Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-27-2024, 09:41 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: North of Seattle, WA
Posts: 17,327
Wink Took my car out for an oil change and ended up 'screw-ed"

Yesterday was certainly an expensive day. Took my car to the dealer for an early morning oil change appointment. While waiting I wandered into the showroom and talked to a salesperson about what they had for a new truck I was thinking about buying this fall. Ended up with a quote and left not being particularly impressed with their offer.

Went home and cut some fresh flowers that I took to my Daughter at her place of work. Now faced with the rest of the day to find something to do I stopped at a dealership for a different brand to see what might interest me, again not having the slightest desire to buy a new truck until fall.

That's when I got "SCREWED"

It was a Ford Dealership and I started looking at different F-150 Supercrews, just wanting a quote on one that fit my needs/desires.

Started looking around 1PM and didn't get home until 8:30 PM. Ending up leaving my 2017 Chevy Volt behind and driving home with a really nice, brand new 2023 F-150 Supercrew 4X4 with 3.5 Ecoboost, 7150 GVWR, 16,800 GCWR. With my trailer attached, and me aboard, I will be able to load up another 900# of "stuff" in the truck about 500# more than I have ever carried before.

400hp and 500 lb/ft (or ft/lbs if you prefer) of torque will certainly take some getting used to as well as seeing fuel mileage averages around 22+mpg with a non-diesel pickup. And then there's the 36 gallon tank which will probably carry me much farther than my bladder will allow

Even my Son, who saw it this evening, was duly impressed during his test drive.

Needless to say the "take home price" was one I couldn't pass up with all the incentives and discounts. Certainly didn't mind getting "SCREW-ed" like this

HMMM? if I no longer have the Titan (it will be gone soon) I might have to change my Screen Name


Note: Local Ford dealers don't seem to have any 2024 F-150's in stock but have a ton of new 2023's with nice "incentives". The one I took home was certainly well enough equipped for me so it being "last years model" was a non-issue. One I drove home was delivered wit 91 miles and that came from when it was transferred from another store in the "Dealership Group"
__________________
"A wise man can change his mind. A fool never will." (Japanese Proverb)

"You only grow old when you run out of new things to do"

2018 Flagstaff Micro Lite 25BDS
2023 f-150 SCREW XLT 3.5 Ecoboost (The result of a $68,000 oil change)
TitanMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2024, 10:14 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Berryville, Arkansas
Posts: 1,329
Congrats, I think! LOL!
__________________


2012 Cedar Creek 36CKTS Touring Edition
2015 Ford F-350 CC DRW Lariat
Joe_GA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2024, 10:14 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: TEXAS
Posts: 9,194
Congratulations on your new truck. It's always dangerous to 'just browse' a dealership.
__________________
2015 Dynamax REV 24TB class C
Reverse_snowbird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2024, 10:16 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Florida
Posts: 63
Sounds like a really nice truck. I’m sure that you’ll like it. How about some pictures when you get a chance.
__________________
2017 F-250 6.7 4x4
2016 W&P CB25
2005 HD RoadKing
2002 Yamaha V Star 1100
Cb25 Joe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2024, 10:22 PM   #5
Pickin', Campin', Mason
 
5picker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: South Western PA
Posts: 19,136
Great choice Mike!
Enjoy!
__________________
2022 Cedar Creek 345IK 5th Wheel•Solar & Inverter•2024 Ford F-Series SCREW•7.3L•4x4•Factory Puck•B&W Companion•TST Tire Monitor w/Repeater•Sinemate 3500w Gen.
F&AM Lodge 358 Somerset, PA - JAFFA Shrine - Altoona, PA

Days Camped '19=118 '20=116 '21=123 '22=134 '23=118 '24=90
5picker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2024, 06:50 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
JimM2109S's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2021
Location: SE Florida
Posts: 443
Mike, you're going to love that truck, towing or not. I've the same model but a 2018 that I bought used last year and am continually amazed at it's capabilities. That 36 gal tank will take you further than your bladder will.
__________________
2022 MiniLite 2109s
2018 F-150 XLT 4x4, 3.5L, Max tow pkg
2019 Ranger Lariat 4x4 (in reserve)
(We're just getting started!)
JimM2109S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2024, 07:25 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
PhilFromMaine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Location: Maine
Posts: 1,535
Congratulations! I love trucks especially new ones. I have been looking into buying a van and converting it into a campervan. I have been cruising the WEB to learn as much as I can.

