You are correct, people in the US know the best place to spend their hard
earned money. That is why the F150 has been the best selling truck and the
best selling vehicle, as well, for thirty years Ford sells more F series
trucks alone than Toyota sell trucks and cars combined ;)
It is necessary to repeat well known facts, since some folks in the NGs are
slow learners and uninformed. They like to think Toyota has all the best
sellers, when actually only the Camry is a best seller. ;)
Y'know... I looked up F250 pricing on Edmunds and I was astonished to find
that the V10 option was a mere $600.
I suppose I should presume that Ford knows what they're doing with option
pricing but that seems awfully low. I can't help but think that they could
make an extra $400 (or more profit) by marking up that V10 option a bit. I
would expect someone looking at the fuel economy of a V10 can't be anywhere
near as much price-sensitive as they are determined to get a LOT of power.
Do you think they're leaving money on the table or do you think that most
V10 purchases are simply... "well, as long as you have one in stock and it's
only a few hundred more..."?
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It's like the difference between a V6 and a V8, it's not like you're buying
two engines as in buying the smaller version and upgrading later. IMHO most
buyers opt for the the diesel instead of the V10, take a look at that
Actually, I think for most commercial truck buyer, the V-10 is not
needed. Unless you are towing very heavy loads in hilly terrain, the
5.4L is more than adequate. And if you are towing very heavy loads in
heavy terrain, you need the diesel.
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