Well, I sent an email to Ford, which they responded to with some canned "we appreciate our customer feedback" type response. So, I responded to that with a "No canned responses, please" inquiry, as to whether or not they condone the price gouging by their dealers at a time of slumping sales. Here was their response: Thank you for your follow up email. We regret the circumstances that have prompted you to contact us. Excellent dealer service helps us maintain our customers goodwill. When that service is not satisfactory, we appreciate being advised so the information may be forwarded to the appropriate department. Feedback helps us keep dealer sales performance at the highest possible level. However, Ford and Lincoln-Mercury dealerships are independently owned and operated and as such, set their own prices for vehicle sales. To locate a Ford or Lincoln-Mercury dealership, please visit www.genuineservice.com. You may also obtain Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Pricing (MSRP) for the model and option configuration you are seeking through our Brand web sites. Simply select the site for the model you are interested in, and you will be able to configure and price the vehicle of your choice: If you have any other inquiries or concerns, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to address them for you. Sincerely, Melissa Customer Relationship Center Ford Motor Company [THREAD ID:1-2SKPW1] -----Original Message----- Sent: 3/15/2006 05:10:50 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Ford Motor Company Hi Anitha, No offense, but this is just a boilerplate response you have sent me. I was looking for specific answers as to the situation with Ford Dealers gouging on the 2007 Shelby GT500. For clarification, I have provided a link to current eBay listings of the Shelby GT500 for your review: http://search.ebay.com/shelby-gt500...trefZC12QQfromZR8QQfsooZ1QQfsopZ1QQsacatZ6001 All the listings are bids for the amount the buyer will pay over MSRP. Looking forward to your response.