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Old 06-13-2018, 04:55 PM
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Thank you - I appreciate the first hand experience !
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Come on peeps, stand down
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I like to think of my truck as a wingless eagle
Totally off the subject, but we had this guy at work we called Walking Eagle...because he was so full of **** he couldn't fly.
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Totally off the subject, but we had this guy at work we called Walking Eagle...because he was so full of **** he couldn't fly.
haha, that's awesome
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I'm somewhat surprised that you found so many things wrong with your test drive vehicles.

I'm on my 3rd new F150 in 8 years and have been extremely happy with each one and not a single serious complaint with any of them.

A 2010 XLT with a 5.4, a 2013 Lariat with 3.5, and my current truck is a brand new '18 Lariat with the 5.0 and it's definitely the best of the bunch, the motor is very strong & fast, the transmission shifts as smooth as butter, the ride is very comfortable and the truck is so quiet I almost don't hear the motor sometimes.

Can't comment on other brands as the last Chevy pick-up I drove was my Dad's 1961 regular cab & long box and I've only ever ridden in a Ram a couple times and have never driven one.

Hope some day you find a truck that makes you happy but it seems all you want is to find fault with everything you look at.

Good luck in your search.

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Can't comment on other brands as the last Chevy pick-up I drove was my Dad's 1961 regular cab & long box and I've only ever ridden in a Ram a couple times and have never driven one.
I think that's kind of the point of this thread. If you're not blindly loyal to Ford and go out and test drive a few different trucks of each make you'll notice that some do certain things better than other's.
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Originally Posted by bassJAM View Post
I think that's kind of the point of this thread. If you're not blindly loyal to Ford and go out and test drive a few different trucks of each make you'll notice that some do certain things better than other's.
I agree with you 100% and is the reason I said I couldn't comment on other makes.
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FIL has a 17 RAM
That damn thing drives so smooth lol.
My 07, well...she can be a little rough around the edges at times
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Here's the Car and Driver review of that "beached whale" of an engine.
https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews...ew-test-review

Thanks for posting - great article. I think I mentioned in one of the posts above that I had probably been a little over-the-top on that assessment.... I REALLY did like the 5.0. I just meant to point out that driving it in between test drives of both the 2.7 and 3.5, that it seems slow and lethargic in comparison... almost heavier somehow. But it did get up and go in reality - - just in a different way. I believe the low-end torque that snapped you back in your seat of the Ecoboosts verses the linear pull of the 5.0 is what made it 'feel' slow.

I took all of my test drives with my son-in-law, who is a trained mechanic...he drove them all too. He came away with the same impression. I think if I had *just* driven the 5.0, I would have been completely impressed. I still tend to lean towards that one as a favorite.
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Is there any reason you wouldn't just modify the truck to make it exactly what you want? Trucks are arguably the single-most customizable vehicle-type out there. You can make the ride however you like it, from super cushion soft to race-car stiff. You can make it as fast as you like it (though as the article above pointed out, that particular 2018 V8 Supercrew is the fastest regular F-150 they'd ever tested at 0 - 60 in 5.5.) You can have a shop spruce-up the interior. You can pretty much have your dream truck. There's no reason you have to drive a bone-stock truck unless you're over-the-top nervous about warranty, and provided funds allow, and it sounds like from your earlier posts they do. I have my dream truck now, it does everything I want, exactly how I want it, and there was no stock truck out there that would have given me what I want. So I created it. Just a thought.
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