Trade-in Value? Looking to trade this week -- Fully loaded Titanium - Page 2 - 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 Third Generation > MK3 Focus

MK3 Focus The place to chat about general questions, window tinting, exterior body, interior and lighting upgrades for the third generation 2012-Current Focus.

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-25-2012, 12:08 PM   #11
Just Tom
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Fan#: 106663
Location: Sunny SoCal, CA
What I Drive: 2013 Focus Ti (5 Dr.)

Posts: 261
Points 1,302, Level 20
Points: 1,302, Level: 20 Points: 1,302, Level: 20 Points: 1,302, Level: 20
Level Up 2% Completed
Level up: 2% Level up: 2% Level up: 2%
Forum Activity 3%
Activity: 3% Activity: 3% Activity: 3%
FF Reputation: 3 Just Tom Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I hate to pile on top of everybody by casting doubt, but I have to agree with all the others. There isn't even a remote chance you'll get $20k. I think $16k is also optimistic, but if you're prepared to take the hit and the dealer offers you $16k, then you should jump on it. Otherwise, I would recommend selling the car privately. The Focus is not known to hold tremendous resale value to begin with. As somebody else pointed out they are in car rental fleets and generally speaking the Focus is everywhere you look. If you were trading in say a VW Jetta TDI (diesel) for which there is great demand in both new and used versions, then I'd say you'd have a far greater chance of getting more for your trade.
Just Tom is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-25-2012, 12:19 PM   #12
hotleadsingerguy
Focus Addict
 
hotleadsingerguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Fan#: 86687
Location: Cleveland, United States
What I Drive: 2012 Black Titanium 5-Door

Posts: 882
FF Reputation: 5 hotleadsingerguy Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
That's quite unfortunate. I love how I dropped about half the value in a year. And once again I've found another reason to never go to Ford again. Can't wait to get out of the Ford shadow.
hotleadsingerguy is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-25-2012, 12:38 PM   #13
Just Tom
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Fan#: 106663
Location: Sunny SoCal, CA
What I Drive: 2013 Focus Ti (5 Dr.)

Posts: 261
Points 1,302, Level 20
Points: 1,302, Level: 20 Points: 1,302, Level: 20 Points: 1,302, Level: 20
Level Up 2% Completed
Level up: 2% Level up: 2% Level up: 2%
Forum Activity 3%
Activity: 3% Activity: 3% Activity: 3%
FF Reputation: 3 Just Tom Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by hotleadsingerguy View Post
That's quite unfortunate. I love how I dropped about half the value in a year. And once again I've found another reason to never go to Ford again. Can't wait to get out of the Ford shadow.
Agreed. It is unfortunate. But then you get what you pay for, right? The truth is the Focus is a great little car and it was designed to be affordable and appeal to a wide market. Just like the Escort model of years past, these cars have never held their value. The only exception to that might be the ST which will always have greater appeal to the performance junkies. So what are you left with? A: A global car for the mass market. I suspect that before buying the Focus you probably researched other makes/models and surely must have known that the Focus wouldn't hold up in terms of resale value, comparitively speaking. There's simply no data to suggest otherwise.

Also you must consider that the first couple years, is where the majority of depreciation takes place and that's true for any car. The good news is that by year 3 your depreciation should normalize and assuming that the car's reputation hasn't suffered as a result of the DCT or other electronic/mechanical issues, then you might be in a better position to trade-in your car for something else.

The best way to get your moneys worth out of a Focus is to drive it until the wheels fall off.
Just Tom is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-25-2012, 12:46 PM   #14
memphiscbrider
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Fan#: 86469
Location: Memphis, TN
What I Drive: 2012 white se

Posts: 297
Points 590, Level 11
Points: 590, Level: 11 Points: 590, Level: 11 Points: 590, Level: 11
Level Up 80% Completed
Level up: 80% Level up: 80% Level up: 80%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 1 memphiscbrider Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I'll buy your sparcos from ya if you wanna sell those separate. Pm me if you decide to. Thx
__________________
Current Rides:
2008 Honda CBR1000RR
2012 Ford Focus SE
memphiscbrider is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-25-2012, 02:23 PM   #15
IDare
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Fan#: 94790
Location: Santa Clara, CA
What I Drive: 2012 Focus Titanium HB - SGM

Posts: 40
FF Reputation: 1 IDare Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I bought mine for $4K off MSRP last January and got them to come up $1,500 on my trade, the following week they were $5K off MSRP and Titaniums have remained $5K off MSRP and are still running $5K off MSRP right now at my local dealer.

