If I were you I'd spend some time on the various forums and get a feel for the '11s.
Lot of griping about the first year trucks and not nearly as much on the '12s. Lots of '11 folks with trannys they aren't happy with.
I find that Ford quality is mediocre and the service to get problems taken care of to be...painful.
It would take a LOT of money to make me put up with the grief that a lot of folks with '11s have had.
Not to say that many haven't had a lick of trouble, but for those who do, it's a nightmare.
Think hard about how much you are saving and how much you'd be willing to pay to let your truck sit in the shop a lot. Or have unresolvable tranny problems.
Also to consider if it's such a great deal, why is it such a great deal? Is the guy getting out from under a headache?
Just sayin. UR money, but if it were me, I'd be thinking long and hard about the value of saving some coin on a first year truck.
As to ride, I thought mine rode pretty good the first few weeks I had it. But it got worse pretty quickly. Leveled and King shocks and it rides better than ever.
2012 F350, 6.7L Diesel, 4x4, SRW, Crew Cab, Short Box, Loaded, Ingot Silver
Detroit Truetrac, Icon leveling springs, steering damper mounts, King reservoir shocks and steering damper, Ultra Predator 22x10 and Nitto Terra 325/50R22 (35"s), H&S Minimaxx & Gearhead, aFe 5" SS w/ muffler, Leer XL, LineX, Titan 50gal, Airlift bags and wireless.