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Old 02-14-2017, 11:16 AM   #11
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Took your time then. He stopped pitching Fords 3 years ago.
I know - but it took me that long to pull the trigger
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I will admit I definitely don't need a truck about 45 weeks out of the year. I bought it because I drive 3-4 other people and a bed load of tailgating gear to football games 6-7x a year, and beyond that, I need it about 3-4 weekends a year I'd say.

Honestly, I went with the F-150 because I found one I liked before I found a Silverado or Sierra that I liked. Just about everyone else in my family who drives a truck (and there are a lot of them) drives a Silverado. I was able to find what I wanted (CPO, crew cab, 4wd, with a center console, in a color I liked) in the F-150 before I found one in the GM product. With that said, my 2014 FX-4 is a lot nicer than the 2011 Silverado LT I had a couple years ago.
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Old 02-14-2017, 11:44 AM   #13
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Always owned trucks (since 16 yrs old). Hunting, Towing: boats, utility trailers, toy haulers etc. Much prefer to take trips with the luggage under a secure bed cover. It's nice to keep golf clubs back there just in case the opportunity arises too.

Always drove GM, then ordered an '07 Tundra when the 5.7 came out. Loved the 3/4 ton towing and 1/2 ton maintenance costs.

In 2013 I was given a company truck allowance. The only stipulation was: 1/2 ton F150.
So I purchased the first Ford. This surprisingly had me hooked. After 83K miles in 3 years, it never gave a lick of trouble, no squeaks or rattles, no loose interior panels. Just a good solid truck.

A month ago, changed jobs so was left to purchase my own truck again. Found the only F150 that had more options than the previous one. Plus wanted a little extra towing capacity.
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Old 02-14-2017, 12:18 PM   #14
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I got tired of trying to put things in the trunk of my town car and many times there were things I just couldn't load. When you own a house and do things yourself, a truck is a must.

I recently took this from my shop to the house. As long as your careful loading this stuff you'll keep the bed looking nice.

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I'm on my 6th Ford truck since 1984. Better interior then the competition and never had any major problems in the 33 yrs I've been driving them. Only dealer in my town is Ford so it makes it easy to get serviced. Strange because in the late 60's and early 70's I liked Chevy trucks that we had at work.
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I bought the F150, because Ford doesn't make the Ranger any more! But in all honesty, I've owned a few Fords over the years and no complaints. Great safety ratings. As another member said, better interior than the competition and WAY BETTER seats than the GM trucks. I rented a truck last year for a week( had to drive 18 hours one way), the rental place couldn't get me a F150, but gave me a Silverado......worst seat I've ever sat in. Also, I have a great relationship with my local dealer, their shop foreman and different staff there. So go with what ya know! My dad is a retired Ford mechanic.....so maybe I was influenced from a young age
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Always had a truck and need one more often than not.

The first F150 was a great deal that I could not pass up. Prior to that purchase I was a GM guy. The first time I towed my TT with the F150 I was sold. Not only did I like the torque availability at a lower rpm (my 5.3 really needed to scream a lot) but it handled my TT far better on the road. Once I had to replace parts I was sold on the much beefier suspension components.

My current F150 was a smokin deal that I again could not pass up. At the price I got it for I may have bought almost any brand.
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Decided to move up when I wrecked my Ranger. Only reason really was the Tremor, otherwise, would bought another Ranger.
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Been driving trucks since the 1970's. Not particularly brand loyal, Nissan is the only one I've never owned. There have been several F-150's in the past but I drove a Tacoma for the last 10 years. Needed something bigger at this point and wanted to buy used.

I seriously considered a used Tundra based on extremely positive experience with Tacoma. But there were no used Tundras available that matched my needs. F-150 is by far the most common in my area and I found dozens that I could have lived with. It just came down to which I liked best and I got the best deal on.
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This is technically my 3rd Ford. My 1st was a 1995 model extended cab with the old 5.0. Nice truck. I bought a 1999 GMC Sierra extended cab then a 2003 GMC Sierra extended cab after the F150. Those 2 trucks cured me from GM products. Next was a 2005 Tundra Double cab. It was and still is a great truck. My son still drives it at 190,000 miles. After I gave him the 2005, I bought a low mileage 2006 Tundra DC to replace it. Toyota ruined it for me at that point. With the 2007 models Toyota did away with a true 4 door truck and a 6.5 foot bed. I had sworn off of GM's. I didn't want a Dodge for any reason. That left Ford. My next truck was a 2012 157" WB Lariat with the 5.0. What a fantastic vehicle. About 2 weeks ago, with 100,000 miles showing on it, I traded the 2012 for a 157" WB Lariat 2.7EB.
I hope it treats me as well as the 2012 did.......
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