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Ford Focus Lease Questions

CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
Hi everyone. Please use the following discussion to post any questions that you have about leasing a Ford Focus. Thanks.

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  • jwildsjwilds Posts: 2
    Car_man - can you provide lease info on a Focus ST (sedan with ST package), loaded, 5-speed, 2yr/24k. If it matters, I will be getting A-plan. Also, how often do the lease programs change - monthly or quarterly? Thanks!!!!
  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
    Hello jwilds. Ford's lease program often varies depending upon what part of the country one is in. As a result, it would be a big help you would tell me what state you are in. As far as how often Ford's lease program changes, its current lease rates and residual values are scheduled to run through July 5th.

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  • flightnurseflightnurse 35K feetPosts: 1,633
    I got a question regarding leases, I would like to lease a new car, looking at acouple of different models and makes. My average Credit score is 622, been perfect payment for the last 2+, my only debt are my student loans (150/m) my take home is $4200/m would ford lease me a car ? Looking at Focus ZX3 SES.

    Tony/PHX :shades:
  • jwildsjwilds Posts: 2
    Sorry, Car_Man - shoulda known that. Location is Michigan.
  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
    Hi Tony. While I certainly cannot guarantee that this will be the case I suspect that you would be able to lease a Focus through Ford Credit if you decide that you want to.

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  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
    Don't worry about it, jwilds. It happens all the time. OF, if you were to lease a 2006 Ford Focus Sedan ST through Ford Credit in Michigan right now for 2 years with 12,000 miles per, its base lease rate and residual value should be 2.5% and 58%, respectively. When negotiating this car's capitalized cost, make sure to keep in mind that Ford is currently providing $500 lease cash on it in your area.

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  • Hi,

    I'm hoping someone can help, I put a deposit on a 2007 Focus Wagon and the incentive (RCL) cash just went up from $500 to $1,000 so I thought, great, my payment will be lower than originally quoted. But my salesman says the interest rate (money factor?) has gone up by 1.5% so the payment is actually $3/month higher.

    How do I know this is true?

    Thanks
  • Hi fordwagon67. It's possible that this vehicle's lease program changed as well. Its program varies depending upon how long you lease if for. For now I will assume that you are interested in a 36 month lease. Let me know if you want a different term. Ford Credit's current base lease rate for a 36 month lease of a 2007 Focus Wagon is 3.5%. Is this in line with what you were quoted?

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  • Car_man,

    Thanks, yes it was 3.5% for a 36mo/12k lease.
  • I was just quoted for a 24 Month lease, $0 Down, ZX5 SES with Automatic Transmission + Safety package, 10,500 mpy for $238/ month OTD.

    I have the X-plan and I am a recent college grad but I don't know how much difference that made in the number game. What do you guys think?
  • Hi imacyco. The fact that you are able to purchase this vehicle through Ford's X-Plan means that you are getting a good price on it. This is a pretty nice car for $238 per month with nothing down for only 24 months. I would be more than happy to use Ford Credit's actual lease program double check the lease payment that you were quoted if you provide me with this car's full MSRP and selling price.

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  • There are 3 rebates that are going on right now that total up to $3500.

    1) $2500 Rebate
    2) College Student $500
    3) Ford Financing $500

    Is it possible and realistic to expect all 3 of these rebates?

    Also, how much can I expect to get for a trade-in?
  • nortsr1nortsr1 Posts: 1,060
    As far as I know, you can receive all three rebates if you have the proper papers to show you are a college grad. As far as "how much can I expect for a trade-in???... I suggest you go over to the trade-in forum and it would HELP if you stated what kind of vehicle, year, mileage, condition, etc. No one can give you an estimate without DETAILS!!! :confuse:
  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
    Hello cenerhimself. Unfortunately neither the $2,500 customer cash nor the $500 Ford Credit finance bonus are available on vehicles that are leased through Ford Credit. The only cash incentives that you would be eligible for on a lease of this car are $500 lease cash and the college student bonus.

