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Ford Fusion Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • torotorotorotoro Posts: 8
    edited January 2012
    Thanks so much for your detailed reply igozoomzoom. I had come to the conclusion that the SEL was what I would go for. And it appears that you are right about not finding a plain vanilla in stock which is why I posted the question about negotiating price when ordering a car from the factory. The other car that is on my short list right now is the V6 Altima, and for what its worth I was talking to the Business Manager today after a test drive and he said the same latitude on price is possible on a factory ordered car.

    I test drove the '11 Sorento (turbo and regular) when shopping for a crossover for the wife a few months ago, and peppy as they may be, a 4 cylinder is not in the cards for me.

    I had also considered the prospect of locating an '11 Azera very appealing (great minds think alike) but they are like hen's teeth in this area (NYC). There is only 1 that I could find online and its a Limited, that comes with a moon roof (~$32K). But, in that size car a moon roof may not be objectionable. BTW, I find the Fluidic Sculpture reDesign a bit over the top and imagine that it will result in compromised visibility. A 24% discount off MSRP is huge, but that is not being advertised around here. I may have to drive the 30 miles to look at the 1 Limited that I did find online and test the waters. I saw a 2010 at the gas station yesterday and I could see myself in one of those! A bit staid but practicable looking.

    Thanks again for the detailed reply.
  • 301A package that includes moonroof. No reverse sensing or any other kind of packages. I'm getting it for $20,700 OTD price. I feel that it's quite high. Is it a bargain or a steal if I can convince the dealer to give it for $19K including all fees (OTD price)? That's where my budget hits a stop mark, anyway but I'd absolutely love love love to have this car.
  • Are you paying cash or financing it what is your apr % and for how many months if you are financing it, where do you live. what is your warranty.
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  • Where are you that you are getting such a low price? I'm in NY, and recently ordered a basic Fusion SEL V-6 AWD (no upgrade on the package). The 'true value' price is listed at about $28M. After taxes and rebates, I'll by paying in that range.
  • Through Mack Haik Ford in Houston. I decided not to purchase for the simple reason that it's out of my budget not because it's not a great offer. Another reason being that I've heard from family and friends that they give insanely high interest rates for financing and the reviews online didn't help much either and seemed that they were written by the company itself.
  • buy_fusionbuy_fusion Posts: 2
    A dealer made me an offer for 2012 Fusion SEL with 301A spec for - $24000 + TTL (MSRP 27710). It includes rear sensor too. My deal was no trade, 0% int loan. Is it a good deal?
  • mtnman1mtnman1 Westerville, OhioPosts: 383
    Dealer Cost on the SEL 4 cylinder w/301a and Rear Sensor is $24,647. Yes that's a very good deal. They are changing the Fusion Totally for the 2013 model year and they will be hitting the showrooms soon, so they are just trying to clear out the '12s. The guy that said he was getting an SEL w/301a for around $20,000 is not buying an SEL. No way. Not when the MSRP is around $27,000.
  • buy_fusionbuy_fusion Posts: 2
    Accepted the deal for total out the door price $25800....including a window tint and GAP insurance...I'm happy with the deal.
  • I am confused about the math here and whether we got a decent deal on a 2012 Ford Fusion SE.. We had nearly run our other car into the ground ( a van bought in 2003) due to many miles put on it, over 200000.Cross country moves, etc. lots of wear and tear. Meanwhile, we paid it off and just put extra towards a new car, our first new car.

    We wanted to buy it outright, no financing, but learned we could save $750 if we financed and we could pay it off in 4 months and pay little interest and still get all other rebates.

    We paid $23,000, taxes and everything included. Standard features- which are still pretty nifty. I got nervous, though, because Kelly Blue Book said a fair price was closer to $22,000. Did we goof? :confuse: :confuse:
  • jjpcatjjpcat Posts: 118
    That's way too high. In bay area, you could get SE at under $15k before taxes and fees. That includes the trade-in rebate and Ford Finance credit. For the past 4 months, we have been able to get $6-9k off MSRP, depending on dealers and timing.
  • mtnman1mtnman1 Westerville, OhioPosts: 383
    I wouldn't believe every claim in online forums. Some people make some wild claims or see an Auto Dealers Ad in the paper which could or could not be true except for a stripped to the bare bones or demonstrator vehicle. I try to take anonymous claims with a grain of salt. Or it could be true because Dealerships are trying to clear their lots to make room for the totally redesigned Fusion.

