The manufacturer's suggested retail price is simply that: a suggestion. Dealerships set the final price, and with a new vehicle as hot as the, you can bet plenty will charge more than Ford suggests.
Enter the internet. The nice guys and gals at the Bronco6G forum have begun a master list of dealers' responses across the US after users ask them a very simple question -- does the dealer plan to incorporate additional dealer mark up?
The spreadsheet includes the state, city, name of the dealer and the answer to the question, and it's surprising how upfront some of the dealers have been in their answer. Lots of them have said yes, expect markups. Other said they don't plan to squeeze buyers for extra cash. A few have said it'll be a mix and named theas a prime candidate for marking up.
Other declared they're not sure what the policy will be, or suggested buyers reserve one if they don't want to fall victim to prices higher than the recommended price.
We previously dove into how buyers can try and score a no-haggleas well through Ford's X-Plan. While the spreadsheet doesn't include a column, many users have already started asking if a specific dealer will honor the discount. Most of the time it looks like dealers will, but the forum post already includes a few dealers who've said don't plan on bringing any discounts to the table when buying a new Bronco.
That, savvy car shoppers, is how you know to avoid a specific dealer.
It sounds like for most people serious about picking up a Bronco next year, the best bet is to reserve one now.and it only for one of the first examples.