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Old 02-19-2019, 02:33 PM
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2014 to 2019........Is it worth the $$$?

My apologies if this topic has been answered before. I've have spent weeks lurking on this forum and I can't seem to find a thread that covers this topic specifically; possibly because of my incompetence of using the search function.

I have a 2014 F250 Lariat with only 30K miles (+ paid for). Would there be any significant advantage to trade it in on a 2019 Lariat? For all practical purposes, I don't really need a 3/4 ton diesel, I have a 25' Airstream which I tow maybe 1 month out of the year, but not having to worry about the payload capability of the truck (900 lb. tongue weight of the trailer, would only leave 400 lbs. payload if I were to buy a F150) is piece of mind for me. I'm aware that the turbo was changed/upgraded in 2015 (is it the same turbo for the 2019?), better injectors (???), better suspension (the 2014 rides pretty nice and that's on OEM shocks), aluminum body, stronger frame (????). Obviously, there are other technological advances since 2014: BLIS, Adaptive cruise, Lane keeping, Sync 3 (I have My Ford Touch), CHMSL, LED headlights and fogs, remote tailgate, rain sensing wipers, etc.). What else would make the 2019 mo' better than the 2014?

The dealer offered me $41K for my truck and I can buy a new truck on Ford's A-plan. The Lariat Sport (with the Value Package, dealer lift and upgraded tires) appeals to me, but I'm just not sure I'm gaining that much by buying a 2019. The biggest drawback with the Sport is the halogen headlights, but the Morimoto LEDs may be better than the OEM LEDs and worth the extra $2000???? Thanks.
 
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The Sport Value Package does not come with many of those options that you listed.
My position is, if you have a paid for truck that isn't breaking down, stick with it.

Of course, if you want a new truck, and your old truck just doesn't do it for you anymore, that's different. Just gotta know the difference between need and want.
 
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Old 02-19-2019, 02:42 PM
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If they’re giving you 41k for a trade in, I would upgrade. Just given the fact that you are thinking about upgrading I would do so now before your current truck really starts seeing some depreciation. The current Super Duty is an awesome truck. I am looking at getting one myself. You could be in a very nice new Super Duty for a $20k difference when you factor your trade in and incentives, if I could upgrade at that price I would do it today haha. Well worth it in my opinion.
 
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Having owned both 2014 and 2016 F250 6.2, I can only tell you that ride and cab quietness of the 2017+ are miles ahead of the previous generation. Whether it's worth it to spend the money and update is a question only you can decide. These forums are fantastic places for others to spend your money.
 
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Old 02-19-2019, 03:04 PM
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The Lariat sport is a "sporty" edition and doesn't have most of the options you listed above, it might actually have less options than you currently have if you have a decked out lariat from '15. I know I drove a friends '18 XLT and it wasn't as equipped as my '12 Lariat ultimate.
That being said, I thought I loved my '08 till I got my '12 and I thought I loved that till I got my '18....
 
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The Sport Value Package does not come with many of those options that you listed.
^^^^ This!
At the end of the day, it's all about what you want. If you're not getting all the bells and whistles with the new truck, then it's not that much of an upgrade. You might as well keep what you have, it's serving your needs just fine.
 
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Strong trade in and also considering tax incentives its probably worth it.
 
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I just went through a very similar dilemma. My 2012 6.7 p/s loaded Lariat was pristine and only 28k in miles. I bought it brand new, and it was very well cared for. I listed it on the boating forum under their truck section no cost ad. Put it at 40k private sale, first guy to see it bought it for 39.5k cash. I did not need to sell the truck, it was perfect, just wanted something new after 7 years with the 2012. In the big picture I crunched the numbers for what sold the old truck for and the price of the new 2019 loaded up 6.7 Lariat but no sunroof on the new truck. Got 11k off MSRP on the 2019 special order truck. My net cost even factoring in Fl. sales tax of over 4k was a 19k difference or loss.

So 19k loss for 7 years of use (almost all towing as I have a company car) seems pretty good IMO. 19k more cost for a brand new 7 years newer full warranty truck with many updates seemed worth it. If I did not get real good money for my 2012 I wouldn't have done it, but for less than 20k I think I am set for another 7 years. Truck arrived yesterday, and being delivered to my door this Thursday. Also there are tax advantages for my wifes business having a payment on the new truck @ 3% interest, I did not even try to figure out those numbers, but it's pretty significant. My 2012 was and is a good looking truck, but to me the 2011-2016 super duty's look pretty dated after the re-design. My choice was more want and not need.
 
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The new Super Duty's are nice, very nice.
 
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The 6.2 torque specs were improved in 2017, and the sort-of new 6R100 TorqShift G transmission used in the F250 6.2 was introduced at the same time... you might like both.

Also worth considering IMHO is that all original warranties on your 2014 have expired, and you may be getting close to needing new tires. Both would be new on a 2019.

HTH,
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Yes!

if he will offer you $41k and you can buy A Plan, do it now. I would ask for another $1k and then jump on it and donít look back. In 2016, I traded in my 2011 on a 2017 Lariat. Loved my 2017, but then got a crazy offer in October 2018 to trade in the 2017 (with 13k miles) on a 2019 Platinum. Cost me less than $10/day to drive my 2017 for 2 years! Hit that A-Plan every time you get a strong trade-in offer.
 
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I traded my '07 F350 on a '17 F250 on a whim. Dropped in to visit a friend that owns a couple of Ford dealerships on the tow home from the west coast. I liked the (then new) '17s and had been thinking I might want one but then after driving one, it was all over. I got a pretty good trade for my old truck and did the deal. Love the new truck.
 
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I'd wait and see a 2020 first.
 
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My apologies if this topic has been answered before. I've have spent weeks lurking on this forum and I can't seem to find a thread that covers this topic specifically; possibly because of my incompetence of using the search function.

I have a 2014 F250 Lariat with only 30K miles (+ paid for). Would there be any significant advantage to trade it in on a 2019 Lariat? For all practical purposes, I don't really need a 3/4 ton diesel, I have a 25' Airstream which I tow maybe 1 month out of the year, but not having to worry about the payload capability of the truck (900 lb. tongue weight of the trailer, would only leave 400 lbs. payload if I were to buy a F150) is piece of mind for me. I'm aware that the turbo was changed/upgraded in 2015 (is it the same turbo for the 2019?), better injectors (???), better suspension (the 2014 rides pretty nice and that's on OEM shocks), aluminum body, stronger frame (????). Obviously, there are other technological advances since 2014: BLIS, Adaptive cruise, Lane keeping, Sync 3 (I have My Ford Touch), CHMSL, LED headlights and fogs, remote tailgate, rain sensing wipers, etc.). What else would make the 2019 mo' better than the 2014?

The dealer offered me $41K for my truck and I can buy a new truck on Ford's A-plan. The Lariat Sport (with the Value Package, dealer lift and upgraded tires) appeals to me, but I'm just not sure I'm gaining that much by buying a 2019. The biggest drawback with the Sport is the halogen headlights, but the Morimoto LEDs may be better than the OEM LEDs and worth the extra $2000???? Thanks.
I was is a similar boat with a 2013 33K miles. Dealer gave me 33K trade-in and 6K off the 2019. It has all the features you describe (only w/o the lift) and more. Did it make financial sense? No. Would I do it again? In a heartbeat. Just be sure to get the LED light option.
 
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If you are going to make the trade, make sure Ford throws in a bunch of tubes of dielectric grease for you. All exterior connectors arenít greased and can/will cause issues. Canít believe how many threads there are about that problem and Fords on there 2nd year where the had a chance to make that correction and didnít.
 

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