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Old 04-14-2018, 04:33 PM
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After another break down on my 23 year old truck, my fiance drove me straight to the ford dealer. I had a 2012 F150 a while back when I worked for one company and I loved it.

Today I saw they had a plane jane 2018 extended cab XL with crank windows. I was shocked the rear windows didnt go down at all. It was a 5.0 with the 10 speed. I was not impressed with the way it drove. As the engine lugged under acceleration, the transmission jumped and thudded and felt terrible. I drove it back and talked numbers with the guy since the selling price was 33,000.

He convinced me to try out a XLT that had more rebates and was the 2.7 ecoboost. While I am afraid of the complex-ness of the ecoboost I have to admit it did drive extremely smooth and was comfortable. What I see online, people are really happy with the fuel economy. I plan on keeping the truck, well, forever if I can. Hence, my 23 year old dodge.

We talked numbers again. With $15,000 down, he would finance at 2.69% for 48 months. Market value was $43.895, selling price $35.690. After all the fees, $38,276. I got them to install running boards for "no charge". I have never owned a new truck myself but have been sort of wanting one for a while. Seems silly, absolutely zero return on investment. What do you all think of that price? 3.55 rear end, 4x4, vinyl floors, suicide doors, plenty of options.
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Old 04-14-2018, 04:36 PM
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2.69 seems a little steep considering the DP and term, but the price seems ball-park.
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Old 04-14-2018, 04:53 PM
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If you plan on keeping the truck for a long time you should seriously consider the 5.0 for reliability in my honest opinion. I don't know what size engine your 23 year old Dodge had, but I bet it was larger than 165 cu.in.
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Yeah I was really leaning for the 5.0 too. I dont understand why the transmission felt so bad in the one I drove. It was shifting constantly as it was lugging. The salesman said it needed to "learn my driving habits." But yet the 2.7 with the same mileage (~30 miles) was silky smooth.
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I would not hesitate too much on the eco vs. 5.0 debate. The eco’s haven’t even been out long enough for there to be any data to back the guys up who say “they’ll be a money pit/fail in x number of years”
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Old 04-14-2018, 08:30 PM
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There is no hesitation or debate the 5.0 is the way to go according to the techs I have talked to for long term reliability. I'm sure the Eco's are fine engines, although I think the 2.7 is kind of small for a full size truck, especially a supercrew., might be ok in a RCSB.
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La la tra la la, and heerrreeee we go.
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A 10 speed trans is gonna hunt around a lot to find the right gear. They are new transmissions so just takes some getting used to. I bought a 2013 5.0, but while in the shop had a 2018 loaner 2.7 to drive and in sport mode that thing puts a smile on your face. All in all I'm 99.9% a V8 guy though. I would say if you are putting 15k down you should qualify for some kind of 0% financing.......
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What rearend gearing was the 5.0 ?
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Sounds like good but to me. Post a pic if you get a chance.
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