    Anyway, could you get your window sticker and list any possible options such as package 201a or floor mats, rear deck spoiler, or is it a V6. According to TrueCar in my area the best available deal is about $20,838 with the 201a package and that is before taxes and fees.
  • jjpcatjjpcat Posts: 118
    You may be right to take other people's claim with a grain of salt. But in this case, you are talking to a person who just bought a SE with sync. I have been tracking Fusion deals in the area for 6 months. If you have done your research, I believe you would have came to the same number. If you are still thinking I am making up the numbers, check Sunnyvale Ford, San Leandro Ford, and maybe Frontier Ford web site, or give them a call.

    As I said earlier, I missed that under $15k deal (SE with SYNC) from San Leandro Ford, my deal from Sunnyvale Ford is about $1k higher.

    Though those are unbelievable great deals, I have 2nd thought now, as the seat fabric is awful. Maybe I should have got SEL with leather. I used to prefer soft fabric over leather. But fabric used in SE is so hard and rough.
  • We did search but the supply of Fusions here was limited (Midwest) . We did get the V4 engine so I guess that deducts value. But we were told we get better gas mileage with the V4 and that is a factor to us. Gas savings compared to the van should be significant.

    So we paid the $23,333.88 including taxes and fee and rebates and additional features besides the standard ones.. It is a 202A Equipment group ( sun and sync value package, power moon roof, sync voice activated systems, ECRR MIR).

    The total before discounts was listed on the window as $26000.

    We added an extended warranty for $1615 I have no idea if we should have gotten that but a friend did and has used it enough to be worth it.

    . Options were listed as reverse sensing system $495 and platinum met tri-coat. $295. Equipment group savings were listed as $445.

    Everything else was standard. So I am very confused. Was this a decent deal or not?
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  • mtnman1mtnman1 Westerville, OhioPosts: 383
    I live in the Midwest as well and with that package I think you got a fair deal. I think you probably should have skipped the warranty. I got a 5 year 75,000 bumper to bumper for $750 when I bought mine and after almost 4 years I have only used it once. Actually it fell under the Manufacturers new car warranty since it was less the 3 years old and under 36,000 when used. Basically I haven't benefited once so far and hopefully I won't need it.

    As far as what the other poster could have gotten in So. Cal I don't have a clue. Like I said Dealerships might be clearing out their lots. I haven't been researching because I am not in the market. Was heavily researching prices back in the spring when I was deciding between a 2012 Limited Ford Edge, an ordered by the Dealer 2013, 2012 Explorer, and a Toyota Highlander Limited. Ended up buying a 2012 Highlander Limited AWD V6. I do like to follow car forums and do keep tabs on prices. I am waiting a couple of years at least before I take a serious look at the newly designed Fusion. Mine is a 2009 Sel V6 and has been a fantastic car.
  • jackson125jackson125 Posts: 4
    edited September 2012
    Thanks! Feel a bit better now. We have had good luck with used cars and are now scouting prices for a good, safe car for our teen driver. Any suggestions and possible prices?

    We always match half of what they save and then they pay insurance, gas, etc after that from jobs etc. this is the third son and the sat to drive. The others had accidents in their first year of owning a car. One was hit from behind. Totally not his fault, hit at a 4-way stop and pushed into intersection. The other slid on black ice through a T intersection and over a curb. Really messed up underside of car. So a new car is not in the picture for this one unless he saves a TON of money.
  • mtnman1mtnman1 Westerville, OhioPosts: 383
    With the package you got and the other options plus the warranty I feel you got an excellent deal. You made the right choice with the 4 banger with $4 a gallon gas. I love my V6 Fusion and it actually gets 29 to 30 on the Highway and about 18 in the city. Give yours some time to break in and you should be able to get good MPG out of yours. Hope you have a good ownership experience.

    As far as used I would look at what Consumer Reports has to say. They have a list of the most reliable used and least reliable used cars. I bought Impala's for both my Sons. My oldest is driving a 2004 that has over 140,000 on it and he got it when it had about 68,000 miles on it. He bought that one himself back in 2008. My Youngest Son is a College Sophomore and we got him a 2004 as well three years ago because I wanted him to have a good solid vehicle that I would feel confident it would get him home safely over any breaks his school had. I'm just saying that they are big cars and I feel better about newer drivers riding around in them.

