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Old 12-17-2012, 12:09 PM   #1
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Anybody care to chime in concerning reliability from personal experiences?
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:28 PM   #2
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No there awesome especially the sport!!
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Had a 1997 XLT and a 2002XLT. The 97 had 176,000 when I sold it and the 02 had 148,000. If the new ones are like them will give you good service.

The 13's are beautiful suv's. We went with the Flex, 3 times now.
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:20 PM   #4
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I own a 06 w/ 83k and it is great. Minor maintenance and 21mpg or so. New ones should be just as good. Plus its a ford has to be good.
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I owned a 2012 XLT FWD with the 3.5ltr and traded it in on a new F150 Screw 6.5. I loved that vehicle but my wife didn't care for it. It averaged 25mpg and We got anywhere from 28-31mpg on long trips, I **** you not! Granted I made a game out of chasing the mpg numbers on the long trips.

Things I didn't care for. That 3.5ltr worked hard pulling a trailer with 3 ATVs on it. FWD and towing really don't mix even though its rated to tow 5k.
The rear bumper needs a 3m protective coating on it before it gets the snot scuffed out of it. They MFT pissed me off non stop right away then Ford came out with a new flash for it and it worked perfectly ever since.


Get the 4WD version with the Ecoboost!
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My kids have owned two. Never any major problems. They'll either get another or and F-150.
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I drive a 2011 explorer for work. Not a bad SUV, but to me it feels very crampt in the driver seat, and I'm not a huge guy. But anytime we took it on the beach or over roads filled with pot holes it was solid. Would I buy one.....yes for my wife. For me no.
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Sister has one, they do not do well in collisions. She was rear-ended a couple of weeks ago. They lady that hit her was going an estimated 10 mph at impact (which is plenty) and it did 7500 worth of damage, and they are still finding more...

That said, she walked away with so much as a sore neck, so when I say they do poorly, the vehicle takes alot of abuse in the collision, but the passengers do very well.
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Sister has one, they do not do well in collisions. She was rear-ended a couple of weeks ago. They lady that hit her was going an estimated 10 mph at impact (which is plenty) and it did 7500 worth of damage, and they are still finding more...

That said, she walked away with so much as a sore neck, so when I say they do poorly, the vehicle takes alot of abuse in the collision, but the passengers do very well.
Thats unibody construction for ya..
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