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#219 of 521 price I paid last week for a F150 XLT 4X4
Sep 26, 2005 (1:54 pm)
I just picked this up Wednesday. An 05 F150 XLT 4X4 with a few options. I knew someone at the dealership who helped me negotiate. I think I did O.K.
Here's the sticker:
Price Information MSRP
STANDARD VEHICLE PRICE $30,785
2005 MODEL YEAR
TAN PREM CLOTH CPTNS CHRS
PREFERRED EQUIPMENT PKG.507A
5.4L EFI V8 ENGINE 895
ELECTRONIC 4-SPD AUTO O/D
3.55 RATIO LIMITED SLIP AXLE 300
7200# GVWR PACKAGE
JOB #2 ORDER
TOW & GO STD 4
FRONT LICENSE PLATE BRACKET
BLACK PLATFORM RUNNING BRDS 250
ELECTRONIC SHIFT-ON-FLY 160
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS SYSTEM
POWER MOONROOF 995
TRAILER TOW PACKAGE 350
PREM CLOTH CAPTAINS CHAIRS 300
PWR DRIVER SEAT 285
TOTAL VEHICLE & OPTIONS 34,320
DESTINATION & DELIVERY 795
TOW & GO DISCOUNT STD 4 -1,245
TOTAL SAVINGS ($1,245)
TOTAL MSRP $33,870.00
EMPLOYEE PRICE $28,615.00
CASH BACK ($1,500.00)
FORD FAMILY PRICE $27,115.00
After that I took advantage of the $1,000 Financing credit. Then they took off $2,800 in holdback/factory to dealer incentives.
TOTAL MSRP $33,870.00
TOTAL PAID $23,315.00
#220 of 521 reverse sensing
Sep 26, 2005 (2:12 pm)
I learned how wonderful the reverse sensing system is on my 2 week old F-150 over the weekend. Backing out of a parking space, looked first (of course), suddenly BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP! Stopped and saw a Nissan Sentra that had started backing up from the other side. She must not have looked, becuase when she turned her head toward me, she had a real surprised look on her face. Had it not been for the system, I'm sure we would have hit. If anyone is wondering if the system is worth it or not--it is!!
#221 of 521 Re: reverse sensing [uga91]
Sep 27, 2005 (1:39 am)
Reverse Sensor is worth its weight in Platinum! One weekend morning at home, I started up, put it in reverse and got a continuous tone from the Reverse Sensors. I checked all my mirrors and didn't see anything. What the heck?? I had just walked behind my F350, 4x4, Crew Cab, Long Bed 15 seconds before, so I knew there was nothing behind me. Yet, that little voice in my head said "No! Don't go!!."
Got outta the truck to look and almost wet my pants! My then five-year-old son had wiped out on his scooter directly behind the truck and was now sitting on the driveway behind my bumper starting to cry because he had scraped his hands and knees. When I said "Goodbye" to him a few moments before, he had been on the sidewalk 50 ft. away. Yet there he was, on the ground behind my 6800 lb truck!! I couldn't have seen him from the cab even if I was in the back seat looking out the rear window.
This was three years ago, and I still have the occaisional "what-if" nightmares about it. I am extremely grateful I bought that option.
#222 of 521 Re: reverse sensing [wpalkowski]
Sep 27, 2005 (3:15 am)
Wonderful example. Thank God everything worked out!
#223 of 521 Re: reverse sensing [uga91]
Sep 27, 2005 (9:09 am)
I have them on my (soon to be ex-) 250 and am a firm believer that they should be REQUIRED equipment, you know, like tires...
I just bought a Titan and it had to have reverse sensors as well. I haven't had a close call quite like yours, but just knowing you have that extra protection is peace of mind.
The "danger" of having this though, is that when you drive vehicles without it, you have to make a mental note of that to yourself. For example, when I drive my wife's Envoy, I have to continually remind myself that it doesn't have it (that is, when I'm backing up). You CAN get conditioned with this.
Oct 05, 2005 (12:49 pm)
Anyone special order a F150 4x2 ? How long did it take to build?
#225 of 521 Re: Great deal on '04 FX4 crew cab [area123]
Oct 14, 2005 (8:16 am)
'04 F-150 SUPER CREW......Looked and looked at dealers.....wanted too much for my pocket..found with a private owner with only 17,000 miles....had to sale...included esp extended warranty....offered 19,500...he took it.....got a great deal....try buying from private owner....you may do better alot....better... I love my truk..!!
#226 of 521 Ideas on selling an '03 F-150 XLT 27K miles
Oct 26, 2005 (11:35 am)
Any ideas on how I can sell this truck? I owe $22K on it, and with the way prices have been falling on trucks I'm not sure how good I'm going to do.
#227 of 521 Re: Ideas on selling an '03 F-150 XLT 27K miles [smartbomb]
by kyfdx HOST
Oct 26, 2005 (12:43 pm)
You might try posting your question here:
Advice on selling your car
I'm sure you will get lots of advice!
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#228 of 521 Re: Ideas on selling an '03 F-150 XLT 27K miles [smartbomb]
Oct 27, 2005 (10:01 am)
Hi. I recently sold my 04 f250, super clean, super good condition, ridiculously low mileage. In short, a real cream puff. Honest. With gas prices going up up up I knew it would be tough sell, although for the life of me, I never understood it when a potential buyer would try to talk me down in price and cite gas prices as the reason why. I would just tell them to go look at Aveos and not 250s if they were wanting to save money on gas! If you're in the market for a 250, or any truck for that matter, you aren't necessarily looking for high MPGs.
Anyway, I digress. I would say that if you can, sell it yourself. Get it cleaned up and run a nice add in the paper. Don't cheap out on the add. Include a picture if you can. I wouldn't bother with Ebay or Autotrader. I tried in those places and while I got one or two lame responses, it simply wasn't worth the expense. I did, however, to my surprise, get inundated with calls from other companies wanting to broker or consignee the car, meaning that for a fee, they would sell it for me. No thanks. That might be a nice service, but as far as I could tell, it made distance between buyer and seller a factor, and when you're having a hard time selling a truck in today's market, you don't need that.
What worked great for me was to park it in front of my friend's parts store. Lots of traffic in the store and out front on the main road. Eventually a contractor happened by, liked what he saw, and called me. You see, I had targeted contractors as the likely buyer of my truck, not some average joe who just wants a truck to have a truck. (Know your customer!) We eventually struck a deal. Did I get the best price. Not really. Was I happy anyway? Yes.
Lastly, some obvious stuff. Don't overprice the truck. Forget KBB or Edmunds. Like it or not, real or imagined, I think gas prices have had a detrimental effect on the price of trucks. Patience is the other factor, and maybe the most important one now. If you wait long enough you'll get your price, or something you can live with.
One other thing. I did take my truck to Ford dealers, and also Carmax for the heck of it. Their offers were virtually identical, but the important thing here is that they were several hundred dollars more than the dealerships were I was seeking to buy a new truck (nissan). That surprised me, but just a little.