Grew up in the mountains of Idaho & MontanaI have lived all my life in Montreal, Canada and never needed a 4x4 or AWD vehicle. I learned to drive in 1973 Chev Biscayenne with 2 snows on the back. Only reason we’re going 4x4 is pulling our trailer and resale value.
Yea, I heard people say don't waste your time trading in a 4x2, you are going to have to sell yourself to get anywhere near what you want for it.First let me say I’m in retail order purgatory for a 2021 F150 Lariat 3.5 EcoBoost 4x4 ordered on Oct 05, no VIN as of this date.
We recently sold our 2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel 4x2 to purchase our new truck. Of the hundreds of trucks for sale of this exact same model only 2 were 4x2 (RWD) vehicles. We had very few interested parties for the RWD configuration. Of the inquiries we did receive there were the ones that did not read the Autotrader add and asked “is it 4 wheel drive?”. I have to say we did sell the truck for what we expected, $7500 more than the dealer offered for trade in.
When we purchased the the Ram we had to retail order it and waited several months to get the truck due to the RWD request. At the time the Ram dealer said that if wanted a 4x4 we could have it the next day.
I believe it is easier to sell and retain a higher resale value for a 4x4.
It would do fine on a boat ramp but I don't blame you for not taking a chance.True that!
Though I have used my 4X4 a couple of times launching my boat on a steep slick ramp but I feel the limited slip would have worked also, just didn't want to take a chance.
About every 2 or 3 years we get a little bit of snow and they freak out here in the SE when that happens. I've lived in Alaska, so I don't freak but we don't have any of the road equipment the North has.
The good thing though, the MPG differences is down to like 1 or 2 MPG max.
You also have to consider the location.I have heard that 4x4 trucks have better retainment value. I also heard that 4x4 cost more than 4x2, so they end up having about the same value. Lastly, I hear that 4x4 trucks cost more but they retain a higher percentage of their original costs.
I agree they’re at an easier-to-use height than the fixed boards. They’re so expensive though, and only available on the highest-level Lariat. Another frustrating Ford packaging decision. Same with the heated steering wheel; only available on the highest package on Lariat. Kind of a dick move by Ford.Make sure you have auto deploying running boards. They are perfect for aiding easier entry and exit. The fixed boards are not as easy to get in and out of for older folks.
That is true for 4X2 and 4X4
You can do aftermarket, they have them to fit most everything, I think they run around $1500.I agree they’re at an easier-to-use height than the fixed boards. They’re so expensive though, and only available on the highest-level Lariat. Another frustrating Ford packaging decision. Same with the heated steering wheel; only available on the highest package on Lariat. Kind of a dick move by Ford.