Tired of dealing with my old truck's quirks, wanted a Ford, needed max tow for our TT, wanted loaded Lariat because this may be the last vehicle I buy, needed SuperCrew (no kids still at home, but big dogs) and got it all for a good price.
Last edited by Great white; 02-14-2017 at 01:47 PM.
My 2011 Escape didn't like towing my trailer with my side by side on it so I upgraded to a truck. The Sierra/Silverado felt strange to me, and the only time you'll see a Ram at my place is if someone who owns one is visiting.
I needed a large enough back seat to comfortably fit 3 kids, 2 of which are in a carseat. My 05 Frontier hauled and towed everything I needed for the past 10 years, it just wasn’t quite wide enough to regularly put 3 kids back there.
If my Frontier wasn’t on its last legs and I thought it would be reliably for another couple years, I might have ended up with a 2017 Titan or a 2016+ Sierra once they hit the used market at a decent price. But I had a need and at the time and price point I was looking a used 2013-14 F150 was the best option.
The 2.7 did have me intrigued as well, and 2015's were in my price range. But after owning my 05 Frontier, which was a first model year, I refuse buy a first year model again. I loved that truck, but ever problem that could go wrong DID go wrong.
I bought a 2011 because it was what I could afford (sorry).
The main reason I went with Ford is that they offered the body configuration that I would not compromise on, and that other manufacturers didn't produce en mass - I wanted the full 4 door cab (not a small 4 door cab) with a 6.5ft bed.