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Ford Fusion Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • dtownfbdtownfb Posts: 2,915
    Since no one has answered your post, I'll try. I would go to the "Smart Shoppers" forum and click on "Used Car Values". there are a couple of folks in the car business that can give you a good idea of what this vehicle is worth.
  • 2007 Ford Fusion SEL 4 cyl, w/ ABS & A/T. MSRP $21,395, paid $19,250 after #1,000 rebate & 2.9% for 36 months. Dealer also waved the $176 Doc fees. In N.J.
  • Just bought an '07 SEL V6 yesterday, picking up tomorrow. I got X-plan pricing so there wasn't any negotiating.

    SEL V6
    Black/Dark Charcoal
    Leather Seats
    Heated Seats
    Traction Assist
    One other option I can't recall - will edit later.

    Also added DIO remote starter - got hosed on that one.

    MSRP: $24,615
    X-Plan: $22,950
    Rebate: $1,000

    My first new car at nearly 34 years old so it should be interesting.
  • Couldn't edit the post - over the time limit.

    The other option was ABS.

    I wonder if I should have leased instead of paying cash. I drive about 25k a year though so I was afraid of going over on mileage.

    Eric
  • jeffyscottjeffyscott Posts: 3,855
    The only reason to lease (IMO) is if you want to change cars frequently. Leasing would seem to, perhaps, be more convenient for those who do that, though not necessarily cheaper than buying and trading.

    The lease would include finance costs (they just don't call it "interest"), which you avoid by paying cash.
  • scape2scape2 Posts: 4,119
    my Fusion SEL V6 loaded, sunroof, leather, heated seats, every option available, about 9 months ago now for $23,000 and got %0 for 5 years. I thought I got a good deal, now I'm wondering :cry:
  • Bought my 2007 V6 SEL AWD with the following options:

    Sunroof, spoiler,sirius, basically everything but audiophile and navigation. I paid MSRP at about $27k the dealer was for the most part great but I've dealt with them numerous times. They were a bit pushy trying to sell me an extended warranty but otherwise were great
  • jeffyscottjeffyscott Posts: 3,855
    Do you feel better now...I assume $23K was not MSRP.

    I would estimate that $23,000 at 0% for 5 years is worth $2000 to $4000. Based that on either financing at 7%, or earning 3.5% after tax, if you would have paid cash.
  • sprscottsprscott Posts: 1
    I bought my Fusion on March 5th. I bought a D.Blue Pearl Metallic V6 SEL. I added every option except the spoiler, and navigation. MSRP was 28,400 I paid 23,600 but I paid cash so I was able to negotiate the price alot. My price was out the door so no extra costs were made. I did add wheels tires, spoiler, and had my windows tinted within the first week of ownership. I've invested a total of 25,590 and am very happy with my car and added a little customizing to make it more my own.image
  • Bought a new 2007 V6 SE in Tungsten. The only things added are the ABS and side airbags. Invoice is 19,305, and we paid 18,100. We got the $500 rebate and a $500 recent college grad rebate. Took advantage of the 2.9% financing.

    The buying experience was that 70% of the people working with the Ford dealerships were chauvinistic scum. (I had a couple bad experiences, can you tell?) It's so bad (being in Texas honestly doesn't help) it put my mom off Ford forever. She claims that Toyota is better, but I wouldn't know.

    But I love the car, LOVE it - paid exactly what I wanted to pay for it, and got much more than expected on my trade (at CarMax).
  • joelampjoelamp Posts: 4
    We bought a new 07 Milan Premier V6 AWD a couple of weeks ago from Roto L-M in Arlington Hts Illinois, pretty much loaded with everything except Navigation. Used the X-plan from work and also had $1K in rebates plus 2.9% financing. We took our time looking at both the Milan and the Fusion and went to several Ford and L-M stores in Chicagoland. The difference between the shopping experience at Ford stores and L-M stores could not be more dramatic. Every Ford store we went to was basically the old fashioned high pressure "what will it take to get you to buy today" arm twisting meat grinder, while the L-M stores we went to were more of the low pressure "take your time, let me know if I can answer any questions for you" style. Not sure if the L-M division trains their salespeople differently, but we both noticed the difference.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 28,457
    Congratulations on the new car!

    Your dealer experiences sound interesting. You can review and rate dealers here: Dealer Ratings and Reviews

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  • Hi,
    I purchased a 2006 Ford fusion SE V6 with 18,000 miles. Dark red(merlot)power windows/locks/ABS/16 inch wheels Airbags but no side curtains. I paid 16,977 plus Fees. Is this a typical price. Thanks
  • Bought a new Fusion (finally!) on July 20 from Harrold Ford in Sacramento, CA. Details:

    2007 Ford Fusion SE V6
    Redfire exterior
    Charcoal black interior

    Options:
    Leather seats
    Moonroof
    ABS
    Traction control

    MSRP $23,960. Invoice $22,357. We were able to buy the car at invoice, plus sales tax, license, and tire fees.

    I shopped 12 other Ford dealers in Northern California, from big auto-mall ones to small-town ones, and none were willing to sell me this car at invoice. Overall, I'm quite satisfied that I did my homework and got the best price possible on the exact car I wanted. It's below Edmunds TMV price, which also pleases me.

