2022 Ford Lightning Lariat ER - Rapid Red
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I had an interesting issue come up recently at my dealership. I went in to request a test drive of the demo Lightning unit that was parked out front after my salesman let me know that the mannequin had arrived. My build has not happened yet and they reached out to me so that I could come down and at least take a look. After talking with the sales folks for a bit, I learned that they couldn't (wouldn't) let folks test drive the truck given that Ford had registered the truck to Ford. It had full plates (MA), and was not wearing some dealer placeholder plate. Is this something that Ford is doing to prevent dealers from "accidentally" selling the mannequins, or is there another reason that Ford would do this? I can understand they likely don't want a lot of test driving miles on a 90K+$ vehicle (this was a Platinum on the lot), but now the truck is basically used, right?