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|06-19-2019 05:36 AM|
I am holding off to get the new 10-speed xmsn, and cast billet pistons. With those upgrades there has to be a significant upgrade in HP and Trq for 2020. I want to hold off to late 2020 model year or even wait for a 2021.
Wife is pushing hard for me to buy a 2019, it is so tempting. I acknowledge the safety in buying a trusted and tried engine and xmsn. I got burned when I bought the new 2003, I love the xmsn but so dislike the sick.0. I do not what to have to fix, band aid, or live with another untested engine.
Then we have the issue of going for a F-350 or buying the hose, the F-450. I have a 5th wheel which will be upgraded in three years, and I know that it will be bigger and heavier than what I have now. Pin weight is already 2300 lbs.
Decisions, decisions, decisions. What am I to do???
|06-18-2019 09:58 PM|
Originally Posted by Jasonburrwc84 View Post
|06-18-2019 08:00 PM|
So I just couldn't do it. I couldn't leave Ford. I sold my 2012 and bought a 2019 F350 Crew Cab long bed from Tim Dahle Ford. I fly out and drove it back over 2K miles home. I saved a ton and he had the exact truck in stock that I wanted. Here are a few of the things I like / dislike / and I’m not sure of.
I LOVE LOVE the 48 gallon fuel tank The entertainment system seems more responsive and all the cameras come on quicker. The multiple cameras are great....a big help when pulling in tight spaces. For whatever reason the air is cooler than my 2012 ever was. The long bed seems to tow smoother. Love the autolocking tailgate. Transmission seems to shift smoother. 2012 shifted rough when it was brand new.
My deleted 2012 was more powerful and got alot better gas mileage. No a big fan of the new door handle design....just feels cheap to me.
The aluminum bed just feels like it will not hold up. When you close the tailgate it feels extremely light.
All in all I love the truck. Hopefully this is a proven powertrain that will last a long time. Thanks to everyone for all the feedback.
|06-03-2019 10:06 PM|
Buy the 2019, let some one else be the guineau pig. I picked up a 2018 at the in June of 2018, King Ranch fully loaded every option for $68,500. Find a good dealer that is willing to work with you. Through the local dealer I was able to get better pricing than through Costco or a local farm co op buying program that is supposed to be great. Shop around. Good luck, I have had mine for a year as of today. 22,000 miles and I lover her still.
|05-29-2019 06:08 PM|
I always buy the leftover stock of the prior year. I bought my 18 CCSB 350 Limited for $63,000 plus a 10% sales tax in September 2018. (I am Canadian but converted it to USD at the purchase dates exchange rate). I ended up saving about 18,000 CAD and got a soft tonneau cover and mudflaps included. That is the way to get the best deals. On my last 3 trucks, I saved 17-19K off of sticker on each truck. I don’t care what year I have as long as it’s mine from day 1.
I would never buy a new truck in the first year of a powertrain overhaul. The one reason I went with the Ford, former Dodge guy, is because the tranny and 6.7 has been out a while.
That’s just me though. I buy a truck every 5yrs cause I mile them out. (Work has a mileage max in place)
|05-29-2019 05:51 PM|
|Necks8907||I just picked up a 2019 on Friday. Was looking solely at Lariats and a buddy sent me a platinum a dealership had discounted big time so I wound up with it because it was only about $2,000 more then Lariat. Find you a good deal on a 2019 and snatch it up!|
|05-29-2019 03:29 PM|
|HeavyAssault||Considering the recent pricing incentives, X-plan pricing, and any other pennies you can dig out the 2019 would be a sweet buy.....until Ford drops the 2020 HP/TQ numbers.|
|05-29-2019 01:21 PM|
|jman37||Pretty sure the 10spd going in the SD's is solely developed by Ford. GM uses the Allison for their Duramax so there's no need to go in on one with Ford. The 10spd for gas applications, yes, that was built by both, and is brilliant.|
|05-29-2019 11:06 AM|
|cletusjermal||My bad. I thought it was the same 10 speed as the 150.|
|05-29-2019 03:27 AM|
I’ll most likely end up with a new 2020. The trans is “new”, not the same as the F150. It’s been designed on collaboration with GM, built by Ford.
The 2020 has 7 million miles of testing on it. Manufacturers simply cannot afford to put out junk anymore.
However, I do believe first years are a bit of “shake out” and the trucks get tweaked as the model progresses. But this really doesn’t scare me off.
They have great deals on 2019 right now. I’d be tempted if I was in the mrkt right now. The 19’s are very nice trucks.
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