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Considering bailing on order.

1467 Views 8 Replies 8 Participants Last post by  Firepower 2010
Ordered a Lariat back in April. It was delivered to the dealer this week. After reading this forum, I discovered that I will not qualify for the 2022 tax credit because the delivery date is after Jan 1,2023. I will not qualify for the 2023 because the truck is over 80k.

I did get the price protection, and the dealer did not add a market adjustment. But the rebate was part of my financial decision to buy this very expensive truck.

Also I keep reading on this forum that the software sucks, which is a major bummer being that EV's are all about the software. I have a Tesla, so I understand how important well designed software is.
And, I have been trying for months to get Sunrun to give me an estimate on installing an inverter and charger. Dozens of calls and emails. Still no estimate.
Plus there will be dozens of new EV options this year and next. And in 2024 there will be an instant rebate at the dealership.

I will loose my $1000 dollar deposit. I don't want to be penny wise and dollar foolish. I don't have to have an EV this year. I can wait until the next Ford update or check out other Ev options in the future.
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A couple of thoughts for what it's worth. Assume this is a Lariat ER. I understand not getting the tax credit. How much you would net from this on your taxes depends on your personal tax situation. Regarding the software. So far I have been impressed. I never owned a Tesla or any other EV previously. The updates including the latest 4.1.2. have been pretty much seamless and a great improvement on cabin comfort controls and overall interface. Sunrun and the whole home backup system is a marketing gimmick. No one is buying this truck to be a home generator in the event of power loss. I was able to purchase my 2022 F-150 Lightning Lariat ER at MSRP of 80K. If I get the tax credit that will be a bonus. After 3+ months of ownership here in Texas I will say this. Amazing truck. Performance, Handling, Smooth Quiet Ride, Fast Cabin Heat-Up/Cool Down, 1 Pedal Drive Mode, Blue Cruise. I charge it in my garage with the Portable 32 amp Charger provided with the truck for pennies on the dollar compared to what I was paying to fill up my 2021 F-150KR at the pump every month. My driving is local. The infrastructure for long range travel is not there yet but I think it will be in 1-2 years. This truck is a game changer in my opinion. I personally would not pay over MSRP and would opt for the ER vs SR. Just my 2 cents worth and that is probably exactly what it is worth! Thanks, Walt
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