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  • emaleemale Posts: 1,380
    here is what is supposed to be in the trailer tow group (according to ford's web page). i'm not sure what the radiator upgrade actually means but i'd imagine it means a larger one...

    Class III Trailer Tow Group $350.00
    - 7-Pin Trailer Wiring Harness
    - Class III Frame-Mounted Hitch Receiver
    - Heavy-Duty Electrical/Cooling Package
    - Heavy-Duty 72-Amp Hr Battery
    - Upgraded Auxiliary Transmission Oil Cooler (5.4L Engine)
    - Super Engine Cooling (Radiator Upgrade)
    - Heavy-Duty Shock Absorbers
  • wehttam1
    Glad to see you got that all straighten out. I'm real close in ordering mine and when I saw that, I wasn't crazy about the additional cost for the 5.4. I don't plan on towing as others folks recently had indicated but still plan on the 5.4. At a couple MGP less than the 4.6 and at 12-15k miles a year 130-150 more for gas isn't all that bad....

    Also what is it w/ ford radios?!!!, Our copmany has pretty much all fords, from rangers to 350's and all the radios heat up big time.....At least there finally addressing it.
  • I have seen a post that the horse power rating on the 5.4L was upgraded to 300hp. can any one confirm that
  • I ordered my Screw/lariat 2x4 on 2/22 on the X plan w/ 5.4L, LTHR CPT CHAIRS, 3.55 LIM SLIP,Sliding rear Win, Trailer tow PKG,. The total under the X plan was 25,972.00. I called the dealer on 3/5 to add the bed ext to the order. the truck had not been built yet so there should not be a problem. I stop in at the dealer on 3/9 to see if the truck had any kind of delivery date. Looking at the the new print out the sales rep said the price had gone up over and above the bed ext price of 166.00 by 200.00 he said it looked like when they added the bed ext they reordered the whole truck and the increase had shown up. The dealer Mng. said they would take care of the 200.00 after they take delivery on the unit.
  • bwexler1bwexler1 Posts: 6
    Anyone out there know if the 5 spoke cast aluminum wheels are an option or standard? My screw came with the chrome wheels and when Ford called for the follow up, they said the 5 spoke was an option. I've seen some stickers lately that list them at no charge.' What's up? I went through internet sales and got A plan through a Ford rebate so I wasn't too picky at the time.
  • emaleemale Posts: 1,380

    according to the ford web site, the 16 incher cast aluminum wheels are indeed a no cost option. however, the 17 incher cast alums are extra cost and require the off-road group as well.
  • Rich:
    Thanks for the story on your choice of the QC. You should probably have it by now.

    I had actually priced the QC from a friend who owned a DODGE dealership. He only promised 2.5% over invoice. A dealer my employer works with had the $100 over invoice deal. My friend said, "If I ordered, I would be price protected on the rebate but not the finance rate". The other dealer disagreed. I got scared!

    I sold my trusty Explorer for $4700 (about $200 more than I expected to get) and bought the Screw. I took delivery on March 3, and only have about 500 miles on it. The dealer sold me the truck with it "nearly full" and 113 miles on the odometer. I have yet to empty my first full tank of gas. I can only guess what my MPG was on that first tank (it appeared to be 12.75), I'll try to behave with this new toy and keep my right foot off the floor (hopefully I can get the low end of the EPA ratings).

    I ended up paying $25,195 (off the lot) with 6.9% financing @ 60 months (through Ford). Original sticker was $28,480. No disappointments yet.
  • mmcapmmcap Posts: 1
    I am fortunate enought to be able to purchase a Screw through the X-plan. Having never done this before, I understand the pricing relative to the A-plan, but I want to know if the dealer is going to try any last second add-ons? I thought I read somewhere that the X-plan price is the final price (plus tax). Can anybody confirm this? Should I expect other charges to be included on top of the X-plan price.

  • emaleemale Posts: 1,380
    i looked every place i could think of, but didn't see anything relating to a bump in horsepower to 300hp for the 5.4l installed in the supercrew. keep in mind that ford does install a 300hp 5.4l "32v" v/8 in the upscale lincoln navigators; and also will put it into the lincoln supercrew knockoff (blackwood) later this year. it appears for now that the 32v 5.4l is not being offered in the supercrew, but i suppose that could change. i'm sure that engine would bring a hefty premium!
  • pghs68pghs68 Posts: 5
    I used the X Plan to purchase my Screw and thought I had the cost figured to the penny but...
    the dealer added "Consumer Services" at a cost of $395. I asked what it was for and was told (after a little prodding) that it was for the discount coupons ($2.00 off oil changes, etc) that came with the purchase of the truck. They told me that every vehicle they sold included this cost for consumer services. This may be just a local custom or it may be nationwide, I don't know. Although I told them I'd rather not have the coupons and keep the $395, I was told that wasn't possible. Other than that, all other costs associated with the purchase were as expected. It just left a little sour taste in my mouth. I mean, here I am paying 27M for a vehicle which I'm more than happy to do, and then I come away feeling like I've been taken for $395. Not a good way to do business. At least the dealer could have let me know up front. Before you buy, I'd ask your dealer if you will be paying for any "Consumer Services" or similar type program.
  • I would check with another dealer may be in another county about the customer $395 service charge sounds like a bunch of bunk to me. If you read back on some of the past logins I think you will find no mention of this so called charge. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!
  • davids1davids1 Posts: 411
    Man, you paid 27 Million for your truck. Wow!
  • roman numeral M is for 1000 same as 27K
  • erherh Posts: 7
    I've noticed in most of the posts where engine size is mentioned the large majority favor and recommend the 5.4 over the 4.6. To those thinking of buying a -Crew and can't decide which engine to choose I'd like to offer little different opinon.
    I've owned my -Crew for nine months and am very pleased with the power and performance of the 4.6.
    In fact it was one of the things I made up my mind on very early in the truck buying process.
    When I first started shopping around (I didn't want to order because of the wait) for this truck almost a year ago I found that most of the dealers had in stock trucks with plenty of options that I didn't want-Lariats, two-tone paint, leather, captain's chairs, etc.. I finally found an XLS in the color I wanted with the 4.6 and only had to settle for one option I didn't want.
    So, my advice is hold out for what YOU want and not what the dealers have or what everyone else is getting.
  • emaleemale Posts: 1,380
    why not just order what you want instead of letting the dealer decide for you...
  • parman4parman4 Posts: 6 company needs me to acquire a pick-up.
    5-1/2' bed is fine for hauling our equipment and towing capcity meets our needs on the S-Crew. Since it will be personal vehicle as well, need 4 doors for the kids.