So take $5K off MSRP, then deduct 25% - and that should get you trade value - so $16K sounds fair.

Titanium Escape's are $5K off MSRP too.
__________________
2012 Focus Titanium HB - 401A
Former Owner:
1999 Ford Contour SVT
IDare is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-25-2012, 02:27 PM   #16
hand-filer
Focus Enthusiast
 
hand-filer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Fan#: 90895
Location: Wpg, Canada
What I Drive: One less Ford

Posts: 343
FF Reputation: 1 hand-filer Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I got $20,500 for mine. Then I sold the winter wheel package for $800 2 days later. Mine was fully loaded with the exception of the two tone leather.
The dealer also knocked $2000 off the price of the RDX.
Nice having a vehicle with killer heat and everything functioning the way one would expect from a new vehicle.


Sent from my maxiPad
__________________
2012 Mustang Brembo GT - Kona Blue
2013 Acura RDX - Alabaster Silver
hand-filer is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-25-2012, 04:52 PM   #17
Kabigon
Focus Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Fan#: 88299
Location: Torrance, CA
What I Drive: 2012 sterling gray Titanium

Posts: 3,258
Points 4,219, Level 41
Points: 4,219, Level: 41 Points: 4,219, Level: 41 Points: 4,219, Level: 41
Level Up 35% Completed
Level up: 35% Level up: 35% Level up: 35%
Forum Activity 22%
Activity: 22% Activity: 22% Activity: 22%
FF Reputation: 11 Kabigon Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by hotleadsingerguy View Post
So I'm looking to get an Accord Sport this week and wanting to trade in my Focus in the deal. It's a pretty much fully-loaded Titanium minus the Navigation and heated seats (but everything else). KBB says $16k, but I definitely want to get more than that. I have a second set of wheels and tires (winter tires and Sparco Assetto Black wheels), so I'm trying to get $20k total for the trade.

For those who have traded their Focuses in, what have you got for them? Do you think $20k is an acceptable amount? Just wondering what the chances are.
You didn't state the mileage.
Kabigon is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-25-2012, 05:04 PM   #18
StingRay
Focus Fanatic
 
StingRay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Fan#: 67421
Location: Phoenix, AZ
What I Drive: 2013 Ingot Silver ST

Posts: 2,235
Points 1,442, Level 21
Points: 1,442, Level: 21 Points: 1,442, Level: 21 Points: 1,442, Level: 21
Level Up 43% Completed
Level up: 43% Level up: 43% Level up: 43%
Forum Activity 1%
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
FF Reputation: 4 StingRay Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
Lol @ thinking the resale value is because its a Ford. News flash: it happens to all cars.
StingRay is online now  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-25-2012, 05:07 PM   #19
flyboyike
Focus Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Fan#: 98206
Location: Ormond Beach, FL
What I Drive: 2012 Race Red SE sedan

Posts: 635
Points 335, Level 6
Points: 335, Level: 6 Points: 335, Level: 6 Points: 335, Level: 6
Level Up 70% Completed
Level up: 70% Level up: 70% Level up: 70%
Forum Activity 7%
Activity: 7% Activity: 7% Activity: 7%
FF Reputation: 3 flyboyike Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Just Tom View Post
I suspect that before buying the Focus you probably researched other makes/models and surely must have known that the Focus wouldn't hold up in terms of resale value, comparitively speaking. There's simply no data to suggest otherwise.

Also you must consider that the first couple years, is where the majority of depreciation takes place and that's true for any car. The good news is that by year 3 your depreciation should normalize and assuming that the car's reputation hasn't suffered as a result of the DCT or other electronic/mechanical issues, then you might be in a better position to trade-in your car for something else.

The best way to get your moneys worth out of a Focus is to drive it until the wheels fall off.
There always are people who decide to trade their car in the first year and hope against hope not to get hammered. I'm not entirely sure where that hope comes from, but it's out there.
flyboyike is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-25-2012, 05:40 PM   #20
Edgar
Focus Enthusiast
 
Edgar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Fan#: 89037
Location: America's Finest City, United States
What I Drive: 2006 F-150

Posts: 422
FF Reputation: 2 Edgar Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Remember if theres a chance right now you can get $16k, January 1, 2013 is around the corner and the dealership WILL use that to their advantage on your trade. $20k no way, but if you're gonna trade do it now!
__________________
SoCal Crew #7
DUB Edition 2012 Focus Hatch *SOLD*
Edgar is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

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 02:06 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