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Ford Flex Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • What are current residual percentages for 15k miles per year leases for 36 and 39 month terms and what is fords current lease rate this month? I am trying to lease a Ford Flex and cannot get a straight answer from anyone about those two items. Thanks!
  • madlockmadlock Posts: 39
    They're going to vary depending upon what promotion and when they happen to be offered. And with the Flex being so new, there's little historical data to work from. You can call almost any credit union who engages in vehicle leasing and ask them. Most have no problem sharing. I wouldn't expect a 39 month 15K residual to exceed 50% though. I figure 45% to be safe.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 27,671
    Civil discourse, free of insults..

    Otherwise, posts get nuked, set free to drift in the vacuum of cyberspace..

    thanks!
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  • It's interesting how there have been no posts regarding 2010 Flex purchases on this or any other automobile forum in the past several weeks. Nobody buying the Flex these days?
  • acdiiacdii Posts: 753
    Oh I don't know, the current 1.9% for 60 months is tempting. I currently have a 2008 Veracruz FWD Limited, and although I love the vehicle, the FWD this morning in the snow has made me wish it was AWD. I started looking at the Flex, and depending on trade and such, if I could get what I want at the price I want, it would knock $100 off my monthly payments. It is tempting, but the Veracruz has a lot going for it that the Flex wouldn't have.

    Tempting tempting tempting, damned temptations are a killer eh?

    The one I would be interested in is the SEL AWD with the 207A and tow package. The goal would be to get it for $34k after TTL, financed for 60@1.9% $500 down and trade of the VC. Very tempting. I just recently, last September traded an 09 Camry Hybrid for a 2010 Fusion Sport, and although I went from 38MPG to 22 MPG, I knocked my monthly down $44, and the fun factor up 100%. I love the Fusion Sport, and if I were to go with the Flex, my stable would be 100% Ford once again, right now it is 4 Fords and a Hyundai. ;)
  • Wondering what people think about future incentives. I'm new to thinking about a Flex and with the current incentives expiring on 3/1, while I could get a deal done in time I don't really need to. I have X-plan.

    What do people think about the possibility of future good incentives? My gut is that there will be good deals in the near future and I can wait at this point. I'm sure that if I start talking to the dealer the pressure to buy quick will be deafening.
  • acdiiacdii Posts: 753
    Dealers are dealing now on the Flex, they want to move them. I just picked up an SEL AWD Ecoboost for under invoice + incentives. Sad part, day I got it I received in the mail a $750 additional coupon if I buy new 2/15, I bought 2/13, :cry: :mad:

    Not only did I get close to what I wanted, didn't have the tow package, but I saved $114 a month over the Veracruz I traded in on it.
  • Purchased a new 2010 Flex Limited w/ Ecoboost, Vista Moonroof, Park Assist, and Tow Package for ~$40K (includes $3000 in rebates). Price also includes 6 yr/100K Ford PremiumCare ESP. Good deal?

    So far it's everything I expected: fun to drive, handles well, and plenty of storage. Haven't yet learned all that Sync can do.

    I am surprised at not seeing more of them on the road here in the Northeast.
  • ttwebttweb Posts: 17
    Hi Flexmax,
    I am >< this close to purchasing an Eco Flex too. Would love to know the exact options list you had on yours and more.
    Which dealer you used? and how you got the ESP included in the deal.
    Could you send an email offline so we can chat further?

    Thanks,
    Tom
  • acdiiacdii Posts: 753
    I was going to say, maybe a bit high, but reread, you got the Limited, sounds like a good deal to me. The only reason I didn't go with the Limited, I don't care for Nav in a car, and didn't like the steering wheel. Otherwise, except for the second row having heated seats, they are pretty much the same. These really are nice cars, the more I use it, the more I like it. Now its hard to decide which car to drive, it's a toss up between the Flex and my Fusion Sport.
  • dmbfn41dmbfn41 Posts: 8
    acdii,

    1. Could you give a breakdown of the options on your Flex and what you paid before ttl?

    2. How does the Flex compare to the Veracruz? These two vehicles are currently our top 3rd row choices.

    Thanks for your time,
    Jim
  • acdiiacdii Posts: 753

    1. Could you give a breakdown of the options on your Flex and what you paid before ttl?


    I will need to wait until I get home to get the prices, but the options on this were the SEL Ecoboost with Park assist, white roof, and second row 40/40 seating. The cost was roughly $2000 under sticker after everything was said and done and before the cash backs were applied. I got $2500 in cash backs and put $799 down.

    2. How does the Flex compare to the Veracruz? These two vehicles are currently our top 3rd row choices.

    This is a tough question, both vehicles are VERY good, the only reason I got rid of the Veracruz was that it was not AWD, it had nothing to do with anything about the car itself, just that where I live I made a huge mistake not getting it in AWD. Had Hyundai had some really good incentives to bring the cost down on a 2010 AWD Limited, i would have gone with replacing it with the same car in AWD.

