Current market. Late Summer 2019

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  1. JorgeICT

    JorgeICT New Member

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    I’ve locked in a great rate with my credit union and I’m actively trying to find the truck for me. Shopping used I’ve only found one 802A 2017 within 300 miles of me for less than 30k and they are asking $56k. The other 5 or 6 (all 802A 2018 trucks with less than 30k miles and asking less than $60k) are all Ford Buy back trucks with scary documented engine failure history. Two of them being 2018 (built in late 2017) which had their cabs removed to replace the cylinder head.

    The same dealer with the 2017 802a will sell me a new 2019 for $500 over invoice landing me $6k over the price of the 2017. Sounds like a no brainer right? I get to pick my color and options and I’m out the door after tax for around $70k with a fully loaded rig.

    The thought of buying a new car usually makes me cringe. The market seems to support the idea that depreciation is negligible the first few years but I’ve come here for your advice. If I take the bait now will the larger allocations if 2019s come back to haunt my resale value in the next 3 years? Will some spectacular change occur in two years if they change the body style. Should I take the eco boost problems to heart even though they seem to be exaggerated by trolls on the forum? I read the ford mechanic reports on the buy back trucks and they turned my stomach. We’re these a fluke and the good solid trucks are still sleeping in their original owners garage? Thanks.
     
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    Adam Full Access Member

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    Dont worry about the resale or future depreciation, it is a truck, all vehicles will. Just unsure how it will work out. Enjoy the Raptor. Who cares but my .02
     
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    Research before you buy. The ecoboost is a heavy failure with nagging cam phaser issues. It is not worth the frustration. Failure rate is 25%
     
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    I wish your failure rate was 100 percent to leave us all !!
     
  5. JorgeICT

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    ^ My research can also confirm that bravo3eco is full of sh*t. Yes there was a cam phaser issue in early gen2 trucks but it’s been sorted much like the other issues. I account this to it being the first run of a new model which can happen in any new vehicle.

    The new 2019s I’m looking at are selling quick. I hope to pull the trigger on one soon. Surprisingly I’m not finding any 800 A or 801A trucks used. Makes me curious if people spend up and freak out?
     
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    Sorry, but do your research. 19s are failing as well. There is also a TSB now related to it and may actually turn into a recall.
     

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