Jump to content

Custom Search




Welcome to the C-MAX Hybrid Forum


Sign In  Log in with Facebook

Create Account
Welcome to the C-MAX Hybrid Forum. You must register to create topics or post in our community, but don't worry this is a simple free process that requires minimal information for you to signup. Here's some member benefits:
  • Start new topics and reply to others
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get email updates
  • Get your own profile page and make new friends
  • Send personal messages to other members
  • Create photo albums and post images. . .more!
Click here to create an account now
 
Guest Message by DevFuse

Get you C-MAX Hybrid Registered in the official Ford Authorized Registry. More here.


Photo
- - - - -

2014 or cheaper 2013?


  • Please log in to reply
24 replies to this topic

#1 OFFLINE   HendersonD

HendersonD

    New Member

  • C-MAX Hybrid Member
  • 40 posts
  • Region:U.S. Northeast
  • LocationRochester, NY
  • My C-MAX's Year:Decline
  • Current Vehicle:Toyota Camry

Posted 24 February 2014 - 07:11 PM

I started looking at the C-Max in December and ordered a 2014 SEL on January 3rd

  • Rub red
  • Panoramic Roof
  • Nav package
  • Hands free package

On January 27th my dealer told me the build date for the car was the week of February 24th

On February 18th my delaler told me the build date got moved to the week of March 11th

 

On the lot the dealer has 2013 SEL that is the same as the one I ordered except it is in black instead of red

Right now the 2013 is $685 cheaper but my guess is with some negotiation I can save even more by purchasing the 2013

 

So it really comes down to two choices:

  • 2014 in red, all the changes they put in the 2014 (better gas mileage? fix any problems found in 2013 model year?), pay more
  • 2013 in black, none of the changes made in the 2014 model year, pay less

Should $685 and immedate delivery of the car make up for the fact that I am not getting the newest model year?

What if I can drive the price difference to $1,000 or even higher?

 

Your thoughts?









Lose this advertisement by becoming a member. Click here to create a free account.


#2 OFFLINE   C-MaxSea

C-MaxSea

    C-Max Hybrid Member

  • C-MAX Hybrid Platinum Member
  • 974 posts
  • Region:U.S. Pacific Coast
  • LocationSeattle, WA USA
  • My C-MAX's Year:Decline
  • Current Vehicle:2013 C-Max SEL, 303A, Pano Sunroof, Born Aug 2012

Posted 24 February 2014 - 07:35 PM

I would expect / shop around / offer for a much better deal than that for the 2013.  Not worth it for only $685.  We see 4,5,6,7 .... K discounts around here.  Another post for fodder.


http://fordcmaxhybri...504-used-v-new/


Edited by C-MaxSea, 24 February 2014 - 07:37 PM.

  • ptjones likes this

#3 OFFLINE   HendersonD

HendersonD

    New Member

  • C-MAX Hybrid Member
  • 40 posts
  • Region:U.S. Northeast
  • LocationRochester, NY
  • My C-MAX's Year:Decline
  • Current Vehicle:Toyota Camry

Posted 24 February 2014 - 08:00 PM

The 2014 is priced at $30,822

The 2013 is priced at $30,137

 

How much lower do you think I can get the 2013 by negotiating with the dealer? Seems unlikely I can get them to cut 4 or 5 thousand off of the price but I may be wrong



#4 OFFLINE   fotomoto

fotomoto

    C-Max Hybrid Member

  • C-MAX Hybrid Member
  • 1,298 posts
  • Region:Decline
  • LocationSouth Texas
  • Current Vehicle:C-Max SEL

Posted 24 February 2014 - 08:46 PM

 

The 2013 is priced at $30,137

 

I got an Energi model for about that price last fall (no roof).  Ford's current Texas incentives are $2,500 off for a 2013 hybrid.  



