I just had to share this hilarious quote I got for a 2022 Base Macan... with $7500 ADM!
I agree. Not really planning to buy this car... but it's the only one they have right now, and I just requested a quote to get an idea about lease payment etc.Tangential question but... why would you spec a Base up to $72K? That's nicely (albeit judiciously) equipped S money.
ah, thanks for correcting me on that! sorry folks for the incorrect info on Ford's message, my bad.Not exactly in the case of Ford. Ford's letter to dealers had nothing to do with ADM. What they weakly warned them about was requiring $5 nonrefundable deposits for the EV F150 Lightning. However, they totally watered that down by allowing dealers to require customers to sign paperwork stating they could not resell the vehicle in the first year, as if it's some exotic one-off vehicle. Absolutely ridiculous. Tesla's model of selling over the internet is looking better by the minute. Ford stealer near me is asking $20k ADM for a 2021 Raptor and the same for a 2021 Bronco. I laughed in their face. And I told them the 2021 Raptor is a leftover at this point as the 2022s are out.
Bottom line: Thousands of customers are paying it day in and day out for if they weren't, the dealers couldn't charge it.
I'd GUESS a couple years . . . there are a couple interesting videos on the chain of event that have contributed. Big deal for me and we have a team of folks watching, monitoring and managing. I have about $170M of steel coming from China and about 600 miles of electrical wire coming from India and a $1M/Da penalty . . . someone tried to tell me "well at least we're 30% done" and I had to explain that the level or risk (we do these insane Monte Carlo exercises weekly) remains static until the very last of the 7,000 pieces of steel arrive. If I lack a single piece, I can't energize that 12,000 MW to Manhattan.I wonder if/when it will get better.
Smart move. Friend just bought her BMW out of her lease . . . and, by doing so, made about $15k,I will just buy the Q5 at the 25K residual, drive it for another 6 months until mid 2023