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Old 05-13-2014, 09:57 AM   #1931
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I'm currently looking at ordering a 2014 Focus SE hatchback, manual transmission with SE sport package.

I've been shopping around at multiple dealers and received some good offers but all the numbers they throw at me have me all turned around.

What's a good price before TTL?
Zip code here is 27401

I was trying to get the car out the door for 19000 before incentives/rebates(so after ttl, doc fee etc).

Is this possible?

Also, what are the chances of taking full rebates and applying for ford financing and getting below the 5% standard rate if my credit is excellent. I heard this is a large mark-up item for dealers, where Ford might approve me for say 2%, but the dealer will mark it up to 5% and pocket the difference.

I don't mind them making some money off me, but I'd like to keep it reasonable.
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Old 05-13-2014, 12:00 PM   #1932
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Old 05-26-2014, 09:00 AM   #1933
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I am new to this forum and in fact to USA (relocated this month from Europe), hence not really sure on how the whole system works. Looking for a Focus SE + sport pack Sedan around 47374, but I can travel even to Chicago/Indianapolis/Columbus, if they offer a much better deal.

I am looking at new (2013-2014) or pre-owned certified Focus with low miles.

What would be a reasonable price for such new one and how much it drops for a similar pre-owned, and if possible, can you please search for a good deal around 47374? Thank you!

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Old 05-26-2014, 11:43 AM   #1934
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Check on truecar.com and try different zip codes. The newer used ones might end up being more expensive than the brand new ones.
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Old 05-27-2014, 12:27 AM   #1935
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This is such a helpful thread!

I'm currently in the market for a Focus but my local dealership doesn't have any in stock that meet my criteria. Would I be better off going out of town or going down to my local dealership and essentially ordering one through them? Never bought a new car before so this is all new to me. >_<

My zip is 32308 and I'm looking at the following:

2014 Focus SE Hatchback
- 5-speed manual
- SE Appearance Package 201A


Edit: I'm not sure how the incentives/rebates work and if some are automatic or I have to have good credit to qualify for them. I'm currently a college student as well if that's a factor. Thanks in advance!

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Old 05-27-2014, 07:23 AM   #1936
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The newer used ones might end up being more expensive than the brand new ones.
This is what confuses me a lot... But if this is how some things are done in USA why should I complain? :D I have no problems with getting a new car for the price of used one.
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Old 05-27-2014, 08:14 AM   #1937
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This is such a helpful thread!

I'm currently in the market for a Focus but my local dealership doesn't have any in stock that meet my criteria. Would I be better off going out of town or going down to my local dealership and essentially ordering one through them? Never bought a new car before so this is all new to me. >_<

My zip is 32308 and I'm looking at the following:

2014 Focus SE Hatchback
- 5-speed manual
- SE Appearance Package 201A


Edit: I'm not sure how the incentives/rebates work and if some are automatic or I have to have good credit to qualify for them. I'm currently a college student as well if that's a factor. Thanks in advance!
There are some incentives you have to qualify for (the current student one for example), but the major ones are automatic.

My area for example, I can get 3,000 automatic rebates if I finance through ford (at like 6% APR), or 2,000 automatic rebates if I finance through a 3rd party (bank, credit union etc), or 1,000 and a special APR through ford (0%, 1.9% depending on length of loan). One of the ford guys here might be able to tell you what you're eligible for in your area.

Then there are the extra incentives you have to apply/qualify for.
There's a link inside here that you have to click and apply for the 500 dollar credit if you're a current student: http://www.ford.com/forddrivesu/
And then you need to bring the certificate and proof (transcript or something) when you buy the car. It also covers recent grads, but I don't know how recent that needs to be.

There's also an additional 500 dollar or 750 dollar credit you can get if you're lucky. You ask for some brochures by mail and sometimes they send you an extra incentive offer. As far as I know it expires in 60 days so if you're ordering a car, I'd wait a little while since the order can take up to 2 months
http://www.ford.com/brochures/

There are some other incentives I've found but I don't know if they stack with the student one.
American Quarter Horse Association: You have to be a member for 60 days(I think) prior to being eligible for this one. The membership fee is 40 dollars per year I believe.
http://www.aqha.com/About/Membership/Benefits/Ford.aspx

There are military appreciation incentives, and even small incentives for being an american express card holder or a member of usaa/allstate or other organizations but I don't have any information on them other than what I got from truecar while searching for a car, so they may be regional.
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Old 05-28-2014, 03:30 PM   #1938
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AQHA does not stack with student, military, or farm bureau. Typically direct offers do stack with those types of rebates.
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Old 05-28-2014, 03:36 PM   #1939
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Would the brochure rebate qualify as a direct rebate?
Basically, would we be able to use the brochure rebate + student rebate?
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Old 05-28-2014, 05:57 PM   #1940
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AQHA does not stack with student, military, or farm bureau. Typically direct offers do stack with those types of rebates.
Does AQHA stack with first time buyer?
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