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Old 04-27-2013, 06:20 AM
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Thinking of getting a 6.7L ...

Good morning everyone.

As some of you might know, I have a gas 2012 F250 regular cab, 2WD. Just bought a boat, expecting it to weight from 11k-12k lbs, maybe a bit more for future extra gears. That's why people over boat forums suggested me to get at least a 3/4 T diesel for the extra tow power (spec shows a 1500 lbs improvement over a gasser). Also, get a 4x4 for steep & wet dock.

Now I of course like the idea of getting a new truck, or even a new used truck. Who doesn't, right? Problem is, after reading and thinking, I would only go with the newer 6.7L for a number of reason, including its quietness! And these don't come for cheap!!!

I checked one 2011 F350 CCLB Lariat, loaded, but with 150K miles, @$32k plus fees, total ~$35k. Some of you here recommended against it for too much milage.

I went last night to check out another one, 2012 F250 CCLB Lariat too, only 7k miles, listed for $56k, sale price @ $53k. Came in the dealer, they said max, Max, MAX they can do is $48.5 plus fees, OTD ~$53.5. Take it or leave it kinda deal.

Same dealer, since it's late (9pm) and he seemed like wanting to make at least one deal for the sale guy, also offered one of the brand new 2013 F250 CCLB, but XLT trim. Sticker's MSRP for this one is $56.5. He brought it down to $49.5k, minus $3.5k rebate to be $46k, OTD ~= $50.5k.

Now a new one is a $3k cheaper, but the used one is a Lariat vs XLT. In either case, if I trade in my truck, it's only $15k (bought it 1.5 year ago for 38k OTD, dawn it!!!). So that's lots of money to be spent on an expense of that *$!(#@ boat. Hahaha.

3rd option is: I was also thinking of keeping my F250 for now. I've got a load distributing kit that I can use for towing the boat. So if I just tow locally here (15-30 mins max), or be extra careful for mid range trips (1 hr or less), I could survive this summer, save up and maybe I can buy a used 2013 next year. Would lose more on my trade-in for sure. But at least I can see if I really like towing the boat, and a CCLB is actually a true NEED, not a WANT!

Oh does anyone know if I can rent a diesel truck somewhere for my occasional long trip?

Thoughts, advices?

Thank you

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Old 04-27-2013, 06:34 AM
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You are not too far from these guys. Check out their inventory and prices online. Those prices including all rebates.
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First off 4x4 is a must. I have always had 4x4's. I have been at the lake were every 2wd could not tow there boat and trailer up the wet launch ramp. Were I helped out and had them hook up to my rig and pull there boat up to the parking lot. It great to have the front tires up out of the slime.
Now I've had four 4x4 gasers a Hummer and now a 4x4 diesel. The 6.7l is a monster. it makes towing so easy and stress free. I can go up just about every grade at 1400 rpms at 65 mph in 6th gear. And pass every slow truck in 4th with power to spare. The cool part is if you slow down or pull off. To get going again just hit the gas and your up to speed. You don't need to mod these trucks. 400 Hp and 800 ftlb of Tq is what the modded rigs tried to get in years past. It all about the Toque. Good luck on what you do. But you won't regret getting a 4x4 diesel the first time you pull with it.
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First of all, I didn't see my signature yet. Do I have to do anything?

Yeah I know getting one would make a different. My gasser is pretty slow towing my dump trailer right now too (8-10k lbs).

JSolve. I checked out their stocks and it seems they have better pricing at a first glance. Not sure how much room they can usually have for negotiation. 5-10%? More? Less?

Nhi
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I am inserting this link of a local dealer ship here (NC) just for reference. Every truck on the page are new Lariats. This particular dealer gives the MSRP and the bottom line price. As you can see new trucks around here are selling anywhere from 7-12+K off of MSRP.

Search New Ford Cars and Trucks, Doug Henry Ford Tarboro, NC Serving Greenville, Rocky Mount, Wilson, Williamston, Raleigh, Eastern North Carolina
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That's a lot.

The dealer just called me back, lowering the used 2012 cclb lariat w 7000 miles to $45900. That's another $3000 from his lowest last night. I think that's his lowest.

So tempting. I'm bored of white though. All my cars & trucks have been white.

Nhi
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A couple days ago you said your budget was $30k....
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Didn't anyone ever tell you what BOAT stands for?
Bust Out Another Thousand!
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Now I know, big time.

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A couple days ago you said your budget was $30k....
That's what happens when you go shopping. You can hardly stay within your budget, especially when you see something newer, better looking etc.

I originally checked out 2008, in $20-$25. So when I saw the 2011, in $32k, I thought I would push a bit more for a 6.7. It's so quiet, looks nice inside (lariat), and much more fuel effiencent then mine (19 mph vs 13.8 mph).

But it's 150k miles, so I kept looking. Hahaha.

So either I keep mine for now till next year, or it has to be a 6.7L, lower mile.


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