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Old 09-08-2020, 04:55 AM
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It took a little over 2 months for my F250 back in 01. In fact, I had to by a beater truck in the interim since my existing truck sold so fast (it was in great condition). Despite the hassles, I have to say that was probably the best vehicle buying decision I've ever made. It's hard to overstate the value of getting EXACTLY what you want, and not paying for any of the crap you don't want.

But, for this to work, you have to know exactly what you want...
Old 09-08-2020, 06:08 AM
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Going to the dealership today. Priced out on the build site and estimated price around 70k, going to see how low we can go from that. Wish me luck yíall


2020 F250 Lariat crew cab, 6.7 diesel, 10 speed, FX4, sport appearance package.
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Old 09-08-2020, 09:20 AM
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x plan is pretty darn easy to match except on specialty vehicles. Getting down toward a/z plan is another story. High volume dealers will do it, but not all. Having x plan does make it a lot quicker and easier, and may only cost you a couple hundred bucks over the back and forth bs with the manager.
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bought a new f350 a month ago, went around to most dealerships in 100 mile radious, hard to get a deal right now.
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Originally Posted by stowaway View Post
x plan is pretty darn easy to match except on specialty vehicles. Getting down toward a/z plan is another story. High volume dealers will do it, but not all. Having x plan does make it a lot quicker and easier, and may only cost you a couple hundred bucks over the back and forth bs with the manager.
We have x-plan from a family member. I went to get my new 2019 F150. I wheel and dealed and last minute pulled out the x plan ticket. This is a high volume dealer in N. Fl and he said "I'll still beat that by $50 to get you the best price". He also threw in free window tint and bed liner. So, x-plan is not the floor price by any means.
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Originally Posted by datlhookYa View Post
We have x-plan from a family member. I went to get my new 2019 F150. I wheel and dealed and last minute pulled out the x plan ticket. This is a high volume dealer in N. Fl and he said "I'll still beat that by $50 to get you the best price". He also threw in free window tint and bed liner. So, x-plan is not the floor price by any means.
If he charges you a doc fee of more than $150, you will be paying more than x-plan.
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Originally Posted by Capt_Rocky View Post
Going to the dealership today. Priced out on the build site and estimated price around 70k, going to see how low we can go from that. Wish me luck yíall


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How did you make out?
Old 09-12-2020, 10:25 AM
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I just got my build and estimated delivery date on mine. Ordered on 7/4/2020, built 9/11-9/12/2020, estimated delivery on 10/6/2020 but the dealer says once it arrives at the offload facility they can have it here the next day. Supposedly that cuts off about a week. I'm like a kid at Christmas.
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Nice build Capt Rocky, good luck. The upgraded 2020 6.7 PSD w/10 speed is a more significant upgrade over the pre-2020 than I would have thought until test drive. I thought my 2017 6.7 was the cats ass but the 2020 version is a new animal. Those 8' bed CC are looking sweet this time around.
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Originally Posted by Daimyo68 View Post
How did you make out?

ordered on the 9/11, due date around second week of November, was told to not hold me breathe until first week of December. Ended up talking to a zone manager who talked to the regional scheduler for a priority code of 10 instead of default 19. Negotiated down 9k with current rebates and rebates and offers that are active at delivery, plus trade in value. Test drove a 7.3 and the 6.7 and as impressive as the 7.3 is I need to stick with the PSD. My father got the 10 speed on his ecoboost earlier this year and was really impressed, I canít wait to have it. As far as the process if it comes in how I imagine I ordered it (after months of research on every little thing) Iíll probably order every vehicle from this point forward.
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Good info.

It seems that earlier KY truck and limited Chihuahua engine production this summer due to Covid, increased demand from the economic recovery, and now later than usual 2022 Super Duty's have caused them to be in somewhat short supply. Anyone still know if production is still limited? Are dealers just not ordering 2020's? Waiting to order 2022's?
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Ordered a 2021 F350 Lariat last week. They won't start building the 2021s until October 26th. I was told the truck will be in in late December to early January. Ordered it with the 7.3. Will be trading in my 2014 F350 diesel.
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Originally Posted by Hullin View Post
Ordered a 2021 F350 Lariat last week. They won't start building the 2021s until October 26th. I was told the truck will be in in late December to early January. Ordered it with the 7.3. Will be trading in my 2014 F350 diesel.
They gave me the option to order a 2021 but did say it would take longer...I figured if I order a 2020 and it gets here in December then I will get a better rebate since itíll be end of the model year. Any reason you went with the 7.3 over the 6.7?
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I usually don't bother ordering, I just scan the country looking for one close enough to the options I want. I seem to have the best luck in the Carolinas with pricing and good dealers.

I did put in my pre-order for the Ford Bronco and the dealer is here in South Florida which will be a major mistake.

Good luck with your new truck, I want an f250 as well in the future.
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Originally Posted by Capt_Rocky View Post
They gave me the option to order a 2021 but did say it would take longer...I figured if I order a 2020 and it gets here in December then I will get a better rebate since itíll be end of the model year. Any reason you went with the 7.3 over the 6.7?

