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Old 08-04-2014, 12:02 AM
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Already bought; but have more questions

I recently bought a 2014 F150 XLT crew cab 4x4 short box; I like it and it has almost everything I wanted; I got it for $38k sticker after all rebates plus we used part of the rebate to pay off my negative equity trade so I ended up buying it for almost $43k

I got a crew cab because I wanted to have extra room for the dog (I don't exactly really want her on the front seat of a standard cab...); extra passengers and a place to sleep when I travel and room to store/transport bulky cargo that can't get wet.

I obviously can get a bed tonneau cover to deal with the cargo that can't get wet, I use my truck as a daily driver so I'm beginning to wonder if I should have gotten a regular cab but then i'm afraid that what if by the off chance I have extra passengers?

I'm thinking that if I had gotten a standard cab it would have been cheaper and I could have gotten more options/features; for example: I don't have DRL (you would think that'd be included with every newer vehicle since 2010) I don't have heated seats (I know that's an option, not standard) I don't have the My Ford/Sync touch (I could only get that in the FX4, they don't offer it in the XLT in the '14 at least we could not find one!).

If I trade in my '14 I stand to lose quite a bit and would fall into neg equity of course and I didn't think about getting the costco price but I think I can get the costco price there.

Plus I'm really wanting the 2015 rather then the '14; the only reason I went with '14 was because it was hard to find '13s (there were only 3 (and ONE was used) in the entire 80 mile radius of where I live). The 2015 has some features the '14 doesn't have but I am not sure those features that I want are even in the XLT and FWIW I thought the XLTs were "mid-grade". I also noticed that the Ford manual actually shows a few more features I was unaware of even after purchase such as automatic wipers with rain detection (I'd LOVE to have that feature).

I didn't want Lariat because of the price; and I think Lariats are only in the 250/350? FX4 was also out of my price range as well at the time (and would still be for now).

I also didn't want a 250/350 because that's a bigger truck than the 150 (not just by weight, but physically).

So what are your opinions? (that's what they'd be, so I am just curious what you think).
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Old 08-07-2014, 12:38 AM
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Hmm maybe I didn't make it clear enough, I'm single I have 1 dog who sheds constantly I have siblings who are now just learning to drive they ride with me less now and I've found that the spacious crew cab allows me to sleep back there with the seats folded upright and the dog can still sleep with me but I DO intend to get a small RV to pull behind the F150 so I'm wondering if I should have gotten a regular cab with upgrades better than the XLT.

I used to have a Honda Ridgeline so I love the flip up 60/40 seats; but the Ridgeline has a different type of floor and its not so easy to sleep on and have to sleep on the seats which is less roomy (even in the F150 with the seats down).

But that means if I am going to sleep anywhere I'm going to need to tote that RV with me (of course there's bed tents, but I don't think that'd be as comfy as an RV or in the back of the crew cab) and bed tents require a bit of time to setup.

So would you have gone with a crew cab or a regular cab? The disadvantage I see with regular cab is the dog is on the same seat as you; and you just have to deal with the dog hair (sure I still have to deal with the dog hair now, but its in the back).
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I would stick with the crew cab. The regular cab trucks don't come with anymore goodies than the XLT does and you have the extra room. If you get rid of the 2014, you will lose a ton of money. My 2 cents.
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Old 08-25-2014, 01:29 PM
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I would stick with the crew cab. The regular cab trucks don't come with anymore goodies than the XLT does and you have the extra room. If you get rid of the 2014, you will lose a ton of money. My 2 cents.
Yeah I would lose a ton; decided that I'll wait for the 2015 (which I'll still lose $$) and see how much of a neg equity I'll be in and then if its too much I'll wait until the end of the 2015 season when the rebates are back in full force to swap.

of course I wouldn't get more goodies in XLT trim with a reg cab, but reg cabs cost less than a crew cab although the CC has more room obviously. If I could trade the 2014 for 2015 reg cab I might be able to come out the same with less neg equity at the end of the 2015 season OR if the equity isn't in the neg, perhaps I could get a 2015 FX4 reg cab.

I'm interested in the 360 camera system, 8" LCD screen which replaces all the analog gauges and the OEM HID setup, the rest I could care less about but would like them if I can afford it (such as power mirrors, heated seats, remote start).
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Unless things have changed for the 2015 model, you can't get a regular cab in any package higher than an XLT..
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Unless things have changed for the 2015 model, you can't get a regular cab in any package higher than an XLT..
pooh! cuz they do have a 2014 FX4 regular cab

I looked at the 2015 super duty (250+ you CAN get the XLT with reg cab on the 250 & the 350 not sure about the 450) but that doesn't mean its available on their 150 models which is a pain to wait for they already have their super dutys already out.

So unless something is different I hope they offer more than the XLT in the reg cab; although a super cab isn't a horrible option; the 2014 F150 reg cab comes with a 6ft box rather than the 5.5 but you can get the 5.5 box with a super cab (or the crew obviously) which to me is a little silly I'd rather have a 5.5 box on the reg cab... think how short that would be
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I stand corrected. I just went and saw that you can get one in a reg cab. For some reason I thought they didn't make anything in a reg cab beyond the XLT. I wonder what will change for 2015 since they won't have FX4 anymore.
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I stand corrected. I just went and saw that you can get one in a reg cab. For some reason I thought they didn't make anything in a reg cab beyond the XLT. I wonder what will change for 2015 since they won't have FX4 anymore.
I didn't say that the 2015 F150 wouldn't have reg cab beyond XLT since the options for ordering/pricing it out isn't available yet (but for the 2015 250, 350 & 450 it is so I assume the 2015 F150 would be similar?)

I heard that the SVT Raptor is no more in 2015 until 2016 didn't hear that the FX4 was going away but there is no FX4 option for the super duty trucks either and not sure if FX4 was ever available for the super duty or not.
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