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Old 12-05-2011, 12:38 AM   #1101
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The max incentive you can receive is $1,500 ($500 customer, $500 FMC, $500 private/college). Cannot combine all of them.
Thanks! I ended up purchasing at invoice + $331 advertising assessment fee - $500 customer - $500 college at 0.9% for 36 months

I was a bit suspicious when the salesman took my printout with the $500 private offer PIN and never returned it. Wonder if it's remotely possible that they pocketed that offer through some slick paperwork.

In hindsight, I should have just stuck with X-Plan. At $100 over invoice, it would have saved me $200 (no fees) and lots of time and negotiating. Dealer would probably have gotten a bigger commission/holdback, too. But I misread the fine print and assumed that it couldn't be had with the private offer.
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Old 12-05-2011, 11:33 AM   #1102
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Thanks! I ended up purchasing at invoice + $331 advertising assessment fee - $500 customer - $500 college at 0.9% for 36 months

I was a bit suspicious when the salesman took my printout with the $500 private offer PIN and never returned it. Wonder if it's remotely possible that they pocketed that offer through some slick paperwork.

In hindsight, I should have just stuck with X-Plan. At $100 over invoice, it would have saved me $200 (no fees) and lots of time and negotiating. Dealer would probably have gotten a bigger commission/holdback, too. But I misread the fine print and assumed that it couldn't be had with the private offer.
Invoice includes the adv fee did they try and double charge you or was it a D & H fee?
Unfortunate dealer tried that on you, you're right they would've made more on X-Plan.
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Old 12-06-2011, 08:36 PM   #1103
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I went in to my dealer this week and have decided to order a new focus. He told me that I can either complete the sale now and receive the current $1,000 rebate or roll the dice and wait to see what the new rebates are after Jan. I know you don't have any inside information, but in your experience do you typically see rebates fall this late in the product cycle? Am I incorrect to feel fairly confident that at worse ford maintains status quo on the rebates? Just wanted to hear an unbiased opinion as I know my dealer would like to complete the sale now and not worry about me changing my mind. Thanks!
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Old 12-06-2011, 08:51 PM   #1104
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Is Ford still sending out the $750 coupons on the back of the brochures if you order a brochure online?
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:01 PM   #1105
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I went in to my dealer this week and have decided to order a new focus. He told me that I can either complete the sale now and receive the current $1,000 rebate or roll the dice and wait to see what the new rebates are after Jan. I know you don't have any inside information, but in your experience do you typically see rebates fall this late in the product cycle? Am I incorrect to feel fairly confident that at worse ford maintains status quo on the rebates? Just wanted to hear an unbiased opinion as I know my dealer would like to complete the sale now and not worry about me changing my mind. Thanks!
If you sign a buyer's order the dealer can submit it to Ford for rebate protection so you are guaranteed at least $1,000. If the Focus comes in and there is a $1,500 rebate you get that, simple as that.

Your sales guy or gal doesn't know about how Ford does rebates. The vehicle HAS to be on the ground for the dealer to claim the rebates. They need a VIN to claim rebates anyways and if you are ordering a vehicle the VIN doesn't exist yet.

Also if you complete the sale now, you're paying for a vehicle you don't have right?
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:03 PM   #1106
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Is Ford still sending out the $750 coupons on the back of the brochures if you order a brochure online?
I think they are not doing it for Focus currently, it's region specific however.
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Old 12-07-2011, 03:22 AM   #1107
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Um Rebate Protection? Your Sales person is trying to get you to "finalize" before end of year for his numbers. Tell him to better then threating you about Rebates.

Fact is $1,000 Rebate on a 2012 Focus isn't that "uncommon" and changes are next month it'll be the same or more.

If they have a car that you like, tell them to make an offer on it and you'll complete the sale. If not your ordering your 2012 and will take delv of it when it comes in.
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Old 12-07-2011, 03:25 AM   #1108
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Keep in mind guys, it's the end of the year. In my business I got constant phone calls on which customers we can get booked this year, and how to generate that last 1 or 2 deals etc.
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Old 12-07-2011, 08:46 AM   #1109
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Um Rebate Protection? Your Sales person is trying to get you to "finalize" before end of year for his numbers. Tell him to better then threating you about Rebates.

Fact is $1,000 Rebate on a 2012 Focus isn't that "uncommon" and changes are next month it'll be the same or more.

If they have a car that you like, tell them to make an offer on it and you'll complete the sale. If not your ordering your 2012 and will take delv of it when it comes in.
What about rebate protection?
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Old 12-07-2011, 11:49 AM   #1110
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Hi imccrea,

I've progressed a bit in my search from earlier last month. A dealer has found a car for me:

Focus Sedan SEL, sterling grey.
303A package,(website says cost is $2390, but window sticker shows $2755.) Winter package, moonroof & Nav.

MSRP is $25 545, but total before discounts shows $25 910. I was just wondering what the invoice price and possibly an agreement where both the dealer and I would be content It will be shipped from another dealer.

Thanks for all your help, you do a tremendous service here.

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