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Old 09-25-2013, 11:56 AM   #1
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Default HELP! Am I crazy? Trading from '12 FX2 to '13 FX4? Both loaded.


Ok so I need some advice. I've had my 2012 FX2 EcoScrew loaded Appearance Package in Sterling Grey for about 4 months now. I paid just over $31,000 for mine LOADED and it has about 13k miles. I love my truck, it is awesome. Everything I've ever wanted, except it's 2WD, and it is not Ruby Red.

So I'm cruising along and notice the local dealer has a 2013 Ruby Red FX4 on their lot, so I stop and check it out. And then the lightbulb appears. I wonder how much I can get for my truck. Well I go inside and tell the guy I'm interested in trading up to an FX4. His eyes light up and starts shooting numbers at me. Long story short they are going to give me $33,500 for my truck (more than I paid!!!) and will knock a huge chunk off the sticker for the '13. MSRP was right at $50k and he will bring it down to where out the door I'm only spending about $7,000 on a brand new equally loaded EcoScrew. I plan on getting that number even lower but even at that it would be almost $10k off MSRP.

What do you guys think? My truck was paid in cash so I'm not having to mess with financing of any kind. I really would like to have a 4WD, in love with Ruby Red, want the newer Sync, and the OEM HID's and I'm getting kind of tired of the FX Appearance Package..... Was cool at first but now..... Black dash pieces don't stay clean for more than 3 seconds..... Vinyl decals on side need to be scrubbed to get any road grime off.... Am I crazy or is anyone else behind me on this? Haven't given the dealer the yes or no on this yet, but they are eager to sell.

Of course, those whose opinion I wholeheartedly trust, please give me your honest input.
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My beautiful truck as it sits right now.
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And the Ruby Red FX4 I'd love to have...
Some photos I hijacked from some other forum members of identical trucks, because most dealerships can't take pics for crap.
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I like the Ruby Red FX4 much more. Sounds to me like you have a good deal started. Go for it and enjoy.
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Go for it!
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I was trying to think what else I could do with that $7-8k. All I could come up with was a nice mint 2002 BMW 330 convertible with factory M body kit for $7,000, a mint 1999 Lifted Wrangler with great paint and new soft top for $7,000, two mint 2005 SeaDoo GTX's for $6,500, or a mint 2012 Rockwood 2280 popup camper. Or maybe a 2010 BMW K1200R with just under 3k miles for $9,000. Not sure which I'll enjoy the most.
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Well that changes the whole ball game! I guess the question you need to ask yourself is, how soon can you save up another $7k for more toys AFTER you pick up the new truck..
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Damn man they're going to pay you more than what you bought it for? That's like a once in a life time thing haha! Nice buy on that first truck.
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First, thanks for asking for my opinion.
I would say, if they have the numbers where you want them, then pull the trigger on the deal and do it. You only live once, so enjoy life. Especially if money isn't an issue and by doing it does not effect anything. You might as well get what you truly want and what's going to make you happy. I like them both. Both are gorgeous. As Nike would say, "Just Do It". Do it with no regrets, buyers remorse, etc.
I'm happy for you and I'm congratulating you in advance. Now go get it and post pictures and tag me on it so I can see...ha ha ha.
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If you wanted those users opinions PM them. Other than that who cares what you do. Do whatever you want. It's a good deal if you're asking that. Was quoted 37/38000 for 2013 fx4 here in dallas texas, depending on what options. So your deal sounds good
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I prefer your color and grille but the stance and MFT system in the FX4 is much better than the '12 you have now. Just knowing that you'll be getting more than you paid is enough for me to say...

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I like your current truck more to be honest, why not wait for the 2015 model, it is only one year. I'd bet it has more power stock to. Any way you go though, you can't go wrong if it makes you happy.

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If you wanted those users opinions PM them. Other than that who cares what you do. Do whatever you want. It's a good deal if you're asking that. Was quoted 37/38000 for 2013 fx4 here in dallas texas, depending on what options. So your deal sounds good
Gheeze rtran, he asked us because we are forum friends and we keep up with each other on here.
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Do eet!!! :-d
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Sounds like a good deal. If that what makes you happy then go for it
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Keep the fx2 and use it to tow a track car, buy either a new edge mustang and build an autocross car or buy a foxbody and build a bracket racer.
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If I got the offer that they will pay you more than you paid and be exactly what vehicle I wanted to be in I would do it in a heart beat.

On second thought if I could spend the extra $7 on a wrangler and keep my truck that would be what I would be doing...
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Thank you everybody for the input!!!

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Damn man they're going to pay you more than what you bought it for? That's like a once in a life time thing haha! Nice buy on that first truck.
Ya I had to push them a little bit cause at first they said $25k. I was like BULL****. KBB has a "poor condition" FX2 like mine at $29k and the "very good" at $33,000 and "excellent" at like $34,000. So ya good trade in. Luckily they don't know what I paid for the truck so I can screw with them all I like.

I really pushed the dealer hard when I bought my FX2, even got them to give me $500 more than anywhere else for my trade in, and talked them into delivering it for free from Atlanta to Anderson, SC (2hr drive). It was a Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge dealer so I guess they really wanted to get rid of the "Ugly" Ford on their lot. Plus it was on the 29th of the month, so that prob helped too. Got a BakFlip G2, Full BedRug, and Weathertech mats that came with it too. So ya, I practically stole it. Maybe I should start hiring myself out as a purchasing agent. Helps a lot to walk in with Cash. Brought a $5k stack with as down payment, paid the rest on delivery the next day.

