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Ford Fusion Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • mafamafa Posts: 1
    what dealership in new jersey did you go to? looking for a fusion also.
    thanks
  • temj12temj12 Posts: 450
    What was the msrp price? If you got 2500 in rebates, did you qualify for one of the extra $500 rebates? The ones for college students, military or police. That is an awesome deal. I have been looking at Fusion also.
  • jwkimjwkim Posts: 2
    that's quite awsome...I'm in NY area and looking to buy the same one. Can you tell me which dealer you went to? Thanks.
  • pleplatpleplat Posts: 1
    Hi,

    Just came from the local Ford dealer: Trading in 2004 Volvo S60 2.5T AWD and with that trade in got 2010 SE sun roof, sync, apple red for 15k OTD. Is this a good deal?
  • The only way to tell if this is a good deal or not is if you provide more information. What are you paying for the Fusion, what rebates are included, what are you getting for the Volvo, etc...
  • racman7racman7 Posts: 1
    i will have access to the x plan and going to the dealer to find a fusion. sel with 302a and appearance pkg. msrp 28,070. edmunds says invoice is 25,766. does anyone know if the x plan will be less or more than invoice before rebates? with the x plan, can i get all rebates and 0% if i qualify? thanks.
  • podpod Posts: 176
    I purchased a Mercury Milan Base with 103A option package, tuxedo black clear coat, grey cloth interior, after minimal haggling, for exactly $20K OTD (including all fees, registration, title switch, sales tax (7%)), When you do the math the car itself cost $19.1 (despite 24.3K sticker MSRP) minus $800 trade in for a 2000 Sable which was tired after 145K miles and needed rear suspension replaced and new brakes and had oil pan and main seal small leaks. The trade in was the room to negotiate. In effect I replaced my old car with a new one which cost $18.3. The 103A adds 17 inch alum wheels, michelin tires, electrochromatic mirror, synch voice activated systems, and power moon roof, rear spoiler, fog lamps, floor mats. The base includes LED tail lights, halogen headlamps, keyless entry, heated mirrors, power drivers seat, manual AC, in dash CD player, tilt and tele steering wheel with audio, cruise control and synch bottons on wheel, Acoustic windshield and double sealed doors, extra sound insulation over Fusion, softer suspension tuning, grey cloth interior. The dealer added (1) free key replacement (up to $500 first year), free dent repair for one year, free courtesy shuttle for life, free windshield repair for one year, 1st and every fifth oil change free, 5% off service charges for life, and a $500 loyalty trade in allowance if next car bought there. I like the ride. It is supple and quiet. I like that you can dim the dash off completely if you wish at night, the dash controls are adequate in location and grouping, low tire pressure warning light, the sight lines are excellent (I am six feet tall) with exceptional side mirrors and plenty of room overhead (despite moon roof). The trunk is big with low access to load. The engine compartment has dip sticks for everything and lots of space to allow DIY maintenance if you wish. It also has sirius x 6 mos. Local AM/FM sound good with the shark fin antenna. I am used to a V6 and the I-4 acceleration is adequate (though I haven't pushed it) but it gets to speed through the gears quickly and there is no engine noise or wind noise while cruising at 70 mph.
    I am very pleased. The dealership is Flood Ford Group, Naragansett, R.I. They sold two more while I was there the next day to drop off some papers. Identical. Don't know what they went for but my negotiations were pleasant and the dealership was clean and comfortable. As you might infer. I am pleased.
  • madox75madox75 Posts: 6
    Just made a deal on a 2010 Fusion Sport with the 402A, premium floor mats and all weather floor mats. Sticker after Rapid Spec discount is $30,350. Final deal was either $25,000 if I take the $2000 rebate or $27,000 if I take the 0% for 60 months. I'm also getting an additional $1500 rebate for being a returning Ford lessee with either deal. Finally, the dealer is giving me $12,000 for my 08 Fusion SE that has the 4cyl and manual trans. KBB in good condition is $11,775. Overall, I'm really happy with the deal. I'm going to take the 0% deal because I'll end up paying less in the end. So i guess the bottom line is I got the car for $25,500 with 0% for 60 months and getting KBB value for my trade in.
  • acdiiacdii Posts: 753
    Thats a sweet deal, is that before or after taxes? Mine cost me $30k after everything was signed, with 0%. The car has been great, 17k miles since I got it last september, and other then having the front rotors trued up, the car has been very dependable. I was a bit too hard on the brakes the first few weeks I had the car, it is so much fun to drive.
  • madox75madox75 Posts: 6
    Its before tax and tags, so I guess you have to add about $1K back on to that, but I don't hold that against the dealer... The state and Uncle Sam need their share too...lol.
  • neile457neile457 Posts: 65
    TTL is 10% around here (9% for taxes), so around here it would be close to $2500. Yours is only 1k?
  • madox75madox75 Posts: 6
    Yea, 6% tax and $202 for tags and title. I'm not sure what number they figured the tax on, but I ended up paying $26,500 for the car, got the $1500 returning owner rebate, and got KBB value for my trade. The dealer was Koons Ford/Nissan of Falls Church VA. I dealt with Mike Bancroft. Really stand up guy, and a super easy buying experience.
  • thepieguythepieguy Posts: 14
    To my disappointment, Ford did not increase cash rebate incentives on the Fusion in July. I thought they might, since 2011's will be here in less than a month and the Fusion has had the same $2k rebate all year. Current incentives state they are valid until October 4th, is Ford really not going to discount the 2010 models any more than they have all year?
  • jeffyscottjeffyscott Posts: 3,855
    They have $2500 on it, at least in my area.

