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#390 of 540 just bought 2008 f-150 super crew
Dec 29, 2008 (6:34 am)
sticker was $32450. Paid $20098. This was a Texas/Oklahoma edition with the chrome package. Interior is pretty basic, but the outside looks fantastic with the running boards and chrome bumpers. This was at Billingsley Ford of Ardmore in Oklahoma. Dealership didn't even put up much of a fight. They had the price of $22500 after rebates. Told them I wanted to pay no more than $20k and they came back with the price above. Very easy. The interest rates aren't that good right now, but I'll refinance in a couple months.
They also had a 2009 Nissan Titan crew cab, stickered at $30500, for $19900 on the window. I couldn't believe that price either.
#391 of 540 Re: just bought 2008 f-150 super crew [hdfanatic]
Jan 05, 2009 (6:57 pm)
Anyone know what Ford plans on doing on incentives post Jan 5, 2009? I haven't heard or seen anything, anyone in the know please expound! Thanks in advance.
#392 of 540 09 F-150 Platinum - WOW!
Jan 07, 2009 (5:38 am)
Last night the Platinum I ordered in Sept was finally ready for delivery and I traded in my FX4. I thought I'd share my first impressions.
Short story, the Platinum is a WOW! vehicle.
Both trucks are 4x4 5.4L screws - the FX4 was a 5.5' bed and the Platinum is a 6.5' bed.
Let me start by saying I really, really liked my FX4. Good truck, very reliable. Liked the styling. Served its purpose as daily commuter and weekend hauler, with an occasional journey to the hunting grounds. Having said that, I find the Platinum better in every way.
I've read where some feel the 09 isn't enough of a new model, but I have to disagree. When I showed up at the dealer, my Platinum was parked between an 08 F-150 and an 09 F-250 - I thought it looked more like the 250. It's hulkier, with more 'shoulders' and a tougher look. It also feels like a more substantial truck. I really like the updated design cues. Also, at least with the Platinum, the chrome on the tail lights blends in nicely.
OMG is the interior nice. (FYI, my 05 had cloth interior.) The materials are top notch. The leather is butter soft. In fact, my wife, who happens to drive a brand new BMW 3 coupe commented "wow, this leather is nicer than my car!" Also, the buckets are much nicer, they feel like they hold you and support you SO much better. LOVE the extra space in the back and the flat floor with the seats folded.*
The 6 speed trans makes a HUGE difference. Smoother and quicker. I occasionally felt the 5.4 was a bit underpowered with my FX4, but the 09 doesn't feel that way. It is VERY smooth though, so much so that if you aren't watching the tach and speedo, you might not realize how quick it is. BTW, I got the 3.73 limited slip as - when I need it - I want my truck to be a TRUCK. Don't believe some reviews about the F-150 being underpowered - it might be on a dyno, but not on the road.
The Sony-SYNC-Sirius audio-NAVI is without a doubt the nicest I've ever used. I think its well worth the $2400. Why? Its not only excellently designed, its all integrated. For example, you can sync your bluetooth phone with your cell phone, download your phonebook, select a number, lookup the address from the number, and chose it as a destination on the navi. Then the navi will watch traffic for you and direct you around tight spots. The 700 Watt Sony sound is very, very good. Another cool thing that blew me away, you can receive a sms text message and have the system READ IT TO YOU! And, of course, you can do all this with voice commands (which I admit I haven't mastered yet.)
The tailgate step is awesome, the side steps are great, the stowable bed extender is excellent and the cargo management system is sweet. And, of course, the retractable side steps are so bad ss!
I got three. A remote start - yes, on a Platinum without a problem, a spray in bedliner and a trifecta bed cover. Can't think of much more I could really add. Of course, is a Platinum, so already comes with lots of goodies.
Only a couple of things I don't love. First of all, couldn't find the tire jack and neither could the dealer! Second, with *the Sony system there is a large subwoofer under the smaller rear seat - meaning the entire floor isn't flat. That said, there is still a ton of room in back. And the deep bass is worth it.
Again, all in all, I'm very happy. Oh, btw, my fully loaded Platinum was a pretty good deal too. Paid just over 41 on a truck that stickered at 50, once all the incentives were applied. They also gave me a fairly reasonable trade allowance for me 05, although I did have to eat about $1000 on it.
#393 of 540 09' Ford F150 Regular Cab XL MSRP $22,035
Jan 07, 2009 (8:22 am)
I am on the hunt for a Ford 150. There doesn't seem to be too many if any at all 08s in stock in the Philadelphia area. The prices I am given on the 09' F150 Regular Cab XL 4x2 with MSRP of 21,395-22,035 ranges from $16550-$19,769. What would this particular vehicle go for in this market? Has anyone purchased recently a base model? Thanks.
Jan 09, 2009 (2:56 pm)
To get the best deal on any new truck. Always remember these things.
1. Know exactly what you want prior to walking into the dealership.
2. Have a reasonable expectation of what the vehicle is worth by research.
3. Pick out a vehicle in stock
4. Be courteous in your negotiation process
5. Actually be willing to buy the vehicle you were looking at.
6. Dont waste any ones time, including your own. If you want a truck buy a truck.
FORD TRUCKS HAVE EMPLOYEE PRICING UNTIL 1/12/09
GET THEM WHILE YOU CAN!
#395 of 540 Re: Best Deal [capguy87]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Jan 10, 2009 (4:17 am)
This sounds more like the directions to keep your salesperson happy.. not how to get the best deal..
#396 of 540 Demo Discount
Jan 18, 2009 (6:21 pm)
What kind of discount would i be looking at for an 2008 F-150 Screw / Lariat/ 4x4 that is a demo with 8k miles on it? Vehicle is new and can this discount be in addition to what Ford is currently advertising, i've heard .20 cent per mile?
#397 of 540 '08 F-150 FX4 extended cab
Jan 19, 2009 (7:40 pm)
I'm looking at a brand new, 2008 F-150 FX4 extended cab, No leather interior, but loaded up pretty nice. Sticker is $36,000 and they're offering it to me through the commercial "truck center" for $26,000. I ran a few rough estimates on the value of the truck after I hit 1,000 miles (roughly a month after owning) if I were to buy it. Retail would be $25,400 and private party is in the $23's....
What should I offer them?
#398 of 540 Used F-350Lariat 14752 miles
Jan 24, 2009 (5:01 am)
So many post on the F-450 that are not good!. Hope some one has some good new for F- 350 , has the same 6.4 motor like the F-450 any problems anyone!!!!!
Jan 24, 2009 (6:45 am)
I'm looking to purchase this truck it is a 2008 with 14752 miles on it .