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Old 09-22-2012, 12:59 PM   #241
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I think in B-lou's case, it's a matter of the user and not the car......
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Old 09-22-2012, 01:13 PM   #242
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I think in B-lou's case, it's a matter of the user and not the car......
I'm perfectly sympathetic with those that are disappointed in the value lost, it always sucks, but I can't blame my car for that problem specifically.

If you are the kind of person who flips cars often, don't use cash or buy a year old model. Lease that sucker. Most dealerships and financial institutions, from my experience at least, are cool with dumping a lease a year or two early especially if you are going back to the dealer or chain of dealers for the next one.

Both my dad and my mom leased, they don't keep cars often enough just yet to make a cash or finance purchase worth it.


Honestly a lot of it is planning and getting knowledge on your own and learning the ins and outs; no one here should have an excuse for not knowing what they were getting into with their cash or finance purchase. whoever here bought used or leased, they are laughing quietly I believe.

They don't need to worry as much about this issue at all.

I hate having to say this again, its a 2012 model, on a new platform, with 2013s already on sale. By those factors alone these will drop value.
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Okay, folks. Lets keep this thread a clean, healthy discussion. If not, it will be closed. Thanks.
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Okay, folks. Lets keep this thread a clean, healthy discussion. If not, it will be closed. Thanks.
That has been threatened in every thread that b-lou and lifocus post in.
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:17 PM   #245
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You guys think I give a crap what the value of a focus is well I do not, was just elaborting on the the thread of why they are losing value......I got rid of my fully loaded titanium 2 months ago for a trade-in of 20G so it in fact looks like they are losing value quickly.....call me what you want just stating facts......B-lou
20G is more than most people have been getting on trade ins, that is actually a pretty good resale
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:17 PM   #246
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" The car still, with 16k KM on it, still would get me around 21-22k at minimum on a trade. That's hardly a loss for me.

I think if you are mad that your car depreciated badly you probably paid a lot for it to begin with and are just frustrated to see that happen.
Maybe Canada has a better trade in values, but I was offered $17k for a loaded(no parking assist) Ti with 3K miles on it. If $21-$22K was the minimum folks were being offered, I doubt anyone would be complaining. Especially me, since I only paid $22k for it new.
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Maybe Canada has a better trade in values, but I was offered $17k for a loaded(no parking assist) Ti with 3K miles on it. If $21-$22K was the minimum folks were being offered, I doubt anyone would be complaining. Especially me, since I only paid $22k for it new.
MyThIc3LiTe bought the car used in the first place so he wouldn't have lost as much money, plus the car cost a lot more in Canada to start with. If you only paid 22k for it new then it dropping to 17k on offer from the dealer really isn't that bad, but it would have sucked if you paid the full 27k+ sticker price and then only been offered 10k less.
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MyThIc3LiTe bought the car used in the first place so he wouldn't have lost as much money, plus the car cost a lot more in Canada to start with. If you only paid 22k for it new then it dropping to 17k on offer from the dealer really isn't that bad, but it would have sucked if you paid the full 27k+ sticker price and then only been offered 10k less.
Yup!

Titaniums are 30k here, I got mine for 24k.

So for me, the hit isn't as bad, but I also got a nice price with it.

If I check right now, a 2012 Titanium in my city can be had for 28k with 8800km. Another for 23k with 8100km (not sure what's up with that one) and 26k with 26000km and finally 19k for one with 40000km.

Prices will vary based off equipment and mileage and even the dealer itself.

On average you'll lose 4-5k from normal mileage use, a hell of a lot more for high mileage.
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What was offered and what was actually paid are not the same. My was $27665 sticker I bought for $23299. I was offered $4500 for my trade (which was not a focus). I actually got $7500.
You walk in to a dealer and ask how much for my trade, they will look at NADA and KBB and then offer as much below that as they think you are gullible enough to take.
If you are sitting down to actually buy a car it is a different story.
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Off-topic, yet extremely relevant...

I traded my SEL for over $22k on my Ti. $17k is what they initially offered on it. And yes, I went through the paperwork to ensure they didn't bury the cost elsewhere. I took a hit, but one that was well within what I was willing to accept in order to get into my Ti.

My point is that the initial offer is just that-an offer. It's akin to paying sticker for your car without negotiating. Those that took the initial offer without haggling are exactly the customers that businesses want.

Always try to remember that you are the one with the money that they want. If you show up to the dealership whining and complaining about how crappy your car is and how much you can't live with it, just give them your bank account number and be done with it.



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