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Hi all,

Looking into my first diesel. Was thinking I'd get a carryover to save some money. I read all the threads about people getting 10-15k off MSRP but just doesn't seem to be happening for me.

Not totally decided between Lariat or XLT. I want dual zone climate control, but not a huge fan of leather.

I'll try attach a build sheet. Curious what you guys consider a decent deal. They seem to be available still, but not as big of markdown as I would have thought.

Also curious if there's any major differences (salt protection?) between buying a truck here in MN versus the southern states. I see there is a couple preferred suppliers here on the forum...


Update: I'm not allowed to add attachments yet so can't figure out how to get the build sheet on here.

2018 F-250 XLT
White
Diesel/6.7 Powerstroke
Crew Cab
6.75 box
XLT premium package
Powerscope mirrors
Fx4
Console front seat

Would it be reasonable to ask for one like that in the 50k range? All the quotes I'm getting are 57-61k, same as for 2019's darn near.
 

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Which is exactly the reason I went with the '19. I couldn't seem to get one of the "deals" on the '18's, so I sucked it up and went with the '19. I don't regret it, but as always, I wish I could have done better.

Your build sheet sounds almost like what I have. I have a couple of extras. Since I was paying so much, I figured I would get a couple of nice extras while I was at it, such as the 360 degree cameras. I also didn't plan on it, but it came with this truck. The camper package. It adds an extra leaf in the rear, and it makes my truck sit perfectly level when I hook up to my 5th wheel. Just something to think about.

I also really like the dual-zone climate control (had one in my 2008). But it only comes in Lariat and above. As far as I know, you cannot get it in the XLT. I would still love to have it, but am living without it.
 

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Yeah... coming from a Chev, I'm not at all impressed with the Ford climate control. Even a basic LT1 has the dual zone. That would roughly compare to bare bones XLT afaik.

Also, Ford only has about 10 clicks on the temperature knob from max cold to max hot. Guessing each click equals 3-5 degrees. On longer runs in our F150's, were constantly fussing with the temp knob.

Our Chevs have each individual degree from 60 to 90, but I digress. Since I don't trust their diesels right now, here I am!

Did u end up paying full price?
 

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Which is exactly the reason I went with the '19. I couldn't seem to get one of the "deals" on the '18's, so I sucked it up and went with the '19. I don't regret it, but as always, I wish I could have done better.

Your build sheet sounds almost like what I have. I have a couple of extras. Since I was paying so much, I figured I would get a couple of nice extras while I was at it, such as the 360 degree cameras. I also didn't plan on it, but it came with this truck. The camper package. It adds an extra leaf in the rear, and it makes my truck sit perfectly level when I hook up to my 5th wheel. Just something to think about.

I also really like the dual-zone climate control (had one in my 2008). But it only comes in Lariat and above. As far as I know, you cannot get it in the XLT. I would still love to have it, but am living without it.
What do you like about dual-zone climate control?
 

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What do you like about dual-zone climate control?
I like being able to adjust my side and my wife still be happy on her side. It's not as bad as it used to be, but we can both be pretty radically different. It would still be nice to have. I have it in my Dodge Charger, and it gets used a lot when we take the car instead of the truck.
 

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When I got my truck I decided that I would have it a long time. I also would be spending a lot of time driving mine. I got it to tow our 5th wheel and we travel every year so 6 to 7 hours behind the wheel is common for us.
So if you go new get the truck you want with all the options you like. Nothing like getting something and later go i wish i had gotten that. I have a 12 Taurus SHO and at the time i didn't think i wanted remote start. Big mistake. So give this some serious thought and check your wallet for the funds and get the most truck you can afford.
 

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That sure seems to be a pretty good price. Especially for all the add-ons to the XLT trim. You get a lot more than I got for a good amount less. Other than the color (white is a kind of boring color...just my opinion, don't shoot me), I don't know why it's been sitting there for so long either. Might be time to wheel and deal even more!
 
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