Originally Posted by NASSTY
I sold my 06 outright before buying my '11. There are pros and cons of doing this. By not trading I had to pay sales tax on $33.5k. If I had traded my old truck towards the new truck I would have only paid sales tax on $14k.
Not always true. Check your state rules. I found in some if you take the bill of sale to a dmv you can still pay tax on only the difference.
Also the trade in on all f-150's (minus the raptor) sucks. So expect to get screwed.