If you want a MY 2022 Mach-E, order one by Friday, April 8th at 9pm PST, which is when the order books close.
It should be fairly straightforward to find a dealer that will sell you an ordered car for MSRP; some may even take X Plan (2% off MSRP + $275 admin fee). The Ford site shows each dealers ADM. You may have to use incognito mode to test different dealers.
At MSRP, these vehicles are below market pricing. I wouldn’t be surprised if you could drive one for a year and break even, or even come out ahead, especially after the $7,500 federal tax credit. Ford will likely reach 200K sales Q3 2022, and if that’s the case, the full tax credit would be good through Q4 2022. Note IRS rules state you cannot claim the tax credit if your intent is to immediately resell the vehicle.
It’s looking like the base, zero option 2022 Mach-E Select I ordered in December 2021 will take about 6 months from order to delivery.
While you can order through Ford.com, you may want to reach out to the dealer first to confirm they will actually submit the order before the deadline.
Ford doesn’t pass on the tax credit on leases; better to purchase.
You can get X Plan with a Mustang Club of America membership ($35 Digital or $50 Standard). Confirm with dealer that they accept X Plan first. Requires you to be a member for at least 90 days before you can get a PIN.
Ford offers a balloon finance with option to return keys at the end of selected term 36 or 48, so essentially a lease and you get to claim the $7500 on your taxes. Has good APR and a $2500 additional credit if you take ford balloon finance but horrible residual so most probably will have equity at lease end.
+1 on this. Especially in NJ. Ordered a GT back in December just before the 2k price increase.
Amazingly, it arrived on March 1st. 64k MSRP (62k was order price). Between 7.5k Fed rebate, 2.5k options rebate in this area, extra 2k off on order deal, and no sales tax in NJ, I am into it for about 50k total. I have already rec’d offers from a couple of the typical online buyers for 65k and 66k.