#5 OFFLINE   ScubaDadMiami

ScubaDadMiami

    C-Max Hybrid Member

  • C-MAX Hybrid Platinum Member
  • 1,408 posts
  • Region:U.S. Southern Atlantic
  • LocationMiami Beach, Florida
  • My C-MAX's Year:2013
  • Current Vehicle:SEL, 303A, Panoramic Roof

Posted 24 February 2014 - 11:15 PM

For pricing within $1,000, I'd wait. Tell them to tempt you with a low enough price and extras to make you do the 2013, and see what you get. I love my 2013. So, I'd have no qualms about getting that . . . for the right price.



#6 OFFLINE   Laurel

Laurel

    C-Max Hybrid Member

  • C-MAX Hybrid Member
  • 1,440 posts
  • Region:Decline
  • LocationCanada
  • My C-MAX's Year:Decline
  • Current Vehicle:SEL

Posted 25 February 2014 - 12:05 AM

Don't settle.  You want a ruby red car.  If that is your heart's desire, you won't like a black one.  Plus just think how much less any of us who have 2013's would get for our cars if we traded in.  Much better to wait for your special order unless you get $5000 or so knocked off the price--it has to be worth it to you to settle for less than you wanted.


  • Noah Harbinger likes this

#7 OFFLINE   Tdefny

Tdefny

    C-Max Hybrid Member

  • C-MAX Hybrid Member
  • 285 posts
  • Region:U.S. Northeast
  • LocationNew York
  • Current Vehicle:'13 C-Max Energi, '02 Prius, '00 Town & Country

Posted 25 February 2014 - 02:53 AM

I am with Laurel on this one. I didn't have a strong feeling on color other than no black or white. The red looks really sweet and you could be driving the car for a long enough time for it to matter to you.

#8 OFFLINE   ptjones

ptjones

    C-Max Hybrid Member

  • C-MAX Hybrid Platinum Member
  • 3,516 posts
  • Region:U.S. Southern Atlantic
  • LocationNewnan, GA
  • My C-MAX's Year:2013
  • Current Vehicle:2013 C-MAX SEL

Posted 25 February 2014 - 11:42 AM

You need to shop around and check dealer inventories which you can do on line at FORD.com.  I'm sure you can find one the way you want for at least 2-4K less. Check out ebay motors.  IMO :)

 

Paul



#9 OFFLINE   HendersonD

HendersonD

    New Member

  • C-MAX Hybrid Member
  • 40 posts
  • Region:U.S. Northeast
  • LocationRochester, NY
  • My C-MAX's Year:Decline
  • Current Vehicle:Toyota Camry

Posted 25 February 2014 - 01:26 PM

Just before I ordered my 2014 I did check dealer inventories for a 2013 Red SEL with the options I wanted. The closest dealer to me that had the car was a 9 hour drive so I decided to order. Thanks for all the feedback. Since I hope to have the car for years to come, I will stick with waiting for the 2014 to get built and shipped


  • Laurel and Adair like this

#10 OFFLINE   ptjones

ptjones

    C-Max Hybrid Member

  • C-MAX Hybrid Platinum Member
  • 3,516 posts
  • Region:U.S. Southern Atlantic
  • LocationNewnan, GA
  • My C-MAX's Year:2013
  • Current Vehicle:2013 C-MAX SEL

Posted 25 February 2014 - 01:46 PM

Just before I ordered my 2014 I did check dealer inventories for a 2013 Red SEL with the options I wanted. The closest dealer to me that had the car was a 9 hour drive so I decided to order. Thanks for all the feedback. Since I hope to have the car for years to come, I will stick with waiting for the 2014 to get built and shipped

I ordered my car because my dealer wasn't sure what to get. So I put the options I was interested in to them and they ordered it and I liked it and bought it. I had to go to MI for my Focus and Charlotte,NC for my wife's ECOboost Explorer.  All transactions went smoothly, but a lot of driving. I would rather get exactly what I want and save money. LOL :)

