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Would you buy a truck that was a lemon and resold by Ford?

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I would. It would have to cost less than half the actual cost of an equivalent one and come with a full warranty.
 

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I might, but I would want to know why it was lemoned! Did the owner get frustrated with multiple repeat problems, did it have the Parts Cannon fired at it multiple times in an effort to resolve the problems, did it spend to much time in the dealers service bay, why was it traded in? These are questions I would need answers to. A cheap price would help as well.
 

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2023 are talking a big hit just on normal depreation..add in the milage, deduct value for being a lemon and financing on used trucks being higher you might be better off buying a new 2023. What is the MSRP for that truck? I'm not familiar with higher trims but do see some folks CAN get a great deal if they fight for it. It just ain't 2022 anymore..
 

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As already said ask to see teh buyback documentation. Years ago I bought a lemon law buyback Windstar. The paperwork showed that it had been back 3 times for the same repair (noisy brakes). Ford stated they never found a problem. I didn't notice anything on the test drive, and Ford gave us a 3 year 36000 mile warranty.

A year in the engine blew the head gaskets. Ford rebuilt it under warranty, This was a known issue because Ford cheaped out on the head gasket.

never another issue with it. Drove from Califonia to Alabama with it when I got orders.

When we traded it they gave us 10% less than trade value per NADA for the brnad on the title.
 

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What was wrong, how did they fix it for good? I would argue that the quality of the fix is more important than the final price in determining whether you got a good deal.

Bad module that went un/misdiagnosed and is now replaced=basically any other used truck, every $ discount is gravy.

"We think that we got it" or an evasive answer=50% off is still gonna cost you in the long run.
 

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My 2020 was bought back because they couldn't source the part to fix it in a reasonable amount of time.

If I knew the reason for the buyback and it was a solvable thing and not something like "no matter what they did it always vibrated on the highway" I would buy it if the price was right.

I wouldn't buy a truck with ghetto wheels and a lift kit though. That's far more telling.
 

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I inadvertently bought a lemon vehicle that was fixed by the dealership and it was a good car until we traded it in. The wife just didn't like it because it was a stick shift. We were in a rush to get a new vehicle sinc nshe had totalled her old car.
 

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I personally wouldn’t be half as worried about reliability as I would be about trading the thing in. Good luck finding a dealer to take a trade in on a vehicle with a branded title. You might get a good deal on the front end but you could easily get doubly screwed when you go to sell or trade it.
 

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2023 are talking a big hit just on normal depreation..add in the milage, deduct value for being a lemon and financing on used trucks being higher you might be better off buying a new 2023. What is the MSRP for that truck? I'm not familiar with higher trims but do see some folks CAN get a great deal if they fight for it. It just ain't 2022 anymore..
$84K.
 

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At 84 K that's a loaded truck..
 

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At 84 K that's a loaded truck..
In 23, that's a double edged statement. 23s are loaded with deletes.

As for buying a buy-back, that really depends on its history. There's some 23s with loads of electrical gremlins that likely will never be sorted out. However there are several stories of people getting buybacks for some really dumb issues. One was waiting months on a cat. Are you buying a gremlin riddled nightmare or one where the issue was with the customer and ford was happy to part ways.
 
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I've reached out to the dealership for documentation.
 
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Heard back on the two trucks.

First truck would not communicate with APIM. Replaced computer and software.

The other one had rear axle issues and a transfer case which was replaced.
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