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Old 02-09-2019, 11:33 AM
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Searching for my new truck...there has to be a better way

I've spent hours using the Ford.com zipcode based truck search. Is there a better way to do this? So far I've found 2 similar to what I'm looking for. 1 here in Tn and one in Texas. There has to be more.
F350/450 CC LB DRW
Plati Ruby Red
4X4 Ultimate
Supplemental heat (hard to find)
5th wheel hitch setup

 
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Old 02-09-2019, 11:56 AM
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Yes, the dealer.
 
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Old 02-09-2019, 11:59 AM
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Yes, the dealer.
Don't disagree. But out of respect for a salesperson time I'm trying not to do that. Prices (discounts) have varied greatly between dealerships. If I let my dealer trade 1 out, may not get all the discounts.
 
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Old 02-09-2019, 12:07 PM
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I had to order to get the supplemental heat and 5th wheel prep. Try to get 10-15% off msrp, anything above 10% is fair.

I did what you did and just found a small dealer and ordered. Wasting time is annoying. We did the whole thing over phone and email.

I looked at one dealer and salesguy was gonna waste my time it seemed like so I went online but the Ford site is more catered to getting you into a dealer.


If you want all the other goodies like radar cruise and LED headlights you’re on the right path looking at the platinum, FYI.
 
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I've spent hours using the Ford.com zipcode based truck search. Is there a better way to do this? So far I've found 2 similar to what I'm looking for. 1 here in Tn and one in Texas. There has to be more.
F350/450 CC LB DRW
Plati Ruby Red
4X4 Ultimate
Supplemental heat (hard to find)
5th wheel hitch setup
Try Costco.
 
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So I live 6 hours from where I bought my very specific truck. I used Autotrader and then when I found ones that I wanted to investigate into further, I would go to the dealers website to view the window stickers. There were two trucks in the country that had the options that I wanted. My local dealers sell for 500 under sticker which is a joke. I usually pay 500 over invoice. The whole deal was done by email with the selling dealer. Trade and all. Just don't accept anything less than perfection. That's why you are buying new. New means showroom.
 
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There are auto brokers out there that will do the legwork for you. That's how I bought my prior truck. I printed out the sheet from the manufacturer website and he found the exact truck and a few days later I was driving it. Only 8 miles on the odometer. For my F-350 it was less expensive for me to order a truck. I got a deal that was slightly better than X-plan.
 
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I've spent hours using the Ford.com zipcode based truck search. Is there a better way to do this? So far I've found 2 similar to what I'm looking for. 1 here in Tn and one in Texas. There has to be more.
F350/450 CC LB DRW
Plati Ruby Red
4X4 Ultimate
Supplemental heat (hard to find)
5th wheel hitch setup
How about this one: http://www.windowsticker.forddirect....wl4EVkkrwLQ%3D

HTH,
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No ultimate, thanks though.
 
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Agreed. The truck in round in Texas is closest to what I want. 12 hour drive though...yuck.


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So I live 6 hours from where I bought my very specific truck. I used Autotrader and then when I found ones that I wanted to investigate into further, I would go to the dealers website to view the window stickers. There were two trucks in the country that had the options that I wanted. My local dealers sell for 500 under sticker which is a joke. I usually pay 500 over invoice. The whole deal was done by email with the selling dealer. Trade and all. Just don't accept anything less than perfection. That's why you are buying new. New means showroom.
 
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Understood. However, as a Limited, it does have all of the Plat + Ultimate features, and all other boxes appear to be checked.

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This one? It ain't close by but its what you want. Ship it or have a fun trip. (It needs washed too)

https://www.medved.com/new-Castle+Ro...8W4DT3KED83211

They also have this one with a few more options.

https://www.medved.com/new-Castle+Ro...8W4DT1KED83210


 
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Understood. However, as a Limited, it does have all of the Plat + Ultimate features, and all other boxes appear to be checked.

HTH,
Jim / crewzer
Where is that one from? Been on the lot a long time.
 
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