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KrayzKajun
08-01-2008, 01:44 PM
well goin sign the papers next week!!
2008 Ford F250 FX4 CrewCab, Diesel
Silver Exterior, Medium stone interior- wit black leather.

Tax-title-liscense $30,000 out the door

Sticker was $46,000
they even payed off my silverado + a few extra grand!

Woohooooo:drinkup::drinkup:

doubleedge
08-01-2008, 01:47 PM
That is an awesome deal!

KrayzKajun
08-01-2008, 01:51 PM
That is an awesome deal!

WHERE in North Dakota do you live? my dad lives in Fargo.

Travis E
08-01-2008, 02:02 PM
WE NEED PICTURES!! Anyways, I'd love to have that truck, hoping to get on similar within a few years.

TXNSLighting
08-01-2008, 02:27 PM
well goin sign the papers next week!!
2008 Ford F250 FX4 CrewCab, Diesel
Silver Exterior, Medium stone interior- wit black leather.

Tax-title-liscense $30,000 out the door

Sticker was $46,000
they even payed off my silverado + a few extra grand!

Woohooooo:drinkup::drinkup:

Holy crap!!!!!! That is a steal and a half! Good job there bud!! I need pictures!!! I think i may head to my ford dealer and see what i can get...

Gravel Rat
08-01-2008, 02:38 PM
Prices on new trucks are dropping fast I have been noticing it especially diesel trucks. Ford really has to give deals to sell a 6.4 that gets 8 mpg. For guys like me where diesel is 5.85 a gallon for diesel and gas is 5.33 a gallon a V-10 is cheaper to operate.

You got a good deal good luck with the new truck :drinkup:

KrayzKajun
08-01-2008, 02:48 PM
Prices on new trucks are dropping fast I have been noticing it especially diesel trucks. Ford really has to give deals to sell a 6.4 that gets 8 mpg. For guys like me where diesel is 5.85 a gallon for diesel and gas is 5.33 a gallon a V-10 is cheaper to operate.

You got a good deal good luck with the new truck :drinkup:

DAMN! Diesel is $4.45 here

doubleedge
08-01-2008, 03:09 PM
WHERE in North Dakota do you live? my dad lives in Fargo.

I live in the Bismarck/Mandan area.

Gravel Rat
08-01-2008, 03:10 PM
Diesel ranges the cheapest 5.43 a gallon to what I regulary pay 5.85. The price of diesel isn't going down the gov't will be adding more tax next year so diesel should be 6 dollars a gallon.

DoetschOutdoor
08-01-2008, 04:12 PM
Wow, that is a dam good deal. Get some pics up!

TXNSLighting
08-01-2008, 06:03 PM
Prices on new trucks are dropping fast I have been noticing it especially diesel trucks. Ford really has to give deals to sell a 6.4 that gets 8 mpg. For guys like me where diesel is 5.85 a gallon for diesel and gas is 5.33 a gallon a V-10 is cheaper to operate.

You got a good deal good luck with the new truck :drinkup:

the newer 6.4's are getting better fuel mileage. that was the job 1's and early job 2's that got the worst. and actually that was just the duallys getting 10 not 8. 450's probly get 8. but you dont buy a 450 for fuel mileage, you buy it for its awesome power!!

KrayzKajun
08-01-2008, 06:12 PM
who buys trucks for mileage? LOL
thnaks for all the help you guys provided these last couple of months. yay no more opinion on this truck threads from me!

cutbetterthanyou
08-01-2008, 06:26 PM
Sounds like a great deal, but i would ask around with people that own them. A buddy of mine has a big 5th wheel camper and is only getting 6mpg with his, he hates it. Maybe check the deals on the otheir two as well, because they are probably giving them away to.

lawnspecialties
08-01-2008, 06:38 PM
That's a fantastic deal, Kajun.

In 2005, I bought my '05 Lariat during the "employee pricing" sale back then. But it was around $37K plus tax and tags on a $47K sticker price.

As for the fuel mileage, yes, the 6.4s are fairly thirsty diesels. But I know a guy who pulls his big 5th wheel to Disney quite often and he gets around 8. He gets around 12 without.

My 6.0 only gets around 8-9 pulling our camper but it gets close to 17 unloaded on the highway. Fords are notorious for the worst fuel economy diesels out of the big 3.

KrayzKajun
08-01-2008, 06:58 PM
I checked out all of the big 3 diesels! Nobody can touch Fords price plus, the dealer service is amazing!

