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Old 05-17-2019, 09:05 AM
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I guess I am getting cheap in my older years. I went from looking at a Ford Lariat and a Ram Laramie (Financing all approved to actually the top of Line Ford/Ram) to having the salesman that sold my wife her Explorer Sport working a deal on a 2019 F150 basic crew cab. Has 2.7 eco, FX4 Package, and basic back up camera and such. Nothing fancy at all but it looks decent and I hope with the 20 inch wheels it comes with it will ride good.

I am sure it will tow my Boat package (5k +/-) without a problem. Towing with a Ridgeline now. Does anyone have this F150 Package and happy with it? Im sacrificing lots of bells n whistles but my basic needs will be met on this Truck. Its a 10 speed tranny so I am assuming 18/19 mpg in city ? I put less than 10k miles per year so I am prolly going to lease it.

I have done a lot of searching on here and if I get it I hope it will tow my next boat comfortably that will weigh a couple thousand more than present one.

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Old 05-17-2019, 09:43 AM
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The most popular F150 trucks are the XLT's with the 302A package. The factory gives healthy sales incenive discounts on that package, and other discounts on the 2.7 engine. When the dealer is figuring the lease end value, make sure they add all the factory sales incentives back to the normal lease end value. After all, the higher the LEV, the lower the monthly payment is. And don't just ask for the payment. Ask them the "Acquisition Cost" which is what they're selling the least to Ford Credit for. It's not hard to figure out whether their profit is normal--or excessive Lease payments are based on the difference between the Acquisition Cost and the Lease end Value.
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Old 05-17-2019, 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by bamaman View Post
the most popular f150 trucks are the xlt's with the 302a package. The factory gives healthy sales incenive discounts on that package, and other discounts on the 2.7 engine. When the dealer is figuring the lease end value, make sure they add all the factory sales incentives back to the normal lease end value. After all, the higher the lev, the lower the monthly payment is. And don't just ask for the payment. Ask them the "acquisition cost" which is what they're selling the least to ford credit for. It's not hard to figure out whether their profit is normal--or excessive lease payments are based on the difference between the acquisition cost and the lease end value.
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Old 05-17-2019, 10:24 AM
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I have the 2016 Crew FX4 with the 5.0 with the 6 speed transmission. I get 17.2 miles per gallon average. It has the 20" wheels and tows just fine. Last weekend I had over a ton of very wet mushroom soil and it was a little squirrely but I only had to go a few miles. The 2nd load was a ton of sand and it handled it easily.
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Old 05-17-2019, 10:30 AM
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I looked at one a few months ago, that was a great deal. The dealbreaker for me was the lack of a power drivers seat. I'm not hung up on the power aspect, but the ability to adjust both the height and forward to back angle of the seat base is an absolute must have for me. Short trips doesn't bother me so much to not have it, but anything over about an hour it gets uncomfortable.

Looks wise, and bang for your buck, it's a very nice configuration.
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Old 05-17-2019, 10:35 AM
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No help with the gas mileage but I do have an '18 STX, 5.0L, 2WD, Sync3 with 101A package and am very pleased. Sure, no leather/power/heated/cooled seats but for the price, it has way more bang for the buck than I expected. Nice ride and quite interior too. Would do it again.
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Old 05-17-2019, 10:39 AM
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Beautiful Truck! And the right color.
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Old 05-17-2019, 10:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Bamaman View Post
The most popular F150 trucks are the XLT's with the 302A package. The factory gives healthy sales incenive discounts on that package, and other discounts on the 2.7 engine. When the dealer is figuring the lease end value, make sure they add all the factory sales incentives back to the normal lease end value. After all, the higher the LEV, the lower the monthly payment is. And don't just ask for the payment. Ask them the "Acquisition Cost" which is what they're selling the least to Ford Credit for. It's not hard to figure out whether their profit is normal--or excessive Lease payments are based on the difference between the Acquisition Cost and the Lease end Value.
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Here it is and yes I agree about no power seats but Iím looking for best bang for the buck. Has 102a package. Basic other than the FX4 package which raises the tow capability by a few hundred pounds I think,,,
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Old 05-17-2019, 06:19 PM
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Funny how you ended up with a lower trim truck then you originally were out shopping for. I bought a GMC canyon two years ago. Could have bought whatever my heart desired. Owned trucks my whole life but for me it was wants vs needs this time around. And sometimes you find you save alot of money and parking space when you buy what you need. Nice truck and I'm sure you'll be more then happy with it. Good luck.
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Old 05-17-2019, 06:27 PM
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Had a similar 16 no FX4, the small screen was kind of a bummer other than that really liked the truck, put about 95k miles on it. That 2.7 had plenty of power to tow my 24ft grady, I did add airbags due to the sag. In a 18 3.5 xlt with the 302a now, def has some nicer features.
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Old 05-17-2019, 08:28 PM
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If you go with the 2.7 Ecoboost and want to tow, make sure it has the 2.7 Ecoboost payload package. The non-payload package 2.7s have a lighter duty frame that doesn't have the same payload capacity. The payload package also gets you the locking 3.73 locking rear end.

