⚡ Ford Lightning Forum ⚡ banner

Between a rock and a hard place!

5079 Views 23 Replies 7 Participants Last post by  ChasingCoral
I got my invitation email to place my reservation. I placed my reservation and it went to the dealer (Damerow Ford in Beaverton, OR). I asked the dealer the next day for the purchase agreement. When they sent it, it had what looks like a bogus dealer rep name, customer name was crossed, and they wrote down with a pen a 5k markup on the printed agreement. Apparently once the order goes to the dealer, you can't change your dealer anymore. So I'm left with either excepting their markup, or losing my reservation and place in line. Does anyone know if there's a hidden option number #3? because this is ridiculous!!!
  • Angry
Reactions: 1
1 - 2 of 24 Posts
Coral - are you saying the ADM would show up on the order on Ford's web site? I have a line item that says "Difference from total MSRP" with $0. Would the ADM be listed there?
My thoughts on this from what I've seen reading documents - it appears Dealerships have a screen they can go in and make price adjustments on a vehicle. This way when you go to order that pricing shows up either replacing the MSRP Ford puts in or shows along side of it, I'm not sure which. It seems the goal is for you however to know any adjustments or ADM your dealer is going to do at time of order, it would truly be up front.

The problem is the dealers don't add it there and why would they, Ford would then see for sure who is adding mark ups. So instead afterward they just print a copy of your order and hand write it. They keep it out of the systems.

A bigger question - why would Ford even give them a place like this - I guess I can see it if there are discounts being given, but it shouldn't allow markups. Either way - if they do it hand written after the fact, they hide from the mothership on the ADM.

I'm not a lawyer, but my gut also tells me that printing the order and signing it would have little legal bearing, it is nothing more than maybe intent. To buy and truly agree on a price it must be on a MVPA - Motor Vehicle Purchase Agreement and that only gets filled in at time of sale when you are handing over money and getting the key to drive off.
See less See more
  • Like
Reactions: 2
To be clear about where I got the information on the dealers being able to set the price online comes right from the Dealer pricing guide which has been posted on this forum - the direct link 0020.jpg

Another part of the document also states and shows how the dealer can cancel any order in the system before it goes into scheduled/production. While I believe all of us have had to put down some kind of deposit to the dealer, if you change your mind or want to back out, that dealer should refund your deposit. You know they have a line of people to sell that truck too.
1 - 2 of 24 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.