Ford Offers Incentives to Clear Leftover Inventory
Ford recently announced new incentives to flush out the remaining 2010 model year inventory.
In addition to its regular cash-back programs, they've added an extra "Promotional Retail Bonus Consumer Cash" program to cap a final round of incentives for the year.
The most attractive deals are on the outgoing Ford Focus, which gets $3,000 cash back on the 2010 and 2011 model years.
Ford's outgoing 2010 Edge has $4,000 cash back, $1,000 of which is a dealer incentive that you may have to squeeze out of your dealer.
The 2011 Ford Fiesta has 5.9% financing for 60 months to qualified buyers, which is better than last month's 8.9% for 72 months.
All 2010 Ford model year vehicles are offered with 0% financing for 36 months. Most of these incentives are effective until Jan. 3.
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