No reason anyone would flame you. I'm a little confused though. about the "Ford will only honor it if you take delivery". I've only had 1 experience ordering a car and it was a Mustang years ago. We did the dance for a bit but finally agreed to a price with the options I wanted. There was a $500 incentive at the time so I received that because of when I ordered. I put a $500 deposit down and was able to pull out of the deal ANY time and still keep my deposit. I could have walked on the day of delivery and would have received my $500 back. Even though you "order" a car, you still haven't purchased it. So when the car came in, that's when we went over the financing options. In the end I paid cash. However when the car was delivered to the dealership the $500 incentive was gone. But they still honored it because it was active when I ordered it. Maybe things have changed. But if I order a car I expect any incentives and the agreed purchase price to still be there when it is delivered. You don't buy when you order. You buy when you actually take delivery. The purchase price is in writing when ordering, so I can't imagine a dealer changing that.I was told today that on the ST it is only $500.00 in a matching down payment incentive.
Ford will only honor it if you take delivery.
I don't know about other states/countries but in California you cannot buy a new car that is not on the lot to sell.
It is something about the registration process.
You can order a car and the dealer can require a deposit but you can't buy it if it is not there.
Please don't flame me, this is just what I was told and I have been lied to before.
So you have ordered a Fiesta ST and are waiting delivery? Is the price now $500 more than when you negotiated/ordered because this incentive went away? Unless things have changed, you're surely not obligated to buy that car. It seems the dealer is blaming the incentive going away on Ford. But it was there when you ordered. IF you can get the deposit back, I'd tell them to take a walk when the car comes in. The dealer can surely suck up $500. And I bet they will if you play hard ball.Maybe I was not clear.
I was told that regarding this current incentive program, Ford (not the dealer) will now only honor the incentive if you take delivery of the car from dealer stock during the time the incentive is in place (ended today).
I hope that makes sense because I think I confused myself.