Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Ford Taurus X Prices Paid and Buying Experiences



  • The dealership that was advertising $12,000 off of list was Superior Ford in Plymouth, MN. ( The ad was in the Sunday newspaper and it did say the offer expired 9/2. Good luck.

    - Chad
  • Hey holm100. Ford Credit's program on the Edge varies by term, trim level, and mileage allowance. For now I will assume that you are interested in a 36 month lease of a 2008 Ford Edge SE AWD with 15,000 miles per year. Let me know if you want something different. Ford Credit's current base lease rate and residual value for the aforementioned combination of variables are 2.25% and 45%, respectively. Both the Edge's lease rate and residual are more attractive than the Taurus X's.

    Prices Paid: Buying & Leasing Experiences Forum
  • thank you very much - that is what I am interested in. Can you tell me how one is able to find out the residuals and money rates on all cars as you do?
  • selooseloo Posts: 606
    Taurus X

    Aug 08: 1,670 4,863 -65.7

    YTD: 18,473 27,346 -32.4

    Even with $5K in rebates sales were down 65%!
  • selooseloo Posts: 606
    "Ford claims decreased fleet sales is one of the main reasons their sales
    are down this year. Yet 32.7 percent of their ‘08 sales sailed with the

    Taurus and Taurus X are next, with 48.1 and 54.8 percent respectively, accounting for 34.1 percent of the nameplates' total sales."

    With much slower new car sales (down 65%), and with all fleet sales (representing 55% of all Taurus Xs sold) entering the used market, prices are headed down! Way down!

    Unless we start seeing $10-12K (+) discounts on new models (the going rate for a CX-9 is $9-10K off MSRP) a new Taurus X is not a good value. On the other hand, one must be very careful with the pricing of the used fleet models. Most depreciation models show (depending on the trim) $9-10K depreciation for the first year ownership. Many of these fleet models have exceeded the annual mileage cap or are in below avg condition, so addition appreciation is in order. Also, watch for big rebates on new Xs, (last month a savvy buyer could have purchased a new X for $6-7K off MSRP). You want to take that into account when pricing the used fleet models.

    In attempt to stabilize the fleet prices for the X, Ford is offering floor support (interest-free cars to dealers) and/or special financing rates.

    Buyers really need to do their research before purchasing this model!

    Good Luck!
  • selooseloo Posts: 606
    According to National auction reports:

    "Last week alone (1-5 Sep 08), over 100 2008 Taurus X E.B. FWD sold at auction and 68 2008 Taurus X E.B. AWD sold.... those are fairly large numbers for a week - there should be no shortage of other similar vehicles to select from."

    Because of Ford Floor Support, these cars are over priced by about $1 to1.5K.

    Buyers Beware!
  • selooseloo Posts: 606

    In July:

    Limited (Avg Condition/miles) with DVD sold at auction for $18.3K

    Limited (Avg Condition/miles) w/o DVD sold at auction for $17.6K

    Prices increased on August.

    We all know the dealership has to make some money on these deals, but buyers need to be beware of high prices!
  • Any word on the planned Ford TX incentives for October?
  • You're very welcome, holm100. Unfortunately, I am not aware of any resource that provides information on manufacturers' lease programs to the general public.

    Prices Paid: Buying & Leasing Experiences Forum
  • selooseloo Posts: 606
    Taurus X Sales

    September: 1,105 3,065 -63.9

    YTD: 19,578 30,411 -35.6

    Buyers beware, this car is not a good value!
  • selooseloo Posts: 606
    Wholesale prices are falling, we are getting close to 1/2 of the MSRP.

    Do not buy this car, bargain prices are ahead!
  • selooseloo Posts: 606
    New Wholesale Prices:

    Taurus X Limited Models:

    Factory Lease Car $16,800 12,891 Avg Condition SILVER

    Factory Lease Car $16,700 7,415 Avg Condition BLUE

    Do not pay over $17,500 for an Avg Limited, $17,000 for a EB, and $16,000 for a SEL.

    Prices continue to fall each day!
  • I'm looking to purchase a new Taurus X Eddie Bauer or Limited, AWD. Depending on the configuration I find, the MSRP is between $34,500 and $35,500. With the current rebates at $3,500, I'm curious if you think that $10,000 off of sticker asking too much?

  • larryqwlarryqw Posts: 52
    Don't start with the MSRP. For better accuracy on the deal possible, start with the Invoice price which may be $5K below MSRP, depending on options. You can get Invoice from many places, including Consumer Reports for a few bucks.

    Last year, I bargain hunted between dealers and eventually got my Taurus X FWD Limited at $300 below Invoice. But in today's tough economy, you may be able to get $1000 below invoice, especially at the end of the year clerance with a lot of the Taurus X's going into the recycling bin out back. Then ask for the cash back deals on top of this. Also, if you're willing to wait, you can get another $500 off by being a member of American Quarter Horse Association for 30 days. Go to and check on the deals and become a member.

    In my opinion the Taurus X is a steal of a deal, especially with the discounts. I've had mine for 8 months now and am still extremely happy with the car every time I drive it and use another one of use all the great features.
  • selooseloo Posts: 606

    I have already turned down $6K+ under invoice deals on this car (that is about $8K off the MSRP). This is not a bad car, it is just a very poor value when compared to others on the market (go back and read my posts for the reasons why). I doubt the dealers would take $10K off at this point, but it cannot hurt to ask. I would wait until more rebates and factory to dealer cash is make available.

    Good Luck!
  • Thanks for the replies. As expected, none of the Ford dealers will touch $10K off sticker. We might hold out for the November Taurus X discounts. I do know to deal off invoice. The discount I'm seeking equates to about $10,000 off sticker and is easier to calculate.

    We're also looking some Mazda CX-9s that a local dealer has. Build date on some of the CX-9s is more than a year ago and the initial reply to my e-mail inquiry was $8,500 off. I suspect there is more there as some folks in the Mazda thread are reporting $10K off.

  • selooseloo Posts: 606

    This is a good car, but not a good value.

    The wholesale price on a used 08 TX is very close to 1/2 of the MSRP.

    If you wait a couple of months (maybe less), you should be able to get a nice used one for 1/2 price.

    Without a doubt the CX-9 is a better value.
  • selooseloo Posts: 606
    Wholesale EB models are going for as low as $15.5K, the average is around $16.3K. We are getting very close to 1/2 of the MSRP.

    Prices are going lower each week!

    WOW! This car depreciates about 50% in its first year!
  • My wife received a call today offering us $9K off a $39K sticker. We were looking at models that stickered around $35,000 for which we wanted to spend $25,000, so we passed. A few hours later we drove out of a Mazda dealership with a CX-9. Details on that deal are in the Mazda forum.

Sign In or Register to comment.