Clearly confusion arises when the dealership doesn’t know the difference between Fords "Red Carpet Lease" and Ford “Options” product.Well this experience is exhausting. I have been texting the salewoman all day saying I'm ready to buy, just want to see the final numbers under the FORD OPTIONS plan. She sent me the numbers (above) and kept saying "lease". I corrected her 4 separate times that it wasn't a lease, it was the Ford Option plan. She finally confirmed that they will do the ford options plan for 48 months. I get the okay to come to the dealership. I spend 3 hours waiting for finance just to sign a couple papers. Only took TWO minutes for the finance guy to pull out the LEASE paperwork and I said nope. Told him I want the Ford Options plan, he said he was told by the salewoman and management that I wanted an extremely long lease. I said no. Anyways he hasn't even heard of the Options plan and can't get into communication with Ford to get the paperwork; it's 5pm now. I leave after 5 minutes and said I'll come back once they get the correct paperwork. Waste of time. Guy goes to the ford website and reads into the Options plan and says it's a good plan. Clearly nobody was ever trained on this new plan. I really hope other people have better luck than me. BTW the paperwork numbers did look odd to me but the final number was correct. But turns out they are lease numbers anyways.
Sometimes it’s hard to teach old dogs new tricks. One of the main reasons “option” exists is that the purchaser get the car without losing the federal tax credit, ($7500) With a lease - you don’t get it since you don’t own the car.