Gravel Rat
08-01-2008, 07:36 PM
My brothers 2 friends have 6.4s I guess you can call them job 1 they are early 2008s which are crew cab 4x4 srw. The previous 6.0s they had were far better on fuel.

If I'am going to order a new truck it will be a V-10 diesels are not worth it I can get a V-10 powered truck 9 grand cheaper. A V-10 and 6spd will haul anything that a F-450 or F-550 can handle you can only climb 10 percent grades so fast anyways with a load.

J&R Landscaping
08-03-2008, 06:14 PM
Thats a crazy good deal! Congrats!!

talus
08-03-2008, 07:46 PM
:cry:I got ripped then. This price is way to cheap. Even if it was a demo thats still to good to be true. I think you should have signed the papers then before they figure it out. I hope you do get it for that price....but can't see how. See if they have anymore and I'll buy one too.

Oasis-Outdoor
08-03-2008, 10:43 PM
Congrats....sounds like an excellent deal. I guess the advantage is to the customer now, with the slow sales on the heavier duty trucks! I don't have it budgeted to buy a new truck for several years yet. I suppose their sales incentives will be gone by them. Good luck with your new purchase: sounds awesome!

TandM
08-03-2008, 11:53 PM
You got that price because those 6.4's suck worse than the 6.0's which suck more than the 7.3's. we have all but the 6.4 which we didn't buy because everyone in my area got those "deals" really they got pos's 8mpg in a new truck I don't think so. My 1977 dodge with a 440 big block gets 8 when pulling a loaded trailer. I hope yours isn't a lemon good luck

TXNSLighting
08-03-2008, 11:59 PM
You got that price because those 6.4's suck worse than the 6.0's which suck more than the 7.3's. we have all but the 6.4 which we didn't buy because everyone in my area got those "deals" really they got pos's 8mpg in a new truck I don't think so. My 1977 dodge with a 440 big block gets 8 when pulling a loaded trailer. I hope yours isn't a lemon good luck

no the 6.4's are much better than the 6.0's. Thank the government for the 10 mpg. its not the engines fault. and single wheel 6.4's get 18 on highway. or around there

WalkerMike98
08-04-2008, 12:07 AM
single wheel 6.4 might get close to 18 at 50mph down hill. THAT IS RIDICULOUS

TandM
08-04-2008, 12:07 AM
I have not seen a 6.4 get better than 14mpg. I am not sayin they won't I have talked to about 20 owners of the truck and not one is satisfied. I know all of the trucks are sufferin from the new emissions standards. The new 6.7 cummins is only gettin 17 and the duramaxs are gettin between 15 and 18. I still swear by the 5.9 cummins. our 6.0 05 f 250 gets 12

TXNSLighting
08-04-2008, 10:01 AM
single wheel 6.4 might get close to 18 at 50mph down hill. THAT IS RIDICULOUS

Well they must build different trucks around there. everyone ive talked to around here (not duallys) are all gettin 13 or 14 in town and 17-18 highway. at 70. and majority are not random people. Most are very close friends.

Whatever this guy has made his decision on what hes going to buy. Be happy about his purchase and stop spreading the rumors.

Sorry for this thread turning sour. Cant wait to see YOUR (Krazy Kajun) new truck!

TandM
08-04-2008, 10:10 AM
I never said it was a bad purchase. I just thihnk they get bad fuel mileage. I hope that he is very pleased with his truck he worked very hard to be able to buy. if I may ask Are you sellin your chevy? we need pics!

TXNSLighting
08-04-2008, 10:20 AM
I never said it was a bad purchase. I just thihnk they get bad fuel mileage. I hope that he is very pleased with his truck he worked very hard to be able to buy. if I may ask Are you sellin your chevy? we need pics!

he said he was tradin it in. Well lets let him find out what the mileage is.

Lawn Enforcer
08-04-2008, 11:08 AM
Congrats on the new purchase, NEW PICS ASAP! I wish I could go buy a new truck right now, they are practically giving them away!

KrayzKajun
08-04-2008, 11:13 AM
I never said it was a bad purchase. I just thihnk they get bad fuel mileage. I hope that he is very pleased with his truck he worked very hard to be able to buy. if I may ask Are you sellin your chevy? we need pics!

i posted the chevy 4-sale a while back! i was asking $17,000obo
http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=238333
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c164/KrayzKajun/DSC01508.jpg

TXNSLighting
08-04-2008, 11:28 AM
that is a great looking truck

TandM
08-04-2008, 12:33 PM
is that a 6 inchlift? fabtech right. that is a very good looking truck. when do u get the new one? this week or the next one?

