X plan says participating dealers HAVE to honor it. I'd call Ford corporate and let them know a dealer is refusing their responsibilities under the plan. Not all dealers are plan participants, but any that are have to follow the rules.Just depends on the dealership.
My reading of that is that if the dealer is a plan participant they have to honor the pricing on any vehicle not explicitly excluded, but a dealership can opt out of plan pricing altogether.A dealer ultimately has the say weather or not they accept X-plan but Ford doesn’t restrict the Tremor from X-plan. From the Ford Partner site.
“Vehicles may be ordered from production or, if the dealer agrees, may be selected from the inventory of the dealership. Dealers are not required to participate, but if they do, they must be an authorized Ford Motor Company or Lincoln Motor Company dealer for the product sold and agree to abide by the New Vehicle Purchase Program guidelines set forth in this document.”
Here is the list of what Ford won’t let quality For X-plan.
• Continental Black Label Coach Doors (800A/31C)
• Fiesta S (100A)
o Fiesta S (100A) is eligible for AZ-Plan only
• Mustang Shelby GT350
• Mustang Shelby GT500
• Mustang Bullitt
• Ford GT
• F-150 Raptor
• F-450 & F-550 Chassis Cabs
• E-Series: E-450 Cutaway & E-450 Stripped Chassis
• F-Series Stripped Chassis: F-53 Class A Motorhome Chassis & F59
Commercial Stripped Chassis
• F-650 & F-750 Chassis Cabs
When I was shopping was fed the same BS about how the Tremor was harder to get than a Raptor and had to pay sticker from 1 dealer. Luckily many other dealerships that are honest and treat it as it actually is just a package on a Superduty.I was told by a dealership after trying to haggle that they couldn't go any lower because its a "limited edition" truck.
Sorry, a package option doesn't make it a limited edition truck. Went to a different dealer and they would accept x-plan no problem. I also was able to get them to go $700 below invoice.
Just depends on the dealership.
Good point, may need to push that to Ford and see what they do about it if OP is ready to buy the one on the lot at X-plan pricing.My reading of that is that if the dealer is a plan participant they have to honor the pricing on any vehicle not explicitly excluded, but a dealership can opt out of plan pricing altogether.
I've called 5 dealers in SoCal. None told me they'd go lower than 1K below sticker. I told them I'd come in to order a truck if they'll work on price can cut the shit and they said "this truck is so special, 1K under sticker is the best we can do, call us if you change your mind". I basically said, "so you don't want me to come in to talk about this" and they all said something like "you can come in we'd love to sell you a truck but you're not getting it for any less than this which is already a smoking deal"...X-Plan is higher than what I paid for this Tremor and my last F150. Shop around. X-Plan is the lazy and more expensive way to shop. In my opinion.
Depends on area and if long travel to get something is practical. Most dealerships within a long days drive from me were at invoice or a little below at best. Factor in the doc fees and X-plan was within a few dollars of most the dealerships I got quotes from. Looked in to flying and after travel costs was not saving enough to warrant the travel time and cost. My local dealer beat X-plan by a good amount and was the cheapest quote and a added bonus and no travel needed. My friend who is looking now is having a harder time getting better than X-plan pricing on in stock truck with the options he wants due to low inventory.X-Plan is higher than what I paid for this Tremor and my last F150. Shop around. X-Plan is the lazy and more expensive way to shop. In my opinion.