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  • I'm in NYC and interested in the Focus lease deal that is going on here (and possibly elsewhere. Here are the terms :

    Stk #FU81101, VIN #8W109834, 4 cyl., auto, a/c, p/ABS/winds/lks, am/fm cd, cloth int., traction control, ambient interior lighting, Sirius
    satellite radio, MSRP: $17,445.

    $3574† due at signing (incl. $0 sec dep) + tax, tags & mv fees.

    †Down pymt/1st mo pymt/sec dep/bank fee /Total pymts/residual: $2880/$99/$0/$595/$2376/$10,816

    leases include 10,500 mi./yr w/.20c per mi. thereafter. All prices are plus tags & taxes.

    this all seems fine to me, except the $595 bank fee. Ive never leased, only bought, and never a brand new vehicle (usually certified used). $595 seems like a lot to me.

    can anyone share experiences with bank fees, or even better, with this particular lease deal? thanks.
  • ryley67ryley67 Posts: 1
    Hey everyone!

    I am looking to negotiate a lease for my mother on a 2008 Focus S Coupe or Sedan(No preference). The only thing she cares about is an automatic. She will probably put around 5000-6000 miles on a year if that. Her credit score is in the low 800's. I would like to stay under 2k drive-off. Will someone please let me know what a reasonable monthly payment would be. I know I should be concerned with the residual and money factor, but I just need something short term for my mom since she probably won't be driving for too much longer.
  • CarMan,

    Any idea on the current lease rate and residuals on an 08 Focus SES auto, 36 month 10,500 miles per year in the Kansas City area? Thanks.
  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
    Hey indianajohns. Here you go. I believe that Ford Credit's current base lease rate and residual value for a 36 month lease of a 2008 Ford Focus SES with 10,500 miles per year are 2.5% and 52%, respectively.

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  • Hey Car_man -

    Its probably a bit early, but any information on leases for the 2012 Focus SEL hatch? I'd be interested in MF & residuals for 24mo/12k per year or 36mo/12k per year.

    Thanks!
  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
    Hey cosanostra. I haven't seen a lease program for any 2012 Ford models yet. I'll ask around and see if Ford has published anything for the '12s in the past couple of days, but I doubt it.

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  • jardisanjardisan Posts: 1
    Hi Car Man,
    Any update on the 2012 Focus leasing programs? Specifically I am looking for a titanium, 36 month, and 12k miles a year.

    Thanks!
  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
    Hey jardisan. Ford Credit's current base lease rate and residual value for a 36 month lease of a 2012 Focus Titanium with 12,000 miles per year are 3.75% and 57%.

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  • cosanostracosanostra Posts: 74
    Car_man -

    Any info on a 36 month 12k miles/year lease for either the SEL or Titanium trims?

    Thanks!

    - cosanostra
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  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
    Hi cosanostra. Ford Credit's current base lease rate and residual value for a 36 month lease of a 2012 Ford Focus SEL with 12,000 miles per year are 3.75% and 59%, respectively.

    The numbers for an otherwise identical lease of a '12 Focus Titanium are 3.75% and 57%.

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  • A new Titanium Focus packaged at $23,495. What would be a good deal on leasing this car? What would be a good monthly offer and what do you suggest as a down payment. This lease would be for 36 months at either 12k or 15k miles per year. Thank You for your time.
  • cosanostracosanostra Posts: 74
    Thanks Car_man! Is there a difference between the residuals for the hatch versus the sedan? I'm in Omaha, NE if that makes a difference as well.

    -cosanostra
  • damianinpadamianinpa Posts: 22
    Car_Man
    I see above you quoted a 12K mile SEL at 3.75 and 59%. Can you tell me what the numbers are for a Sedan at 15K miles? Wasn't sure if it is the same. My new Focus is built and should be delivered in the next few weeks. Looking to lease.
    Thanks,
    Damian
  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
    You're welcome cosanostra. The lease rates for both vehicles would be the same, but the residual values for the Titanium Hatchback are 1% lower than on the Sedan.

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  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
    Hi Damian. Ford Credit's residual values for leases with 15,000 miles per year are 2% lower than its 12,000 mile per year residuals. The lease rates would be the same.

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