We learned from the Mach-E people who just went though the same reservation process, here is my post on it below. Yes, you can move your reservation directly by calling Ford, not the dealers. This again is based on the Mach-E process and the Bronco is expected to be the same, you can confirm the details tonight in the fine print on the Bronco reservation website.If people really have the ability to move their reservations.. good luck w/ that.
As to be expected, the Mach-E order process shows us the normal games dealers will play.
So, if you must buy early, if you must get a reservation, here is an interesting idea to try. The key here is you do not want to tip your hand to your preferred dealer thereby giving them the idea your an anxious buyer and end up having to pay sucker's tax (ADM)."The Mach-E forum lit up with the news on Saturday with dozens of members sharing information about the order process. It looks pretty straightforward, though some dealers are adding hefty premiums to the MSRP. A handful showed adjusted dealer markups of $5,000. Like any hot new car, it literally pays to shop around since the MSRP is, after all, a suggested price."
"FYI The original dealer who ADM'ed $6000 onto the MSRP reposted a new price on my reservation sheet down to $500 ADM."
"Called Ford Marketing gave them my particulars (old deal/new dealer) they confirmed and gave me a CAS reference number said up to 5 business days to be entered in to the Ford Pass system"
"I called 1-800-334-4375 line and was able to change my dealership. She confirmed my address, email, and order number. She said she would notify me when it was completed. She never said I was making a new reservation.
If you call, don’t respond to “press 1 for English” and then they give you “press 1 for Mach E info” option."
Select two dealers you may want to do business with, say one 10 miles away (Choice #1) and one 20 miles away (Choice #2)
In the reservation system, select Choice #2 as a placeholder for your reservation.
Dealer Choice #2 will call you, when the time comes, see what you can negotiate.
Then, as time plays out and information becomes known, negotiate with your dealer Choice #1. When you email, call or go to the dealer Choice #1, you DO NOT tell them you have a reservation, you simply act like someone who is interested in the new Bronco. Then, play the "Buyer's Game" to see if you get the price you want, no ADM, etc. If you are successful in getting the price you want at dealer Choice #1 you then tell them, well I did place a reservation in the Ford system to learn more about it so I will call Ford and change my reservation to you.
Remember, even if you end up buying from Dealer #2, you can take your Bronco to the closer Dealer #1 for service.
Any other ideas or tips to add to this plan?
Did you get after the 60 day membership period? If not, how long did it take? I just signed up today to use it for the X-Plan.Just got my MCA membership card in the mail this morning! Think it’s a good omen. Hope I’ll be able to use it for X-plan.