KrayzKajun
08-04-2008, 01:13 PM
well still juggling the idea. the note is gunna be $622 amonth. add my insurance and my truck not is guuna be $100 more per month than my house not!

TPLawnPro
08-04-2008, 04:26 PM
Is that 36 months. If so, go longer to reduce the payment I suppose. Heck it's a diesel. My 6.4 has been rock solid!

Go to Advantage Ford. Those folks will get it done for you.
Bohn Ford clearly didn't want my business.

TPLawnPro
08-04-2008, 04:27 PM
Is that financing it for 36 months? If so, go longer to reduce the payment I suppose. Heck it's a diesel. My 6.4 has been rock solid!

Go to Advantage Ford. Those folks will get it done for you.
Bohn Ford clearly didn't want my business.

TXNSLighting
08-04-2008, 05:04 PM
no that would be 5 years most likely

Keith
08-04-2008, 05:42 PM
well still juggling the idea. the note is gunna be $622 amonth. add my insurance and my truck not is guuna be $100 more per month than my house not!


I have no idea what kind of interest rate you got or what terms, but think hard before you jump. Seriously, you really are probably looking at a $1000 a month commitment between payments, insurance and maintainance. It's a good deal, but trucks are getting beaten to death on resale.

Again, I am not telling you not to do it. I am sure you would be very happy with the truck near-term. But two years in, are you still going to be happy throwing a grand a month at it?

TXNSLighting
08-04-2008, 06:00 PM
I have no idea what kind of interest rate you got or what terms, but think hard before you jump. Seriously, you really are probably looking at a $1000 a month commitment between payments, insurance and maintainance. It's a good deal, but trucks are getting beaten to death on resale.

Again, I am not telling you not to do it. I am sure you would be very happy with the truck near-term. But two years in, are you still going to be happy throwing a grand a month at it?

are you kidding? 622 for truck. 120 for insurance maybe? not quite a thousand...you have maintenance maybe every 3 to 4 months...

mike lane lawn care
08-04-2008, 07:17 PM
are you kidding? 622 for truck. 120 for insurance maybe? not quite a thousand...you have maintenance maybe every 3 to 4 months...

that's your driving, i spend a hundred or more a month on oil changes, and tire rotations and so forth.

TXNSLighting
08-04-2008, 07:21 PM
that's your driving, i spend a hundred or more a month on oil changes, and tire rotations and so forth.

for your one truck??!! wait you got a gas engine. diesels nowadays can go 10k before oil changes. especially cummins.

white1
08-04-2008, 07:49 PM
are you kidding? 622 for truck. 120 for insurance maybe? not quite a thousand...you have maintenance maybe every 3 to 4 months...

Im 30 years old with a clean driving record, and my insurance is more than that on a 2000 Chevy 4wd.

Oops NM got 1 accident about 5 years ago

TXNSLighting
08-04-2008, 07:52 PM
Im 30 years old with a clean driving record, and my insurance is more than that on a 2000 Chevy 4wd.

Oops NM got 1 accident about 5 years ago

wow, you should look for a new agent! Im paying 125 for full coverage. yeh no accidents for me.

KrayzKajun
08-04-2008, 08:09 PM
im only 23. my insurance for full coverage on tht truck would be $275 a month. insurance sucks down south!!

Travis E
08-04-2008, 09:17 PM
im only 23. my insurance for full coverage on tht truck would be $275 a month. insurance sucks down south!!

:eek: I pay 704 for A YEAR on a 04 silverado 1500 loaded. And i'm 17. Full coverage, 250 deductable. I'm glad i'm not down south!

white1
08-04-2008, 09:25 PM
wow, you should look for a new agent! Im paying 125 for full coverage. yeh no accidents for me.

Trust me, I shop around, thats the cheapest I can find. It was actually more before the wreck. It was decent when I was married, but went back up after the divorce.

TXNSLighting
08-04-2008, 09:59 PM
Man that sucks guys!! I cant believe yours kajun. Thats ridiculous... mine has never been over 170 my whole driving career, and im 24.

KrayzKajun
08-04-2008, 10:01 PM
guess we pay to live in the Wonderful south!!!!!!

GIT-R-DONE

deere615
08-04-2008, 10:06 PM
good deal on the truck, I wouldn't have been able to get rid of that nice looking chevy

KrayzKajun
08-04-2008, 10:08 PM
good deal on the truck, I wouldn't have been able to get rid of that nice looking chevy

chevy is nice! its my baby! but im turning down business becuz i cant haul or tow stuff. i have dump trailer i got for a steal tht just sits in my yard!

white1
08-04-2008, 11:25 PM
Man that sucks guys!! I cant believe yours kajun. Thats ridiculous... mine has never been over 170 my whole driving career, and im 24.