Because the 7.3L is $8K cheaper on the front end, strong as goat piss for a gas engine, pretty simple in design, overbuilt from the factory, gobs of aftermarket potential, 1/3 the maintenance cost and other than guys like hotshot drivers will pull anything 95% of current 3/4 and 1 ton diesel owners will hook up to.

I've driven a diesel for the last 22yrs, being completely honest with my tow loads to 15K, the length I keep a truck and the costs associated, I can no longer justify the cost of them. I can afford it but why when itís not needed.
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Pulled the trigger today. Order banks closed on 2020 Monday they said. So 2021. Couldnít resist the longbed this time around.
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Congrats! Long bed is awesome. Still plenty of room with a bed box if you get/need one. Wife and I are trying to get a platinum expedition and the dealer today in Wilmington NC said that ford hasnít been making since April or something wacky like that. They are just now getting trucks back in. The one we looked at went from the upper deck of the hauler to us standing in the parking lot. Iíve owned 1 ford and Iím happy to get this next one. The technology is un-real. For anyone ordering an F-150 or thinking about it, next year is the new designed model I was told from a big dealer outside of Charlotte
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Originally Posted by ReelGrimm View Post
I usually don't bother ordering, I just scan the country looking for one close enough to the options I want. I seem to have the best luck in the Carolinas with pricing and good dealers.

I did put in my pre-order for the Ford Bronco and the dealer is here in South Florida which will be a major mistake.

Good luck with your new truck, I want an f250 as well in the future.

that raptor isnít enough for you now?? Howís the boat coming along, havenít really been on YouTube much to see your progress
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Originally Posted by Bamaman View Post
Your problem with looking for SuperDuty trucks is that dealers stock either stripped commercial trucks (white in color), or they stock Lariats and above in trim--too nice. And the COROVID disrupted supplies of such vehicles, and even the largest dealers' stocks are somewhat depleted.

The big guns in the Southeast for Ford are Akins Ford (Jeep Ram) in Winder, Georgia or Brandon Ford in Tampa. Because of their sales volumes, Ford supplies them before other smaller dealers that don't nearly turnover inventoies so fast.

Due to the great variance in the sea of options, I would consider ordering a SuperDuty truck. My desire would be to order one that's nice enough--but not too ridiculously optioned up. I have no desire to spend my whole retirement income on a truck payment.
Delivered to akins and most of the rest in the south. you got your info backwards they have large volume dew to the area . Those mom and pop places get theirs just as fast as Akins does. What has weight on that delivery game is where is the rail yard and are the trucks coming from the factory, AKA how far is it from where we pick them up to where they are going. Ford rail yard is in Petersburg VA, dealers in Richmond get they units quicker than dealerships in South east VA like Norfolk Portsmouth and VA beach. Delivered a full load of Exployers to Culpepper VA Wed, I thought the guy was going to hug me.

The closer to the rail yards or where the cars are made, the easier it is for us to keep them stocked. ALL goes to DOT regulations. Just going to clear this up for you and not being a smart ass but you will understand at the end. .
I can run all week then were getting down on hours, I can do two short trips into Richmond ver one to Va Beach out of Petersburg. Every driver that runs out of Petersburg runs out of hours sometime. Shorter runs the rates are highter. If were out of hours, which are we going to take. Two short runs and make more or one longer run that will end our week and make less.

Like Paul Harvey use to say , now you know the rest,,,,,,,,,,,of the story.

Ford don't deliver to dealerships. They just build the things. WE do. Think about it.


I run out of Chicago live in Carolina. Only reason I run up there is I stay loaded both ways Make almost twice as much up there as I would working out of Petersburg Almost anyway. . If I ran out of Petersburg i'm always coming back to that rail head empty. Out of Chicago I run Washington DC, reload in Baltimore back to Chicago. Chicago down to Lousville, Lexington KY reload 15 miles from Lexington in Georgetown KY right back to Chicago area.
There guys that want to haul cars be home every night. They are the out and in empty every night guys. I want to make as much as I can for my time out there but like more home time when i'm home so stay out 2 to 3 weeks.
Thats how the car industary works. Delivery part of it anyway. Rail yards like Petersburg VA are where train cars bring the trucks and cars in huge parking lots we come in pick the units up deliver them to the dealerships. Picked up a load to Chesapeake and Elizabeth City where I live delivered it Wed after delivering to Culpetter. Just a short home load one hour to load maybe hour and a half with two drips to deliver, I was headed home anyway, picked up 205 dollars for 2.5 hours work .
How far a dealership is from where the units are picked up has the most to do with how soon they get their units. I had 3.5 hours left or the week when I hit the house. Thats how tight we run every week. 70 hours in 8 days. Thats what we have to live by.
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Originally Posted by Wickedfisha View Post
Congrats! Long bed is awesome. Still plenty of room with a bed box if you get/need one.
Best thing for me is the 6.7 PSD / 48 gallon fuel tank combo. Stopping for fuel is few a far between even towing heavy. Plus longbed look 10x better imo.

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