Hello Group, I'm new here, first post. I want a new low roof Transit. It's the only one that will fit in my garage. I'm still undecided on Crew or Passenger w/o rear seats.
So this is what happened. Two weeks ago I emailed my local Ford Dealer Internet Sales Manager telling him that I was interested in ordering a 2023 Transit Van. He wrote back telling me that he would let me know when the order banks for the 2023 opened up. Well, yesterday he wrote back telling me the order banks are open and asked me when I would like to come in. This is what he wrote in his e-mail, " I have good news for you! The order banks have opened on the Transit vans. I've been informed by my manager that due to Ford alloting us a couple to order we will be adding an additional $5000 (market adjustment) to the final build price. Please let me know if you're ready to come down and place your order or if you have any questions."
My questions to the group: Has anyone encountered this up-charge when ordering new in previous years? Is there something different about the 2023 Transit...Do you think they are expecting a short supply or something else and that's why they are marking them up? I want to support my local dealer, but this extra $5k is making me re-think everything.
Should I start shopping other dealers?