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Ford Fusion Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • 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
    .P225/50R17 V RATED TIRES


    Internet Sale Price $**20393.00
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 11,924
    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.
    2017 Ford Fusion SE 2014 Ford F-150 FX4
  • 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: 66,664

    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.
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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: 33
    Found a 2008 Ford Fusion SE V-6 24,000 Miles
    Cloth Seats
    Good to Excellent Condition
    ABS/Side Airbags
    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: 801
    The Edmunds TMV price is $18,050 (which doesn't include tax/tag/title), so $18,733 appears to be a good deal.
    2015.5 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E Platinum, 2012 Mazda CX-9 GT
  • igozoomzoomigozoomzoom Waleska, GeorgiaPosts: 801
    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!
    2015.5 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E Platinum, 2012 Mazda CX-9 GT
  • 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 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: 11,924
    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.
    2017 Ford Fusion SE 2014 Ford F-150 FX4
  • 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.
  • I was quoted just under $20k without tax and registration for a 2010 SE with Floor matts and SYNC with the 2.5L manual engine and moon roof. That has a $2000 rebate so before the rebate it was almost $22k. The SEL added auto leather 6 disk CD, on top of the SE features I had before, but that was $$23.3k so just over $3k difference.
    Interesting, but sounds a bit high still to me.
    Also have the option to add the reverse detect on the SEL as well as 18" rims, but I like the MPG so I'd expect the 18's would lower that slightly.
    Anyone else get quotes for the 2010 yet? They have a price guarantee so I'm shopping now.
  • austinman7austinman7 Posts: 313
    FWIW -- I was shopping a 2009 Mazda6 last fall and was quoted documentation fees of $489 and $590 at two different dealerships. The other folks on the Mazda thread at the time said that was way above the average of about $200-250.

    I'm still shopping. Drove a 2010 Fusion Sport last night, the first one I've driven since trying out the then-new Fusion several years ago. The power was nice, the car ran smoothly. I got the feeling of the hood and doorsills being higher up, which I think is a trend in cars as they try to make them safer for the occupants, but takes away some of the sporty feel of the car, IMO. I'm waiting for them to get a 3.0 V6 in stock, which is probably the car I'd go for.

    I don't see much chatter from folks who are buying the 2010 model right now, on the Fusion/Milan thread. Is there another place where people are talking about their experiences at owning and driving this new model?

  • tim156tim156 Posts: 308
    There's not much chatter as of yet because 2010 Fusions are just arriving in showrooms and pre-orders are also just arriving. I ordered my 2010 Fusion SEL on 3/2 and I just got the word yesterday mine has been built and will be 2 weeks for delivery to Minneapolis. Once there's more out there I'm sure owners will be talking them up.

    2010 Fusion SEL
    Sport Blue Metallic
    Moon & Tune
    Remote Starter
  • I don't see the Fusion as a sports car or even as a sporty car. A Fusion is a Fusion, . . you can put a wing spoiler and a bigger engine on it, but it still is a front wheel family sedan.

    If you care about performance, you need to get something with rear wheel drive . . maybe a Camaro ..that is in the same price range.
  • austinman7austinman7 Posts: 313

    Yeah, that makes sense. Dealers in my area have had some inventory for a week now, and I was thinking some early adapters would be posting their experiences by now, but it's a little early I suppose.

    Good luck with your SEL -- sounds like a nice car. Are you a current Fusion owner, which would give you some insight into the 2010, or did you just order yours based on reviews, etc.?
  • tim156tim156 Posts: 308
    I currently own an 2007 Freestyle. I had a chance to see, sit in and listen to the Sony sound system, but not drive, a 2010 Fusion Sport in late February. I drove a 2009 a few days later to get a feel for the ride and began shopping dealers that day. All the early reviews were really positive and recent reviews continue to be good. The Fusion is a big leap from my FS SEL in ride, MPG, technology and style. I originally purchased the FS for the utility but my needs and desires have changed. I can't wait to get my Fusion!
  • neile457neile457 Posts: 65
    I'm confused, is the incentives for the 4 cyl the same as the V6, $3500 rebate or 0% financing? Or is it both? I can't figure it out on Ford's website. I am looking at a 2009 SE 4cyl, and trying to figure out the best way to go if it is "or".
  • austinman7austinman7 Posts: 313
    tim 156,

    That all sounds good. The reviews I've seen have been good, including a Car & Driver (March or April) writeup that was on a manual transmission 4-cylinder model, which wasn't all that great for me since I'm looking at a V6 automatic.

    Glad you're excited in anticipation of a new car, and hope you enjoy it. When it arrives, please post your reactions here -- would love to read them.
  • igozoomzoomigozoomzoom Waleska, GeorgiaPosts: 801
    The Fusion, much like the Mazda6 on which is was based, is among the more 'athletic' mid-size sedans. They may not be the fastest (although the new Mazda6 with 3.7L V6 is close) but the Fusion can hang with the best of them in the curves!
    2015.5 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E Platinum, 2012 Mazda CX-9 GT
  • igozoomzoomigozoomzoom Waleska, GeorgiaPosts: 801
    When the '09 Mazda6 was introduced, all the reviews were of the 4-cylinder "i" with the 6-speed manual transmission and the 's' with 3.7L V6 and 6AT. I still haven't seen a test/review of the 2.5L with automatic transmission...even though it's the highest volume powertrain combo, easily!

    So far, the Fusion has been the Hybrid, 2.5L/6MT and a few reviews of the Sport Model. But nothing on the 2.5L/AT or 3.0L/AT combos that will represent 80%+ of Fusion sales! It's irritating!
    2015.5 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E Platinum, 2012 Mazda CX-9 GT
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