Don't forget that tax credit
We bought our 08 FEH in September after a 10-week wait. Used X plan and paid $27,867 which was just north of $1900 off list and just a few bucks under invoice. It's FWD (which has been fine in our recent snow "dump" here in upstate NY) with NAV, leather (no moon roof). The kicker will be the $3000 tax credit (and, of course, the average fuel cost of $33 per 10 days vs $50+ per week on the last car - Chrysler 300C Hemi.....). Great riding vehicle with enough "toys" to not make me miss the 300C and it's fuel costs.
Great deal on Mazda Tribute Hybrid
New hybrid owner. Bought our Tribute Hybrid (Grand Touring 4WD) here in Northern California last week, for $300 under invoice price plus 1.9% financing. There was a misleading offer on the Mazda website - showing $2000 "customer cash" off 2008 Tributes. When we printed the offer and took it into the dealership, they found out it only applied to regular Tributes not hybrids but we complained a bit and got them to give us the $2000 off the MSRP, and we still were able to take advantage of the 1.9% financing. A sweet deal on a great car.
By the way, we drove the hybrid versions of the Escape and the Mariner but preferred the exterior and interior styling of the Tribute. If you live in California and can find one of the few that they made for 2008, check it out.
I just ordered my 2009 FEH
I just ordered my 2009 FEH Limited FWD for $875 less than MSRP. Most dealers in the Washington/VA area were offering it at MSRP. Got limited with integrated side steps for $30,800 (destination included) plus at least one $500 rebate at delivery.