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Ford Five Hundred/Mercury Montego Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • That certainly seems like a fair price. Coincidently, yours is the exact same car I am looking for... SEL FWD with those options. Will take your numbers with me when I go shopping. My local dealer current has that car on his lot with the window sticker showing 26715 MSRP plus another sticker showing "Added dealer mark-up" of 1995. Wish me luck.
  • herheyherhey Posts: 8
    Portsmouth Ford in Portsmouth, NH has Ford Five Hundred SEL AWD with leather and moonroof for $22,495.00 with no doc fees. Sticker price is #27,970.00 after the reduction for leather seats. Thought someone could use this for comparison shopping. May be worth the trip for some of you.
  • beofwulfbeofwulf Posts: 1
    What would be a standard price on a 2 or 3 year lease on a new $500. What is standard down payment?
  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
    Hi beofwulf. Consumers can and always should lease any vehicle that they are interested in without making any sort of down payment at all. You can lease the Five Hundred that you are interested and only have to pay your first month's payment, a security deposit equivalent to that payment rounded up to the nearest $25 or $50 increment, Ford Credit's $595 acquisition fee, and any required state taxes or fees at lease signing.

    You never mentioned the selling price or MSRP of the car that you are interested in leasing. These are important numbers for you as a consumer to know for two reasons. First, the selling prices of leased vehicles can be negotiated, just as if you were paying cash for them. Without knowing this car's selling price in relation to its MSRP you don't know how much of a discount you are getting on it. The second reason is that one needs the selling price and MSRP, including the destination charge, of a vehicle to calculate its lease payment. I would be more than happy to work up a sample lease payment on the car that you are interested in for you if you let me know what these numbers are.

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  • luvmbootyluvmbooty Posts: 271
    No one bought a Ford or Montego since March? :confuse:
  • slider7slider7 Posts: 33
    You got that right! We are not just waiting for the now available 0.0% financing over 5 years, we want employee pricing too. Dealer says $30,900.00, Daddy says $24,500.00 divided by 60 months.
  • luvmbootyluvmbooty Posts: 271
    Sounds sweet if you can be approved for the 0.0%!
  • observer22observer22 Posts: 41
    Sacramento area Ford dealer was advertising base Five Hundreds for $16,500 back in February.
    Chevy really improved the ugly front end of the Monte Carlo, hope Ford can do the same for the Five Hundred.
  • vrmvrm Posts: 308
    I am in the market for a Ford 500 SEL or Limited.

    Appreciate feedback on out the door price along with dealer name.

  • bigdan1bigdan1 Posts: 23
    Ford has a $1000 rebate plus a $500 rebate until 31MAY06. Do you think Ford will extend rebates past 31MAY06?

    Dealer closest to my home is out of the car I want (Ford 500, SEL FWD, Auto trans). He says he will have more of what I want by end of week. He "thinks" Ford will extend rebates.

    Another dealer 10 miles away has what I want. I could buy from him tomorrow, but I have never dealt with them.

    I bought 2 cars in the past from dealer closest to home, and I like him.
  • slider7slider7 Posts: 33
    There are no more 06 Five Hundreds in Production. The model year was cut short by four months. 2007's began rolling off with a couple new paint colors, bright grilles on all, and chrome rim option to dealers in Raleigh and Charlotte NC with more coming. Lots of 06's especially Limiteds. At this stage 0.0% plus a thousand dollar rebate and 10% off sticker is not unreasonable. Do a search dealer inventory and don't be afraid to drive a couple hours away to get what YOU want! Of course buying a 2007 in June 2006 will depreciate quicker than a store bought steak overlooked in the trunk your car. Especially when 2008 Duratech 35 powered/6f tranny blows the doors open next Spring! Hope that hot blonde in the red velvet dress shows up with a can of "Foamy" to go with that Mach III grill and those LED/HiD tail/head/fog lamps! It's times like this when procrastination is good. I also will attempt to make a deal on an 06 before the end of June.
  • vrmvrm Posts: 308
    There are no more 06 Five Hundreds in Production. The model year was cut short by four months. 2007's began rolling off with a couple new paint colors, bright grilles on all, and chrome rim option to dealers in Raleigh and Charlotte NC with more coming. Lots of 06's especially Limiteds

    I dont need a more powerful engine and dont like to burn more gas. So I am not going to wait for the 2008 model.

    Couple of follow-up questions:
    1) Did Ford raise the prices on the 2007 models?

