I currently lease a Ford F150 and my lease is ending next month. I have a deal in place to lease a Ram and I was looking to possibly trade or sell my F150 as part of the deal.
When my dealer called Ford to get the buyout, they made him call my original Ford dealership. The dealership wouldn’t call back. I eventually got them on the phone and the finance department told me that within the last three months of my lease I was wasn’t allowed to trade or sell my truck. They gave me my buyout but went as far as to tell me that “if i would trade my truck, it would make a whole mess.”
• Has anyone encountered this?
• Is Ford just saying this to try to get my return business or get my vehicle back in inventory?
• Would there be any negative consequences for me if I found a dealer that wanted to buy it?
Thanks in advance for any insights.