Every thread goes like this, these days.
How about people in Ottawa, Virginia Beach, Littleton, etc.... not worry about a dealer in Kentucky. Not likely to affect your lives!
Who knows, maybe they're using it as a demo car and selling it as such.
Most people who want to buy this car, and who have to sell it, need to drive one (and properly) to see what it's all about. I would want to test one out if I were buying, and I'd want my salesman and the service techs to know how the car normally behaves.
OP, that's quite cool that you got to try it out. I agree, I should stay away from it or I'll find my Focus so mundane, I'll have no option but to trade up!