We currently have a 2005 Escape Limited which has been a great car, and looking to add a 2009. Current incentives are either $2500 cash or 0% financing up to 60 months. However, we also received a copy of "My Ford 2009-2010 Buyer's Guide Special Edition Spring 2009" which includes a coupon for $750 bonus cash. It does not say that this can't be combined with any offers except for A, Z, and D plans, and it excludes certain vehicles (but not Escape). Has anyone else received this, and should I just negotiate my best deal including either the cash back or financing, and then give this to the dealer? I'm thinking this is money back from Ford, and does not affect the dealer?
Also, the deals I have been offered at several Ford dealers - about -3% - are much less than some of the figures quoted on Edmunds, AutoBrag, etc., which are more like -8%, before incentives. What's fair in this economy, but understanding the Escape is popular. Thanks.