DETROIT - Buying a new vehicle became a bit more pleasant for Ford Division customers last week as it rolled out a new schedule of cash rebates and cut-rate financing.
Ford even included its two newest nameplates, the 2005 Five Hundred sedan and Freestyle sport wagon. There are no cash incentives, but eligible buyers can finance them for 1.9 percent to 5.9 percent.
Ford expanded the list of 2005 models that draw incentives. Among the newcomers are the Crown Victoria, Explorer four-door, Explorer Sport Trac Expedition, Excursion and Ranger.
The cash rebate was boosted to $1,500 (up $500) on the 2005 Escape. On 2004 models, payments were raised between $500 and $1,000 on the Explorer four-door, Taurus,
F-series pickups (excluding the Lightning and Heritage) and F-Super Duty 6.0 liter.