Understood.Yes. But no dealer would voluntarily participate in that if it means they would lose a sure ADM by selling the vehicle to someone else. Can/will Ford require a dealer to participate and if they can't, will they give a dealer an extra allocation just for the transaction. Since its a car they never would have had otherwise, the dealer wouldn't be loosing out on an ADM.
However there's 2 issues going here:
1) A limited Edition GT500, which as we know is hard enough to come by new as opposed to other S550's that are more readily available.
2) ADM - the kicker.
Again, I don't know if the OP paid any ADM.
When it comes to a RAV Buy Back, there isn't Dealer participation per se, the RAV process is at the Ford Corp level, not Dealership. The RAV process has no bearing on if a Dealership can or will receive future allocations of LE vehicles - IF an allocation that they sold ends up being a Lemon, that was out of anyone's control.
The Dealership after a sale and if a Lemon Claim presents itself is again only the facilitator between the Owner and RAV with paperwork and either collecting the existing collateral after a refund OR collecting the existing collateral and transferring ownership of a new vehicle if a vehicle replacement. The Dealership does not partake in any of the Ford RAV discussions, worksheets or any other part of the Lemon Law process between the Owner and Ford RAV.
The ADM, the Dealership pockets from the start. It's their (not Ford's) added line to the Window Sticker. It also doesn't matter if the Dealership is allocated 1 or 10 LE's and applies ADM to 1 or all, Ford doesn't have control over what a Franchise Dealership does with respect to adding ADM to the MSRP on any vehicle, let alone LE's. A Lemon also should not affect future allocations if the Franchised Dealer sold with the ADM markup, MSRP or below MSRP. If a Buyer is willing to pay MSRP PLUS any ADM over MSRP, then unfortunately that was their choice and not forced by Ford, by anyone's hand or salesman tactics.
My understanding regarding allocations is based on Dealership Sales volumes (prior years), meeting/exceeding certain internal Ford sponsored metrics and geographic location (which can affect volume).
The problem with ADM is, folks outside of this forum (meaning those who aren't on the internet or do research) are not educated about ADM's and many don't realize it's not a "Ford" markup at all.
If anyone who has paid ADM on a GT500 OR GT350/350R and has gone through a Ford RAV Buy Back - the biggest question is:
Were you able to recover the ADM and if so, how? I know there is a fella in the GT350 forum who was made aware that ADM was not recoverable.... So share the knowledge from genuine experiences or facts.