Apparently, the auto industry experts are predicting a crash of sorts in sales and prices in 2024. Right now inventories are high, prices are high, and interest rates are high. This is the "perfect storm" coming up in 2024 for dealerships to cut prices and for some to go "belly up".
__________________
2018 Coachmen Freedom Express Liberty Edition 231RBDSLE
PhilFromMaine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2024, 07:42 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
realshelby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 273
You will love the 3.5 Ecoboost! My Son has a 2011 with over 180,000 miles. Oil changes at 10K. Never misses a beat. Water pump at about 130K but other than that and maintenance it has been reliable and a workhorse. Newer ones get better mileage. His is about 18-19 at 75-80 mph. 16 around town.
__________________
2023 GEORGETOWN 36D7
realshelby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2024, 08:52 AM   #9
Canadian Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Eastern GTA, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 6,235
Congrats on the new truck, Mike!
__________________
2023 Rockwood Signature 8262RBS
2016 Ford F-250 XLT SuperCrew, 6.2L, 4x4, 6'9" bed
2019 Rockwood Signature 8290BS (2019 - 2022)
2011 Rockwood Signature 8293SS (2015 - 2018)
2010 Rockwood Roo 23SS (2012 - 2014)

itat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2024, 09:03 AM   #10
Defender of America
 
Nick Danger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Location: Valhalla
Posts: 1,501
Welcome to Ford Country!
__________________
Retired USAF
2021 Freedom Express 192RBS
2020 F150 STX 4X4 w/Coyote V8
Centerline TS WDH
Nick Danger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2024, 09:03 AM   #11
llr
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: SW Ohio
Posts: 1,694
Quote:
Originally Posted by TitanMike View Post
Note: Local Ford dealers don't seem to have any 2024 F-150's in stock but have a ton of new 2023's with nice "incentives". The one I took home was certainly well enough equipped for me so it being "last years model" was a non-issue. One I drove home was delivered wit 91 miles and that came from when it was transferred from another store in the "Dealership Group"
FYI, I don't think Ford is making any 2024 F150s, no idea why but when I was building my 2024 F350 on the Ford site I noticed 2023 was the only F150 option to build. And it is still the same today.
__________________
2024 Artic Fox 3018 5th Wheel
Grand Design 2800BH TT 2021 - for sale
Prior TT 2017 Flagstaff 831CLBSS Classic Ultra lite - SOLD 5/21
TV 2024 F350 DRW - on order
Prior TV 2017 F150 6.5' bed 3.5 Eco-boost Max tow 1800lbs payload
llr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2024, 09:15 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 4,330
A good part of the story is the some lucky person with get a nice used Chevy Volt someday.
__________________
2020 Sunseeker 2440DS on 2019 Ford E-450, Trekker cap, Topaz paint
BehindBars is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2024, 09:31 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: North of Seattle, WA
Posts: 17,327
Quote:
Originally Posted by BehindBars View Post
A good part of the story is the some lucky person with get a nice used Chevy Volt someday.
And also the opportunity to replace the "big battery".

That was part of the decision to let it go.

ALSO-

Yesterday I stopped at my insurance agents office to get insurance on new truck. The truck will cost me $17 more every 6 mos. than what I was paying for the volt. This was a graphic illustration of how expensive EV insurance has become.
TitanMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2024, 09:37 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: North of Seattle, WA
Posts: 17,327
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nick Danger View Post
Welcome to Ford Country!
I grew up in a "Ford Family" and didn't buy my first non-Ford until 2004 when I bought the Titan. Bought the Volt in 2017 but I do have to say I do feel very comfy being back in a Ford.

