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Old 04-14-2013, 06:00 PM   #11
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Mullinax has a few ST's in stock, I deal with the one in Lake Park, no real complaints. Not sure if the other Mullinax dealerships are similar? They are not selling too good around here, have not seen one on the road yet, but when I bought my Titanium there were no good incentives (I got $2500 in cash). So I passed up the ST they had, wasn't a ST3 which is what I would have wanted anyways.
Yeah I've since decided that if I go with an ST it's gonna be an ST3 as well. I figured the extra $1800 or so was well spent on the full leathers, heated seats, HIDs, Navi (even though I know it's hit or miss), and all the other small extras.

Plus that's what I test drove and I loved every second of it.
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Old 04-14-2013, 06:24 PM   #12
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I've had good luck with sunstate ford and Don Reid ford. Bought this focus from Don Reid ford.

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Old 04-15-2013, 06:56 PM   #13
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I've had good luck with sunstate ford and Don Reid ford. Bought this focus from Don Reid ford.

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Thanks for the input! I'll keep an eye on their inventories. Unfortunately I haven't seen any Oxford White ST3s without any extra options added anywhere around here yet.
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:10 AM   #14
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bought my ST3 on 4/22/13

trades- $7,000
promotional ford bucks- $500
ford D plan- $2,555

after tax, title , licensing ... out the door $22,400
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:59 AM   #15
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bought my ST3 on 4/22/13

trades- $7,000
promotional ford bucks- $500
ford D plan- $2,555

after tax, title , licensing ... out the door $22,400
Without your trade that's still $29,400 out the door, anyone can make the numbers look lower by just talking about what was paid or financed out at the end.

Did you finance the whole 22.4k? Just curious. I've now bought two new cars within the past two years, but each time I did not finance the entire amount, opting instead to try and prevent getting upside down on holding a car note that's worth more than the car would be.

It worked out that I'd already paid for the old one in full by then so I was able to decide if I wanted to sell it without risk of them trying to offer me less than I owed. If I wasn't happy I'd have walked away, and although trading in my 12 hurt a bit the 13 is so far much nicer.

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ISM ST2 with moon roof MSRP 27775,
X plan price 26442.71
Rebate 1: 500 customer cash
Rebate 2: 750 customer cash for where I work
Sales tax for my home state when buying out of state ~1511.57
Title and temp tags $30
Trade: 14000
ESP: 1410 (matching the lowest price I found online for 7/100k premium care $0 deductible)
Tire / wheel care: 395
Down payment above trade: 4000

Out the door ended up financing less than 11,000 for the car, but the actual price for the car + service contract stuff is still closer to 28k and change
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Old 05-03-2013, 01:59 PM   #16
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After you add interest and what you paid down and traded, the total cost can be shocking.
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After you add interest and what you paid down and traded, the total cost can be shocking.
Slightly over $170 in interest on the last car, or just over one month's payments went towards interest, that was a minor expense by comparison.

Of course that was also paying the car off in 10-11 months for a small note at less than 3%. Trying not to think about it in terms of winning or losing, because if you do you'd never bother to actually move to a different car, let alone so soon.
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Slightly over $170 in interest on the last car, or just over one month's payments went towards interest, that was a minor expense by comparison.

Of course that was also paying the car off in 10-11 months for a small note at less than 3%. Trying not to think about it in terms of winning or losing, because if you do you'd never bother to actually move to a different car, let alone so soon.
If you can get 0% financing and/or put a lot down or pay for it in full yes. Not typical on average, but either way a car is not a good investment as soon as you sign the paperwork and drive it off the lot, automatically depreciation hits your wallet.
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If you can get 0% financing and/or put a lot down or pay for it in full yes. Not typical on average, but either way a car is not a good investment as soon as you sign the paperwork and drive it off the lot, automatically depreciation hits your wallet.
Cars are terrible investments unless it's a rare and desireable model, and in most cases even that's not a great investment.

I had not intended to get rid of the car within a year in the first place so the depreciation hits especially hard at that point, but there came a point when I realized I was pretty much already doing all of the work to change gear minus the clutching part, except for it also being filtered through a computer.

It shifted fine in drive, but having come from a manual before that I just found it more natural to limit the amount of times it randomly shifted gears with the slight changes in throttle application. It even held up reasonably well to the track day adventures, but it seemed like I had one of the good ones, yet it was still a slight worry that it could become one of the bad ones very quickly at times.
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If you don't mind spending $50, you can join the Mustang Club of America (Mustang.org) and get X-plan pricing through their club affiliation. That's what I did when I bought my Mustang and it saved me $3,000, of course it won't be as much on the Focus as it's percentage based.
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