I just want to give a big shout-out to everyone who commented on this topic... Thanks in large part to your reassurance, I pulled the trigger on a new truck this past Tuesday night.
I am now the proud owner of a 2014 F-150 XLT SCrew 4x4 with the 5.0 and 302A package.
Trade was a 2013 F-150 XLT 4x2 with the 5.0 and 302A had about 14k miles.
All-in-all I came out well, the trade was only about 8 months old, but with the deal I dropped another 2 points on my interest rate and they gave me $1k over what I owed. Payments are about $20 more per month.
I haven't had much time this week to do anything to it, except for getting the front winnows tinted, entire truck detailed and my DBS bug screen installed.
Picture is attached.
- The new truck has the HID headlights, all I can say is WOW... Way better than my 2013 that had standard lights (not sure how I lived with them after seeing the HID's)!!
- I was 100% up to date on my Sync firmware on my 2013 and it shows that this truck is 100% up to date as well, but the 2014 Sync seems to perform much better. I feed Sync with a 64Gb USB thumb stick with about 3k songs on it -- I was having a lot of problems with the radio changing to a different input after starting the truck, haven't had a single issue so far. Maybe there were some updates in between?
- The new truck does not have the premium sound package and neither did my 2013... But overall I think it sounds better than the 2013... It actually sounds like there is bass, even when on Sirius.
- Have the 3.55 Elocker now, where as the 2013 had 3.31 and no locker. Haven't seem much difference here, but that will probably change once we start hauling around a camper some.
Again, a big thanks to everyone who pitched in... Great group!