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  • About ATC Crazy
    Biography
    I like Fords, guns, ATV/ATC's
    Location
    SW VA
    Interests
    I play the drums & ride a lot
    2 Letter State/Province (use "--" for outside USA/
    VA
    Country of Residence
    US
    Make
    Ford
    Model
    F-150
    Year
    1997
    Current Mileage
    75,000 - 99,999
    Miles per year
    10,000 - 14,999
  • Signature
    -2018 F350 SCLB XLT - 6.2L, 4.30 -- Ordered 4/7, Delivered 7/30
    -1996 F-250 SCLB 4x4 460/ZF5 // 1994 Bronco XLT 5.0 // 1988 F350 RCLB 4x2 460ci

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  • Join Date: 06-30-2003
  • Referrals: 1

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  1. tn96forddoug
    05-16-2019 08:19 AM - permalink
    Did you ever find out about the Raptor steps ?? Thinking of them for a crew cab F250. LIke the way the 150 steps are tucked up. Do they fit the bolt holes ?? thanks for your help

    Have a house in Abingdon, that I need to sell and lived there for many years. In Nashville now. thanks Doug
  2. Big Gas Truck
    03-21-2018 08:18 PM - permalink
    6. Obviously, you want to get in good with a sales manager and explain that you're looking for a dealership to take care of you, who will give you a fair price. In return, that will help ensure you become a return customer down the road. Don't be afraid to show them someone else's offer (trade in, etc.) and let them know if they want your business, match it (if they are closer to you) or beat it. Sorry bud, I didn't use a whole lot of punctuation there, just trying to get a lot of thoughts out before I finish my college work and get to sleep. Hope it helped some (you'll have lots of questions, I did).
  3. Big Gas Truck
    03-21-2018 08:17 PM - permalink
    5. Keeping these items in mind is your negotiating tactic when some snake salesman tries to tell you they, "aren't making any money on this deal" (they are a business, they make money, that's their only job). Good deals can be viewed differently by different people. If you only have one or two dealers in your area, you might have to deal with the fact you might not get a price that's hundreds or more under invoice. The best deal available might be a few hundred over invoice. In my case, I drove 2.5 hours away to order a truck. Keep in mind that if you owe money on your current truck (more than trade value), that will roll into any financed amount.
  4. Big Gas Truck
    03-21-2018 08:17 PM - permalink
    4. You need to know several things, and by having them 'build' that truck for you, you should find out the invoice price of the vehicle. That's basically what they are going to pay for it. Your goal is to get a deal as close to, or under invoice as possible (before any rebates are taken off - basically, ignore that MSRP #). Some things to take into consideration at this time: Dealerships get the rebates that you qualified for paid back to them from the manufacturer. After a sale, a dealership will also get a check for a 'holdover amount' (like a 'bonus' to the dealership for selling a brand's product, last I knew, FORD was ~3% of invoice).
  5. Big Gas Truck
    03-21-2018 08:16 PM - permalink
    3. The steps I took: Test drive some trucks to find what you want and what you really like. If they have what you want, start negotiations, if not, then build your truck on the Ford website and print that spec sheet out and bring it with you to a dealer. Find a dealer (or as I did, up to 5 or 6) and tell them you'd like to order the truck you spec'ed out (again, assuming you can't find what you're looking for on their lot). Some may try and 'locate' a truck for you (and that's great, it saves a LOT of time, provided the price is right).
  6. Big Gas Truck
    03-21-2018 08:16 PM - permalink
    2. Based on the homework I've recently done (I ran this gauntlet a few weeks ago, ordered on 3/8/18), the price shown on the website will be the MSRP of the vehicle. That is a price you should never pay. Most of the 'big box' stealerships are going to give you an 'up-front', no-haggle price... in most cases, it's a BS price that fills their pockets. If they won't negotiate, walk. If they really want to make a deal, they'll stop you or call you. I'm about to go on a rant and by the end, your head might be spinning, but here it goes.
  7. Big Gas Truck
    03-21-2018 08:15 PM - permalink
    1. Since I can't send PM's yet (still under my 10 day probation period, lol), I have to break up my message into several to hopefully help shed some light on the question you asked in the forum. I'm not sure if anyone will get bent out of shape if I post certain information there, but at this this isn't in 'plain sight'.
  8. Kalve
    03-22-2011 05:43 AM - permalink
    email sent with pics an open on price
  9. Kalve
    03-17-2011 12:19 PM - permalink
    what is your email an I'll send some pics.
  10. Kalve
    03-08-2011 06:32 AM - permalink
    I have a set of 16.5 wheels & tires I am getting rid of if you are interested. They are 8 lug 2 front tires look brand new 2 rear tires are worn down the center. they are bout 10" wide. they are 33" tires.

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