    QUESTION? Our normal area is Connecticut to Delaware, however we also go to upper New England about 1 - 2 times a month.

    How critical is 4wd vs 2 wd on S-crew when driving in the winter weather i.e:
    A) Slushy / Icey highway
    B) Snow covered highway
    C) Deeper Snow say 4" -12"

    I have a budget to work with and the approximate 4K adder for 4wd could be offset with alot of accessories and ammenities by going 2wd.

    Any thoughts or recommendations, especially from those in heavy winter areas?

    Need to know asap as I have to go out for bids.

  • rtantonrtanton Posts: 10
    I have an uncle that is an engineer for Ford and has said that the X Plan is an option for me. What is it and what kind of savings am I looking at?

    I'm interested in a 2001 Screw 2WD XLT.

    And is anyone here putting child seats in the back seats of these trucks? How is the space? It has to be better than the king cab of my -95 T100!

  • ralphg2ralphg2 Posts: 1
    I just signed the papers for my new S-Crew tonight! Had to order it though since the dealer has already sold what's coming in. The salesman is going to try and locate one for me so I can get the truck sooner.
    Does anyone know if I can expect to pay a fee if he does locate one at another dealership?
    I've also noticed posting here on the X-Plan, A-Plan, etc...what are those plans? I feel that I got a great deal at $380 over invoice. Has anyone done better?
  • lullman1lullman1 Posts: 15
    I also ordered my Truck, Screw King Ranch, Paid just under invoice by a couple bucks. No A,X or any other Ford plan. Find the right dealer.
  • connonconnon Posts: 52
    I paid $1500 less than dealer invoice for my King Ranch. Yes , the Aplan works.
  • cjl1816cjl1816 Posts: 2
    What are these x-plan and a-plan that have been referenced? thanks in advance
  • connonconnon Posts: 52
    I believe the A plan is for Ford employees and their immediate family, Z plan is for Ford retirees, surviving spouses and family and the X plan is for Ford supplying vendors . know with the A-Z plan the participating members family is allowed up to 4 purchases per year and must keep the vehicle for at least 6 months. This eliminates profiteering from the plan. Ford also watches closely for signs of abuse.I know of one retiree who lost his plan priveleges for life for making deals with a crooked dealership.
  • alexrod1alexrod1 Posts: 7
    parman4, I live in Ct (by US sub base), and currently drive a 2wd Lariat '99 F150 Flareside. Big mistake! 4-5 inches of snow and I get stuck or slide all over the place. Even with 8-60lb bags on the bed. I'm trading it in for a 4wd with ltd. slip, 2001 Lariat SCrew, ordered last month. I'm losing a bit of money on the trade ($15,700 for my truck with 24,000 miles) but I just know that I'll feel a lot secure driving during severe weather.
    Good luck friend!
  • parman4parman4 Posts: 6
    Thanks for the input folks...

    Appreciate the insight and will plan accordingly.
  • bwexler1bwexler1 Posts: 6
    paid 1700 under invoice... located a dealership having a $5000 rebate off msrp on every screw and super cab in stock. usually dealers offer only 1-3trucks at that price but this dealer had every single f150 (except lariat) in stock on sale for 3 days! Lucked out...
  • redkonaredkona Posts: 4
    I just purchased a 2001 F150 screw with a 5.4, captain chairs, skid plates, towing package, sliding rear window. I love this truck and I am very glad I got the 5.4. I want to protect the bed with some sort of liner. I have heard people say go with the spray on bed liners while others say the plastic bed liners from ford are ok. Does anyone have any advise on this? I do alot of hunting and fishing so things will get put in the back plus I live in NH so I could also carry alittle salt and sand in the winter.
  • gregntx2gregntx2 Posts: 5
    I bought my F150 Super Crew (4x4) Lariat with big engine about 6 months ago. I absolutely love it. Only bad thing about it is the gas mileage (13.5) Since I use it on the Texas gulf coast, I got the spray-in bed liner and had it "rust proofed". Last time I got excited about a vehicle was in 1964 when I brought a Mercedes back with me from Germany.
  • rtantonrtanton Posts: 10
    Someone please explain the limited slip axle for me. Does it increase traction on slipery ground? Kind of like Posi-traction on GM vehicles?

    Man! From the sounds of some of the buyers here in Town Hall, there are some dang schrewd truck buyers out there in the world! Great going guys. Thinking about going to the dealer to look sof rmy future Screw gives me heartburn. Anyone know a good dealer int he Fayetteville/Raleigh, NC area?

    Thanks guys...

  • redkonaredkona Posts: 4
    gregntx2 Did you get the rust proofing from the dealership? Did you mean the truck was rust proofed or the bedliner was? I have limited slip in my truck and love it. I was able to get all of my options for free. My truck just alittle over invoice. The truck rides better then most cars I have been in. I has been the car car I have ever owned so far!!
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