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Old 12-04-2018, 01:20 PM
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Looking to replace my DD 1998 Ranger.

Looking at:

2018 F150 XL, 3.3l V6, automatic, vinyl seats, rubber mat instead of carpet, some of the bells and whistles, 3K miles for about $30K.

2013 F150 XLT, 3.5l twin turbo V6, automatic, cloth seats, carpet, alot of the bells and whistles, 22K miles, for about $22k.

Will be test driving both in the next day or two.

Don't plan on any towing / off roading, will be a DD, less than 300 miles a week.

Opinions on which one to buy?
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Old 12-04-2018, 01:57 PM
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If you flew Corsair's during the war you'll like the Eco Turbo. Personally I'd find a 5.0l if I was looking at Ford.
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Old 12-04-2018, 02:05 PM
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Neither.
Ram 1500. Hemi 5.7L.
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Old 12-04-2018, 02:34 PM
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Depends how fast you want your pick-up.
Either is light years ahead of the old Rangers in terms of technology, ride comfort and performance.
The 3.5L EcoBoost is very quick.
The 3.3L N/A V6 gets good MPG.

My personal preference for a powertrain is the 2.7L Ecoboost with the 10 speed transmission.
Best of both worlds. (Except that you need to pay 40+ large for a new F150! )
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Old 12-04-2018, 03:04 PM
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Ram 1500. Hemi 5.7L.
^^^This Jim!!!^^^
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Old 12-04-2018, 03:24 PM
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Neither.
Ram 1500. Hemi 5.7L.
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^^^This Jim!!!^^^
Already have 1 Hemi in the family.
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Old 12-04-2018, 03:26 PM
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Neither.

Ram 1500. Hemi 5.7L.


I honestly wouldn’t take even a brand new Ram free of charge. I’d happily drive my beater till I could afford a truck. LOL

Seriously.

Edit: I’d take the free one! It would make for a quick flip.


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Old 12-04-2018, 03:35 PM
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I've had fantastic luck with 2 Dodge RAM HEMI trucks.......plenty of power and had 185K miles on the 2004 I sold......still have my 2008 and it still has the original battery......so there "Nay Sayer Bob"!!
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I'm not entirely sold on Dodge trucks.
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2018 F150 XL, 3.3l V6, automatic, vinyl seats, rubber mat instead of carpet,


This one i just bought brand new. Very happy with it!!! Had to upgrade the radio and planning on adding steps. Love getting 18 mpg on the highway!!!! Oh, and it's a 4 x 4.
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2018 F150 XL, 3.3l V6, automatic, vinyl seats, rubber mat instead of carpet,


This one i just bought brand new. Very happy with it!!! Had to upgrade the radio and planning on adding steps. Love getting 18 mpg on the highway!!!!
Only 18 on the highway? My 18 3.5 EB 4x4 gets almost 17 and its hardly ever on the highway.

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Looking to replace my DD 1998 Ranger.



Looking at:



2018 F150 XL, 3.3l V6, automatic, vinyl seats, rubber mat instead of carpet, some of the bells and whistles, 3K miles for about $30K.



2013 F150 XLT, 3.5l twin turbo V6, automatic, cloth seats, carpet, alot of the bells and whistles, 22K miles, for about $22k.



Will be test driving both in the next day or two.



Don't plan on any towing / off roading, will be a DD, less than 300 miles a week.



Opinions on which one to buy?


A quick search on the f150 forums will give you some better insight.

I personally would stay away from used turbo anything. Cam, timing chain & turbo issues it seems.

Run an OASIS, if you are buying from a Ford dealer, they will provide it for free.

Good luck.


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Bells and whistle's are nice and enjoyable but I try to step away from them I like plain and simple I was not always that way but .....

Drive both and see what you like the older one you may have to see if it wiii need anything ??
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Seriously.

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vkirkend - 2018 F150 XL, 3.3l V6, automatic, vinyl seats, rubber mat instead of carpet,


This one i just bought brand new. Very happy with it!!! Had to upgrade the radio and planning on adding steps. Love getting 18 mpg on the highway!!!!
2011 FX4 super-cab 5.0L 3.73RAR - routinely get 16MPG city 22MPG highway (best has been 25MPG).
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