    2) Ignoring the color/cosmetic differences, did Ford make any improvements to the 2007 model? Any changes to the chassis or body?
  • i'm looking at the 2006 mercury montego/ford 500. each dealer gives me different incentives;
    $1k - rebate
    free gas till 2007($1k master card)
    0% finance
    free - every other oil change
    they said only the 1k rebate & the 0% fin.
    (this salesgirl was new)
    She also said they may not get the exact color i want,so with the 2008 coming out early 2007 , should i wait and hope they have the same incentive for the 07 they have now for the 06.
    ford dealers seem to be in disaray.
  • other than grill, what are the differences?
  • vrmvrm Posts: 308
    Anybody have a good buying experience in Virginia or Maryland?

    What was the out of the door price?

  • slider7slider7 Posts: 33
    no changes period. The 2005 is the 2006 is the 2007.
  • slider7slider7 Posts: 33
    I've kept an eye(via internet) on southeast Va and northeast/Raleigh NC dealer inventory for the 500 and frankly they are barely moving. Maybe 8 sold over the last four months! Dealers quickly subtract 2000.00 from sticker and subtract the 1000.00 rebate and maybe you'll qualify for 0.0%. Not a lot off a 30,000.00 FWD 200hp Megatuarus that bases for 18,000.00 to 22,000. I agree with the post that the salespeople/dealers are wanting to ignore reality no flotilla of vessels and sailors savings are on their way back to cure them presently. I say 0.0 percent over 5 years and "x" plan style pricing by all American automakers. The trusty American auto buyers who have supported the Big Three in years past, for once need a "bailout".
  • when will mercury cave in and offer the same '06 incentives for their 07 montego,it's the same car???
    it's look like they may b waiting for toyota to sell out of the avalon.
  • lglblondlglblond Posts: 9
    In Raleigh area....

    SE w/ safety/security package...

    $23725 sticker - $21,725 selling price (yes the standard $2k off = $200 below Edmunds "invoice") + $1k rebate = $500 Ford loyalty rebate + $1500 trade-in (pretty much what we wanted for the 8 year old trade) Financed for 60 months at 0%. Out the door was basically about $4k below sticker w/ our trade in allowance.

    We were pleased w/ the deal... wanted a "big" car w/ a big trunk. LIked the car. Had considered a Fusion also... Five Hundred apparently not selling as well b/c selection of colors/options was huge. Not really looking for all the bells & whistles, just a good price/payment. Can't really beat the deal for size of car; gas mileage; etc. with another model after MUCH research...
  • slider7 you are too lodgical.The american auto would rather wait and have uncle sam bail them out. :cry:
  • jbrew7jbrew7 Posts: 17
    Does anyone know who exactly qualifies for the 0% financing. Are we saying those with credit scores above 700?
    Considering purchasing a SEL AWD since I live up here in the mountains and you'd be stupid not to have an AWD. Although, I'm wondering how the car will handle in heavy snow. Suburus are great for up here, but I was thinking of something different.
  • tobig05tobig05 Posts: 13
    I just purchased an 05 500 limited with every bell and whistle that was available to this car for 21,000 up here in Framingham Mass.So keep working on those prices and good luck.
  • tobig05tobig05 Posts: 13
    The used 500 I just purchased has quite a bad smell of cigarette smoke. Does anyone have any sugestions as to how to get the stink out.
  • kate40kate40 Posts: 1
    This is my first post. We are looking for a safe family car. We have 1 little one and another on the way so we need to fit two carseats in back.

    In our area, Southeast Michigan, I see Ford is offering $1000 cash/or gas rebate as well as the 0% financing.
    From other postings, it looks like it's more like $2000 or $3000 back and 0%.

    We have X-plan at work, but I don't know what percent it is off the invoice. Can we use it with the incentives? We may be able to get Z-plan (is that the retiree?) from my father-in-law, but I'm not sure he'll do it. Will we save a lot more? We are a on tight budget and hope to get a fair deal.
    Can anyone please explain the incentives, as well as x and z plans?

    Also, any dealers in SE Michigan you would recommend?

    Thanks so much in advance--this is a tough decision for us and we really need some guidance from experienced car buyers!!!
  • barnstormer64barnstormer64 Posts: 1,106
    X-plan will be a few hundred OVER invoice.

    Z-plan would probably be something around $1,000 under X-plan . but I'm not sure about that one. Memory's a bit fuzzy.

