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Issue: What year is the best F150 made

As you can guess there are many different opinions on what year is the best F150 but the discussion is based on 6 basic guidelines:
  • function
  • most reliable
  • best drivetrain
  • dependability
  • power
  • ability to make general repairs
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Old 05-18-2011, 02:09 PM   #1
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Default arguably what is the best year f150 ever made.

based on:

function as a pickup as well as enough style to take the wife to dinner
most reliable
best drivetrain / dependability / power
feasability of shadetree mechanic to make general repairs without 10k worth of tools


basically if you had to pick 1 F150 to drive for the rest of your life what year, model, trim package would it be?

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2011 king ranch loaded ecoboost 6.5 ft bed
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As far as most reliable, I think the 04-08 4.2L V6 F150 has won the most awards for most reliable pickup ever built.

But I personally would take a 2011 6.2L lariat 4x4.
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1996 f150s with the 7.3l v8 long bed reg cab with 4 wheel drive it has odb2 but the looks of the classic ford and all the capability of the f250s
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2011 model. Next year the 2012.
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2011 model. Next year the 2012.
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1978-1984, manual tranny, any engine (except the V-6, yes, it existed, briefly)

Easy to work on, few issues, and tough as nails with twin I-beam front ends and 9" rear.

I had a 1980 which I abused the hell out of, and it never gave me any trouble.
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Honestly, gone postal is probably right, just because you can work on and fix most everything yourself. Before computers ran everything in vehicles. very reliable trucks to
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Only proviso with that gen F-150.......keep plenty of spare durafart modules on hand, and make sure you have the right color connector.
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Honestly, gone postal is probably right, just because you can work on and fix most everything yourself. Before computers ran everything in vehicles. very reliable trucks to
On the contrary I think vehicles today are much more reliable.

Yes, older are easier to work on but id rather not have to work on it period.

Unless of course you are upgrading.
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