Traded in two vehicles, and bought a new truck

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Let me start by saying the market is crazy right now. Used vehicle trade-in prices are insane. With getting my wife the 05 Suburban, we have not needed one of the two additional vehicles (Accord or Truck). I love the Accord as a car, but am hooked on how comfortable and useful a daily truck is. Additionally, car seating position has not been well for me. I find my legs and back very fatigued after driving long periods. Truck wise, I have been wanting a crew cab truck for some time, in addition to some finer amenities.

So I did some looking online.

Trade in values are crazy. I did an online quote with CarMax and walked away from the Accord with some decent profit. The truck was traded in at the Ford dealer -- again decent trade-in value.

I had some specific requirements for my next truck. Crew Cab, 2.7 Ecoboost, 3.73 gearing, trailer tow package, FX4 offroad, B&O unleashed stereo system, Lariat 502A high package, Lead Foot paint and Lariat Sport appearance package. I found it all, besides paint, an added sunroof, and the drivetrain.

Color is Agate black, which is super sharp. Really like the black. An added sunroof, I do like my sunroof -- what a plus.

No 2.7 Ecoboost... OK, no 3.5 Ecoboost... Sure OK, no 3.3 V6... alright. So you all probably like "OK guy got a 5.0 V8". Yes sure, V8... nope. Found all I wanted with a 3.5 PowerBoost. This is the new F150 Hybrid. This is a 3.5 EcoBoost paired with the hybrid system. Something like 430HP and 570lb-ft of torque. I have not goosed it yet, but in moderate throttle, it hauls. This also has the 2400watt generator in the bed, awesome for camping or 4-wheeling which me and my buddies do a lot.

Me and my wife really really like this truck. It has all I have ever wanted option wise, look wise, and an added bonus of Hybrid electric. It has been returning decent fuel economy. It takes FL500S and 5W-30. Will probably change it early. This truck was a demonstrator model and has 1,400miles on it. Got a fair amount off with that. Also was fortunate to receive an A-Plan pin from my uncle.

Back to two vehicles which is nice. And this one can do all the last two did. Welcome hybrid electric Ford!

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Our next F150 will probably be something like you purchased. I like the idea of the generator and the hybrid aspect. It will be a while as our 2015 F150 is doing just fine....
 
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Nicely done. You bought the 2021 Ford F-150 Texas Survival Edition....the one that can power some of your house when the grid fails. :cool:

Good timing. I can't believe what Carmax gave me for my Focus. I couldn't say no either. Enjoy!
 
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Something similar will be in my future when my current 2016 F150 with the 2.7 is replaced. Pretty impressed with the powerboost...
 
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You're not wrong about used car prices. I work at a Ford dealership and for every car, we've brought from the auction we've paid more than market value for them.

Customers don't understand how high used car prices are. We have a few 2017-2019 Mustangs with around 40k+ miles on them that are listed for $37K+. They're not the 2.0L EcoBoost engine. It's the 5.0L V8. I have customers wanting $2k+ off of them. Like, dude first off we cant take $2k+ off of a used car. We gotta keep the light on 🤣. Second off, we aren't priced that high compared to KBB, etc.
 
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Loved when I downsized from two different cars with different purposes to just one that did both, and did them better.

Went from a Sundance (winter car, had a back seat) and a del Sol (fun little go-kart of a car) to an Impreza RS. Back seat, four doors, fun to drive, and a beast in the snow. I loved that car and I still miss it.
 
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I don't use my pickup any more, good to know dealers are buying rigs outright.
 
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