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Ford Fusion Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • Hi Guys,

    I received the following quote from North Central Ford in Dallas, TX. Do you think this is a good deal? Have you come across any better deals for the 09 fusions? Do you think I can push them for even more since they have quite a few in stock?

    2009 FUSION SEL
    2.3L I4 ENGINE
    5-SPEED AUTO TRANSMISSION
    CAMELLEATHER SEATING
    .P225/50R17 V RATED TIRES
    MOON & TUNE VALUE PACKAGE
    POWER MOONROOF
    AUDIOPHILE SOUND SYSTEM
    REAR SPOILER
    REVERSE SENSING
    HEATED FRONT SEATS

    TOTAL VEHICLE & OPTIONS 25,310
    DESTINATION & DELIVERY 725.00
    TOTAL BEFORE DISCOUNTS 26,035

    Internet Sale Price $**20393.00
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,613
    one thing you may want to think about, regardless of the price is the camel color interior.
    the carpet is very hard to keep clean, if that matters to you.
  • bump!

    anyone has any suggestions on what I can talk the dealer down to on this car? I am still thinking about this one.
  • mspearlmspearl Posts: 1
    how much would the monthly payment be for a 2007 ford fusion 14 SEL?
  • wpwoodjrwpwoodjr Posts: 12
    On Mar 31 I ordered a green Fusion Hybrid with black leather (package 502a - the works). I got it for $28,875 + $775 dealer prep + $470 "FDAF Assessment" (whatever that is) for a total of $30,120 before taxes. With the $3400 tax credit that brings it down under $27,000. Seems like a good deal!

    I put $500 down - should be here in 8 weeks!
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 27,613
    Hi...

    That's going to depend on a lot of factors.

    How much are you going to pay for the car?
    Do you have any downpayment?
    How long do you want to finance it?
    Do you have good credit?
    Have you shopped your local bank or credit union for financing?

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  • That looks like a great deal. Did you need to haggle with the dealer? Seems like you are doing much better then the MSRP which my dealer would not budge from. Any info from your buying experience on getting the dealer to go below MSRP? Thanks in advance.
  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 10,810
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  • lingzlingz Posts: 1
    Hi, I am here to look for some help on the price of a new 09 Ford Fusion I4 SE, with automatic trans. I am living around Chicago.

    The MSRP is $19,760 (standard) + $875 (auto trans) + $295 (rear spoiler) + $725 (destination delivery) = $21,655

    With $3,500 rebate, the dealer gave me an internet price of $16,500, which does not include tax, doc fee, license fee etc.
    With some rough calculation, plus tax ($16,500 * 6.5%=$1,072.5), and other fees (say, $300), the OTD will be like $17,800. Or, if the tax is ($16,500+$3,500)*6.5%, the price will be higher.

    I am thinking this price is a little bit higher than I expected. If any body can give me some suggestion? How low I should be able to ask from the dealer.
  • wpwoodjrwpwoodjr Posts: 12
    On Sat 3/28 went to local dealer and saw 2009 Fusion which I liked. Spoke to my brother-in-law who sells Audis and he found a dealer near him who would sell 2010 Fusion Hybrid for $500 over invoice. Called my dealer and they would not budge without "proof"; I didn't want to put my brother-in-law's contact out so told them I wouldn't drive to another dealer just to get a quote for them. Found another dealer nearby who matched the price. The inventory price with the 502a package was $29145 (including $725 destination charges), + $500 "over invoice", + $470 FDAF = $30,115. I got it for $30,120.85 before taxes so an extra $5.85 snuck in there somehow. I'm basing the invoice price on Edmund's TMV pricing report, which doesn't seem to include FDAF.

    I think the key is to have quotes from different dealers. Use the internet. My contact with the dealer I ended up buying from was initiated via an internet quote.
  • Quote for 2009 SE 5 speed Auto with sun/sync package, floor mats, spoiler, redfire with stonecloth
    OTD $18,733
    Northeast PA
    No idea if this is a good deal or can do better. Any help?
  • student22student22 Posts: 20
    Found a 2008 Ford Fusion SE V-6 24,000 Miles
    Cloth Seats
    Good to Excellent Condition
    ABS/Side Airbags
    White
    PW/PL Tilt/Cruise
    6 cd/Mp3Player
    Manual Air Conditioning (not the digital readout type)
    Price is $13,997 at a Dealer in OK 73701
    Is this a good price?
    Thanks in Advance
  • i purchased my 2009 fusion s automatic in nov.2008 new for 15.300.00 with 3500 in rebates otd for 17.500.00 dont know how good that was but i seen in the forum other peoples deals and that seems to be about it, and since yours is used , have you checked the rebates on the new ones you may just pay the same for a new one.
  • kemond1kemond1 Posts: 6
    So I haven't bought a car since Oct. 2000 and apparently things have changed. My last purchase was a 2000 Grand Am GT. I was looking at the paper work and I paid for the car, sales tax and extended warranty. Now, I'm looking at a Fusion SE V6 with spt package and they want me to pay sales tax, title fee ($39) and doc fee ($149). What exactly am I paying for in those two fees. If I'm buying the car they have to give me the title. I was told that this is optional. But doc fee? They are offering to sell the car for $22,900, which I still think they can go lower.
  • igozoomzoomigozoomzoom Waleska, GeorgiaPosts: 790
    The Edmunds TMV price is $18,050 (which doesn't include tax/tag/title), so $18,733 appears to be a good deal.
  • igozoomzoomigozoomzoom Waleska, GeorgiaPosts: 790
    A 2009 Ford Fusion SE V6 with Sport Appearance Package has an MSRP of $24,115 and an Edmunds 'True Market Value' of $18,627. $22,900 is WAY too much for the car you describe!

    Are there any other options besides the Sport Appearance Package? If not, you should be able to buy this car for under $19k (plus sales tax and tag/title fees). Your OTD price shouldn't be a penny more than $20k!
  • jeffyscottjeffyscott Posts: 3,855
    Almost every one has document fees now. It is silly, they discounmt the car and then add that back in. $149 is not too bad, in some markets they are adding like $500 from what I have read. It is typically $99-129 in my area.

    The state governments have given dealers the option to charge a discrete document fee that is supposed to represent the cost of doing the govenment paper work associated with selling a car, as I understand it. They are not required to charge this fee, nor is the amount set by the government (beyond indicating that it must be represntative of the actual cost, at least that is the rule in my state). Some dealers will claim or imply that it is a required fee charged by the government.

    I don't worry about it, beyond making sure when I get a price that I know what all the add on fees are with each dealer that I am dealing with, so that I can compare the true price. I don't really care how they want to subdivide the price...as long as I know what the final sum is.
  • kemond1kemond1 Posts: 6
    I didn't take the $3500 yet when I said that amount, so they are charging $19,400. They also claimed that the invoice quoted on edmunds is wrong. I asked them to mail me a copy. I should get it in a couple of days, if they send it. Right now, the OTD is at $21,200.
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,613
    edmunds does not include the advirtising charge you will see on the vehicle invoice.
    i think it varies by region, so i can kind of see why it is not included.
  • kemond1kemond1 Posts: 6
    Yeah, got the invoice. There is a $450 charge for FDAF/LMDA Assessment, which is what you were referring to. So they are actually selling it to me $300 above invoice. If they actually even paid that for it, considering the A&Z Plan is pricing it $1,000 below invoice. I'll probably get it.......stupid doc fees at all.
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