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#578 of 1265 2001 Price Increase....
Mar 12, 2001 (8:29 am)
I'm not exactly sure what happened, but when I went in to order the truck, the dealer and I sat at the computer, configured the truck and came up with the $630/$800 price for the 5.4 option. That was on 3/5. Then, when the dealer entered that same build configuration into the ordering computer on 3/7(to place the order), the 5.4 option showed up as $1300/$1550 along with a $200 increase on the base price. They called and informed me of the price increase. I was pretty upset because I had put money down on the vehicle before the "price increase" and felt that I should not be penalized for their mistake of not actually ordering the vehicle at the time I put money down. Anyway, to make a long story shorter, it turns out that the original configuration was missing the Offroad Group option (which I had requested originally), so they had to re-enter my order. This time, the 5.4 option was back to the $630/$800 price, However the base price was still $200 more than the original price quote. I had a conversation with the GM and she is going to talk to the Ford Rep today about the $200.
I think what happened is that when the $200 price increase for the base was entered into Ford's computers, somehow (through user entry error or some other system error) the 5.4 information for the f150 regular truck was applied to the SuperCrew. My truck was ordered while the error was still happening, then the error was identified and corrected, so when they re-entered my order, the information was correct. It happens. I'm just glad that I didn't accept the "price increase" when they informed me of it, otherwise I would be paying more for a truck that would be missing an option that I really want.
Mar 12, 2001 (11:01 am)
anyone else here have an in dash cd player that occasionally quits working and says "cd too hot" on radio monitor? well i do, and apparently ford has a fix for this. local dealership has ordered me a new radio/cd player. apparently the newer ones have a built in fan to keep the unit cooler.
btw, anyone here ever notice a popping/crackling noise from underneith the vehicle while it is running? mine does this all the time but is only truly noticeable if i pull up along side a building with the engine running and my window open. local dealership gave me some bullcrap about truck being new...hummm!!
Mar 12, 2001 (5:34 pm)
imo, the gas mileage difference between the 4.6/5.4l is negligible, especially with the 4x4 version. however the power and torque difference is substantial! when you are shelling out 30k or more for a vehicle, why not go for the 800 bucks extra 5.4l? i'm certainly glad i did, and i haven't towed a damn thing, yet!
btw, anyone else seen the new "king ranch" edition s-crew? while at the dealership today i spied one in the showroom. not bad! the seats are leather and have a sort of old school look and colour to them. from what i could tell, even the back seats were individual buckets. there is a center console front and rear which is also covered in leather. two tone paint treatment is a tad different than the regular s-crew. only thing missing was a sunroof...
#582 of 1265 King Ranch Edition
Mar 12, 2001 (6:23 pm)
I just took delivery 4 days ago of my KRE and I love it. So does my wife and kids and anyone else who has ridden in it. Ordered mine and it took 7-1/2 weeks to arrive. 500 miles on it and love it more every time I get in it. I did get the moonroof. Seats are awesome w/heat. Only vehicle that i've ever driven that I had to move the seat foward. So much legroom w/ the seat back and the pedals foward I barely touch them and I'm 6'-2"
Mar 12, 2001 (6:49 pm)
which exterior colour did you get? the one i saw at the dealership was green/arizona beige and was pretty sharp!
Mar 12, 2001 (6:57 pm)
It is petty sharp looking in my driveway. Estate Green /Arizona Beige.
#585 of 1265 Radiator Controversy?
Mar 12, 2001 (7:51 pm)
Anyone on this bulletin board aware of a controversy about the radiator size installed on Screws with the Trailer tow package. I was on the F150online.com Screw bulletin board and I noted several references that several owners were dismayed that they had only gotten a 1 inch radiator instead of a larger radiator in their tow package option. When I purchased my truck with that option I thought it included the class three hitch, wiring harness, auxiliary transmission cooler, larger size alternator and larger amp. battery. I was not aware of any difference in the radiator. If this is true that we were to have a larger radiator and did not get it I will be dissapointed. I would appreciate any feedback on this subject. I looked at my radiator and all I can see is a sticker with a number and bar code. Will this identify the radiator size?
Mar 12, 2001 (8:06 pm)
here is what is supposed to be in the trailer tow group (according to ford's web page). i'm not sure what the radiator upgrade actually means but i'd imagine it means a larger one...
Class III Trailer Tow Group $350.00
- 7-Pin Trailer Wiring Harness
- Class III Frame-Mounted Hitch Receiver
- Heavy-Duty Electrical/Cooling Package
- Heavy-Duty 72-Amp Hr Battery
- Upgraded Auxiliary Transmission Oil Cooler (5.4L Engine)
- Super Engine Cooling (Radiator Upgrade)
- Heavy-Duty Shock Absorbers
#587 of 1265 2001 Price Increase....
Mar 13, 2001 (6:49 pm)
Glad to see you got that all straighten out. I'm real close in ordering mine and when I saw that, I wasn't crazy about the additional cost for the 5.4. I don't plan on towing as others folks recently had indicated but still plan on the 5.4. At a couple MGP less than the 4.6 and at 12-15k miles a year 130-150 more for gas isn't all that bad....
Also what is it w/ ford radios?!!!, Our copmany has pretty much all fords, from rangers to 350's and all the radios heat up big time.....At least there finally addressing it.