Strange, got the message below trying to access the x plan site.
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Only thing I could see was on my account page showing different membership number than I actually have. It also didn't show the exp date of membership which mine is good till 2014.
Even though I did do the join, entered the current member number and expiration date, shows wrong member number, what now?
Just joined the site and learned of the X-plan through MCA. So if I understand correctly, I need to wait for a physical card to be sent to me through the mail. This is what I take to the dealer?
A salesman at my local dealership is denying me use of the x-plan. He says that, while they do honor the X-Plan, he claims that I am ineligible on the basis that I'm not an "employee" of MCA.Did you know your MCA Membership can save you thousands of dollars? MCA Members, click here to see how!
He uses the logic that while some banks have the X-plan, it only applies to their employees, not their customers (apparently meaning I would be considered a "customer" of the MCA). He then bolsters that by pointing out that when you log into the fordpartner.com website with the MCA-provided "Partner Code", it greets you with:
.Welcome, Mustang Club of America
As a Mustang Club of America employee , you are eligible to participate...
He stated that if I was an employee, it would be valid.
I replied with a "I'll need to check on that..."
Is there some concrete reference that I can point to my eligibility for this? Despite not being an "employee"?
It seems pretty obvious to me that if it was "employees only", you wouldn't be providing the code to all members (as that would be a violation of the agreement with Ford).
Last edited by Nicht Sehr Gut; August 3, 2011 at 11:52 AM. Reason: typo - "illegible" should have been "ineligible"
@Nicht Sehr Gut, did you get an answer to this? Is there something else we need to inform the dealer about?
A few things have occurred to me though...
1) I checked the "X-plan Rules". It repeatedly refers to "employees" throughout the document, but has one section which also refers to partnerships with organizations where members are mentioned as eligible, the MCA was not one of them (under Proof of Eligibility).
2) The post here displaying the "partner code" specifically states:
3) Many members of the MCA having been using the X-Plan across the country, apparently without any controversy.Ford and the Mustang Club of America have teamed up to offer Ford's X-Plan pricing to MCA members!
When I mentioned that MCA gives this to it's members instead of/in addition to employees, the salesman repeatedly stated that he "never heard of such a thing" (despite the member-based partnerships specified in the rules).
When I pointed out my generated PIN from the the fordpartner site and the last four of my SSN should prove my eligibility, his response was that anyone could get a hold of a code and generate a PIN from it. Yeah...Didn't appreciate that one...
Also, it didn't dawn on me at the time, but the printed page he gave me from fordpartner.com (the one that referred to MCA Employees) had to have been generated from someone with an MCA partnercode. That means someone at the dealership KNOWS that MCA members are specified as being eligible.
Honestly feel more like walking than speaking with them again...
I believe the evidence (mostly) on my side, I would just prefer a show-stopper reference that would end the argument before it gets started.
Nicht Sehr Gut,
Did you contact MCA about this?
I would like to know their position on this issue. It doesn't seem right that other members can get it and you can't.
Can or did you try another dealer?
I did find this on the Ford Partner site here: https://www.fordpartner.com/partnerw...tner_rules.htm
In the "Overview Section" on the first page it states: ..."The New Vehicle Purchase Program (X-Plan) also known as the Partner Recognition Program, is offered by Ford Motor Company to the employees, retirees, spouses and other household members (driverís license required for proof of residency) of selected Tier 1 suppliers, business partners, fleet partners and special organizations having a unique relationship with the Ford Motor Company.
The key phrase here is "other household members" and "special organizations". MCA certainly qualifies as a special organization, and since I am not a employee, retiree, spouse, I do qualify as "other household member". A little ambiguous perhaps, but still qualified (IMHO).