    And... my wife and I love the car!
  • scape2scape2 Posts: 4,119
    Congrats on your new Fusion! Sacramento is hot, hot, hot in the summer. Get your windows tinted asap. I live in the NW and have the black leather in my Fusion and OUCH! it gets hot!! I have the silver frost, now wishing I would have gone red.. :cry: Still love the my car though!
  • The interior does indeed get VERY hot in summer, especially with that black leather! We got the rear windows tinted a week after we bought it... it was the first thing we did. :)
  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 10,870
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  • Karen_CMKaren_CM Posts: 5,012
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  • Just bought a 2008 Fusion I4 S Manual this week at Covert Austin in Texas. Paid $16028 out the door. Salesperson was very professional and I would recommend them highly.
  • Looking to get an '08 Ford Fusion S with auto. I think the latest price related post was in Oct. Anyone can help my by replying and posting their purchase price after that? I am in the AUstin, TX area. Thanx
  • can you please give the breakdown of your deal. At $16k for a new Fusion I4 S with manual you must have a trade in or something ... My wife & I are looking at the Fusion as a 2nd car. Thanx for your help.
  • The advertised price was $14888, taxes $930, other fees (License plates, Doc fee...) $210. No trade in, no financing.
  • Looking at 2008 SEL 4 cyl 5spd Auto with leather seats.
    No other options.

    Window sticker lists at $21,895. Now there is a $1500 rebate/discount. Asking OTD (in Arizona) $21, 255.55.

    Should I negotiate for less?

    Paying half down and have already been approved for rest via FORD credit.
  • theumptheump Posts: 13
    Yes!! You should be able to get that car for 1,500 to 2,000 less.I always deduct 10-12% off the list price,then minus the rebates add TTL to get you your final price.Good luck.......... :)
  • Thanks. Expanded my search to the Milan with same equipment ( nearby dealer has 4 identical in stock right now)

    Using your formula I should be able to get that one even though there is less of a discount for some reason...only $1000 here in Arizona right now.

    Guess it all depends on how hungry the dealer is. Hopefully being end of year he is hungry. If not I will wait until next year or better incentives.
  • theumptheump Posts: 13
    ;) If they what your business($)they will make it happen!!Good luck!.My 06 SE 5M with spoiler and pinstripping added plus 3/36k free oil changes and tire rotations was 19,200 and change and I got it TTL for 17088 OTD!!!.So you see..... they can if they want a sale ;) ;) :shades:
  • I just got my Fusion SE v6 last week, and the msrp was $22,465. With $1000 in total rebates & incentives, and $1000 total out of pocket from me, it only comes to $242/month. I also utilized the A plan. :)
  • i forgot to list the incidentals...its a 36 month lease, 12k miles a year. Silver frost, dark charcoal interior, and spoiler. :)
  • Well, my wife and I found a GREAT Fusion...an SEL V6 with heated leather seats, moon & tune and traction control. The pricing was:

    Standard Vehicle Price (MSRP: $22,150 / INVOICE: $20,386)
    Moon & Tune Package (MSRP: 795 / INVOICE: $692)
    Heated Front Seats (MSRP: $295 / INVOICE: $257)
    Traction Control (MSRP: $95 / INVOICE: $83)
    Leather Seating (MSRP: $895 / INVOICE: $779)
    Destination & Delivery ($725)

    This brought us to a total MSRP of $24,955 and total invoice cost of $22,976, and the dealer said they would agree to invoice plus $20.

    Our trade in is a 2001 ZX2 with 78K miles in excellent condition. KBB and NADA show it as being worth a bit over $4K in this condition.

    Based on this, we wanted to get to a price of $18,761.

    $22,996 = Invoice + $20
    $125 = Doc Fees
    $(1,000) = Ford Rebate
    $(500) = College Grad Rebate (Abby graduated this past June)
    $(4,000) = Trade-in value
    $1,140 = Tax on $22,397, less $4,000 trade, at 6% tax
    $18,761 = TOTAL

    We are kind of surprised the dealer would come any lower than $19,700. Apparently, they didn't really want to work with us.....we checked out a Mercury Milan Premier that was the essentially same exact car (same color, even) but was ~$300 more on MSRP. That dealer was willing to sell the car for $19.4K which when you take out the $300 over the Fusion put us very close to where we wanted to be, and we would have taken it....but oddly enough, the car rode very jittery. I told the Ford dealer about what we drove at Mercury and what their price was, and they just wanted to remain about $1,000 more than what we were looking to do......so I'm not sure really why they are looking to lose the sale, especially when their lot is loaded with these cars....they have about 50 Fusions. In the dead of winter in the midwest. And coming off the worst sales year in the past decade. Well....so be it. :surprise:
  • If anyone cares:

    Picking up MILAN I4 Premier tomorrow (comes with leather seats) for $22,463.00 out the door.

    Base Perice $20,420
    5 speed auto $ 875
    Moon/tune $ 895
    Spoiler $ 295
    --------------------------------------
    Total $22,485
    Shipping 725
    ___________________________
    Total $23,210 MSRP
    Sell price $21,733 xplan
    Rebate $ 1,500
    ________________________
    total $20,233 + local tax and lic fees. Hence price above
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