    All three of my Kids had accidents within their first year of getting their license. The older two totaled their vehicles mainly because they were high mileage. My youngest had a fender bender. It's scary sometimes being a parent.
  • Thanks, will check out Impalas. Definitely want my son to drive a safe car. We are loving the Fusion but, of course, have had it only a short while.
  • mtnman1mtnman1 Westerville, OhioPosts: 383
    I dug through my old Consumer Reports and the April 2012 issue had the "Best of the Best" used cars. For the under $10K list the 2006 Sonata 4 cylinder was rated the tops for reliability. Said it was a good choice for Teen drivers.
  • $23.5K driveout SEL with vision package and spoiler--winder, ga. Buying experince was rushed, but painless.
  • OUCH. In Houston, we bought the 202A package for a drive out of $19490.15 which included $1400 in TTL. and 2500 rebates. This was 22% off sticker total, including options. I my opinion, US car dealers are no different than most all businesses that strive to make 35-40% profit on their products.
  • In Houston, we bought the 202A package for a drive out of $19490.15 which included $1400 in TTL. and 2500 rebates. This was 22% off sticker total, including options. I my opinion, US car dealers are no different than most all businesses that strive to make 35-40% profit on their products.
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  • Just bought a new fusion SE with the 202A and spoiler in east TN.

    MSRP $25060 (per edmunds)
    Invoice $23135 (from edmunds)

    rebates $1750 (could've been another 1500 had I financed differently)
    ttl/fees $2170 (including $299 service fee)

    OTD price with 60mo, 0% financing = $23283. So I essentially got it for invoice - rebates with no service fee.

    Very little haggling was required, I emailed the internet sales magangers of 4-5 different dealers. I set up appointments with the 3 lowest. Each said they'd beat the other if I'd come in and work a deal. I started at the lowest dealer. I told the internet salesperson that if they could lower the price some more I skip out on the other dealer appointments. They came down another 1% and I signed. I feel like I could have done a little better had I leverage them against each other further but I was running short on motivation (I had my wife and two young children with me). Also, in my area 2012 fusion inventory is drying up so I believe that handicapped my bargaining.

    I bet that next week will be a great time to bargain on the fusions if you have some left in your area. Good luck and thanks to the others that have posted their experiences!
  • So I just drove home my 2012 Ford Fusion SE Steel Blue from Philadelphia to Ohio. A long drive but I feel like I got a good deal. However, I would like some of you savvy buyers to chime in. Here is what I purchased:

    2012 Ford Fusion SE CPO
    28,000 miles, 1-owner
    $13,500 + includes everything except tax (which I will pay when I get my title)

    I had the car inspected by a good mechanic in the area. They stated it the only issue was slight mis-alignment, which the dealer corrected and provided computer print-outs of before and after. So my questions/comments:

    1) Does this seem like a good deal? I usually wait until the end of the month but I felt I couldn't pass this one up.

    I purchased the PremiumCare with $100 deductible for $635, which lasts for 6 years/75K miles. He originally offered $870, which was at or slightly below Lombard's and Zeigler's (they had wi-fi in office so I was checking their prices in front of the finance guy lol) so $635 is definitely the lowest price I've ever seen.

    2) I have a 30-day refund window, should I keep the ESP? I had my last car for 13 years and 155K miles and plan on doing the same with this one.
  • temj12temj12 Posts: 450
    Quite the contrary, the dealer profit is a slim margin. At the end of the year, they get what is called holdback. On one of my vehicles, it was $600. They make a better profit on used cars. Dealers make their money with their shops. The rebates you got were from the manufacturer. They were given to clear out the '12s. By the way, I am not a dealer "shooting you a line." I get the Ford employee price which takes out the dealer profit. It is not that much.
  • Just got 2013 Fusion SE with moonroof and reversing sensor, the OTD is $22900, I live in VA and sale tax is3%.
  • pegasus17pegasus17 Posts: 536
    How do you like the car?
    Not much buzz about the new Fusion on the boards. Wondering why?
  • sandman_6472sandman_6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 2,748
    Because it's butt ugly...seriously ugly! It's probably the ugliest mid sized auto on the market!

    The Sandman :) :sick: :shades:

    2014 Hyundai Tuscon SE/2005 Mazda 3s/2008 Hyundai Accent GLS/2009 Nissan Versa SL hatch

  • mtnman1mtnman1 Westerville, OhioPosts: 383
    Well it would be the first time I have read someone describe the Fusion as Butt Ugly. Obviuosly a Ford Hater. Anyway, I would rather hear from objective posters that make substantive contributions.
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