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Here's how to get a discount (possibly worth thousands) on your 2021 Ford Bronco

The Bronco will have over 200 accessories available from launch.

Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Company

Everyone wants to get a good deal on a new car, even if it's the Ford Bronco and Bronco Sport. When demand surged in the wake of the unveiling of the 2021 Ford Bronco earlier this week. fears for massive dealer markups weren't far behind.

Like most every new car sold in the U.S, the Ford has set a MSRP (manufacturer's suggested retail price) for the Bronco, but it's really merely a suggestion. The final cost of the model comes down to how much the dealership you purchase from is willing to let it go for. It's a haggling process the majority of Americans hate. They'd rather clean their toilet than deal with it.

2021 Ford Bronco four-door The Bronco comes in two- and four-door variants, and Ford offers the Bronco Sport. Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Company

Buyers may have a not-so-secret weapon for fighting those markups: Ford's X-Plan. Basically it's a friends and family discount scheme and there are others like it from nearly every automaker out there.

The X-Plan is also known as the Partner Recognition Program. It's offered by both Ford and Lincoln. Those who qualify are company employees, retirees, spouses, and other household members as well as a select list of Tier 1 suppliers, business partners, and fleet partners.

There's also an option for shareholders of 100 or more shares of Ford stock who have owned them for the last six months (shares closed at $6.80 each on July 17).

If those options for getting a discount don't apply to you, there's one more option: the Mustang Club of America. The most basic tier of club membership costs just $25 and after six months, you'll gain eligibility to gain your own X-Plan PIN. There's plenty of time between now and the time the Bronco begins arriving at dealerships to gain eligibility.

The X-Plan offers no-haggle pricing. To determine the final price of a vehicle, Ford and Lincoln use a simple formula:
Dealer Invoice Price - (0.4% * Dealer Invoice Price) + ($275 Administration Fee) = X-Plan Price

This formula could save you thousands off the sticker price (and eliminate the dreaded back-and-forth with salespeople) of a new Bronco or Bronco Sport.

If you're into reading the fine print of the X-Plan, you can click over to the Ford Partner site here.

Click here to see the pricing and trim levels of the 2021 Ford Bronco and Bronco Sport.

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Ford offering limited edition colors for 2022 Ranger Splash

The Ranger Splash will be offered in three limited-run colors.

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During its time off the market in the United States, the Ford Ranger remained a popular utility vehicle in global markets. In other markets, the truck is offered in unique special editions, such as the Ranger Raptor and Ranger Storm, but the options in the U.S. are limited. Last year, Ford announced the return of the Ranger Splash, a funky version of the truck that roamed the streets in the 1990s. Today, the automaker outlined another Splash edition, this time to be produced in limited quantities with special color options.

Ford will offer three colors for the new Ranger Splash Limited Edition: Snow Edition, Forest Edition, and Sand Edition. The colors will roll out one at a time "every few months," according to Ford, and the package will add $1,495 to the Ranger's price tag.

Ranger Splash Limited Edition The Snow Edition is based on the Lariat trim, but the other two are based on the lower XLT model.Ford

The Lariat Ranger Splash Snow Edition features a gray paint color with black exterior trim and a unique grille design. Inside, the truck carries ebony leather upholstery with ash gray accent stitching and carbon touches. Ford says it will produces just 750 Splash Snow Edition trucks, with availability starting in spring.

The XLT Ranger Splash Forest Edition (pictured above) comes with Forged Green exterior paint and red grille accents. The interior offers black cloth upholstery with ash gray accent stitching and carbon accents. Just 500 Forest Edition vehicles will be produced, with availability starting in summer.

Ranger Splash Limited Edition The colors will roll out every few months in 2022. Ford

The third and final truck in the series is the XLT Ranger Splash Sand Edition. It gets Desert Sand exterior paint, dark exterior accents and red grill "nostrils." It also gets black cloth upholstery with ash gray stitching and carbon accents. The Sand Edition will debut in fall with a run of only 500 trucks.

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