Good news is Ford can still move your order.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!!!
You have two choices:
1. Find another dealer and get Ford to move you
2. Contact the dealer, well-informed, and make it clear you are calling their bluff. For this, you want to be ready with the name of a dealer who charges MSRP, the memo dealers were sent not to do pull this crap, Jim Farley’s statement this week that such behavior will impact their future allocations, and their option is either to treat you right or you will report all of this to Ford when you Resort to option #1. All of the information you need for this on on the site.