View Full Version : How Does This Deal Sound? F-250

08-06-2007, 09:52 PM
I am about to buy a 2005 Ford f-250. 4x4, 10,000 miles, 5.4 gas, spray in bedliner, fog lamps, CD, running boards. This truck is cosmetically perfect inside and out. The price is $24,000. Should I jump on it? I am trying to get things lined up with the bank now.

Can I talk them down at all?


08-06-2007, 10:52 PM
Is it a King Ranch, Lariat, XLT or XL? Is it a regular cab, super cab crew cab?

08-06-2007, 11:39 PM
Without knowing what Ferdelance said I'd say its at least a good deal. Deal of a lifetime, no but its prob fair.

-Based upon what I've seen while looking for a 3/4 Chevy recently.

08-07-2007, 12:56 AM
Sorry, it is an extended cab. Not a crew cab, but it has back seats with the type of back doors that can only be opened when the front doors are opened.

I don't know if it is an XL or XLT etc. It seems to have quite a few options though. Thanks for the help.

08-07-2007, 02:16 AM
I just checked, it's an XLT.

08-07-2007, 06:23 AM
You can always try to talk them down, even if its a few hundred bucks. I just put my first ding in my 06!!!!!!!!!!!:cry: I was turning my rider and came a little close to my bed and hit it with the bagger as I was turning. It just caught under the driver side tail light and made a little indent. You can barley see it but I know its there.:hammerhead: Not a bad price I guess but its going to be 3 years old soon, new they are around 40k (xlt's w/ext. cab 4x4 etc.) so I guess thats a reasonable deal.

08-07-2007, 08:43 AM
mmm i would try to get em down to 23-24000. then it would be better. super cab xlt's lose their value pretty fast.

08-07-2007, 10:35 AM
You could get a brand new one, xlt ext cab 4x4 for around 26-30k here. so unless you can get him down to 21k its not worth it.

08-07-2007, 03:22 PM
I wouldn't buy it unless it had a diesel in it. Resale value will be low and it will be difficult to sell.

08-07-2007, 04:41 PM
The MSRP on the tag that was in the glovebox from when it was new was almost $37,000. The cheapest new F-250 that I can find around here is $23,000 and that is for a completely stripped down ugly one. I have been to every dealership in my area and I have checked online. This is the best I have been able to find yet with all things considered such as the mileage.

Do you guys know if Ford had the 5 year powertrain warranty on the 2005 trucks?


08-07-2007, 05:01 PM
What part of the country are you in?

08-07-2007, 05:27 PM
I am in Indiana.

08-07-2007, 05:31 PM
Here are some pics.

08-07-2007, 07:39 PM
just so you know, anyone that pays sticker price is an idiot. The sticker price on mine was something like 31k, plus a plow which was another $3500, plus tax and plates which would be like another $2000. So that would be a total of around $37,000 and I paid $24,500 with tax and plates and the plow.

08-07-2007, 08:08 PM
That warranty is just on powerstrokes. but you can get an extended warranty! And used vehicles dont have that much play on the sticker as new vehicles.

08-08-2007, 08:30 AM
I am in Indiana.

The reason I asked is because you might be able to hook up a better deal in another area, as long as it is not too far to get the truck. I paid $4500 for my 4X4 Supercab 95 F-150 in my area, and 2-3 hours away I saw lesser trucks selling for $6000!

08-08-2007, 03:48 PM
Find a few for sale books and loo. In my area gas Fords are way cheap. Most are going thru the auctions at up to 10-11 grand less than strokes. You have think they cost 5-6 grand less new. Savings is less on older ones. Some of the diehard Ford guys around here been buying V-10's to replace 7.3's and milage is decent 10-13. When you consider the savings on the truck even if the stroke gets 17-18 takes a long timeto pay the difference in fuel savings, not to mention a little higher maintenence on the diesel.