I'm curious if anyone else has noticed this about the fusion specifically, and I'm curious about real world trade in or private party sale experiences, but since buying my fusion it has absolutely plummeted in value on sites like kbb and nada.
I purchased the vehicle used at the end of 2015, 2015 model, approximately 1 year old with 5500 miles. It is a 2015 titanium model with extra options that bring the sticker price up to about $33,000. I haggled with the dealership, and even had a coworker of my father's that used to work at the dealership in question, call and try to get them down on price. They waived all fees except for the $875 for the certified ford vehicle program which includes an extension of the bumper to bumper and drive train warranties of 10,000 miles each. Including sales tax I paid about $24,000, and put $2000 down. I believe the financed amount was $22,230 for 66 months at 1.9% interest. I'm paying $365 dollars per month. Considering the price i got the vehicle at, I thought that was an aggressive enough payment to stay out of being upside down on the loan. I checked a few months later and was shocked to find the value had fallen to well below the remaining balance on the loan. I've kept checking periodically thinking that maybe the freefall in value will stop at some point, but it hasn't. It's a 2015 model and it is 2017, with the car's tradein value being listed on kbb at around 13500-14500, private party barely above that. Only 35,000 miles on it, and a little over 2 years old or so and it has lost like 40% of it's value just from when i bought it, and over half total.
This seems like insanity to me, does it ever plateau at some point?