Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Newer Light Duty Trucks > Lightning, Harley-Davidson F-150, Roush F-150 & Saleen F-150
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Lightning, Harley-Davidson F-150, Roush F-150 & Saleen F-150 SVT Ford F150 Lightning, Roush, Saleen and other performance F150's

Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 06-03-2003, 07:13 PM
gotpez gotpez is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Westerville, OH
Posts: 31
gotpez is starting off with a positive reputation.
Buying a Lightning

I'm starting to get serious about buying a Lightning and would like some advice.

I've done the basic research and know the dealer invoice price and where I can buy a Lightning. I've started the basic discussions with a salesman at one of the dealerships, but I don't know how far I can push them.

Is is reasonable to expect the dealership to sell a Lightning at or below invoice price? I know these are desirable vehicles, but I know times are not great for the dealers right now. One of the dealers has 4 Lightnings, the other has 7. That seems like a pretty large inventory for a vehicle like this.

Any experience or opinions would be appreciated.
__________________
Jeff Gilligan
2003 Red Lightning
2214 of 4270 Born on 3-5-2003
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 06-03-2003, 07:32 PM
FTE Ken's Avatar
FTE Ken FTE Ken is offline
Founder ... Stay Tuned
 
Join Date: Jan 1997
Location: Enjoying the real world.
Posts: 23,171
FTE Ken has a superb reputationFTE Ken has a superb reputationFTE Ken has a superb reputationFTE Ken has a superb reputationFTE Ken has a superb reputationFTE Ken has a superb reputationFTE Ken has a superb reputationFTE Ken has a superb reputationFTE Ken has a superb reputationFTE Ken has a superb reputationFTE Ken has a superb reputation
Buying a Lightning

I'm about to start looking for one myself (or possibly a Power Stroke diesel). My thinking has always been to push them as far as you can, they'll say no when its too far and then you cut your deal.
__________________
FTE Founder. Enjoying life, hitting the throttle and hearing my Ford squeal 'em....
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 06-03-2003, 09:38 PM
alanscott's Avatar
alanscott alanscott is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Western Colorado USA
Posts: 2,321
alanscott is starting off with a positive reputation.
Buying a Lightning

Quote:
Originally posted by webmaster
I'm about to start looking for one myself (or possibly a Power Stroke diesel). My thinking has always been to push them as far as you can, they'll say no when its too far and then you cut your deal.

Get the Stroke, I know this guy that sells chips for them

Click Here
__________________
alanscott
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 06-05-2003, 12:44 PM
ralphy1798 ralphy1798 is offline
New User
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 6
ralphy1798 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Buying a Lightning

I bought a used 2002 lightning myself for 30,000 out the door. My parents bought a new 2002 lightning in the San Francisco Bay area for 30,000 plus tax and license. My dad went to six dealers and walked out of all of them. Every time they would call he would say "no, 30k +tax and license..." A week and 1/2 later, they called him and said "if we give it to you for 30 + tax and license you will come get it tongiht?" he got what he wanted...

the lesson here, dont be too anxious! Dont be afraid to walk out! The sticker for my used lightning with 7000 miles on it was 32,454. I talked them all the way down to 30000 out the door!

Good Luck, its an awesome truck!!!!
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 06-17-2003, 08:44 AM
gotpez gotpez is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Westerville, OH
Posts: 31
gotpez is starting off with a positive reputation.
Buying a Lightning

I did it!!!

Drove home in an '03 Red Lightning last night. I can't wait to get through the break in period so that I can really have some fun.

The dealer was great to work with. I got the speech that they usually sell the SVT's for a premium over MSRP, and I'm sure they have, but not to me! All in all the negotiations went quickly and smoothly. They only gave me a little hard sell on it. They made me drive it home to talk my wife into letting me buy it, so I got a pretty good test drive.

