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Florida Dealer Accidentally Sells Ford Bronco Sport Demo Model: Video

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Sometimes, when highly-anticipated new models are launching, automakers will send demo vehicles to dealers to use for test drives and display purposes, with the caveat that they can’t sell those vehicles for a set period of time. This is especially true with red hot new vehicles like the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport. But a Florida Ford dealership found itself in a bit of a pickle recently when it accidentally sold its Ford Bronco Sport demo vehicle to a customer.

The customer who purchased the Ford Bronco Sport demo vehicle went through a pretty normal process to do so – he drove to the dealership, traded in his old car, put some money down, and obtained financing on it before driving it home. The very next day, on December 22nd, the dealership called and told him that he needed to bring the vehicle back to the dealership, explaining that they weren’t allowed to sell it to him in the first place.

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This particular Ford Bronco Sport demo vehicle was supposed to be on display at the dealership for four months before they could sell it. However, that obviously didn’t happen, and the dealer was clearly a bit freaked out by their mistake. Luckily, FoMoCo got involved, and things worked out just fine in the end.

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The buyer contacted his local news team, who in turn reached out to the automaker. When Ford found out what was happening, it subsequently contacted the dealership to ensure the customer could keep his shiny new Bronco Sport. The news also spoke with the dealership’s parent company, where a representative noted that he had never seen something like this happen in his 30 years in the business.

It’s unclear how the demo vehicle was sold before its time at the dealership was up, but we imagine that the folks involved just didn’t know what it was. Regardless, it certainly wasn’t the customer’s fault, if nothing else.

We’ll have more crazy stories like this to share soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Bronco Sport news and ongoing Ford news coverage.

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Written by Brett Foote

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. If it had been me as the customer, I would of said sure, you pay me the price I paid plus tax, title & plates and $5,000.00 inconvenience fee!

  2. Bill Ford praising Joe Biden‘s move to re-join Paris climate agreement, he’s just another trust fund baby who has no idea what the average citizen goes through every day just to survive

    • I’m an average citizen and I’m extremely happy we rejoined the Paris Climate Accords and more impressed the someone like Bill Ford would throw his support.

      It helps to be at the table when the world is setting standards with or without you. Turns out, you have to actually be there to ensure America’s interests are catered to…

    • The average citizen isn’t struggling because of the Paris climate agreement. They are struggling because of years of policies that have made financial mobility far more difficult, among other things.

      Who convinced you that we shouldn’t do anything about global warming? How did they convince you that their profits are more important than the health and well-being of our fellow humans?

      Despite the misinformation out there, the PCA does not give China or India an advantage over the US. Just the opposite, every signatory has agreed to concrete and time-restricted climate goals.

      I don’t expect that you’ll do even the most basic research to confirm what you’re saying. I fully expect you to ignore this so you can continue to be ignorant and angry at whoever Republicans tell you to be mad at.

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