Up until now I wouldn't buy anything but Ford (for daily drivers) but that may change. I don't drive trucks or suvs. I'm like millions of other people I drive a car so I can get more than 12 mpg. I never considered an SUV until they said they were going to build a Bronco.2 years from now I might not need or want a Bronco.Agreed. Dealers over customers is not a great business model since there would be no Dealers w/o customers. How rad would a "roadmap" of dealer allocations be? I mean I've flown to Idaho and driven 7 hours home to save a few thousand on a vehicle because our local dealers think they have a captive market. I sure as hell would fly within at least a 12 hour drive or so to pick up a Bronco. Think of the business it would bring to dealers who don't have a large customer base (I presume all are allocated already). I mean if they allocations were evenly spread to all dealers rather than by dealer size what a financial boom for some smaller dealers. As it stands we have no way of knowing allocations country wide. For 99.9% of us our local dealers have not shown us any loyalty by giving us priority so why should we be loyal?
Also on the bright side, this is giving extra time for other makers to catch up with the features that are making the Bronco so popular. I know we have some Bronco die-hards in here but I am by no means some Ford fan boy come hell or high water. If Toyota had the features that I'm jumping ship for I'd go Toyota all day every day. They have had almost a year already to put an amazing 4Runner or FJ on paper and at least for the 4Runner it is already long overdue, so who knows.
Dealers are scum plain and simple.
I'm not buying the rhetoric attempting to defend Ford, they screwed up and don't help themselves with the lies.