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Old 02-14-2017, 04:27 PM   #21
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Been in F150's for over 20 years. Never had one leave me stranded. September of 2016 I went into a ram 1500 ecodiesel for better fuel economy. That truck was a total piece of crap with to many problems to list. Right after Christmas a family member was killed in a ram 1500 same year as mine. My wife compared crash ratings and informed me that if I didn't get rid of the Ram and back into a F-150 she would do it for me.
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Old 02-14-2017, 04:33 PM   #22
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After my youngest moved out on his own I no longer needed a people hauler and was real tired of having to pull around a utility trailer behind the Explorer, pita trying to maneuver in parking lots and such therefor I bought my truck because I needed something that could accomplish this,...



And this,...



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Without having to pull that trailer, oh and it's also a pita loading and unloading a half cord of firewood from the back of the Explorer.

Last but certainly not least, I could never make my old Explorer look this good, LOL




Oh and I can also now load this up and roll,...



The possibilities are endless with a p/u truck.
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Old 02-14-2017, 04:43 PM   #23
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Most of us don't have a legitimate reason.
I use it occasionally for work but I could use a small trailer.
I use it to pull my toys but then I don't NEED the toys do I?

Most of have 100x the stuff. 6x the house and 2x the vehicle we actually need.

That said I will continue enjoying my wasteful lifestyle.
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Most of us don't have a legitimate reason.
I use it occasionally for work but I could use a small trailer.
I use it to pull my toys but then I don't NEED the toys do I?

Most of have 100x the stuff. 6x the house and 2x the vehicle we actually need.

That said I will continue enjoying my wasteful lifestyle.
Most people that have trucks HATE to hear that, but it's the truth! A truck makes my life easier, but I could save a lot of money if I drove an Accord every day and rented a truck from Home Depot the couple times a year I truly needed one.

I grew up on a farm and a minivan was our only "truck" for most of that time. It hauled 5 kids during the week, and on weekends the seats came out and it hauled plywood, drywall, concrete, rolls of fence, hay and stray, and the occasional goat or crate of chickens!
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Needed a 6 seater vehicle

Can haul furniture or other cargo without compromising anyone's comfort

Costs same as most crossover SUVs

More functional than any of them

Comparable MPG (at stock anyway) to some of them

Wanted an F150 ever since the 2009 redesign because of the looks and how much room is in the supercrew

"Truck talk" around friends admittedly had me feeling a little left out
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I had F250s exclusively since 1996. After loaning out my last 7.3 Superdude, and subsequently suffering severe abuse, I needed a new truck. I looked at another SD diesel, but couldn't justify the cost in "my" mind. Realized I didn't need to tow much anymore, and drove a 5.0. Wow! I liked it. And I still needed a vehicle to throw some tools/supplies in.
I'm not a car, car guy anymore either, except for maybe two different models. So, with my actually not needing a towpig anymore, and liking the 5.0, the case was pretty much closed.
GM has never ever been a consideration, and the Dodge just doesn't appeal to me. And I wouldn't be able to look at myself in the mirror if I bought a ricer product as a vehicle.
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I grew up on a farm and a minivan was our only "truck" for most of that time. It hauled 5 kids during the week, and on weekends the seats came out and it hauled plywood, drywall, concrete, rolls of fence, hay and stray, and the occasional goat or crate of chickens!
Sounds like I'm a little older than you. Our "Minivan" was a Plymouth Fury Suburban Wagon with a 383 2bbl.
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Sounds like I'm a little older than you. Our "Minivan" was a Plymouth Fury Suburban Wagon with a 383 2bbl.
I Put a transmission in one of those a couple times. Junkyard trans both times LOL.
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Being 1 of 5 kids growing up my parents only owned station wagons, 4 door large tanks or vans. My dad was never a truck guy, but I always envied my friends parents that had trucks. I bought my first truck in my early 20's. It was an 81 Toyota. I always wanted a Toyota 4-Runner. Until I bought my 84 F-150. That thing was a BEAST! Been a Ford man ever since. Traded my 84 on a 96. Traded my 96 on a 98. Once I heard Ford was releasing the EcoBoost I knew I had to have one. Last July I traded my 98 on my 15 2.7 EB.
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Because after having a full frontal impact at 45 MPH and walking away in a 14 F150, its a no brainer to get another one. The others just can't really compare to overall usability to the F150 either.
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