I was gonna buy a bran new Trans Am when I was 18. My insurance was gonna be more than the note. I bought a VW instead and my insurance was only $425 a MONTH

Ramairfreak98ss
08-05-2008, 12:18 AM
Tax-title-liscense $30,000 out the door

Sticker was $46,000
they even payed off my silverado + a few extra grand!

Woohooooo:drinkup::drinkup:

not stayin with Chevy huh? Your truck now seems pretty nice :p Although we dont "need" another truck right now, i do want one before next year.

Put it this way, the deals are so good right now for commercial/heavy trucks, that im willing to buy it this fall even if i wont use it a whole lot.

In end of 06, i saw F350 crew cab and ext. cab trucks, with the diesel for ~45-47k sticker, lowest i remember ANY dealer going to was like 44,600 i think. Ford had 0% offers and i wanted one bad, but not that bad.

Finally, i went back to a fancy used dealer that only sold 1-2yr old high end trucks, i mean 100k Freightliners and F750s customized and all. They still had my 06 F350 with almost 4k on the ODO. Interior was still mint/perfect, matts not used yet. Tires/wheels were perfect, truck had one tiny scratch that was already fixed but noticeable, about half a centimeter long. They originally were asking 37k in mid 06, by the time i bought it in october 06, they had it listed down to 33,999 i think. I think i got it for 33k plus nj tax and all that stuff, was a far cry from 45k~ at a ford dealer still for a new 06 and only an XLT, i was thrilled. Since i couldnt afford an F550 dump truck or anything like that then, and didnt have a lot of need for it, i never looked for them.

Now im seeing 58k 08 Ford F550, 201" wheelbase, Lariat, 4x4, elec shift on the fly, michelin 19.5" tires, chrome wheels, navigation, power/heated mirrors, audiophile audio system, heated leather seats, the works, no chrome pack or sunroof, but just about everything else you can think of, listed for $44,600. I want a 12' landscape body put on and theyre between 8-10k depending on which upfit rebate you get and price of the body.

A truck that was 70k 2 years ago is now much within our price range.

There was another F550 i saw, dont know the sticker price, but advertised at 42k, diesel XL which i dont want, and its only a normal cab but has a 10k body on it already, talked to the dealer and he would reduce the price to $38k and change with a ford motor credit finance plan,thats darn cheap.
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Grass Happens
08-05-2008, 12:41 AM
Speaking of insurance, I was looking at an 06 F250 XL and for full coverage with trailer coverage and replacement value coverage was ~90 and change a month... Being 26 has some advantages.

Ramairfreak98ss
08-05-2008, 12:41 AM
for your one truck??!! wait you got a gas engine. diesels nowadays can go 10k before oil changes. especially cummins.

yeah but no one changes at 10k, at least i hope not. Our 6.0L was changed at 8700 miles the last time around, that was a LOT of hauling miles on that oil, it was mad black. We pretty much only tow with it, so you could go more if you just drove it highway and had no loads im sure.

I financed only 30k in 06 for my f350, 5 yr term, $623mo.

Insurance is $185ish per month
Fuel= whoa
Oil on monthly basis, assume you change every 4 months = $15 mo, 60/4
Tires = well we got 33k on our stocker 18s still so even at $1,200 for new tires, its not much per month.


Look at it this way, 40k loan for 60 months is $666 mo before financing and all. Your up in the 800s for a 4yr loan.

Green Team Landscaping
08-05-2008, 01:18 AM
wow. thats almost as good of a deal as my friends dad found. an 08 f350 diesel dump for only $26,000. can you believe it?

lifetree
08-05-2008, 04:16 AM
Congratulations ... maybe all the dealers will be really ready to deal since truck sales are so slow right now due to gas !!

Ramairfreak98ss
08-06-2008, 12:32 AM
Congratulations ... maybe all the dealers will be really ready to deal since truck sales are so slow right now due to gas !!

Yeah, well even at those drastically reduced rates, i dont know ANY companies that are out looking for more/new equipment.. We just happened to be looking at them for a year now, and we've been doing more commercial work this year around so although residnetial accounts have come to a standstill in all aspects, we are pretty busy. Id rather buy when the places want you to buy than when you need equipment and are at the mercy of high interest rates, no bargaining power, long wait times for equipment arrival/setup/shipping etc.

