I got a letter yesterday from the dealership where I bought my pre-owned X last year. They are saying that due to special manufacturer requirements they need to buy back several Explorer XLS's by Sept. 27th. So they want me to trade in my X for any new 2004/2005 vehicle. It struck me as odd that they listed my vehicle specifically, not just a generic term like "late-model fords". I am wondering if any of you guys have ever heard or seen anything like this? Is it legit? I mean does FORD actually require dealerships to buy-back certain vehicles or is it just a ploy by the dealership to get me to buy something more expensive? I highly doubt that my 2000 base model XLS is in that high demand. Thanks for any input you fellas might have. Oh yeah, I did a search and saw something a guy posted back in April that sounded similar, which is what got me thinking that this might just be a ploy.