    Rebates generally work with X-plan, and probably Z-plan. Your Ford dealer would know for sure.
  • alman08alman08 Posts: 282
    Just go to Ford Credit site and apply for the 0% financing. It's free and you will either get an online approval or rejection. If you're qualified, all you have to do is to bring the letter to the dealer when purchasing the vehicle. Saves a lot of time that way.
  • bogie924bogie924 Posts: 1
    I am actually trying to sell my 500 SEL. It's an awesome car but it is absolutely HUGE!! It's just too much car for me. It has a few extras like leather, moon roof and tinted windows. The kicker is that the car is near perfect condition with only 7000 miles and dealer don't want to offer me anything as a trade! Anyone got any advise on a alternate way of selling it? I know I won't get what I think the cars worth but I gotta be able to get more than the dealer!
  • luvmbootyluvmbooty Posts: 271
    I'm going to see a dealer today and I want a little ammunition in my pocket. Where could I find on the net the figures on how the 500 is selling? Thanks!
  • slider7slider7 Posts: 33
    I bought a new merlot and black '06 Five with 17 miles on the odo last night. I recommend you search all dealer inventories in your area via Know whether you want black interior or tan and what exterior color based on ever dwindling inventory. What options? Go to the dealers on Sunday to closely inspect for damage, chips, scrapes, dents, and don't forget to look under the car for collisions with curb islands or transport mishaps. If you are satisfied with what you find, tell the dealer straight up, "I want to test drive that vehicle". Make sure all doors are closed fully so you can read odo mileage accumulated so far. Don't get suckered on a "Brand New" ie "never been titled" car with 500 to 5000 miles already on it. After checking for the funtionality of all controls and options, cut to the chase, tell them you are only interested in buying at invoice, 0.0% financing, absolutely no money down, and YOU want the Cash Rebate! A thousand bucks in your bank will make you feel like a King where $16.00 less payment per month won't. If you like a "demo" you must get the mileage, leave and research Kelly Blue book first! One dealer had a Blue/Black Limited FWD with all options and 5,100 miles put on by the service manager. Kelly said 2006 FWD Ltd with a $31,500 sticker now only worth $19,750 as a trade in. I told the salesman the only thing new about that car is the tags & title. I offered $22,500, manager balked, and I walked. Now they've left messages yesterday and today to "come get it" (:()} Don't let the dealership "drive the bride" and leave the "groom/buyer" to pay for the Wedding & Honeymoon. Your silence is your best freind. I said no warranties, no protections, got the customary $2061.00 discount, no processing fee, 0.0%, tax, title, tag included in loan, $1000.00 cash on the way, and payments of rounded $461 for five years and the factory will be sending the $900 "holdback" to the dealer to ease the pain of invoice only and no processing fee. If you buy the same car as an '07 at 4.9% youll pay $4000 in interest and no rebate so the same car, newer year, costs you $5000.00 more!! Still wanna add that $1200 protection and $1800 extended warranty too? $8000.00, "but it's only $133.33" more per month, says the aftersale hottie in baby doll pumps, short skirt, and loose blouse. No No No!
  • luvmbootyluvmbooty Posts: 271
    I had already looked at inventory for Staten Island,2 in Brooklyn, and Manhattan. I'm only interested in the SE 2WD. SEL and Limited are too pricey for me and on Staten Island I'll get around fine with 2WD and save a little on gas.

    No SE's at Island Ford. Only one 2WD SEL, 7 AWD SELs, and one Limited there. 2 2WD SE's at Popular Ford but they're both Pueblo Gold with Pebble interior, which are exactly the colors I'm not looking for. All 6 2006s at Premier Ford are Limited. Manhattan has one measly AWD SEL! I guess the SEs are popular in my area.

    I checked for used 05 and 06 on Get this. Staten Island had used 05 SE with traction, 13,700 miles and asking $19,995. I also found 3 different dealers in NJ with used 500s. Bergenfield had 06 SE, no options, 12,601 miles, asking $16,998. Somerville had 05 SEL with Curtain side airbags, 11,336 miles, asking $16,995. Freehold had 05 SEL with Leather seats and traction, ONLY 6,001 miles, asking $16,995! All 3 cars are 2WDs.

    Island Ford, are you crazy? I'd drive to Freehold and back, a total of 3 hours and I'm saving a thousand per hour! Plus a 06 model, and 2 SELs with lower mileage for $3,000 less! :confuse: :confuse: :confuse: :P
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