J&R Landscaping
08-06-2008, 07:44 PM
Yeah, well even at those drastically reduced rates, i dont know ANY companies that are out looking for more/new equipment.. We just happened to be looking at them for a year now, and we've been doing more commercial work this year around so although residnetial accounts have come to a standstill in all aspects, we are pretty busy. Id rather buy when the places want you to buy than when you need equipment and are at the mercy of high interest rates, no bargaining power, long wait times for equipment arrival/setup/shipping etc.

Cartec motors has some good deals...lol.

What dealer did you get the pic of the 08 550 from? Looks like they have a ton to chose from. I'd like to check them out... :waving:

KrayzKajun
08-06-2008, 07:46 PM
deal never went through. couldnt see spendin tht much money to use it as a work truck!!

the search goes on?!!!!!

KrayzKajun
08-06-2008, 07:51 PM
Tryin to get some info from yall who have an F250 witht the 5.4L trition V8.
how do you like it?
towing ok?
how many miles you have on it?
found a nice lil deal on one for use as a work truck!
thank in advance for the info

TXNSLighting
08-06-2008, 08:01 PM
Tryin to get some info from yall who have an F250 witht the 5.4L trition V8.
how do you like it?
towing ok?
how many miles you have on it?
found a nice lil deal on one for use as a work truck!
thank in advance for the info

uh what happened to the dodge??!!

KrayzKajun
08-06-2008, 08:34 PM
uh what happened to the dodge??!!

dealler screwed up all the paper work. then tried to screw me big time on my trade in......

found a lil work truck 2day! hmm maybee i'll post thread for opinions lol

cutbetterthanyou
08-06-2008, 08:35 PM
Tryin to get some info from yall who have an F250 witht the 5.4L trition V8.
how do you like it?
towing ok?
how many miles you have on it?
found a nice lil deal on one for use as a work truck!
thank in advance for the info

i just bought one only put 5k miles on it so only time will tell. mine has been getting 8mpg towing 3 zs on a 22 ft trailer that weighs 3k, so i don't think it is that bad. don't feel like adding up, but if you take the cost of diesel vs gas, my 5.4 at 8mpg most likely cost the same to drive per miles as a diesel getting 11-12 (that is what my dmax was getting pulling the same rig) plus the cost up front on the diesel. as far as pulling power not bad but not great .
but one thing i can say is it isn't much difference in power hooked to the trailer and not hooked.

MSS Mow
08-06-2008, 09:15 PM
Speaking of insurance, I was looking at an 06 F250 XL and for full coverage with trailer coverage and replacement value coverage was ~90 and change a month... Being 26 has some advantages.

Full commercial coverage on my new 08 GMC 2500 (gasser) with towing coverage AND snowplowing coverage is only $820 a year. I'm 27 yrs old, 1 speeding ticket, about 5 years ago. Works out to about $70 a month. I can't complain.

TXNSLighting
08-06-2008, 10:54 PM
dealler screwed up all the paper work. then tried to screw me big time on my trade in......

found a lil work truck 2day! hmm maybee i'll post thread for opinions lol

ha! yeh you havent done that in a while! :laugh:

TXNSLighting
08-06-2008, 10:57 PM
i just bought one only put 5k miles on it so only time will tell. mine has been getting 8mpg towing 3 zs on a 22 ft trailer that weighs 3k, so i don't think it is that bad. don't feel like adding up, but if you take the cost of diesel vs gas, my 5.4 at 8mpg most likely cost the same to drive per miles as a diesel getting 11-12 (that is what my dmax was getting pulling the same rig) plus the cost up front on the diesel. as far as pulling power not bad but not great .
but one thing i can say is it isn't much difference in power hooked to the trailer and not hooked.

ya know the reg cab 250's with the 5.4 for some reason seem to be absolutely bullet proof trucks. Majority of smaller companys around here use that exact truck and put 250k miles on them with no problems what so ever. Im concidering one if i stay in the landscape field.

KrayzKajun
08-06-2008, 11:26 PM
ya know the reg cab 250's with the 5.4 for some reason seem to be absolutely bullet proof trucks. Majority of smaller companys around here use that exact truck and put 250k miles on them with no problems what so ever. Im concidering one if i stay in the landscape field.

well i'll post the thread just for you! lol

CALandscapes
08-06-2008, 11:40 PM
$30k for that new F-250 is sweet.. If they wouldn't rape me on trading my 06 F-250 Diesel I'd walk in to the dealership tomorrow and buy one..

I looked at the new ones about a year ago and they wanted high $40's loaded out. It's amazing what fuel costs have done to the cost of big vehicles...

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