    http://www.fordvehicles.com/incentives/
  • flightnurseflightnurse 35K feetPosts: 1,605
    The Fusion is selling very well for Ford, so why should they discount them?
  • thepieguythepieguy Posts: 14
    It's not exactly a foreign concept to discount a car when the new model year is about to hit the lots. It seems logical to expect a little bit more of a discount then they've been offering all year long when 2011s start production in a couple of weeks.

    The Fusion may be selling well, it's a great car, but it's not like they are selling on the same level as Accord/Camry. And does anybody think the Fusion would be selling as well as it is if it weren't for the attractive incentives that it's had for a while now?
  • To each their own. I would not be caught dead in a Camry, great car though it may be. Way too much isolation from the road for my tastes. If you want a completely numb driving experience, the Camry is for you. The current Accord is pretty ugly in my opinion, but it drives much better than the Camry. Honestly, I think the car the Fusion has to watch out for is not the Camry or Accord, it is the 2011 Sonata.
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  • chinorthchinorth Posts: 6
    edited July 2010
    If I could get a 2010 4-banger SEL, leather, w/ the 301A package (moonroof/Sony system), for $24,600, minus a $2500 incentive for $22,199, would that be a decent deal? I thought about getting an X-Plan PIN, but based on the formula I found, X-Plan is (.004*invoice)+invoice+$275-incentives, which would put me right at $22,300 or so...I've already received a dealer email offer at that pricepoint, WITHOUT the X-Plan. It's clear they aren't messing around in moving these '10s.

    Has anyone bought one very recently during the 2010 inventory dump? What kind of deals are you getting? Think I could get it below $22K?

    (Sorry for editing this 18 times in 20 minutes)
  • thepieguythepieguy Posts: 14
    That would be a perfectly acceptable deal. However I think that if you told them you'd do it for $21,500 and stuck to your guns, they'd probably take it, or you could probably find another dealer that would. Of course I'm assuming that you've listed all the options and the invoice on this car is about $24,200. Your bargaining chip is that 2011's are in production now and even at this price, they are still making some money on holdback.

    Personally, I would not spend a dollar more than invoice minus rebates because it's the outgoing model year and they should at least do that deal for you.
  • orion2001orion2001 Posts: 1
    So I finally bit the bullet and went with the 2010 Ford Fusion S. I was originally looking to buy a Civic with manual tranny (I really like stick shift) but after a week of agonizing over specs/reviews, I realized that I'd get a lot more for my money with the Fusion S.

    I did a lot of research, and used all the tips over at carbuyingtips.com and fighting chance, and I ended up getting a Silver 2010 Ford Fusion S for $16,400 (with a $2500 rebate).

    Cost me a total of $18,100 OTD. I think I got a pretty sweet deal :D. A few of the dealers I spoke to said that there was no way I'd get that quoted price because it was too low!

