That's what I'm thinking. In a few days/weeks,Ford will announce:
"Due to consumer requests, they've decided to put more weight on commodities. And, BTW, there are regional constraints that line up exactly with the previous allocation changes. No connection, we swear. "
The most recent constraints list includes a provision for "regional constraints". Being a cynic: I assume it's a way to leave Ford latitude to limit allocations to the dealerships that have too many reservations.
It's bullshit that it's necessary to reach out to an almost c-suite Ford employee to get dealers to act reasonably. Ford has fucked up giving larger dealerships leverage with lower customer match requirements and a tilted allocation formula that enables these pricks.
Waiting for each individual to make a personal plea for help is is only greasing the squeakiest wheels. What about all of the customers that have no idea who Levine is? They keep being quietly fed to the dealers that have leverage, thanks to the allocations.
DCH Ford of Eatontown is doing their best to enforce car salesmen stereotypes. It's too bad for DCH Ford of Eatontown customers that DCH Ford of Eatontown would do things like this. I'd recommend everyone go somewhere other than DCH Ford of Eatontown.
So many dealers have refused to come to those binding agreements.
Which led customers to transparent dealers like Granger, Stephens, et al.
Which led Ford to change allocations in support of the crooks.