Saying it is shady to not give away the profit in the Mav you control for free now that hybrids are sold out, is like saying it is shady for someone to keep $5k profit on a stock you control. Double tax occurs whenever cars are resold whether you keep it one month or 5 years.Sure, 100% agree with you on this part: " 1) You could buy or finance the Mav in your name then sell to someone else. But this creates a double sales tax and registration situation and less profit for you "
That assumes someone besides the dealer actually OWNS the truck already, and they can certainly do whatever they want with it at that point. It's the other 2 alternatives where you are trying to pretend you have leverage to exert over the dealer and make some $ you aren't entitled to without ownership.
Telling people not to walk away, not give keys back, and not "give back" 5-10k in value is what sounds shady and not realistic. If you merely ordered a vehicle, then chose not to complete the sales contract and pay for the vehicle specified on the order- you got nothing to bargain with and dealer can do what they want with truck at that point as you have no say in how they dispose of it- even if they add ADM that you think you should share in somehow for doing nothing. Correct me if I'm misreading your posted options somehow.
Yes, the thread was about shady dealers, but it seemed more geared towards calling out proven gouging specific dealers did more than a general complaint rant against all dealers. I could be wrong.