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Ford F-250, Ford F-350, Ford F-150, Truck
#193 of 542 Re: 2006 f 150 bugs out? [facowetribe]
Jun 16, 2005 (8:47 am)
This is just my opinion. I have bought three brand new trucks in the past 4 years. A Dodge, A Chevy and, most recently the Ford F-150. I only bought the Ford because I needed the extra space behind the seat and, because it was the only one on sale when I needed to buy. My last truck was a Chevy Silverado and by far the smoothest riding of them all. If I had a choice of all three with the same or close to the same price, I'd buy the Chevy. *
#194 of 542 Leather Sport Seats, Captains Chair
Jun 21, 2005 (6:03 pm)
I went to Ford.com last night to build an '06 F150 with the leather captains chairs, sport seats. Although I tried hard with various options ( including XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, various wheelbases, etc.) I just couldn't get the leather seat option to be available. What package do you have to buy to be able to select it? One would think that you could order leather in any XLT. (I had seen these seats on an F250 over the weekend and they were fantastic.)
I did see that on the F250 build to order program, you have to buy a sports package for $1200 or so composed of chrome tube step rails, monochrome front bumper, etc. to be eligible (?) to select the leather captains chairs for $700 or so.
#195 of 542 Good Deal in Texas?
Jun 25, 2005 (11:20 am)
I've got a dealership in Georgetown, TX offering $10,000 off of MSRP for all Supercrews. That get's me a $40,000 4x2 King Ranch, w/moonroof, 3.73 limited slip, power rear window, trailer tow package and reverse sensing system..for $30,000 + ttl and fees. I know my XPlan is $34999, so it's 5k below that. I know there are some rebates out there, but they aren't offering anything but the 10k. Just curious.
Jun 27, 2005 (5:48 pm)
I think that the Ford F150 option packages as seen on Ford.com defy logic. For example, take the XL package. If you like the XL package but really feel that on a wide truck you should have power windows you can't get them. You rather have to step up three grand or so to an XLT. For the 3K upcharge you get basically the power windows and locks and a rug on the floor. Thats a lot of money for power windows.
Or, say you want leather sport seats. Well, OK, but you have to check off the "flare side box" first. However, maybe the buyer doesn't want the high school "look at me" flare side box but does want leather sport seats. Sorry. Maybe the buyer wants a full 8' box and leather. Sorry.
OK, say you want a Supercab to put some stuff inside and an 8' box. Hold it, big boy. That additional foot and a half of box (8' vs. 6.5') is going to cost you about 3K! Sure, about $1200 of that is in a payload package (extra coolers, etc.) but what do you get for the $1800 difference? Just 18" of box.
Here's the sweet spot. Having run some numbers I think that the sweet spot on the F150 option list is to order a STS version (same nose as the XLT but 2K less) which is about 1K more than an XL and get the 5.4 V8 for $895 extra. The rationale for the big engine besides being more fun is that you get a more robust tranny thrown in for the upcharge. Go with the 6.5 styleside bed unless you are 18 with an affluent father. Then, take the seats out to have leather put on them locally. (Bill Ford doesn't give you the choice.)
I think that young Bill is being a bit tricky with these options and it is costing him some sales. I for one resent having to spend 3K on power windows/locks when they really are a necessity these days in a full size cab. I feel that it is foolish not to let middle aged, company owners buy an F150 with leather sport seats/captains chairs without forcing them into a Flareside box.
#197 of 542 Re: Ford Option Packages [blckislandguy]
Jun 28, 2005 (11:53 am)
The discounts on the American trucks & SUV's is pretty incredible right now. My local dealer was advertising $9,000 off Lariet 4WD's. Another dealer was advertising 25% off every F150 in-stock.
#198 of 542 Looking to Buy 4x4 SC
Jun 29, 2005 (11:41 am)
First let me thank all of those who post messages and replies...they have been extremely helpful to me in my search of a new truck. But, I need some help. I am looking at a 2005 STX 4x4 SC. I have the X-Plan and with rebates Im at $21,934.83 (MSRP $30,410) but, they say thats the non-negoitatble price due to Xplan...The truck is at a large volume dealer with over 50 trucks very similar on the lot. Do you think I could do better? Is it true that even though this truck has a build date of Jan and there are multiple simlar vechiles that I cant get lower than this becuase of X-Plan??? Thanks in advance, Im a young and first time buyer but weary. ANY advice would be greatly appreciated-
#199 of 542 Help on price for F350 Dually King Ranch
Jul 02, 2005 (5:19 am)
A local dealer (there are many Ford dealers in my area) is quoting me a 2005 F350 Dually King Ranch which is loaded and stickers for 52,670 for 9,000 off of sticker plus Tax Tital and Freight (freight is 795 does that sound right?). I'd like to know if that price could be sweeter than it is. It's funny one dealership I talked to told me that they will not match the Chevrolet pricing, another told me they were the only ones participating, and yet a third told me that since they would have to go to another dealer to get the truck they were not coming down off of sticker very far.
Long story short what is the best price I can expect to pay?
and how much is frieght usually?
#200 of 542 Re: Looking to Buy 4x4 SC [menmyjp]
Jul 02, 2005 (7:05 am)
That's about 28% off sticker on your deal. Can't see it getting much better that that. I'd go ahead with it.
#201 of 542 Its all BALONEY!
Jul 02, 2005 (6:41 pm)
We've heard all the buzzwords....sticker price, invoice, dealer cost, etc., etc. Its all Baloney. When the dealers offers you a $3,000 rebate, and an extra $1000 cash back, then act like they are giving you the truck, its all an act.
I have a son-in-law who is a contractor, and he recently built a new dealership for a local dealer. After the job was done, the dealer was so pleased with the work that he offered my son-in-law a new King Ranch at the dealers true cost. Are you Ready???? This King Ranch stickered a little above $43,000. The son-in-law wrote out a check for slightly over $27,000!!! Folks, that's a $16,000 mark up! Yup, Detroit and its dealers are crying all the way to the bank on these big pickups and SUV's.
#202 of 542 Re: Help on price for F350 Dually King Ranch [ike4]
Jul 03, 2005 (11:18 am)
My local dealer is advertising $50,000 MSRP F350 dually diesel's at 9500 off the MSRP plus another 3000 off for the Ford rebates, plus another 3000 off in other misc. rebates if you qualify for them. Shipping is 850.