I am a fan of the 2.7 and think it is capable. That said, if you plan on upgrading boats down the road, I would pay the extra money for a 3.5 Ecoboost with the max tow package.
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Love my 2.7 XLT Screw. Fun to drive (really), capable towing, capable hauling in bed, backseat area is massive, rides like a car.

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Just bought the same truck 19 STX/Fx4 but in the 5.0

10 spd tranny takes some getting used to but the truck is rigged just fine for me
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Originally Posted by TheBandit View Post
Just bought the same truck 19 STX/Fx4 but in the 5.0

10 spd tranny takes some getting used to but the truck is rigged just fine for me
Good deal. My hang up right now is my corporate discount. Once I get that Im pulling the trigger. It will be the 2.7 Eco though. For my needs that power plant will work good for me. I made some offers on 2 others but without my Corporate discount. We were a few thousand off. Iíll get the price I want,,,
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I have been driving the 10 speed with a 3.5 ecoboost for two years and am not happy with the 10 speed, It runs up to 10 real quick and when you slow down to say 25 and step on the gas it shutters. I lock out high gears to keep that from happening. I drove the Chevy 10 speed and they donít do that the way they pair it to the motor and shift points. Itís the same tranny developed by both companies. I feel the Chevy is way better. The ecoboost that had the six speed was way better, I had that one and am sorry I traded.
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Originally Posted by wcffish View Post
I have been driving the 10 speed with a 3.5 ecoboost for two years and am not happy with the 10 speed, It runs up to 10 real quick and when you slow down to say 25 and step on the gas it shutters. I lock out high gears to keep that from happening. I drove the Chevy 10 speed and they donít do that the way they pair it to the motor and shift points. Itís the same tranny developed by both companies. I feel the Chevy is way better. The ecoboost that had the six speed was way better, I had that one and am sorry I traded.
I feel the same way about the 10 speed. Iím not a fan of it empty. They just missed the mark with the tuning but itís pretty dang good when in tow haul.
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Old 05-29-2019, 05:13 AM
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FWIW - I went the cheap route on a 2017 Ram 1500 with the V6 and after two years I kinda miss the bells and whistles. My truck looks good (blackout package, 20s) but the inside is about as basic as it comes. Huge fan of the little Pentastar V6 though ( I don't tow)

It is a lease and I went for the cheap payment so will probably not make sense to buy it out and end of term.
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Old 05-29-2019, 06:42 AM
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FX4 doesn't get you anything worthwhile, especially if the truck has at least the basic tow package. If you just have the hitch you'll have a 5k lb tow capacity, the tow package ups that to 8k or more.
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as far as interior bells and whistles, all of those can be obtained for under $1000 with aftermarket parts which i prefer over the factory anyway!
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Originally Posted by Rolandt03 View Post
as far as interior bells and whistles, all of those can be obtained for under $1000 with aftermarket parts which i prefer over the factory anyway!
Know of any way to add a power drivers seat? I wouldn't even mind a junk yard seat base if the original seats could be used.
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