- December 24, 2011
- Reaction score
- City, State
- Long Island, NY
- Year, Model & Trim Level
- 2018 Explorer Limited
Thank you Peter - I ordered a new 2018 Explorer Limited on Oct 21st - Ford accepted the order on the 24th of Oct. I received information that it was going to built on the week of the 18th and would be delivered to dealer Jan 16th - just received a new notification that the delivery date has now changed to Jan 6th.Welcome to the Forum.
I lease all my vehicles but even that is no different than ordering/buying one. Most everything is negotiable. Check the incentives that are available. You can take the incentive in place at the time of your order or when you take ownership if it is better. The price agreed upon when the order is signed is the price you and the dealership agree on depending upon the incentive part. I would think that unless something unforeseen occurs, that would be the final price, again depending upon the incentives. As for advertising fees, I can't help you there. I've never seen advertising fees listed on any contract I've ever signed here.
Go to ford.com and use the "Build & Price" feature to get an idea of the MRSP.
Using the 'Search' feature upper right, I found these threads that may be helpful;
2017 Sport Prices Paid
purchasing a 2016, rebate and pricing question
What is everyone paying for their 16 Explorer's? I just put a deposit down.
Is this a good deal on a new Explorer?
I have always ordered the vehicles I purchase - if your not in a rush, get all the items you want on it from the factory - delivery times are starting to become shorter in interval since there are not as my 17 's they need to move.
My purchase was based on an X-Plan costing, took the trade off amount for my 13 Explorer and then figured the sales tax on the remaining amount, there are Ford cash initiatives, financing one,s deals fro BJ's and Costco and other cash incentives, I Got another $2,750 off after the X-Price discount and that holds unless something better comes along before I take ownership. Leasing I have to sit down with the dealer - he ran some numbers and everything was based off the MSRP and not the X=-Plan pricing which it should be - on top of that they added sales taxes - 2 hits with no explination, but the amount covers the money from my tradin which should not incur any sales tax, at least in New York and didn't figure in the additional incentives. I intend to have a buy back amount equivalent to what my balance is if I traded the car and paid off the rest.
Advertising is usually lumped into on fee figure - Dealer Prep it shows on the DORA form on the bottom - base car, options, transport, special savings and cost of special options. There is a fuel charge of 42.37 and an advertising assessment of 248. . When they set up the bill/purchase agreement it has the selling agreement (cost you agreed on) say 48k trade in say 19k for a taxable balance of 29K, add tax on the 29K2573, tire exchange 12.50, dealers fee 81, inspection 10 for as total of 31671 minus a deposit of 2k and rebates of 2750 leaves balance out the door of 26,927
Leasing should be the same - if your trading in a vehicle - lease based in negotiated price, the reduced further by the trade in value (no tax should be charged on that) the reduce the monthly payments - take your grand total and it should be somewhere in the same amount that you would have left if you purchased. And the bargain hard to get the next highest mileage plan at no extra costs and throw in the damage wavier This will be my 6th Explorer and I love if. Best of luck.