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Ford F-Series Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • just_focusjust_focus CincinnatiPosts: 29
    Rick:
    You can look at this forum and form your own opinion on the ecoboost. As far as used I just bought a new XLT 5.0 and got over $11,000.00 off sticker. I believe since this is the last year for this model you will be hard pressed to find a better deal on a used F150 with low miles. I am getting 19mpg with mixed driving with my truck (1600 mi)
  • ohenryxohenryx Posts: 285
    Your first problem is that you're looking at the Eco. The Eco costs $1,095 more than the 5.0, and right now there are more incentives available on the 5.0. I found the difference to be about $2,700. Which made me choose the 5.0.
  • Hey thanks for the posting. I was excited about the 3.5L Eco-boost for towing my new 32 foot RV travel trailer but now rethinking that with the 5.0L v-8.

    Does anyone know what engine can tow 6,500 lbs and get the best fuel economy and the most power for the buck / price?

    What engine and gear ratio do you think I should get?

    What year Ford F150 truck would work best?
  • ohenryxohenryx Posts: 285
    I used to pull a 9,000 pound fifth wheel travel trailer. I used a Ford F250 with a diesel engine. While it is possible to pull a 6,500 pound travel trailer with a half ton pickup, I would not do that.

    But you're probably going to do it anyway, so ....

    If you get the 5.0 V8, then you want as much gearing as you can get. Which would be the 3.73 gears. If you spend the +/- $2,700 additional for the eco-boost, then that becomes much less important. (The turbo charged engine has much more torque at lower RPM, making steep gears unnecessary.)

    Check out this web page:

    http://www.ford.com/resources/ford/general/pdf/towingguides/13flrv&tt_f150.pdf
  • Hi, I am looking to buy my first truck and I'd like it to be a basic, low-end, slightly used F150. I would like to get a decent idea of what prices I should negotiate for if buying from a dealer.

    Basically I'd like the bare minimum of a F150 with a bit of warranty remaining. Other than that, I am just looking to spend as little as possible since I have only very basic needs in a truck or (or vehicle to begin with).

    Thanks,

    David
  • $11k off list?!?!?! That's great. Which model? and where?
  • First, thanks to all who participate on these forums. What a huge help you have been to me when I look to buy a vehicle. The tip on internet auction has saved my family hours of aggravation and $1000s off price of Honda and Mazda cars, and the eco boost F150 discussion moved me to the more reliable and cheaper 5 L V8.

    Anyway, sales price for new 2013 F150s in our Saturday paper are in the $11k under MSRP range. Rural upstate Elmira NY; Simmons Rockwell "with Ford credit and trade assist" has a list that fills 1/2 the page with supercabs and crewcabs. 3 examples: crewcab XLT 4x4 MSRP $41, 885, asking $30, 999, Lariat Crew Eco MSRP $56, 425, asking $43, 999, supercab 4x4 MSRP $39, 300 asking $26, 999.

    List seems too long to be a scam I think, but have never dealt with this dealership. Planning to run an auction for
    2013 crew cab in January. If history is a guide, should get another $1k off the advertised prices.
  • MSRP for the Lariat is $55, 325... my fat fingers...
  • xyg4xyg4 Posts: 1

    Are the discounts listed before tax, tag and title?

  • Just got a supercrew xlt with convenience package for 27500 OTD, MSRP 37300, roughly 10k off. No trade in rebate.

  • hackattack5hackattack5 Posts: 315

    I am a little confused on Edmunds true cost to own. I think the system is flawed. Take my new f150 that Edmunds says is going to depreciate $19,909 in 5 years. It also says that total cost to own will be $53,547 to own for 5 years. Then I look up a 2008 f150 (5 years old) plug in my model 75,000 miles and Edmunds says its worth $12,954. well my math says that a truck that I paid $27,000 (big rebates) really cost me $14,046 in depreciation in 5 years. That is almost a $6000.00 difference. I think the true cost to own should have a spot to enter for rebates.

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 29,792

    True cost to own includes finance charges, insurance, maintenance, repairs.. etc, etc, etc... not just depreciation.

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  • just_focusjust_focus CincinnatiPosts: 29

    I understand that but is the $19,909 that Edmunds predicts my 2013 F150 will depreciate in 5 years starting with the sticker price if the truck? In my case $38,000 if it is then it is a flawed system because Ford and Chevy give $10,000 rebates where Toyota only gives $2000 rebates so of course the Toyota will when on depreciation. In real life I only paid $27,000 for my $38,000 truck so if it depreciates $19,909 like Edmunds says that means in 5 years my truck is worth $7000.00? I don't think so brother. The Edmunds way is depreciating money that I never spent in the first place. I just think to get the true depreciation you should subtract rebates from the price or have a place where the researcher can plug in a real price paid. That would get the true cost of ownership.

  • saratogastevesaratogasteve San Jose, CaPosts: 19

    I've been mulling over my choices for a new full size pick up. I currently own a 2004 F150. The Chevy/GMC trucks caught my attention initially, but they'd had so many recalls they don't even bother to advertise them of late and the incentives just aren't there. Then I focused on the Ram trucks for their gas milege with the V6 model getting 25 mpg. Then I open the paper the other day and see a local Ford dealer offering a new 2013 Super Crew 4x2 XLT at $16,000 off MSRP. This was a price leader (one only) and I'm not even sure if I qualify for the long list of incentives - but it showed me Ford has fallen behind or just built too much inventory to still have 2013 models sitting on their lots. If I purchased a new 2013 F150 at $16,000 below MSRP, I'd be paying less than what I paid 10 years ago for a similarly equipt truck. I'm thinking the lower mpg is no big deal if I'm saving several thousand dollars.

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