 

Paul



#11 OFFLINE   Adair

Adair

    C-Max Hybrid Member

  • Moderators
  • 1,444 posts
  • Region:U.S. Great Lakes
  • LocationMilan, Michigan
  • Current Vehicle:Ford C-Max Hybrid SEL, 303A, built 11.24.12

Posted 25 February 2014 - 09:02 PM

Henderson, I'm glad you are getting what you wanted to begin with. When I placed my order it was going to be 6 weeks minimum. I thought *piece of cake*....NOT! Almost as soon as the order was placed I started searching websites of dealerships near me to see if I could find one *close* to what I had ordered. I wanted the Instant Gratification! I am so happy that I waited for the car I ordered to arrive.......and you will be too!

 

Can't wait to see the pictures!



#12 OFFLINE   BIG ROCCO

BIG ROCCO

    C-Max Hybrid Member

  • C-MAX Hybrid Member
  • 256 posts
  • Region:U.S. Mountain
  • LocationPHOENIX, AZ
  • Current Vehicle:2013 C-MAX

Posted 27 February 2014 - 07:18 PM

Isn't the Ruby Red color an extra cost option and the black (pearl) isn't?



#13 OFFLINE   HPRifleman

HPRifleman

    C-Max Hybrid Member

  • C-MAX Hybrid Member
  • 203 posts
  • Region:Decline
  • LocationChicagoland
  • My C-MAX's Year:2013
  • Current Vehicle:2013 Ford C-Max SEL

Posted 02 March 2014 - 10:04 AM

Isn't the Ruby Red color an extra cost option and the black (pearl) isn't?


Ruby Red and Blue Candy are the extra cost paint colors.

#14 OFFLINE   JacksMax

JacksMax

    New Member

  • C-MAX Hybrid Member
  • 13 posts
  • Region:U.S. Southern Atlantic
  • LocationCharlotte
  • My C-MAX's Year:2013
  • Current Vehicle:C-MAX SE

Posted 29 March 2014 - 10:14 AM

I recently purchased a 2013 C-Max SE vs a 2014. Looked at the 2014 models in the dealers lot. The changes might help highway driving

but I do not believe to a significant amount. Since I drive only about 25% of the time on highway the potential fuel saving would be small.

Also 2014 models did not have any incentives where as 2013 models offered $1500 Ford Cash Back and $1000 Ford Credit Rebate. Plus the dealer was discounting an additional $1200. To me the choice was easy.

Have had the car almost a month. Really like it. With about 800 miles so far my average mileage is showing 45.3 mpg.

 



#15 OFFLINE   Ponypower

Ponypower

    C-Max Hybrid Member

  • C-MAX Hybrid Member
  • 106 posts
  • Region:U.S. Great Lakes
  • LocationTinley Park
  • My C-MAX's Year:2014
  • Current Vehicle:Ford C-Max

Posted 29 March 2014 - 03:23 PM

I ordered a Ruby Red 2014 SEL, Nav, and Panoramic roof.  Waited about 12 weeks. Could not be happier, no problems at all.  I was afraid of the 2013's battery problems and being the first year out.  My suggestion is to wait and get what you want. The incentives were $1000 cash and o% for 36 mo. on the 2014. 



#16 OFFLINE   kostby

kostby

    C-Max Hybrid Member

  • C-MAX Hybrid Member
  • 567 posts
  • Region:U.S. Great Lakes
  • LocationIndiana
  • My C-MAX's Year:2013
  • Current Vehicle:C-MAX Hybrid SE

Posted 29 March 2014 - 05:46 PM

I'm retired, so I've been looking at cars online for almost 4 months and seriously shopping online the last 30 days.

 

New car shopping is a sport for me.

 

I downloaded over 100 2013 C-MAX window sticker pdfs (and looked at dozens more including 2014's) in a 5-state region to find the few cars equipped with at least the equipment we wanted and in colors we could live with.

