Advice on buying 5.0?

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I can say 100% for certain 99% of good looking university or college educated women anywhere within 100 miles of ocean hate V8s and Harleys haha.
Guess I got a 1%er then. Think I'll keep her, been saying that for 33 years.

 

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Alright so I have a shadow black 17 Ecoboost 40k miles on it runs beautiful . (Stage 1 Cobb tune , exhaust, roush intake )
But you know we wanna move to the big leagues. Found a 2020 GT 8k miles performance pack in Rapid Red $42K . Love the car comes with a MBRP exhaust and X Pipe . Sounds MEAN AF! Just interior has calculator screen and it kills me because the car is a beast . But overall wanting to know if 42K is a good deal for the car ? Here are pics of both

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Go for it! Beautiful car.
 
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Alright so I have a shadow black 17 Ecoboost 40k miles on it runs beautiful . (Stage 1 Cobb tune , exhaust, roush intake )
But you know we wanna move to the big leagues. Found a 2020 GT 8k miles performance pack in Rapid Red $42K . Love the car comes with a MBRP exhaust and X Pipe . Sounds MEAN AF! Just interior has calculator screen and it kills me because the car is a beast . But overall wanting to know if 42K is a good deal for the car ? Here are pics of both

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I'd hold out for a few months, market is is shifting to a potential recession and used prices will drop. Especially with companies such as carvanna, vroom, and carmax that are hemorrhaging money and have excess inventory.
 

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In this current market $42k is reasonable for a 2020 w/ 8k on it and some minor mods.

If it's at a Ford Dealer ask for an OASIS report to check it for any prior repairs, warranty start date, etc.

You can probably bump them down to $40k if they want to move it.

As for the 4" display screen, that's easy enough to upgrade to the SYNC 8", there's MANY threads in here listing the exact parts and how to for the swap - so that shouldn't be a game changer.
Don't upgrade to Sync. There are too many speed disabled features that make it miserable to use without a passenger. Since you don't have Sync, get a good aftermarket stereo with navigation. And get module to keep steering wheel controls.

If I could change one thing in my car is to remove sync, but it is to integrated into the other systems.
 

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Don't upgrade to Sync. There are too many speed disabled features that make it miserable to use without a passenger. Since you don't have Sync, get a good aftermarket stereo with navigation. And get module to keep steering wheel controls.

If I could change one thing in my car is to remove sync, but it is to integrated into the other systems.
I found that exchanging the Sync system for aftermarket was going to gain no functionality except for DSP which I added at the amplifier level instead. I was going to loose the functionality of the screen climate controls and OEM fit and finish. I would have a smaller screen and the aftermarket install kits have a shoddy record of reliability on the climate controls. If you are going from a 4" you may value it otherwise but ultimately they price out about the same if you use a decent aftermarket with built in navigation.
 

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There are too many speed disabled features that make it miserable to use without a passenger.
Curious, what are the features you're referring to?
 

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I found that exchanging the Sync system for aftermarket was going to gain no functionality except for DSP which I added at the amplifier level instead. I was going to loose the functionality of the screen climate controls and OEM fit and finish. I would have a smaller screen and the aftermarket install kits have a shoddy record of reliability on the climate controls. If you are going from a 4" you may value it otherwise but ultimately they price out about the same if you use a decent aftermarket with built in navigation.
I already have the Sync system so I would not want to loose the climate control and other functions. But it sounds like the car he is looking at has a basic system. So he would not loose much but gain a lot from an aftermarket system. Again, the Sync has many speed restricted function. And cost of a Sync upgrade will probably cost as much if not more than a good full screen aftermarket with navigation.
 

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Curious, what are the features you're referring to?
Depending on the year and version of the sync software, I have found that you cannot change anything in navigation until you come to a complete stop. Also I have a 32Gb usb drive with much music. It will play in shuffle mode but not allow you to switch to a specific song or artist. until you come to a stop. I discovered this on a long cross country drive. It became very annoying. When you poke around, you will see other things become greyed out. Pretty dumb seeing you can play pandora and switch songs from your phone, and you can even select to view incoming texts message on screen. I guess that is okay but switching songs or an artist is not.

Later versions of the software allow for changes as long as someone is in the passenger seat.
 

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I even got a better deal ($1k off sticker) on the car that was in stock vs paying sticker on my custom order.
FWIW they gave me $1,000 off my custom order just cuz. I didn't even ask for it. 😳
 

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Depending on the year and version of the sync software, I have found that you cannot change anything in navigation until you come to a complete stop. Also I have a 32Gb usb drive with much music. It will play in shuffle mode but not allow you to switch to a specific song or artist. until you come to a stop. I discovered this on a long cross country drive. It became very annoying. When you poke around, you will see other things become greyed out. Pretty dumb seeing you can play pandora and switch songs from your phone, and you can even select to view incoming texts message on screen. I guess that is okay but switching songs or an artist is not.

Later versions of the software allow for changes as long as someone is in the passenger seat.
People still carry around flash drives of music to listen to? Unless you’re listening to some obscure weird stuff then Spotify/Apple music or any of the music streaming apps from your phone work perfectly as you already described.

As someone who lived with the base 4 inch calculator screen for years, I’d take Sync 3 all day. It wouldn’t even up for debate.
 

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Depending on the year and version of the sync software, I have found that you cannot change anything in navigation until you come to a complete stop. Also I have a 32Gb usb drive with much music. It will play in shuffle mode but not allow you to switch to a specific song or artist. until you come to a stop. I discovered this on a long cross country drive. It became very annoying. When you poke around, you will see other things become greyed out. Pretty dumb seeing you can play pandora and switch songs from your phone, and you can even select to view incoming texts message on screen. I guess that is okay but switching songs or an artist is not.

Later versions of the software allow for changes as long as someone is in the passenger seat.
It blocks long text readouts and keyboard inputs but so do all aftermarket units now. Too many idiots fiddling with screens and crashing their cars. Aftermarket units also contain a gyro interlock before someone says to ground the parking brake lead. Also, don't be that guy. If something does happen and it turns out you bypassed the safety interlocks you will look worse than a Cars and Coffee crowd surfing car.
 

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People still carry around flash drives of music to listen to? Unless you’re listening to some obscure weird stuff then Spotify/Apple music or any of the music streaming apps from your phone work perfectly as you already described.

As someone who lived with the base 4 inch calculator screen for years, I’d take Sync 3 all day. It wouldn’t even up for debate.
Come on dude. Have you ever driven out of service reception?
 

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It blocks long text readouts and keyboard inputs but so do all aftermarket units now. Too many idiots fiddling with screens and crashing their cars. Aftermarket units also contain a gyro interlock before someone says to ground the parking brake lead. Also, don't be that guy. If something does happen and it turns out you bypassed the safety interlocks you will look worse than a Cars and Coffee crowd surfing car.
Don't get pissed because I say this as a joke. I know most people can't walk and chew gum at the same time I have been in other systems from BMW Audi, Doge, Chevy and have not seen such a lock down. Ford is the pinnacle of this. Again. I don't care what you do on your sync system. There are other speed restricted function beyond listening to music. My comment is that Ford is locked down way more than any other systems.

I am commenting on the person asking if they should buy a car with a basic system. I gave my 2 cents to why aftermarket could be better that Sync. If you have it, keep it. If you don't then maybe choose something else.
 

 
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