Purchase of 2013 Ford Focus SE Hatchback - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace

Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus Discussions > Ford Focus Purchasing Center

Ford Focus Purchasing Center Discuss about special incentives and ordering information on the Focus & Focus ST.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
FocusFanatics Merchandise

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 09-21-2012, 03:11 PM   #1
Focus Rookie
Join Date: Sep 2012
Fan#: 104093
Location: Ashburn, VA
What I Drive: Red 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser

Posts: 3
FF Reputation: 1 killerkoolaid37 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Purchase of 2013 Ford Focus SE Hatchback

Good Afternoon!

I was recently shopping for a new car, and after much discussion with my mechanic and most of my gearhead friends, I've decided to go ahead and go for the 2013 Focus SE Hatchback. I'm wondering if I could speak to a salesperson to discuss what I could expect when trying to purchase the car as I've never purchased a new car before. I would also like to see if there are any tips I might get in order to try and get the best deal and ask questions about what I would expect to pay monthly when all is said and done as I'm unsure what the final total would be after taxes, tags, freight, warranty options, etc.

The vehicle I've been looking at is listed on the dealer's website as right around $16000 (Or close enough as to not matter.) The car is a manual transmission Focus SE Hatchback with the Winter Package. I understand that the price that's listed is assuming that I would qualify for all incentives, which I'm certain that I don't. I'd like to also go over if possible what incentives are available in my area and how to ensure I qualify for them.

Lastly, I'd like to go over with someone how my credit score would affect the price and what it will do to my monthly payment, IE, if I have X Credit, I should expect Y APR on the contract.

I'd like to assume that I'll have about $3000 for a down payment, including cash in hand and trade-in value of my 2002 PT Cruiser.

Oh and PS: Should I even try and haggle the price down?

PPS: Have car purchase contracts been known to have early payoff penalties in them?

I understand these are a lot of questions but I would appreciate any help I could get. If any additional information is needed please let me know. Thanks!!!

killerkoolaid37 is offline  
    Reply With Quote

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may 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 02:02 PM.

Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

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 Audi S3, Ford Fusion and Acura TLX. 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. Challenger Hellcat - Charger Hellcat