mstang said:I don't know if Canadian dealer code format helps to explain the U.S. dealer codes.
Our dealer codes are five digits and have had the same format back to the '60's at least.
Our Dealer Code is "A1096" which breaks down as follows:
"A" - Franchise - "A" reflects Lincoln franchise with Ford or Mercury (pre 2000) or both
"B" is Ford
(all Ford of Canada dealer codes start with "A" or "B")
"1" - Region - 1 indicates Central Region - generally Toronto area and Eastern Ontario.
(can be 1 to 8 - eight different regions across Canada)
"096" - Dealer Identifier - no specific reason for exact number
Sometimes there is a "C" added before the Code to indicate Ford of Canada
Some systems add a "0" before the Dealer Identifier to fit different system structures
Over the years, the Ford of Canada has fluctuated between 500 and 700 active dealers.
Steve see my earlier post. The Western Canada dealers somewhat followed the U.S. format for dealer code with the DSO followed by a four digit numeric (vs one letter alpha, three digit numeric).
masergt said:A couple from Western Canada (DSO B6):
Metro Ford Sales Ltd.
Calgary, AB Canada
Hanson Garage Co. Ltd.
Cranbrook, BC Canada