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Ford F-150, Ford F-250 Super Duty, Truck
#13 of 26 Need advice on Truck purchase?
Oct 12, 2002 (8:00 pm)
I am finally going to make the change from car owner to truck owner. I have narrowed my choice down to either a F-150 Super Crew or a F250 Crew Cab. I have family who are car dealers,so I can purchase at auctions. I am planing on spending around 20k. I have seen both of these models in 2001's with the Lariat package in my price range. I will mostly use the vehicle for normal daily driving. I do plan on using the back seat often, to transport my two Girls 12yrs and 2mos (car seat). I do mostly City driving,going to work,dropping the kids off at school,Mcdonald's,Grocery Store,etc. The Truck bed will mostly just be used for the normal home owner, Home Depot runs, and occasionally hauling a motorcycle. I am a big guy at 6 foot 260lbs. So a good comfortable seat is a plus. I have never owned a FORD product before, let alone a Truck. So any advice would be help full.
#15 of 26 I had the same question 3 years ago
Oct 13, 2002 (3:37 pm)
I opted for the F250 SC 4x2 xlt 5sp 4.10LS rear.
I know for sure that I made the right choice for me. The interior is larger (alot wider) than the F150, better exterior look in my opinion. (has a look of a 4x4 even though its only a 4x2).
It does not ride as smoothly as an F150 and the 5sp is a little clunky in shifting compared to a car or smaller truck. (However you can't even get an F150 with the 5sp 5.4L).
I check my mileage every tank, and thus far I'm averaging 16.2 mpg in mixed city/highway driving.
While not as fast as the V10, I don't tow much or often.
#16 of 26 $37,000 for a Harley Davidson pickup?
Oct 15, 2002 (6:29 pm)
P.T. Barnum was right.
#17 of 26 Both Length and Width are Criteria
Oct 16, 2002 (6:08 am)
I have a '99 F-150 extended cab. I really wanted a crew cab and need the full-size bed, but the F-250 was too wide for my garage without folding in the mirrors.
When I buy my next pickup, I would prefer a Ford, but whatever I buy, it WILL be a crew cab with a full-size bed - and one that fits into my garage. Now if the next F-250 gets power folding mirrors like some of the new GMCs...
Oct 16, 2002 (6:38 am)
You know, I've never considered the width of the Superduty's when trying to go through a typical 8' wide garage door. I always put mine through the 16' door on the garage, but have never tried the 8' door. I may do it sometime just to see what you're talking about. Hmmmmm, I wonder if the dually fenders will go through.
Oct 16, 2002 (5:32 pm)
Well, my summer house has a 10 foot garage door, but my in-town house has the traditional 8 footer. I have about 2 inches clearance on each side with the mirrors sticking out. I tried a Superduty before I bought the F-150, but it wouldn't fit, even though a GMC Sierra 2500 would.
So I'm waiting for folding mirrors, plus probably 4 wheel steering, before I replace my current truck. And I'm really thinking of considering a diesel, now that they have decent performance.
#20 of 26 Ford X-Plan??
Oct 17, 2002 (7:36 pm)
Not familiar with the X-plan mentioned in post #5. Does anybody have the particulars on what this is? Am suddenly in the market for either an F150 SuperCrew or 250. Was driving a 00 F150 Extend Cab until Monday - totaled in a head-on collision with an 18 year-old racing his Dodge Neon (believe it or not). (Can testify to the insurance institute's concerns about off-center collisions. Had I not lifted my left leg before impact I wouldn't have walked away.)
Oct 18, 2002 (2:34 am)
Sorry about the loss of your truck. Glad you were able to walk away. Looks like a B-pillar in crew cab would make a lot of difference in cab integrity. How's the Neon driver?
The X-plan is Ford's purchase discount program for companies/organizations that have business relationships with FoMoCo. Part's suppliers, and other vendors to Ford are included. Check with your employer. X-Plan allows you to purchase vehicle at below msrp - usually dealer invoice +4%. THere's no haggling, they can't tack on any other costs, and you're usually still eligible for rebate and financing deals. Makes buying easy. It allows you and immediate family members to buy up to four vehicles per year.
Basically, if you're part of X-plan participating organization you apply for a Personal ID # (PIN). Then you go to Ford dealer, identify yourself as X-plan purchaser, then see if dealer is willing to sell you/order you a vehicle on X-plan. X-plan doesn't apply to certain high demand vehicles like T-Bird. When you finalize purchase/order you give PIN # to dealer and you're all set.
I bought my F350 on X-plan. I'm a member of the Experimental Aircraft Assoc. - don't ask me why, but for some reason Ford made them X-plan participant. I joined for $40, got my PIN and ordered truck. Unfortunately too many people took advantage of EAA, so now you have to be a member for year before you can get an X-plan PIN. Ford also recently had a Friends & Neighbors program going, I think if you owned a few shares of Ford stock you could get an X-plan membership. Not sure if that's still going on though.
#22 of 26 Is this for real?
Oct 25, 2002 (5:47 am)
Edmunds has listed for the 2003 Harley Davidson edition:
Are we talking $5k less than double of MSRP? It is a truck right?