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First, thanks for asking for my opinion.
I would say, if they have the numbers where you want them, then pull the trigger on the deal and do it. You only live once, so enjoy life. Especially if money isn't an issue and by doing it does not effect anything. You might as well get what you truly want and what's going to make you happy. I like them both. Both are gorgeous. As Nike would say, "Just Do It". Do it with no regrets, buyers remorse, etc.
I'm happy for you and I'm congratulating you in advance. Now go get it and post pictures and tag me on it so I can see...ha ha ha.
Thanks for your input! I really want the 4WD so I don't to look back a few years from now and wish I had it cause I'm in some super snowy terrain, or live in the desert.

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If you wanted those users opinions PM them. Other than that who cares what you do. Do whatever you want. It's a good deal if you're asking that. Was quoted 37/38000 for 2013 fx4 here in dallas texas, depending on what options. So your deal sounds good
Sorry, the post was meant more towards everybody, was just wanting those people specifically to know that I was looking at trading up and wanted their opinion too.

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I prefer your color and grille but the stance and MFT system in the FX4 is much better than the '12 you have now. Just knowing that you'll be getting more than you paid is enough for me to say...

YES!
I do prefer my grill and would love to have the painted fender flares from the FX2, but oh well. I'm just getting tired of that big stripe and the interior of mine. I know I can take the sticker off, but still....

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I like your current truck more to be honest, why not wait for the 2015 model, it is only one year. I'd bet it has more power stock to. Any way you go though, you can't go wrong if it makes you happy.
Richard
Thought about that, but I look back at the current gen, the first 2 years the trucks still had the same engines, mediocre interiors on some... Wasn't until the third year in the gen that we got Coyote, EcoBoost, Black tails on FX's, cooled seats didn't come until 2012, reliability issues..... Either get a truck now that I know is almost perfect, or wait until '16-'17 when little issues have been sorted out. That's another 2-4yrs...
It's a gamble... And I really would like to have the 4WD...

Ugh, this is why I asked for help. Even if I choose wrong though, I can't lose because I have a FREAKIN F-150!!!!!

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Keep the fx2 and use it to tow a track car, buy either a new edge mustang and build an autocross car or buy a foxbody and build a bracket racer.
That's what I thought, just replace track car with something else, (jeep, boat, camper)

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If I got the offer that they will pay you more than you paid and be exactly what vehicle I wanted to be in I would do it in a heart beat.

On second thought if I could spend the extra $7 on a wrangler and keep my truck that would be what I would be doing...
Slowly thinking that a wrangler is not for me. Not at $7k anyway. If I had about $13k to play with I'd get an early JKU, that way I have the extra space for those camping trips (one of the big reasons I want the 4WD in the FX4).
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Ya the reason I picked up my F150 was because I have a 5 year old son and 7 month old baby. The extended cab was an easy pick. Wranlger will be my next purchase as my fun toy.
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If you wanted those users opinions PM them. Other than that who cares what you do. Do whatever you want. It's a good deal if you're asking that. Was quoted 37/38000 for 2013 fx4 here in dallas texas, depending on what options. So your deal sounds good
Funny. I love watching guys on this forum showing off their new and almost new rides, like $30k to $50 is what everyone usually spends on a truck. Hell yes I'm jealous. I'm retired and on a fixed income. In this economy if people have the bucks for a sweet ride and they are up with their retirement savings, child support, mortgage payments, not living at home with mom and dad for free and have a steady job. More power to them. If not, no matter how nice a truck it is, you can't sleep in em' forever. lol
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These are the "other' options:

The popup I would get would be identical to this one but I would pay right around 7k
http://www.bestrv.com/detail.cfm?ID=...SETTE%20TOILET

The jeep I looked at, was pretty cool. Would have preferred an auto tranny cause I'm lazy, but I can drive a manual well enough. Would be happy at $7000-7500
http://greenville.craigslist.org/cto/4067641146.html

And a couple of jetskis
http://atlanta.craigslist.org/eat/boa/3991594423.html

Nice Kawasaki Ninja 650
http://greenville.craigslist.org/mcd/3983903110.html

Considered trading up to a Raptor too.
http://www.cars.com/go/search/detail...nal&listType=1
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Funny. I love watching guys on this forum showing off their new and almost new rides, like $30k to $50 is what everyone usually spends on a truck. Hell yes I'm jealous. I'm retired and on a fixed income. In this economy if people have the bucks for a sweet ride and they are up with their retirement savings, child support, mortgage payments, not living at home with mom and dad for free and have a steady job. More power to them. If not, no matter how nice a truck it is, you can't sleep in em' forever. lol
Not sure if this post was aimed at me, but it is worth noting that I paid for my truck with MY cash, I'm not some spoiled brat whose dad buys him everything. Although, he did pay the sales tax of like $400, so maybe that makes me spoiled, idk LOL.

BTW I love that 250 of yours! Is there a build thread on here somewhere? If not, I'd love to see some more pictures, it looks beautiful from the tiny pic you have on here.
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