My company is in the Ford Partner Recognition plan, which gives me access to
the s-plan, which seems to be the same as the Edmunds.com invoice pricing.
Supposedly, the dealer is also compensated by Ford(?) - and is for some
reason prohibited from offering any additional discount, or items of value
to the buyer. The plan says I'm supposed to fess up to being covered when I
walk in the door - they stress "immediately identify yourself as a plan
participant" in bold type on the partner site.
So my question is - why the upfront disclosure? Is it possible that I'd get
a better deal working on my own - seems I can't do both without breaking the
plan rules... It looks like the current s plan is invoice price (about $400
less than edmunds TMV), and apparently the dlr isn't allowed to jam one with
doc fees etc. Heh - it specifically says that document preparation is part
of the dealers cost of doing business - and that they shouldn't be charging
Will I do better than invoice on a 2004 Mazda6? Any recent experiences?