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Ford Focus Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • I would agree that the Civic gets better gas mileage and has a higher re-sale value but keep in mind that the Civic will cost quite a bit more than the Focus. I would recommend looking at the Corolla or Elantra as well, the Corolla is due for a re-design next year and prices are starting to go down and the Elantra has a nice warranty and the 06 models are being discounted since the 07's have been re-designed.
  • I definitely am not getting 30 MPG in my Focus because it is just too much fun to drive it fast!

    That, plus I do a lot of city driving (stop sign or light every block type of city driving) and here in NJ/PA we have E10 gas which does not get mileage as good as regular gas.

    Basically it comes down to price - you will probably pay a few thousand more for a Honda but will also probably get it back when you trade it in.
  • Hey, we are looking at buying a Focus, and have a couple questions...
    do you guys know if it is possible to get the $500 rebate through AQHA in addition to A Plan?

    Also, is A plan the best price, or do you think it's worthwhile to try negotiating?

    Being it's close to the holidays, do you think the #2500 rebate will go up? I know it went to 3500 over Labor Day, that's why I am wondering if we should wait or just go ahead an buy it.
  • Hi,
    I just spoke to a dealer who offered me the following:
    2007 Ford Focus SE + Convenience Package + Safety Package + Auto Transmission
    MSRP = 17,055
    "Invoice" = 16142
    2500 Customer Incentive + 500 FMCC Cash + 500 FMCC First Time Buyer Downpayment Match

    Final price = (16,142 - 3,500) = 12,642 + Tax, Doc

    Is this the best I can expect to do, or have people been able to get better pricing than this?
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,458
    you should be able to do better. at least make a counter offer, or get a price from another dealer.
  • jfritschjfritsch Posts: 958
    I've seen the Focus go from 4000-6500 off MSRP. They depreciate like hell. A 17000 MSRP model barely wholesales for 10000 after year 1 if that.

    The 6500 off would be year end (july-sept) sales. You would have to get numerous bids toward the end of the month and work to get it.

    For a plain jane 4dr se and not to picky on colors/options I would want at least $5000 off.

    Happy Hunting
    --jjf
  • I have a trade in worth 10,000. How long of the back and forth would I have to put up with before I got $5000 off?
  • I have a trade in value of 10,000 (I owe nothing on it). How long of the back and forth will I have to put up with before I could expect to get an offer of $5,000 of MSRP?
  • jfritschjfritsch Posts: 958
    Get the fightingchance.com package
    Read "Don't get taken every time" by remar Sutton (library or Amazon)

    Nuff said. Informed for life

    (I've seen yet again another ad for $6000 off a Focus on motoralley.com, and browsed just a few)

    --jjf
  • chetjchetj Posts: 324
    i just bought a 07 basic focus for a whopping 9300$....msrp 14,075...my wife is a filipino so the price went from 98 to 9300$...first time buyer w/ 13 percent interest...for 2 years, but will pay off sooner...it is a good car with a lot of headroom and i would recommend it to anyone...5000 miles so far and no problems...my new american cars have always run good...dont see why i should pay 2 or 3 k more for honda or toyota...fords and chevys would depreciate faster but not a issue if your the type to keep car for awhile...japanese companies need our business a lot less than big 3 do anyway, why not throw them a bone..or at least consider buying a car assembled here or w/ a high content of domestic and or north american parts
  • kevink67kevink67 Posts: 1
    I just got offered $11,424 for a Zx3 SE manual trans with Conv Group, Saftey Pack and Sport group. Thats about $5500 below MSRP, how good of a deal is this? I may be able to get it for less with the new buyer rebate too putting it about $6k below MSRP. I think this is the best I've seen, what do you think?
  • jfritschjfritsch Posts: 958
    Read my message 121 130 133. Even a High end focus ($19000) is barely a 11000 vehicle wholesale after a year so you are definitely in the ballpark. The best i've ever seen advertised was 7200 off a zx4, and that may have been a teaser.

    --jjf
  • I paid just over 14k for my 2007 Focus ST. Price was slightly under invoice plus a $2500 instant rebate.

    Options were CD changer and Perimeter alarm.
  • duck68137duck68137 Posts: 7
    No... I have tried. You cannot get the AQHA or the recent college grad rebates in addition to the A Plan.

    However, I was able to talk the dealer into an additional $500 off because they get money back from FORD on the A Plan.
  • tmporttmport Posts: 19
    Here's the car I'm considering. I'm curious what people think a good price would be:

    2007 Focus ZX5 SE
    Automatic
    Safety Package
    Convenience Group
    Sport Group
    Interior Upgrade Package
    6-Disc CD Player
    Perimeter Alarm
    Chrome Exhaust Tips

    MSRP: $19,210

    What do you think is a good price for this car? Thanks!
  • jfritschjfritsch Posts: 958
    The car you are looking at probably wholesales used in 1year for about 11000 with 15000 miles on it. A good price would be 12500-13ish. Check it out on nada.com or kbb.com You want about 6000-6500 off MSRP.

    --jjf

    2007 Focus ZX5 SE
    Automatic
    Safety Package pr
    Convenience Group
    Sport Group
    Interior Upgrade Package
    6-Disc CD Player
    Perimeter Alarm
    Chrome Exhaust Tips

    MSRP: $19,210

    What do you think is a good price for this car? Thanks!
  • danielj6danielj6 Posts: 285
    In September '06 I bought a ZX5 SE Focus for my son at a dealership located close to St. Louis, Missouri.

    With safety ABS and (side air bags) and convenience packages minus the $2500 cash back was $14700. My kid overpaid $285, according to Edmund's TMV. He also got a two year extended warranty + tax, registration and plates the OTD was $15800.
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,458
    there are no 'tips'. there is only a tip(single exhaust).
  • 76scirocco76scirocco Posts: 1
    Was told by Future Ford of Clovis that $12,031 before tax and license was the best they could do. I said no deal. I was pushing for 10K. It was a 2007 3 door, manual transmission, really only option was AC.
  • las_03las_03 Posts: 1
    Any thoughts on what to offer in the Houston area? I've seen a couple of places advertise 5,000 to 5,500 off which includes the 2,500 rebate. How far can one push it?

    1. 4 door SES, options are: automatic, leather bucket seats, and safety package (ABS and side airbags) MSRP 18,035

    2. SES wagon, options are: automatic, safety package, 6 disc CD player MSRP 19,575

    Thanks for any advice.
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