 

We found the best deal on a new 2013 just 17 miles from home, at a reputable volume dealer, with thousands off the sticker price, in addition to applying the $2500 cash rebates for using Ford financing.

 

Buying at the end of a long cold snowy midwest winter when car sales were rotten, buying at the end of the month, and buying the end of the quarter when current $1000 + $1500 rebates were expiring all helped to quickly seal the deal.

They wanted to move that car!

 

I knew it and they knew it, and it worked out for both of us.


  • C-MaxSea likes this

#17 OFFLINE   C-MaxSea

C-MaxSea

    C-Max Hybrid Member

  • C-MAX Hybrid Platinum Member
  • 974 posts
  • Region:U.S. Pacific Coast
  • LocationSeattle, WA USA
  • My C-MAX's Year:Decline
  • Current Vehicle:2013 C-Max SEL, 303A, Pano Sunroof, Born Aug 2012

Posted 29 March 2014 - 07:02 PM

"......... thousands off the sticker price, in addition to applying the $2500 cash rebates for using Ford financing.
 
Buying at the end of a long cold snowy midwest winter when car sales were rotten, buying at the end of the month, and buying the end of the quarter when current $1000 + $1500 rebates were expiring all helped to quickly seal the deal.
They wanted to move that car!
 
I knew it and they knew it, and it worked out for both of us.

 

Precisely!  Name your price folks - drive some bargains for the 2013's (& the 2014's for that matter).



#18 OFFLINE   Ponypower

Ponypower

    C-Max Hybrid Member

  • C-MAX Hybrid Member
  • 106 posts
  • Region:U.S. Great Lakes
  • LocationTinley Park
  • My C-MAX's Year:2014
  • Current Vehicle:Ford C-Max

Posted 30 March 2014 - 07:28 AM

Kosby,

 

Food for thought, if you buy the 2013 and get the $2500 off, it is one model year older and worth less at trade.  Don't forget some of the improvements with the 2014 that are worth the diferance in price. 



#19 OFFLINE   ptjones

ptjones

    C-Max Hybrid Member

  • C-MAX Hybrid Platinum Member
  • 3,516 posts
  • Region:U.S. Southern Atlantic
  • LocationNewnan, GA
  • My C-MAX's Year:2013
  • Current Vehicle:2013 C-MAX SEL

Posted 30 March 2014 - 07:36 AM

Kosby,

 

Food for thought, if you buy the 2013 and get the $2500 off, it is one model year older and worth less at trade.  Don't forget some of the improvements with the 2014 that are worth the diferance in price. 

If you plan on keeping the CMAX for 4-5 years mileage is going to be the main difference in resale value. I don't see new improvements making a significant difference in MPG's.  The difference in the improvements maybe cost $200 at most.  IMO :)

 

Paul


Edited by ptjones, 30 March 2014 - 02:11 PM.

  • C-MaxSea likes this

#20 OFFLINE   kostby

kostby

    C-Max Hybrid Member

  • C-MAX Hybrid Member
  • 567 posts
  • Region:U.S. Great Lakes
  • LocationIndiana
  • My C-MAX's Year:2013
  • Current Vehicle:C-MAX Hybrid SE

Posted 30 March 2014 - 01:16 PM

Kosby,

 

Food for thought, if you buy the 2013 and get the $2500 off, it is one model year older and worth less at trade.  Don't forget some of the improvements with the 2014 that are worth the diferance in price. 

Keep in mind, we're replacing a 1996 Taurus, also purchased new.

After 17 or 18 years, trade-in value isn't going to be significantly different, unless they find $100 under the back seat.

The dealer isn't going to clean it up to sell it, it's going straight to auction.

We've donated our previous 2 'trade-in' cars to local charities who dispose of them via auto auctions anyway.


  • C-MaxSea likes this






Custom Search




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Privacy Policy TERMS OF SERVICE ·