    Now with that being said, a few things about the Flex that make it a real winner. The Ecoboost power is just awesome, it is there when you need it, yet gives pretty darn good FE when you don't use it. I am getting about 1 MPG better than I did with the Hyundai, 19 vs 18. I haven't taken any long highway trips yet to get a feel for true Highway MPG, the Veracruz got between 24-26 MPG. I may not be able to get near that in the Flex since it is basically a brick on wheels, where the VC was pretty aerodynamic. There is more room in the Flex, especially with the 40/40 second row, they move forward so an adult can sit comfortably back there without being cramped. With the third row seats up, there is still storage space behind them, as there is a well under and behind the seats, and it is a little deeper than the VC. The ride between them I would say is fairly equal, the Flex being somewhat quieter, the VC has an annoying suspension noise over rough roads. The seats I feel are more comfortable in the Flex, but we have big butts, and they are bigger seats, so that is more of a personal thing. The Flex however has less front leg room, but you sit higher, so you are sitting more like in a chair than reclining in the VC, so leg comfort in the VC is better. For us that is a trade off, I was comfortable in the VC, but on a long trip the short seat bottom would get uncomfortable after a while. There is a bit more storage spage in the Flex, one of the gripes I had with the VC was the wasted space that could have been better thought out for storage, like the ashtray that never gets used, and that useless cooler under the armrest.

    A few things about the VC, it has options on it that rival Lexus, heated wipers(which mine was supposed to have, but it was an early MY, so it didn't), Rain sensing wipers, Sun roof, rear park assist, power lift gate, power front buckets, both sides, heated front seats, good quality leather on the seats and doors, a very good sound system( had the rear seat DVD). Everything except the DVD was standard, there really are no other options except maybe a hitch and roof rails, which are dealer installed. The VC has plenty of power, handles real well, is a great highway cruiser, and was trouble free for the two years we owned it with one minor exception.

    Between the two, we are finding the Flex fits our needs better than the VC did, we have 3 kids, 2, 4 and 15, and placement of car seats so we all sit comfortably was not easy in the VC, we had one in the second row, one in the third, and getting to the one in the rear was not easy, there wasn't enough room between the second row seat and the wheel opening in the door, the Flex though, the second row seats flip up and forward giving a lot of room, and both car seats fit back there in the third row just perfectly, so it is easy to get them in and out, and still have room in the second row for the 15 YO, and my wife when my mom goes with us, so it is a true 6 passenger car. If you don't have car seats though, the Veracruz has plenty of room and is very comfortable to ride in.

    The only issue I had with the Veracruz was the AM filter on the radio went byebye, everything else worked fine, it was just very noisy on AM. Hyundai replaced the radio, but did a horrible job at it. Took 3 attempts for them to get the correct radio, and damaged the steering wheel in the process, which they replaced, but when I got the car back, it just wasn't the same. I don't know what they did to it, but it developed a flat spot on take off that it never had before, and with the poor service I got, I was reluctant to take it back in. The Veracruz is a VERY good vehicle, too bad their service stinks.

    Had the VC been an AWD model, I would still be driving it, found a different dealer for service and had the flat spot fixed. It really is a nice car, in some ways nicer than the Flex, but the Flex is just such a cool car with the Ecoboost and fits our needs perfectly that I am very happy with it, now we have to flip a coin the decide what to drive, the Fusion Sport or the Flex!
  • memsanmemsan Posts: 1
    I am thinking about buying a flex but am concerned about it towing my 22' boat which weighs approximately 3500 lbs with trailer. I know if properly equpped with eco boost and 20 " tires and tow package it is rated to tow 4500 but I would like to know if anyone has actually towed a boat and if so what was the experience like. Thank you for any comments that may help me make this decision.
  • I have got an offer my local dealer for the 2010 SEL AWD with Vista roof and 207A package and two tone roof for $35994.88 (Including Tax, registration fees OTD). This is based on the 0% APR for 36 months promo. Is this a good price. Let me know.
  • acdiiacdii Posts: 753
    edited March 2010
    OK I grabbed the papers, the bottom line pricing I paid for the 2010 Flex Ecoboost with 208A, Two tone roof, park assist and 40/40 seating was $36097.62 before taxes and fees and after the incentives were taken off. Add taxes, title, license, doc fees, and $799 down it cost me $36608.36. Just checked dealer cost on it, it is $36783. The $2500 cash back incentives really do help knock the cost down without hurting the dealer too much.
  • acdiiacdii Posts: 753
    I have an offer from my local dealer for the 2010 SEL AWD with Vista roof and 207A package and two tone roof for $35994.88 (Including Tax, registration fees OTD).

    Dealer invoice pre holdback on this is $35371. If you did not trade anything in, then it sounds like a very good deal. The dealer cost is ~ $33909 on the vehicle.
  • Thanks!No i am not trading anything in. I am contemplating now as to either go with 0% APR or finance else where. If i do not go with 0% APR, i could get another 1500 knocked off the price.
  • acdiiacdii Posts: 753
    Currently it looks like other financing rates are 3.9% and up, which will cost you more than $1500 if you finance the entire amount, the 0% finance would be the better route in that case. Plus every time you make a payment, you know what your payoff amount is.

    36K @ 3.9% = ~4K I took 0% for my Fusion Sport, got my payments down $40 over the other car, and every month I know exactly what is still owed on the car.
  • True. But the 0% APR is for 36 months. The monthly payments are really hefty.
  • I was just looking at the new rebates for Toyota and 2010 Highlander also has 0% APR. Is the Ford flex better than Highlander. I have not test driven the highlander but i see a lot of them on the road versus the flex as i have not seen one to date. I live in the DC suburbs.
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