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2017 Ford Focus Electric (base) $20,536 ON - YMMV

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wow, people just close their eye and buy it, amazing.
I will just wait and see
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napoleonbot wrote:
Mar 20th, 2017 12:56 pm
wow, people just close their eye and buy it, amazing.
I will just wait and see
You can just test drive the gas version of it. Everything else is the same except the engine and transmission I believe.

Also test drive the titanium trim as it's configured close to the electric version.

2nd edit: or try the Nissan Leaf if you want to see how it feels to drive a electric car :)
Last edited by LoveRFD on Mar 20th, 2017 1:13 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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kaleem.u wrote:
Mar 20th, 2017 12:30 pm
Does anyone has Auto show discount still available? If you are not planning to use it, I am willing to buy it. Please PM if anyone has it.
It has name and address on it so probably won't be able to transfer to another person.
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napoleonbot wrote:
Mar 20th, 2017 12:56 pm
wow, people just close their eye and buy it, amazing.
I will just wait and see
There's used ones around.

I think if you test drive a regular Focus and a Leaf, you'd probably get pretty close. A C-Max Energi would give an idea of how compromised the trunk space is.
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Konowl wrote:
Mar 20th, 2017 12:03 pm
Putting down a deposit today, have the paperwork. Is it normal to put down a depost and THEN do the credit check etc after the car comes in?
NEver done a lease before and trust dealers as far as I can throwthem :(
This might be one of the few times it makes sense to ask for a deposit, they are ordering you a car that they wouldn't normally have on their lot. I am guessing that they have to do a credit check around the same time as you sign the final lease deal, not months ahead? When I did my truck lease I put $1000 down so they would order me a factory one, I have no idea when they did the credit check though.
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QTheNukes wrote:
Mar 20th, 2017 2:08 pm
This might be one of the few times it makes sense to ask for a deposit, they are ordering you a car that they wouldn't normally have on their lot. I am guessing that they have to do a credit check around the same time as you sign the final lease deal, not months ahead? When I did my truck lease I put $1000 down so they would order me a factory one, I have no idea when they did the credit check though.
I can't comment on what the "normal" procedure is, but in my case I paid no deposit and the credit check was done immediately - my Transunion account shows this, just hours after.
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I would have a really hard time buying any vehicle that I could not test drive...like how would you know if you like how it feels driving? You could hate the damn thing and be stuck with it...
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LoANeal wrote:
Mar 20th, 2017 2:38 pm
I would have a really hard time buying any vehicle that I could not test drive...like how would you know if you like how it feels driving? You could hate the damn thing and be stuck with it...
As has been mentioned many times go test drive a Focus titanium. Very similar.
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napoleonbot wrote:
Mar 20th, 2017 12:56 pm
wow, people just close their eye and buy it, amazing.
I will just wait and see
LoANeal wrote:
Mar 20th, 2017 2:38 pm
I would have a really hard time buying any vehicle that I could not test drive...like how would you know if you like how it feels driving? You could hate the damn thing and be stuck with it...
Eh, maybe people are different?

Can't speak for others, but I'm treating this from a utilitarian point of view. $9K over 3 years, $600 "gas" for 60,000Km, almost zero maintenance. Even if I hate the way it handles and drives, I'm willing to put up with it for what I'm paying. If I remotely cared about the way it feels or drives, I would test drive the gas Focus, but I can't even be bothered to do that.
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Mar 13, 2015
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I signed today in Ottawa. Approximately $2100 down. $230/month for 36 months. Includes leather and end of lease insurance. Thanks everyone for this "expired" thread.
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Jan 16, 2015
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$34700 base model 72 month finance, dealer saying 6 month delivery to be on the safe side.
Looks like you can only submit ev charger and installation rebate once 14k rebate is applied for.
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craigc1981 wrote:
Mar 20th, 2017 6:40 pm
$34700 base model 72 month finance, dealer saying 6 month delivery to be on the safe side.
Looks like you can only submit ev charger and installation rebate once 14k rebate is applied for.
That price is taxes in, right?
Current cell plans:
Fido $15 3gb
Public Mobile $38/4gb
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Affordable wireless is possible, just takes some creativity.
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chewpickman wrote:
Mar 20th, 2017 6:05 pm
I signed today in Ottawa. Approximately $2100 down. $230/month for 36 months. Includes leather and end of lease insurance. Thanks everyone for this "expired" thread.
Yeah just put a deposit down in Ottawa today too.

Did you put a deposit down or actually sign lease papers? How long did they tell you it will take?

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