DETROIT - Ford Division will match the buyer's down payment as much as $1,000 on the Windstar minivan in its incentive program that expires June 4. The offer is in addition to the Windstar's $3,000 rebate or 0 percent financing.
Ford also boosted the rebate to $4,000 on its Excursion SUV. But Lincoln one-upped Ford with a $5,000 payout on the 2003 Town Car.
Lincoln also is paying $3,000 on the LS sedan and the Aviator and Navigator SUVs. In lieu of the rebates, Lincoln offers 0 percent financing on all models to qualified buyers. Mercury's come-ons are $3,000 to $3,500 rebates or interest-free loans across the board.
The Chrysler group fine-tuned its incentives for June, adding cash or cut-rate loans where needed. Chrysler is the only one of the Big 3 to offer rebates on 2004 models.
Every model in Toyota's bulging lineup of 17 nameplates is covered by an incentive, but only two of them are cash - $1,500 on the 2002 and 2003 Tundra pickup and $500 on the Camry Solara.