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Old 06-24-2004, 04:00 PM
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2004 vs 2005 F250/350 and Carsdirect.com

I am definitely new to the whole American truck scene. I've been driving import trucks for almost 20 years now, but I think that is about to change.

I drove a new F250 (4x4, V10, manual, XLT, 3.73) today. I've been test driving others, but nothing has gotten me more excited than the drive today. I plan to purchase in the next 1-4 months (no hurry) and was wondering if it might be a good idea to wait for the 2005 or just go ahead with a 2004. Is anyone aware of any significant changes or fixes on the 2005's that might make it better to hold off?

One last newbie inquiry for this post: Has anyone purchased through carsdirect.com and if so, how was that experience?

THIS SITE IS GREAT BY THE WAY!

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Hey Mike,
Welcome! The new truck has loads of new improvements. /trucks.about.com/od/2005pickuptrucks/a/05_fseries_sd.htm Check out this link to explain some of the new improvements. Dash cluster is new and very nice also. Ford motor has a website for the 05 super duty alsofordvehicles.com/2005superduty/index.asp?bhcp=1. Hopefully this will convince you to go for the 05. I know I just ordered an 05 350 myself. As far as cars direct I have never dealt with but there are is a guy I beleive that helps run the site that gives square deals. Yeti may be able to connect you with the right person. Good Luck
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wiingnut: Thanks! Those are great links. I may just have to wait, or order soon I guess.
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Make sure you check out the New Ford/Lincoln/Mercury Buyer Forum. Check out the FTE Purchase Program; you can order a 2005 for $500 below factory invoice. If you're serious about a V10, I'd seriously consider the 2005. Ford's going to the 3-valve setup like they've been using on the 5.4 V8 in the F-150, which means lots more horsepower with approx. the same mileage. Lots of upgrades to brakes/wheels/frame/ suspension, as well.
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