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xgojim

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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 7:50:49 AM

Ford Motor Co. is offering hefty discounts of more than $10,000 for leases on its slow-selling Focus electric vehicle. Ford is offering customers up to $10,750 off for three-year leases, according to the Dearborn automaker's website. It also has dropped the base price of the Focus EV by $2,000 for cash sales. In addition, Ford is offering a $2,000 cash discount on the Focus EV and 1.9 percent financing if the electric vehicle is purchased through Ford Motor Credit. The automaker sold just 685 Focus EVs in 2012, but built 1,627 — making it one of the poorest performers among electric vehicles on the market. Ford's discounts are the latest among automakers looking to stimulate EV sales. Last week, Nissan Motor Co. dropped the price of its new 2013 Leaf EV by 18 percent to $28,800.
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remay
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 3:25:34 PM

Uh, so NOW EVs are being given HEFTY discounts??? Who would WANT one since all the batteries are now considered "infernal", discount or not?
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TruthMatters
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 2:46:02 PM

Cheaper gas is undermining the EVs
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bston
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 2:33:34 PM

If they're discounting them, there must be a good reason for it.
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ClarkSC
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 7:52:17 AM

Get rid of them.
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lesndave
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 11:08:22 PM

Not interested
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Zing20
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 9:55:13 PM

Still too pricey when it's gas counterpart costs way less.
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ExplorerWA
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 9:51:53 PM

Not interested in one.
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hskerven
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 9:29:26 PM

getting closer
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NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 9:19:52 PM


Healthy competition is great for consumers.
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esq262
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 9:15:45 PM

I'll pass.
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johton
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 8:14:01 PM

Seems that everyone must be offering discounts. Nissan, Chevy, wonder why?
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kag2010
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 5:40:15 PM

No interest.
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BigTruc
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 3:41:33 PM

still too damn expensive !
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PathfinderSC
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 3:40:58 PM

This is not for me.
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PrinceLH
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 3:11:37 PM

Good luck with that!!
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BIGALRPH
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 2:56:50 PM

Does getting a "Big Discount" mean you might be over paying to begin with? How many years do you have to own it to recoup your initial cost of ownership compared to the same gas auto?
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HorizonChaser
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 2:40:43 PM

Never lease - buy the car!
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tankumo
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 2:10:10 PM

I prefer to buy.

Also, wait a little to get better technology and price.

There is a car war going on, Japanese cars will be a lot cheaper coming up, they are devaluing their currency.
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fullcirclethink
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 12:26:20 PM

Electric only vehicles are jumping the shark for now. I guess that's what you get when you believe Obama's doublespeak.....
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peakkeller
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 12:22:43 PM

This will help...
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steven_flies
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 12:20:08 PM

36 cents per mile just for the lease paymets. What a bargain!
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SUNOIL
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 12:18:16 PM

They need to get these EV's on the road at any cost. It's part of their research and development
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Night Owl
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 12:12:50 PM

But will anybody buy them even with the hefty discounts?
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schatzila
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 12:00:21 PM

Enough with the discounts, just lower the price.
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DesertRat2011
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 11:30:53 AM

I'm a Ford guy but sure not a electric vehicle of any brand guy.
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TripleHs
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 11:30:37 AM

important to make EV more affordable
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YaBassa
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 11:18:31 AM

I wouldn'y buy an EV at this time, the Hybrid is my choice
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Norm10
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 11:09:28 AM

Electric cars are pure junk - at any price!
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YumaFellow
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 10:58:09 AM

Think they are being outsold by the Volt.
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car253
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 10:03:24 AM

EV's not ready for prime time, too expensive, too short of range, not useful enough.
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LostInNY
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 9:57:30 AM

Ever wonder why they all need to drop their prices to sell EVs?
Maybe it's because it's overpriced, too short a range, and what's your electric bills look like when you're charging the car overnight?
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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 9:46:54 AM

Auto makers are being forced into fire sales to move these things off the lot.
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gasrat6083
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 9:41:34 AM

"Going out of business" sales?
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hrtdi
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 9:36:39 AM

Hope it gets better cause this car is better looking than the leaf. go ford go!
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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 9:21:35 AM

Going in the right direction
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doeslayersr
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 9:07:57 AM

Buck_on_Bass - Astute observation and comments!
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Buck_on_Bass
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 9:02:21 AM

Not counting the cost of electricity to charger the vehicle, with a $10,000 premium of another vehicle that averages 27 MPG and $4 gasoline, one has to drive over 67,000 miles to reach the break even point for the EV. Given that most similar size vehicles are over 30 MPG and gasoline is closer to $3.50 (or less), the payback is closer to 90,000 miles.
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BEGTWO
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 8:53:01 AM

Must not be selling?
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Eagle3236
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 8:50:59 AM

Great News! Hope someone can take advantage of this!
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MrGasKGB
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 8:33:02 AM

I do not like the idea of plugging to recharge. I have enough of that already.
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lcleveland
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 8:30:48 AM

need 110% discount
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 8:26:05 AM

free is too much
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roadrunnerMO
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 8:15:40 AM

Not interested in driving a golf cart even if only around town. At least ford is trying to remain competitive.
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skempton
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 8:13:41 AM

Still a lot of money for an air-conditioned golf cart.
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 8:09:27 AM

Still want gas.
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GingoutMD
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 8:08:02 AM

If I was in the market and I had a job close to home, I may consider an electric vehicle. However, neither of those two conditions exist.
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BigRedVTX
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 8:07:17 AM

Here again, like they (automakers) complained about the Chinese and the Japanese and Koreans dumping products on the market, they have now joined the fray.
City cars that cost upwards of 25K are an expensive proposition.
And still, we suffer the lack of infrastructure.
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bar1035
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 8:01:52 AM

Don't see any leasing of anything in our future
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xgojim
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 7:59:10 AM

This is not a competitive move against Nissan since demand is so low. It must be a test to see what it takes to generate interest where there is very little. Get some cars out there and see what happens! But I wouldn't buy one yet....
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txequitygas
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 7:58:25 AM

Go Ford!
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SSwathwood
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 7:56:08 AM

Huge discounts just show you, that the average person still doesn't want an electric car. They still want gas.
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