers use x-plan, so they LOVE it, as thery're still practically selling the car for MSRP.
imccrea is offline  
    Reply With Quote

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:07 PM.

Copyright 2002-2014 All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information : Site Map

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Acura TLX or Fiesta ST. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.