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Howdy forum. i'm not an F150 owner yet but i'm starting the research for my next truck purchase. the new F150's are nice, at the present time i'm lusting after 2.7L and 3.5L Lariats (we'll see if that changes in the future). i plan to buy next summer/fall or potentially wait for the 2017MY if the 10spd transmission is confirmed. in the meantime i hope to learn a lot from the forum and contribute where i can.

i'm not particularly biased towards any brand, i like certain aspects of all current half tons. my (completely unfounded, subjective) views on current half tons:
Tundra - i like the exterior looks, interior is fine, drive train and technology are aged.
GMC/Chev - really like exterior, interior is aesthetically unappealing. infotainment system is supposedly not great. powertrain seems fine but a bit unexciting (exception being the hard-to-find 6.2L)
Ram - Hemi is a fantastic engine, 8spd works well, interior is nice, exterior is aged.
F150 - really like the exterior, interior looks superb, engine options are exciting and intriguing, transmission is aged (though for this reason probably pretty bulletproof)
New Titan - nope. can't get over the exterior looks.

so with that, i'm here researching my next truck. i just traded in my 2011 Ram 1500 because i was growing tired of making an auto loan payment while harboring credit card debt from 10 years ago. so i traded it in on an ugly-but-functional 2000 Outback wagon while i pay off debt and save for a down payment.

a couple of my recent vehicles:

Previous 2008 GMC Sierra - great truck, no issues.

Previous 2011 Ram 1500 - great truck, no issues, just traded in.

Current 2000 Subaru Outback - epitome of luxury. 16" one-piece forged hubcaps, AC (currently out of service), 0-60 in 19 seconds.
Researching future F150 purchase
Current: 2000 Outback Wagon 2.5L H4 5MT
Sold: 2011 Ram 1500 4WD CC Big Horn 5.7L
Sold: 2008 Sierra 1500 4WD CC SL 4.8L

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