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?