Ford Offering $3,000 Rebate on 2010 Focus
The climate in the automotive industry is that of hunger; Toyota's woes have turned into points of opportunity for other manufacturers. Add that to the draw of posting strong quarterly sales figures for shareholders, and it's easy to see why Ford is offering up to $3,000 off the 2010 Focus.
The company has also suggested that some other financing incentives, including 0 percent APR and $500 cash back, could extend until the unveiling of the 2012 next year. That model will be the first "global" model in Ford's lineup, meaning the Focus will be substantively similar throughout the world.
Waiting until near the March 31st deadline could also pay dividends for buyers as well. Dealers looking to maximize their sales figures at the end of the quarter are likely to strike a deal. Plunging gas prices have also weakened the market for smaller cars a bit, with Focus sales dropping with the price of fuel.
3 Steps Every Car Buyer Needs to Take to Save Maximum MoneyThe key to getting the best deal is to gather price or lease bids from as many local dealers as possible. Then shop that best price around until no one can beat it. Here are the steps:
Step 1 Get Prices From My Trusted NetworkSelect the vehicle you're interested in to see if there are local dealers in my network who will provide you with their best upfront price. You will get direct access to an internet sales manager who you can further negotiate with online (no need to visit dealership).
Step 2 Get Prices From TrueCar / CarsDirectTrueCar, and CarsDirect are my top 2 online price quote recommendations. These services show you pre-negotiated prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually pretty decent. But remember, you can still negotiate further.
Step 3 Complete my ChecklistFollow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
- Gregg Fidan
Each week, I'll keep you up-to-date on the latest car deals and news that might affect your purchase. This includes...
- Best Rebates, Incentives, and Lease Deals
- Latest Car Buying Scams and Tricks
- The Best & Worst Time to Buy a Car
- Which Cars You Should Avoid