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I need major "expert" help deciding!!!

vig1116

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Ok, so i ordered a '16 limited, but I've been presented with a great deal on a '15 and I'm not sure i can turn it down.

Both choices are the exact same terms (36mo lease with 10k miles and $1k down.)

The car i have on order and should be here within 2 weeks is:

2016 magnetic metallic/ebony limited 4wd 3.5L (non ecoboost) 301a, collision warning, 20" polished alum wheels. MSRP 48,940. 535/mo
the "great deal" car is:

2015 white platinum/char black Sport 4wd 3.5L with ecoboost 401a, dual panel moonroof. MSRP 50,560. 489/month

What do you guys think??? I haven't driven a sport yet and will drive it next week to make sure i like it for the fam (wife and 2 kids)
 


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RealDeal

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Go for the Sport. I love the extra power. I also think the 2015 looks much better than the 2016, especially the front end.

Dave
 




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I love the extra power.
Dave

That's a big statement for me! I've had 2 limited's since '11 (no ecoboost) and in both, when trying to gun it, lets say while making a left turn at a light when a car is coming straight, I've felt theres hesitation/not quick enough when i hit the gas. Maybe the ecoboost will help with that!! (and other scenarios too, just one example.)
 




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Sport...the power is awesome
 




vig1116

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I'm still not convinced it's such a "killer deal" though, being there's a $2500 rebate till 7/6... still a good price though...
 




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I had a Limited 13MY and after driving the Sport I would never go back. Yes I miss some of the options you can't get on the Sport but that EcoBoost power along with the EPAS and AWD Sport tuning is a much bigger deal since you use it all the time.

Take the Sport, then wait for the redesigned version coming.
 




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The SPORT is AWESOME! I bought a Tri-Platinum Sport on Memorial day... It's a beautiful vehicle inside and out. It's loaded with leather, sun roof, etc... You will love the extra power that your old 3.5L Limited doesn't have.
 




vig1116

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WOW. I'm shocked (not in a bad way) at how much of a difference the sports engine and suspension is over the limited!!! I am going to try to go to the dealer tomorrow to test drive it. Sounds like a no brainer!! Does the deal sound good to you guys???
 




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Deal sounds pretty good...im at $499 on a sport with a $50,035 msrp..put $2700 down and have 19,500 miles per year. I also traded in my 2013 Explorer lease a year early that had about $4000 in negative equity on it. If it were me I would take the sport now..not a huge fan of the rear on the new 16 and the seats aren't as comfortable.
 




vig1116

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You guys are making my decision easy!! :) Cant wait to drive this tomorrow now!!
 




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You guys are making my decision easy!! :) Cant wait to drive this tomorrow now!!

Don't be afraid to get on it either during the test drive!
 




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Get more miles on the lease for that price.
 




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Don't be afraid to get on it either during the test drive!

I second that....but make sure you have both hands on the wheel!
 




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Easy choice - Sport with twin turbo's …..wife has a 2015….zero complaints…..
 




vig1116

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i am so glad i asked cause i was really leaning towards the newer model!!

And I'm def not going to hold back :)
 




vig1116

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question i forgot. Being an ecoboost, does it require premium gas, or is regular unleaded sufficient?
 




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No HID on sports, if that is important keep that in mind but can be retrofitted fairly inexpensively.
 




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Yup, Sport all the way. My wife drives the limited and I drive the sport. It is night and day between them.
 




vig1116

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Just drove the '16 xlt, and '15 sport. WOW!!!! That engine is a whole different ballgame! I also saw a '16 sport in magnetic. Looks sweet but I'm sure out of the range I'm willing to go on a monthly payment. Going to run numbers anyway though ;)


HID is not a deal breaker for me. :) But curious to know why they would omit it on the top tear model
 


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Just drove the '16 xlt, and '15 sport. WOW!!!! That engine is a whole different ballgame! I also saw a '16 sport in magnetic. Looks sweet but I'm sure out of the range I'm willing to go on a monthly payment. Going to run numbers anyway though ;)


HID is not a deal breaker for me. :) But curious to know why they would omit it on the top tear model

Because these are built by accountants and not by engineers.
 




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