Originally Posted by 5picker
If you can wait... sure!
I didn't mean to be pompous. I've been driving a 2000 F250 for all these years and budgeted for a new rig for some time - mostly due to the wife railing on me. It's just fine as a work truck/log dragger and the trade in is a joke anyway. So I have time on my side. I well know that doesn't work in every situation.
I just wanted to make the point that dealer trades are frustrating. Ya get more and less than desired and at a price that may be more or mostly equal to a current year model set up exactly how you want it. In this case I could move to a F350 with the 10 speed but with the smaller v8 (6.2). It wasn't offered in the F250 unless you bought the big V8. I mainly move hay trailers on a county road, not big RVs at highway speeds so I don't need massive horsepower.
Going to the dealership seems to be a new game every time. But they are consistent in extracting the most for the least delivered.