New Ford Focus

Discussion in 'Ford' started by schuylkill, Feb 4, 2017.

  1. schuylkill

    schuylkill Well-Known Member

    My son works for a company that makes aluminum extrusions and they have a contract with Ford so the employees can get some sort of deal when buying Ford vehicles. He's looking at a Focus, automatic, probably a sedan since they are cheaper, right? Any opinions on these cars,I guess it will be a 2016 if he gets one. Any reasons this isn't a good choice? I think 0% financing for 60 months is available now from Ford also, don't know if he'll qualify for that.
     
  2. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Schuylkill:

    The Focus is barely a C-Segment and many B-Segment cars are larger. It also has a very dated drivetrain.

    As you have probably seen, the Elantra SE with the Popular Equipment pkg. and the 6-speed AT or even an ECO trim can be picked up for less than $15k and $17k respectively. This may be even less than a similarly equipped Focus with the purchase various plans and offers so much more. Size, safety, efficiency, and infotainment to name a few.

    2016 Ford Focus

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    You can read the reviews on both here if interested.

    2017 Hyundai Elantra

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    Wayne
     
  3. schuylkill

    schuylkill Well-Known Member

    Do you suggest a site for researching local car prices? Looks like he is passing on the Focus and would like to get Elantra pricing.
     
  4. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Schuylkill:

    Here is a price to target: Antioch Calif. Hyundai weekend specials. That is an SE with the AT, Popular Equip,. pkg., mats, and cargo pkg. That includes a $500 disc. for current Hyundai owners however. Pricing was $1,500 lower than this just a few months ago so it might behoove him to wait until later this month or even March to see if there will be more on the hood. If there is an Auto Show near you, $500 to $750 off is usually available to new customers as well.

    For about $1,750 more, the ECO is not only much more efficient, its standard features are worth the upcharge imho. This includes the std. Blind Spot Detection (BSD) with Rear Cross-traffic Alert (RCTA) and Lane Change Assist (LCA), Heated front seats, Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, Proximity Key entry with push button start, and a Hands-free smart trunk.

    IHTHs?

    Wayne
     
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