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Not a Good Time to Buy Ford Edge and Flex Models

November 5, 2009

Ford EdgeIf you're considering buying a Ford Edge or Ford Flex, your chances of getting a good deal has just gone down a knotch.

Due to a labor dispute at a supply plant in India, Ford has been forced to close its assembly plant in Canada which primarily produces the Ford Edge and Ford Flex models.

Ford had already limited production even before the plant closure which had brought inventory levels down for both vehicles. In September, Ford had a roughly 50 day supply of the Edge and Flex models on dealer lots. In February of this year, that figure was closer to 125 days worth of inventory.

That's a big drop in inventory from earlier in the year and this was before the plant closure. Now things will get a lot worse for buyers. With supplies down so much, even small levels of demand will push prices higher.

Don't expect to get good deals on the Edge or Flex models anytime soon. Our recommendation is to wait a few months after the plant resumes production to consider buying these particular models.

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California Residents - Important:

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- Gregg Fidan

Gregg Fidan

About: Gregg Fidan


Gregg Fidan + is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.

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