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Pricing, Haggling, Tips and Tricks


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#101 OFFLINE   neod192

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 09:51 AM

 

I've got a spreadsheet at home where I had the options and prices listed, when I was first comparing, will try and dig it back out.

Did the C-max also see a price increase, like the Fusion?


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#102 OFFLINE   acdii

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 11:40 AM

Curious about the tax credit, was it taken off the price, or what?


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#103 OFFLINE   rico567

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 07:21 AM

Negotiating directly with the Sales Manager eliminates most of the sales tricks. The Sales Manager is the guy who can actually say YES to a deal. I've walked out of many a showroom, only to have the phone ring with a YES that was "impossible" at the showroom.

 

As we get closer to actually negotiating for a car, the quote above brings back feelings of nausea from past experiences. There is a local dealer I won't go near (we just drove 80 miles to test-drive a car because of them) because of just such tactics. I'm guessing the car business just won't change their dirty habits....because they pay off for them.

I'm getting too old to play "Fargo" with these people, and it makes me want to just go through Triple A or Costco and buy the car.....except for my sneaking suspicion that that won't be my best deal. After we decide on exactly what we want to order, maybe the best route is just to get Internet offers from a half-dozen dealers and buy it from the low bidder.


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#104 OFFLINE   Fastronaut

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 02:27 PM

 

As we get closer to actually negotiating for a car, the quote above brings back feelings of nausea from past experiences. There is a local dealer I won't go near (we just drove 80 miles to test-drive a car because of them) because of just such tactics. I'm guessing the car business just won't change their dirty habits....because they pay off for them.

I'm getting too old to play "Fargo" with these people, and it makes me want to just go through Triple A or Costco and buy the car.....except for my sneaking suspicion that that won't be my best deal. After we decide on exactly what we want to order, maybe the best route is just to get Internet offers from a half-dozen dealers and buy it from the low bidder.

It's your money, but if you go with an Affinity Buyers Group, you're not necessarily saving the most you can.  It may not be the easiest thing to deal with a Sales Manager, but it's your best way to save if you have no Ford Employee Plans.  Just sayin'.  Hope you enjoy your new car when you pull the trigger on the buy.  It's always a good idea to see what the surrounding dealerships are offering on the Internet, but beware they base prices on different things.  Be sure to compare apples with apples.


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(HIS) 2014 Fusion Hybrid Titanium - Deep Impact Blue Metallic
  • Driver Assist Package (90A), Voice Activated Navigation (60N)
  • Active Park Assist (18C), Moon Roof (13B)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (53B), WeatherTech FloorLiner All-Weather Mats
  • Trunk Cargo Net (96B), Heated/Cooled Front Seats (46B), Heated Steering Wheel (52A)
Ordered: 10/28/13 | VIN assigned: 10/31/13 | Window Sticker: 11/13/13 | Actual Build Date: 11/21/13 | In-Transit: 11/23/13 | ETA: 12/14/13 | Arrived at CSX Facility: 12/05/13 | Arrived at Dealer: 12/09/13 | Delivered: 12/11/13
 
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(HERS) 2013 Fusion Hybrid Titanium - Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Driver Assist Package (90A), Voice Activated Navigation (60N)
  • Active Park Assist (18C), Moon Roof (13B)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (53B), WeatherTech FloorLiner All-Weather Mats
  • Trunk Cargo Net (96B)
Ordered: 11/06/12 | VIN assigned: 2/28/13 | Window Sticker: 3/28/13 | Actual Build Date: 04/06/13 | In-Transit: 4/17/13 | ETA: 5/07/13 | Arrived at CSX Facility: 4/29/13 | Arrived at Dealer: 5/02/13 | Delivered: 5/03/13 | Tagged: 5/06/13 | Major Failure in for Service: 5/13/13 | Lemon Law Replacement Vehicle Received: 6/17/13

#105 OFFLINE   acdii

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 02:54 PM

Internet competition seems to work best. Then you have a price in writing.  Here's what I'm willing to pay for this car with these options, Yes or no?   I bought a few cars this way and always did good.


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#106 OFFLINE   hybridbear

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 08:18 AM

Invoice amount includes $795 shipping plus a fuel charge ($45-$55) and regional advertising fee ($564 in my area).

The advertising fee is getting ridiculous

 

As we get closer to actually negotiating for a car, the quote above brings back feelings of nausea from past experiences. There is a local dealer I won't go near (we just drove 80 miles to test-drive a car because of them) because of just such tactics. I'm guessing the car business just won't change their dirty habits....because they pay off for them.

I'm getting too old to play "Fargo" with these people, and it makes me want to just go through Triple A or Costco and buy the car.....except for my sneaking suspicion that that won't be my best deal. After we decide on exactly what we want to order, maybe the best route is just to get Internet offers from a half-dozen dealers and buy it from the low bidder.

Are you planning to do a factory order or buy off the lot? Factory order will get you a better deal than buying off the lot. You can contact multiple dealers and tell them you want to do a factory order and ask them if they'll sell you a factory order at $500 below invoice. You might not find anyone willing to go that low, but that should get you some good offers and weed out the dealers who won't be competitive. If you factory order I would not pay more than invoice.

 

You could pick a dealer and have them try to find a car with your specs to swap from another dealer but that will cost you more money and will likely result in the car having a few hundred miles on it when it is driven to your dealer. Factory order gets you a brand new car that no one else has driven at a lower price, but you have to be prepared to wait a few months then. Since you haven't ordered yet you may want to order a 2014. Order banks are already open for 2014 Fusions and there are some cool feature changes. Check out the Blue Oval Forums for more info


Edited by hybridbear, 06 May 2013 - 08:20 AM.

Current Vehicles

2013 Ford Fusion Energi Titanium - White Platinum Metallic

2013 Ford Focus Electric - Ice Storm

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Previous Vehicles

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE x2

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