Those affected by the devastating effects of Hurricane Ida may be eligible for disaster relief from Ford Motor Company. According to a newsletter sent to dealers yesterday, the U.S. automaker is now offering Ford employee pricing to those in affected states looking to replace a storm-damaged car, truck or SUV.
The program extends Ford A-Plan rates to “residents of the state of Louisiana who suffered verified total loss or damage from Hurricane Ida on August 26, 2021.” A-Plan offers the best possible discount among the different types of Ford Plan tariffs, with prices well below the bill on a wide range of models.
Most Ford and Lincoln models are eligible for assistance, with the exception of specialty models like the F-150 Raptor. A closer look reveals that in-demand models like the Bronco Sport, the Mustang Mach-E, and the new Maverick truck are eligible. Certain model year 2022 vehicles are eligible, which may be useful given a shortage of inventory.
To get the discount, you will need to show your insurance claim form to a participating dealer before the program ends on January 3. Dealers seem to have the option to opt out, so you may need to find one willing to extend the discount. Due to the markups and high prices we’ve seen, your results may vary.
Confusingly, while Ford’s official bulletin says the offer is limited to Louisiana, it also says the program is available to residents of Atlanta, Houston, Memphis, and Orlando. If you would like to take advantage of this offer, we recommend that you check with your local Ford Dealers for full details and to confirm your eligibility.
Ford’s incentives are currently heavily favoring recovery aid after nearly all discounts were removed in June. As a result, it can be one of the best ways for trade-in buyers to replace their storm damaged vehicles. In a recent surprise, Ford cut interest rates on the F-150 to 0% APR for 72 months for Labor Day.
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