Ford Offering Large Incentives This Month
So far this year, most car makers are offering fewer incentives compared to last year. Ford seems to be the only exception.
According to Edmunds.com, Ford is the only major manufacturer to increase incentives this year. Toyota and Honda are expected to join Ford, but not before their inventory levels have fully recovered - probably May or June.
In the meantime, Ford is upping the ante this month by offering large cash-back rebates as well as 0% APR rates on several popular vehicles.
The following is a list of the largest incentives currently offered for 2012 model year vehicles and leftover models. These are all good through April 2, 2012.
Keep in mind that incentives in your local area may vary. Use the CarWoo service to get pricing and detailed incentives in your local area.
|2012 Ford Expedition||$3,000|
|2012 Ford Mustang||$3,000|
|2012 Ford F-450 Super Duty||$3,000|
|2012 Lincoln Navigator||$3,000|
|2012 Lincoln MKS||$2,500|
|2012 Ford Flex||$2,000|
|2012 Ford F-150||$2,000|
|2012 Ford Escape||$1,500|
|2012 Ford Focus||$1,500|
|2012 Lincoln MKZ||$1,500|
|2012 Lincoln MKT||$1,000|
|2012 Lincoln MKX||$1,000|
|2012 Ford Explorer||$1,000|
|2012 Ford Edge||$1,000|
|Leftover Models||Max Rebate|
|2011 Lincoln Town Car||$4,000|
|2011 Ford F-450 Super Duty||$3,500|
|2011 Ford Expedition||$3,000|
|2011 Lincoln Navigator||$3,000|
|2011 Ford Econoline||$2,500|
|2011 Ford Taurus||$2,500|
|2011 Lincoln MKS||$2,500|
|2011 Ford Ranger||$2,500|
|2011 Ford F-150||$2,000|
|2011 Ford Edge||$1,500|
|2011 Lincoln MKX||$1,500|
My Recommendation for Car ShoppersTrueCar, Edmunds, and 1-800 Car Show are the quickest way to see the lowest car prices in your area. These sites show you no-haggle prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually really good. This should be the first step you take when negotiating your car price. Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
California Residents - Important:There is a new online car buying service called Roadster, available only to California residents, which I highly recommend you try - especially if you hate the stress of haggling with a car salesman. They provide an expert concierge who negotiates the price of the car and delivers it to your home with zero hassle - you never have to interact with a dealership. Here is my in-depth review of Roadster and why I recommend it.
- Gregg Fidan
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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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