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Just got an email that my truck is built and ready to deliver. After waiting over a year, I kind of lost the excitement and my dealer just notified me that they mark up 10% because Ford gave them the truck at their cost and they need to make money too.
Any thoughts on what to do, not really interested in a 95k loan after taxes, title and dealer fees.
Thinking about just going with a 2023 Lariat full hybrid for 20k less.

I would flip it, but after all the costs, I'll maybe make 10 grand, maybe.
 

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what’s even more messed up.. and short term. I also told them I’m in the market for a telluride and 2 box trucks for my business while I was starting the order process. Not only was I trying to butter them up to not fuck me, but I also was serious about doing business with them if all went well.
FORD needs to step in and fix this FAST. Dealers are screwing over all their customers. Great short term idea, horrible for the long term survival of the brand.
 

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FORD needs to step in and fix this FAST. Dealers are screwing over all their customers. Great short term idea, horrible for the long term survival of the brand.
Not all of the dealers are charging over MSRP. If you look at the naughty/nice list you will see many honest reputable dealers are out there. My dealership in upstate NY was fantastic.
 

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Just got an email that my truck is built and ready to deliver. After waiting over a year, I kind of lost the excitement and my dealer just notified me that they mark up 10% because Ford gave them the truck at their cost and they need to make money too.
Any thoughts on what to do, not really interested in a 95k loan after taxes, title and dealer fees.
Thinking about just going with a 2023 Lariat full hybrid for 20k less.

I would flip it, but after all the costs, I'll maybe make 10 grand, maybe.
You might be able to change to another dealer, but there are currently questions about that:

Ask the dealer if they are going to remain an EV dealer. If not, you definitely want to go elsewhere:
 
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Not all of the dealers are charging over MSRP. If you look at the naughty/nice list you will see many honest reputable dealers are out there. My dealership in upstate NY was fantastic.
 

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I'm so sorry your dealership is lying and screwing you! Maybe if enough people blow these guys up on social media they'll back off? My dealership tried to do this to me before I ordered and I swapped. I can only hope that the dealership I chose sticks to their word. (I will know soon)
 

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Just got an email that my truck is built and ready to deliver. After waiting over a year, I kind of lost the excitement and my dealer just notified me that they mark up 10% because Ford gave them the truck at their cost and they need to make money too.
Any thoughts on what to do, not really interested in a 95k loan after taxes, title and dealer fees.
Thinking about just going with a 2023 Lariat full hybrid for 20k less.

I would flip it, but after all the costs, I'll maybe make 10 grand, maybe.
I know it sounds futile, but call Ford and complain of a breach of contract if they originally promised MSRP, this unexpectedly not only helped me get my Lightning MUCH faster but also at MSRP. Ford can put pressure on a dealer whom it wants too.
 

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what’s even more messed up.. and short term. I also told them I’m in the market for a telluride and 2 box trucks for my business while I was starting the order process. Not only was I trying to butter them up to not fuck me, but I also was serious about doing business with them if all went well.
I don’t get how these dealers compete. When my dealer called and asked if I was still interested they told me the owners were prioritizing local reservation holders. Then they charged me 7K over MSRP. Not outrageous in the scheme of things and I was willing to pay it because I went to the front of the line and I have one of the few in my area. But I will never recommend the dealer because they have given me $7000 reasons not to. And if I ever buy another Ford I will look elsewhere even if it means driving several hundred miles. This is a big auto group in my area and I wouldn’t consider buying anything from any of their dealerships because of how bad they treat customers. I also had a bad experience at another local Ford dealership as part of an even bigger dealer group. It definitely sours me on the brand and the Ford wants to be around in the future they’re going to put a stop to this. If Tesla had made such crazy looking truck they wouldn’t kick Ford, GM and Dodge’s asses in the EV truck segment because their model is such a refreshing departure from all the BS we are discussing here and all over this forum.
 

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Unfortunately this is another lesson in ALWAYS GET A SIGNED BUYERS ORDER when converting a reservation to an actual order. The buyers order is a contract to sell the vehicle at a stated price and forces the dealer to disclose whether or not they are including an ADM. if the dealer refuses or worse, tries to fake you out by providing a price quote that is not a signed buyers order, the walk away fast. There are plenty of ‘good’ dealers out there to not have to put up with that nonsense.

on the ‘flip’ side, don’t abuse the good dealers by flipping a new vehicle.
 
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