Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Phoenix Az.
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Each dealer is a little different based on how they want to handle it and how "nice" they want to be. I buy through a fleet guy, and I tell him the truck and options I want and he orders it. I pay invoice minus any rebates when the vehicle comes in. I believe rebates have to be what's available at time of delivery but not sure. My dealer usually doesn't require a deposit unless I was ordering something really weird, but I do have history with them. No financing or trade figures are secured until truck comes in. He will given me an aprox trade figure if i ask but they won't commit to anything due to values could change by the time the new truck comes in. Several times I have gotten a few thousand less by the time actually came in and deal was done. Its pretty much "here is the figures" and no negotiating, except for when they try and sell warranty!
The dealer can also do a search for you for other trucks available in the region. Auto trade also has a really good search feature that links most of the Ford dealers inventory so you might be able to locate something on there as well if you don't mind buying from a non local dealer.
This is EXACTLY how my ordering has happened.
I have ordered 3 Superduties over the past 15 years, with X Plan.
2019 F350 4X4 Dually, FX4, Crew Cab, Ultimate Lariat Package, Agate Black, Black Leather towing a 2006 LE3905 Weekend Warrior
2002 F250 CC, 4X4 - Sold
2004 F350 CC, FX4, loaded - Sold
2006 F350 CC, DRW, FX4 - Sold
2012 F350 CC, DRW, FX4 - Sold