It is a lariat and ur correct on the blue book for my area. it does have 2 door dings that i can use for leverage. the truck was financed at 20,985$... and then theres 1700 tax plus warranty and fees...
i will also see if the egr cooler and oil cooler are covered.
should i hold out for a king ranch? what are the main differences?
i was planning on converting to an all black 08 leather interior anyways...
The only real difference in the King Ranch vs the Lariat is the leather and badging. I personally love the saddle leather of the King Ranch's which is why I went that route. If you're planning on replacing the interior with an 08 black leather interior then it really doesn't matter which one you get. Otherwise, the KR and Lariat both came with the FX4, upfitter switches, brake booster, etc, etc, the only real difference is the leather itself and the badging.
Definitely check to see specifically what the warranty covers. Here's a general list that you should make sure are included:
Glow Plug harness and control module
Power Steering Pump
Those are the big ticket "will go wrong" items on the 6.0's that may or may not cause you problems over the years. If you're wanting to go with an aftermarket straight pipe exhaust or any type of tuner that will more than likely void your warranty so it's something to take into consideration as well.
If not all of those are covered (head gaskets, injectors, FICM, Oil Cooler and EGR cooler specifically) I'd lean towards not getting the warranty as those are the most prone items that'll set you back financially.
Look at it this way you can replace the head studs, head gaskets, EGR delete, stand pipes, exhaust, etc, etc, etc to basically make the truck as bulletproof as possible for anywhere from $5k - $8k (parts quality depending) so if you're already going to drop $2,500ish on a warranty it may be worth it to forgo the warranty and just drop the cash to bulletproof it yourself (which some of the bulletproof items can void your warranty).
Some people like the piece of mind that a warranty comes with, but if it doesn't cover the major components that are prone to problems then it's just a waste of money.