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Old 10-24-2013, 09:49 PM   #11
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Even I felt it was a little bit on the high side..what do you think would be a fair deal ?





Thank you Ira for the post.

First of all, I'm a new car buyer (fresh driving license too) and frankly was pretty confused as to whethr go for a new one or a used one. Then I decided to go for a used one so that i could get the features at a lower price.

As for the vehicles mentioned, what in your opinion would be a good deal for them...is $16500 on the higher side and if yes, how much more can i try to bargain ?

Is there any specific reason you said you'd rather go in for the new one...(because as far as i know the new one comes to about $25000 with the features included in this)..

And last question - what are the things I should ask the dealer/check in the car before i sign off on the deal ?
I think $16,500 is fair, ya the mileage is higher but it's average for that year. If I. That dealer I don't discount it a penny below $16,500 just because I think they're justified. I optioned out a new one with the options these have and invoice was $24,900 less $2,000 rebates puts you at $22,900
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Old 10-24-2013, 09:53 PM   #12
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401A does not include HID lights. The pictured car on the linked page only comes with the halogen lamps same as any other Focus, but with the black housings.

401A was the Titanium premium package which included the following options:

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Thank you..my mistake,.i googled it sometime back and probably must have missed something..
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Old 10-24-2013, 10:03 PM   #13
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I think $16,500 is fair, ya the mileage is higher but it's average for that year. If I. That dealer I don't discount it a penny below $16,500 just because I think they're justified. I optioned out a new one with the options these have and invoice was $24,900 less $2,000 rebates puts you at $22,900

Thank you...what do you think would be a fair deal on the second titaniuim ? And what is your opinion on the two Focus SEs mentioned in the second post ?

Plus from the former post, what are the things I should ask the dealer/check in the car before i sign off on the deal ?

Also for new buyers with no previous auto insurance history, which insurer would be the most competitive ?
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:02 AM   #14
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I'm from the metro Detroit area as well, and you can definitely find deals that are way better than that. You can find options that have far less than 40k miles on them as well. Check Auto Trader and the used listings for all Ford dealers in SE Michigan.
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I'm from the metro Detroit area as well, and you can definitely find deals that are way better than that. You can find options that have far less than 40k miles on them as well. Check Auto Trader and the used listings for all Ford dealers in SE Michigan.
Are the cars you are mentioning pre-certified ?

EDIT : Most of the listings are SE/SEL. Since I'm new to car buying, is there any advantages to the Titanium than in SE and SEL and is it worth the extra money shelled on Titanium ?
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Thank you...what do you think would be a fair deal on the second titaniuim ? And what is your opinion on the two Focus SEs mentioned in the second post ?

Plus from the former post, what are the things I should ask the dealer/check in the car before i sign off on the deal ?

Also for new buyers with no previous auto insurance history, which insurer would be the most competitive ?
They are certified for a reason, the really won't need a pre purchase inspection. The SE's are okay, but keep in mind I bought a new 2013 for $14,991 (granted I'm D plan and qualify for RCL money).
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Are the cars you are mentioning pre-certified ?

EDIT : Most of the listings are SE/SEL. Since I'm new to car buying, is there any advantages to the Titanium than in SE and SEL and is it worth the extra money shelled on Titanium ?
Aside from an inspection, the only benefit of pre-certified is a one year or 12k mile warranty. This is copy/pasted from Ford's website:

In addition to the 172-point inspection, every Ford Certified Pre-Owned vehicle comes with a comprehensive limited warranty covering more than 500 components for 12 months/12,000 miles.* Areas of coverage include:

-Engine
-Transmission
-Rear-wheel drive
-Front-wheel drive
-Steering components
-Brakes
-Front and rear suspension
-Electrical system
-Air conditioning and heating
-Technology components
-Emissions components
-Factory-installed audio system
-Safety systems


All these items are fully covered anyway until there is 36k on the odometer under the original warranty. So if you find a used Focus with 24k miles or under, it doesn't need to be certified and will be getting just as good benefits from Ford. If you drive less than 12k miles a year, you can even look at used vehicles that are in the high 20's on their odometer.

I bought my Focus used (pictured to the left on the day I got it) this time last year when it had 21k miles on it. I am now at 33k and still have 3,000 miles on the warranty.

To answer your question regarding trim level (SE, SEL, Titanium), it really depends on what options that YOU want and would use in your car. I myself, am a techie and like the features in my Titanium. I'm also a music lover and the upgraded sound system was worth it to me. But it still has features that I almost never use such as the automatic parallel parking. It's definitely cool, but I live in a suburban area where I find myself parallel parking maybe once every couple months. I would recommend finding the model that fits your personal needs and don't pay for a boatload of features that you may never use.
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Aside from an inspection, the only benefit of pre-certified is a one year or 12k mile warranty. This is copy/pasted from Ford's website:

In addition to the 172-point inspection, every Ford Certified Pre-Owned vehicle comes with a comprehensive limited warranty covering more than 500 components for 12 months/12,000 miles.* Areas of coverage include:

-Engine
-Transmission
-Rear-wheel drive
-Front-wheel drive
-Steering components
-Brakes
-Front and rear suspension
-Electrical system
-Air conditioning and heating
-Technology components
-Emissions components
-Factory-installed audio system
-Safety systems


All these items are fully covered anyway until there is 36k on the odometer under the original warranty. So if you find a used Focus with 24k miles or under, it doesn't need to be certified and will be getting just as good benefits from Ford. If you drive less than 12k miles a year, you can even look at used vehicles that are in the high 20's on their odometer.

I bought my Focus used (pictured to the left on the day I got it) this time last year when it had 21k miles on it. I am now at 33k and still have 3,000 miles on the warranty.

To answer your question regarding trim level (SE, SEL, Titanium), it really depends on what options that YOU want and would use in your car. I myself, am a techie and like the features in my Titanium. I'm also a music lover and the upgraded sound system was worth it to me. But it still has features that I almost never use such as the automatic parallel parking. It's definitely cool, but I live in a suburban area where I find myself parallel parking maybe once every couple months. I would recommend finding the model that fits your personal needs and don't pay for a boatload of features that you may never use.
Not entirely true. You also get a 7 year/100,000 power train warranty, 2 keys, and owners manual as well as a full tank of gas at delivery.
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Old 10-29-2013, 02:56 AM   #19
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Not entirely true. You also get a 7 year/100,000 power train warranty, 2 keys, and owners manual as well as a full tank of gas at delivery.
I just read what the actual 7 year/100k warranty covers...and it's not that much compared to the base limited warranty (the comprehensive one). Is that normal? I was thinking it was going to an additional 100k or 7 years, but it merely brings the total covered up to 100k or up to 7 years (whichever comes first). News to me!
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@imccrea I also heard that the auto transmission and sync of 2012 focus is a pain in the rear and I read so many negative reviews about it on some sites.

How much truth to that ?
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