Now the fun begins!
__________________
Jeff Gilligan
2003 Red Lightning
2214 of 4270 Born on 3-5-2003
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 06-17-2003, 09:00 AM
ralphy1798 ralphy1798 is offline
New User
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 6
ralphy1798 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Buying a Lightning

congartulations!!! Man, I love my truck so much, every time i start it a huge smile comes over my face that I named the "rumble grin." You'll get a lot of compliments, and lots of looks, its the best thing ever!
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 06-17-2003, 09:54 AM
MustangGT221's Avatar
MustangGT221 MustangGT221 is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Topsfield, MA
Posts: 14,944
MustangGT221 has a good reputation on FTE.MustangGT221 has a good reputation on FTE.MustangGT221 has a good reputation on FTE.
Buying a Lightning

Congrats. Enjoy it man!
__________________
Justin
95' F-150 XLT 4x4, 393ci stroker, 5 spd, 6" lift/35s
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 06-20-2003, 12:53 AM
speeder1 speeder1 is offline
New User
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: EL Sobrante, CA
Posts: 21
speeder1 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Thumbs up Buying a Lightning

Once you have one, you won`t back,,,, let the mods begin.

Larry.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 06-20-2003, 08:19 AM
gotpez gotpez is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Westerville, OH
Posts: 31
gotpez is starting off with a positive reputation.
Buying a Lightning

It's been a blast so far. Still trying to keep my foot out of it until it's broken in, but that's not easy.

My mods will come, but it will be a little while. I am going to keep it pretty much stock so I don't have any warranty problems. From what I have seen, it is quite easy to start going mod crazy!
__________________
Jeff Gilligan
2003 Red Lightning
2214 of 4270 Born on 3-5-2003
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 06-20-2003, 08:04 PM
lightninglowe lightninglowe is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Mid-ohio
Posts: 32
lightninglowe is starting off with a positive reputation.
Buying a Lightning

get a high mile gen 1 and rebuild the engine and tranny
__________________
'93 lightning
393 c.i.
stage 2 world heads
crane cam roller rockers
Downs ford mass-air 80mm sensor
b&m shift kit
Magnaflow 2.5" dual in dual out
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 07-08-2003, 06:41 PM
Greasy Gary Greasy Gary is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 1
Greasy Gary is starting off with a positive reputation.
Buying a Lightning

Gotpez,

You are a lucky, lucky man!

Enjoy your '03!

Greasy Gary
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 07-09-2003, 08:27 PM
H46D H46D is offline
New User
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Pickerington,Ohio
Posts: 7
H46D is starting off with a positive reputation.
Buying a Lightning

gopez

Which dearship did you get it from?
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 07-10-2003, 08:57 AM
gotpez gotpez is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Westerville, OH
Posts: 31
gotpez is starting off with a positive reputation.
Buying a Lightning

I got it from Germain on Sawmill Rd.

Every one of the Lightnings they have has hail damage. They are fixing mine, even at the price I got it. In my case, they have to replace the hood. The dent man said that he didn't think he could get the dents out to his or my satisfaction. The bad part of that is that the hoods are on national backorder and I have been driving around with a hood that looks like a flattened golf ball!! I am scheduled to drop if off on July 21st for the repairs.
__________________
Jeff Gilligan
2003 Red Lightning
2214 of 4270 Born on 3-5-2003
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 07-10-2003, 06:02 PM
H46D H46D is offline
New User
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Pickerington,Ohio
Posts: 7
H46D is starting off with a positive reputation.
Buying a Lightning

I got mine as well from Germaine. I picked mine up on the 1st of June.They got a white one in a day before and it had no hail damage ,so I bought it. I looked at the red one you bought and I test drove the Sonic blue that they had w/ hail damage.If it had no damage I more than likely would have bought the sonic Blue...

That hail storm really F-ed up the Lightnings. Some of the hail damage really stood out on the darker colors.
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 07-10-2003, 08:56 PM
Michael6thst Michael6thst is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 13
Michael6thst is starting off with a positive reputation.
Buying a Lightning

Getting a new hood anyway? Look into the cowled hoods, they are really cool looking EXCEPT, I'd like to see more of them used as functional intakes!
Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2003, 08:56 PM
Reply

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Newer Light Duty Trucks > Lightning, Harley-Davidson F-150, Roush F-150 & Saleen F-150

Tags
advise, buying, ford, lightning, whatto

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup