He may be new and/or just incompetent. MBUSA is, indeed, a little sensitive about exporting, but that's not only in Florida. In fact, I recall a document that prohibits exporting the vehicle for 90 days following the purchase (I haven't the foggiest how they would enforce that), but I've never heard of financing being "required".I figured as much. That seems absurd, and I was almost in shock when the salesman told me that. His exact quote was "I can't sell you the car cash because of exporting reasons. You would have to finance at least half. To pay cash you have to be a local resident and even they have to jump through hoops".