You changed my quote to go political?? What?Changed my quote and went on a rant which is worse than lame.
So I am not sure what your rant was meant to be. Other than a rant? If people lost their jobs than it's understandable they walked away. However their is in fact a labor shortage right now. Maybe they'd rather not work than have a Bronco? To each their own. You would think most would have known about the job before converting it into an order? Hence why their were 190K reservations and then 125k or whatever actual orders. Dealers doing shady shit is not cool. A lot of pipe dreamers probably ordered. Some might not be blown away by the Bronco and decided to walk away. No matter the reason, there's a lot of people on here who didn't reserve early nor did they order early and now they're crying about dealers getting Bronco's. It's getting tiresome. Dealers (some) did and will continue to do shady shit. I am not defending them. But look on ebay. I just saw a base 4-door. Guy puts a pity story up basically saying everything you said above. Then he puts a $65,000 buy it now. LOL. If someone is dumb enough to purchase it, than so be it. It was a base soft top. The seller probably had that plan from day one. I don't agree with it, but I'm not going to cry like a little kid on the internet either.I doubt people who were part of the Bronco list before a 100 year Global Pandemic are dropping out because the incredible awesome ability of our Government to insure that people have some ability to try and remain fed and sheltered after their jobs disappeared when their employers closed shop has dried up, unlike 1914 when people were literally dying in the streets.
I think maybe people who were gainfully employed prior to the pandemic and have otherwise been significantly fiscally impacted, DESPITE societies attempt to try and keep their neighbors solvent, are in different circumstances than they were 18 months ago and are stepping away from their reservations.
Combine that with shady dealer practices like; converting orders without notification, trying to attach ADM after the fact, and "deadlines" for delivery receipt and first payment might be contributing. Local dealer has a Bronco on the floor for sale. ADM is $5K. They won't answer how the vehicle became available despite people asking via their social media presence.
Hardship? More like density, I think. Was he not paying attention? Buy it and resell it, dude! Even if you don't have the cash - kite a check, you'll sell an FE before it has time to bounce!"The purchaser had a hardship and couldn't take ownership" hmmmmm.
The worst decision Ford made in this entire process was a $100 reservation fee. I’d bet the farm if it’d been $500, or even if orders required a 1% deposit, this would be a vastly different narrative.yes, lil'tommy who ordered it just bc every one of his 'friends' on instagram were ordering it couldn't get approved for 97 month auto loan at 9.99%. we'll see more of these orphans.