    Btw, where do you guys suggest buying all weather floormats for the car? I'm concerned with getting a generic brand as I've read about the floormat pedal sticking issue with the Fords, and I'd rather have the Ford floormat that is anchored to the floor with a hook.
  • acdiiacdii Posts: 753
    For the floor mats, look at weathertec, the Ford Factory ones are nice, but leave a lot of open area that gets grungy. The Weatherteks cover more area and are from fitted, and lock in place as well with no pedal interference. Husky also has some decent mats. I got the Ford Fatory ones, and regret I didnt go with the Weatherteks now, my carpet needed a good cleaning after last winter.
  • chinorth,
    Did you end up getting your Fusion? If so, what do you think? How did you do?
  • looking to possibly lease SEL '10 w/ leather, moon roof and nav. 4 cyl.
    terms: 36 months - zero down - excellent credit - 10,500 miles / year.
    quote: $451/ month including PA sales tax or base of $413 w/out tax.
    early in the search process. is this a good deal ?? thnx in advance :confuse:
  • muigi84muigi84 Posts: 2
    I went to Lawrence Toyota on Rt 1 near Trenton. I wanted to say that the total was $22,700 out the door, which included the $2,500 rebate, not in addition to. I also supplied my 2007 college transcript which allowed for the incentive. The MSRP was $24,655.
  • acdiiacdii Posts: 753
    Seems kind of high. I got a 2010 sport with everything except NAV and pay $500 a month, non lease. I'm fairly certain the Sport with the V6 costs more than what you are looking to lease. IOW, a lease should be less expensive than an outright purchase since you are in essence paying the depreciation for the term of the lease. I would keep looking for a better deal. Also keep in mind, leasing also reduces the chances of getting a better deal on a car than outright buying it.
  • jvosjvos Posts: 61
    keep in mind, leasing also reduces the chances of getting a better deal on a car than outright buying it.

    It shouldn't! You should always negotiate your best price first. Then go into cash, finance or lease. The dealer makes the same regardless of how you pay for it.
  • flightnurseflightnurse 35K feetPosts: 1,605
    I agree, DO NOT get caught up in your final payment, this is how dealers make the money.. On a lease your down payment should be less then 1K down, first, Security deposit and tax and Lic. Granted the more you put down the lower your payments, but that defeats the reason for a lease. Edmonds has a wonderful tool to help explain what a lease is and how to understand all the terms that is used in a lease. They also have a work sheet that I highly recommend people to use when going to a dealer to get a lease.
  • jkbrilljkbrill Posts: 6
    edited August 2010
    Yesterday morning (8/21) I came across a special being run by Al Packer in White Marsh (dealership in Baltimore). They advertised a NEW 2010 Fusion no options at $14,884. I lived in Texas and went on Ford's website and started looking at all the dealers I could fine that had 2010 Fusions at an MSRP of $20,440 (cars identically equipped to the Fusion advertised in Baltimore). This is the base car, 4 cylinder, manual.

    I called four dealerships and told them I had a firm offer at $14,884 + TTL and would be placing a deposit with them in about 3 hours time, unless they could match it. One dealer never called me back, 2 told me if I could get one for that price then to take it, and one local dealer said they would do it and match the advertised price.

    Before driving to the dealer I confirmed the details, $14,884 + Tax, Title, & License (No Dealer prep charges, I don't pay that). I showed up and everything went seamless. Some of the upgraded options would be nice, but I think it is a tremendous value. Simply a great car for less than $15,000. This price was after the $2,000 Ford rebate, meaning I got the dealer to discount $2,294 below his invoice (which I know is not a real number).

    Anyway, if you are interested in a base Fusion, I hope sharing my experiences help in your negotiation. I think this a lot of car for the money.
  • igozoomzoomigozoomzoom Waleska, GeorgiaPosts: 791
    That's an AMAZING DEAL- CONGRATS!!! For $14,884, I could certainly live with a few less than features than I would normally expect...but I just took a look at the 2010 Fusion S standard equipment and it has all the important stuff-

    Power Windows & Mirrors
    Auto Power Door Locks with Keyless Entry
    AM/FM/CD/MP3 4-speaker stereo
    Manual A/C
    Cruise Control
    16" alloys w/ P205/60HR16 tires
    ABS, Traction Control & Stability Control
    Side-impact and side-curtain airbags
    2.5L 175hp engine & 6MT good for up to 31mpg highway and 0-60 in under 8.0sec

    That's a LOT of car for less than $15k. My guess is that the 6-speed manual version of the Fusion S is a slow seller for many dealers, so when they have a bite on one they're willing to slash their profit to move it. Most manual-transmission 2010 Fusions have been the SE (often with Appearance or Monochrome Package). So the S 6MT turns out to be an even better deal thanks to that!

    What color did you get?
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