Anyone's dealer requiring large ($1k) deposit?

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Has anyone had issues with their dealer?? I went to the dealer that was nearest to me and the one Ford provided. I went to order, and they want a $1,000 deposit just to order the vehicle. I can see some deposit (even on top of the $100 for the reservation), but a grand seemed excessive. Anyone else have this issue??





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Has anyone had issues with their dealer?? I went to the dealer that was nearest to me and the one Ford provided. I went to order, and they want a $1,000 deposit just to order the vehicle. I can see some deposit (even on top of the $100 for the reservation), but a grand seemed excessive. Anyone else have this issue??
Don't walk....RUN from that dealer!!!
 

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The fact that you can't order a Bronco yet, and won't be able to until December, could well be your first issue. Any dealership telling you that you can order a Bronco today is either grossly misinformed or up to something shady.
 
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Went to order?? Build and Price won't be available until September and the order banks don't open up until December. Was this for a Bronco Sport?
Yes, I am ordering a sport.
 

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Lol yeah please hold my money for at least a year for a product we don't know the price on yet...... How could that possibly go wrong 😂
 

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Yes, I am ordering a sport.
Be sure and get the big motor, that 3 cylinder is a real blatant cost cutting measure. Very rough running. Motortrend, Edmunds, car and driver, consumers reports, etc... They all hammer that motor

Get the 4 cylinder or consider other options
 

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Yes, I believe you can order a Bronco Sport now, and a $1,000 deposit on a real factory order does not sound unreasonable to me.
 

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Yes, I believe you can order a Bronco Sport now, and a $1,000 deposit on a real factory order does not sound unreasonable to me.
I really hope that we see a $1000 deposit required on Bronco real orders in December. As it currently stands, dreamers can order their Bronco and not have any additional skin in the game beyond $100 until delivery Q2-Q4 2021. I assume if they decline delivery at that point the stock remains with the dealer.

I could see a lot of Broncos being available as dealer inventory from declined deliveries if the cost for dreaming remains at only $100 for this entire year.

Lets get the Broncos to the people in the queue that are actually going to buy it.
 

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I order lots of vehicles, mostly pickups. Typically it’s a $500 deposit at most Ford dealers, but this is the hot new item, so I don’t see $1000 as out of line. As long as it’s a deposit toward the full purchase price and not some additional fee. You should get your full price sheet for the order when you place it. Typically the deposit becomes non-refundable once the order is assigned a VIN and queued for production.
 

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I mean if you intend on getting the truck, I guess it's water under the bridge. But also sounds unreasonable, so I would go elsewhere.
 

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$500 was a common deposit for ordering 40 years ago. Dealers generally haven’t Increased it but a $1,000 is not unreasonable. Ask if its refundable. Unless your ordering something really unusual (hard to do with a Sport) that they don’t want on the lot, they are probably OK with it being refundable. I wouldn’t do $1,000 non-refundable on a common vehicle like a Sport, I’d order somewhere else or make your dealer an offer of $500 deposit — they will take it.
 

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Has anyone had issues with their dealer?? I went to the dealer that was nearest to me and the one Ford provided. I went to order, and they want a $1,000 deposit just to order the vehicle. I can see some deposit (even on top of the $100 for the reservation), but a grand seemed excessive. Anyone else have this issue??
They will eventually require some of money down to separate serious buyers vs folks who just put the $100 deposit. My dealer told me late Q4 when they start taking orders and they'll require some type of deposit to actual place the order. They didn't know the amount yet, but I am sure 1K to 2500.
 

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