Re: Production Rant
> You'd think that Ford would recognise that they have a winner on their
> hands with the new Mustang and *increase* production to meet demand.
> I've been toying with the idea of picking up a new GT and supercharging
> it for a weekend car and dealer after dealer has attempted to charge a
> premium over MSRP or tell me that I should "wait a few months" for
> demand to die down and then order what I want. I never thought I'd see
> the day where a car dealer would tell me to hold my water a few months
> instead of pulling out all the stops to make sure somebody left the
> dealership with a car. Really wierd.
I feel your pain!
I went through a similar situation about 3 weeks ago. FIRST, I was told
forget a trade, before I could even get the words out of my mouth that I
did not want to trade a vehicle in. Then the Sales Associate told me
sticker for the Windvale Blue GT and to plunk down a deposit right then and
there or face a bidding war. I said "woa, sticker, have to discuss this
with my wife." We went to eat lunch, decided to get it, went back to the
dealership about 2 hours later, and the car was sold it to someone who paid
$1,100 OVER sticker. They were showing the car to someone else as soon we
(wife and myself) stepped out of it from our test drive, and I guess they
told the guy that I was leaning towards buying it, but I did not put a
deposit down to lock in the vehicle or sticker price. For $1,100 over
sticker, I say the swindled fool can enjoy his new Mustang GT.
Going further, the Ford Sales Associate stated that he could order me a 2006
GT for a few hundred below sticker. I told him that I had more in mind to
pay a few hundred above invoice like I did every other new vehicle I have
purchased within the last 10 years.
Now, I am going to call one of my old college buddies because his father
owns a Ford dealership in another town to see if I should even attempt to
order one, or just wait. At least I know he won't try to screw me too bad.
After all, I was working out of town the last time I wanted a vehicle and
he told me to go and look at the various Fords at another dealership, and
he would sell it to me at $300 above invoice. I Found the truck I wanted,
and I got it for $300 above invoice.
Okay, that is enough of my rant.
Paying sticker price sucks big weenies!