Everyone has their preferences. My backside just seems to prefer Fords
TitanMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2024, 09:42 AM   #15
Senior Member
 
RangeMaggotBob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Somewhere in the Ozarks...
Posts: 1,143
Congrats on you new truck! Just one question- You went to the dealer to get your oil changed?
__________________
2015 Forest River Rockwood Signature Series Ultra Lite 8289WS w/Diamond pkg.
2014 RAM CTD 6.7 Tradesman 4WD Auto Crew Cab Long Bed
Honda eu2200i generators
RangeMaggotBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2024, 10:26 AM   #16
Scoundrel
 
HangDiver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Montrose, Colorado
Posts: 2,800
Congratulation F150Mike! We need pictures!
__________________
2024 Geo Pro 15TB, 400W Solar, 2 Golf Cart batteries
2015 F-150 5.0L V8 XLT Crew Cab, 4x4, Tow Package, 36 gal tank, 3.55 locker, 1891 payload, Integrated Brake Controller, Roadmaster Active Suspension

Wooden Spoon Survivor
HangDiver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2024, 10:27 AM   #17
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2022
Location: Tarpon Springs FL
Posts: 3,434
Friends wife called him at work

EEEEEEEEEEEEK spider is in the car
he told her to get the bug spray

Too late dear.... am at the dealer buying a new one


TRUE story.
__________________
Tarpon Springs FL
2022 Salem 24RLXL
Aussieguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2024, 11:06 AM   #18
D W
Senior Member
 
D W's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: ALASKA (World's Biggest Campground)
Posts: 6,705
Quote:
Originally Posted by Reverse_snowbird View Post
Congratulations on your new truck. It's always dangerous to 'just browse' a dealership.
I haven't browsed a dealership in over 14 years. In the past I have used USAA Car Buying Service. Used the service to find the rig I wanted at a pre-negotiated price and no dealer/salesman antics, and no Finance Dept BS. I'm not in the market for a new rig now or in the immediate future. Nothing out there worth the price they want for it.
__________________
'07 K3500 Silverado LT Crew Duramax (LBZ)
2016 Salem 27RKSS
1984 CHEV SCOTTSDALE K20 2GCGK24J0E1XXXXXX (Chevrolet Legends-Class of 2019)
"...exhaust fluid? We don't need no stinkin' exhaust fluid"
D W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2024, 11:10 AM   #19
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: North of Seattle, WA
Posts: 17,327
Quote:
Originally Posted by RangeMaggotBob View Post
Congrats on you new truck! Just one question- You went to the dealer to get your oil changed?
With the Volt I did. Only needed to change oil once per year as the engine rarely ran. Since Volt has multiple coolinh systems and complex electronics I preferred the annual visit where any latent issues were uncovered.

My truck has free oil changes coming and when the free stuff ends, back to just changing myself.

No way I take my vehicles to a Quickie Lube. Around here I have yet to see one with employees that would inspire confidence.
TitanMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2024, 02:48 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Alaska
Posts: 1,179
Quote:
Originally Posted by D W View Post
I haven't browsed a dealership in over 14 years. In the past I have used USAA Car Buying Service. Used the service to find the rig I wanted at a pre-negotiated price and no dealer/salesman antics, and no Finance Dept BS. I'm not in the market for a new rig now or in the immediate future. Nothing out there worth the price they want for it.
I tried the USAA Car Buying Service once. I got a call from dealer down in America. I live in Alaska. Haven't wasted my time with since. I just buy local. Between my last two trucks I saved over $25k over the Monroney MSRP price.
__________________
2019 Silverado LTZ 1500 6.2L 10 Speed 3.42 Max Trailering Package
2018 Freedom Express 192RBS
2022 Highland Ridge Open Air Lite Range 17BH
AlaskaErik is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:25 AM.