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5 hours ago, ice-capades said:

 

I'm always amazed when I hear of people that bought vehicles that they never drove. You're lucky that you were happy with your decision! I've seen too many examples, including my own sister that bought a new Subaru because her husband was a fan and she absolutely hated the vehicle but was stuck with it. 

Actually, I can't remember ever test driving a vehicle before buying and I/we have never been disappointed... except for maybe how boring the two Honda's were.  Most of our Ford vehicles have been retail orders, except two were located and one was an end of year deal off the lot purchase.

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13 hours ago, CoolScoop said:

 

Here's my no turbo lag Limited "custom sport truck" before I drove it off the lot:

 

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Beautiful truck CoolScoop sir! The combination of 2014 model year (final year for 12th generation with steel bed), Limited trim, Blue Jeans exterior paint, blue leather interior, and no noticeable turbo lag makes it truly special. Plus the fact that you ordered it makes it truly your own. Thanks again for sharing photos, I wish you many more happy miles of driving in your F-150!

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11 hours ago, probowler said:

That's a gorgeous truck... but I question the POs taste in wheels? 🤔

 

Those 22" polished finish wheels are the stock OE wheels that Ford included on Limited trim 2014 F-150. They are exclusive to that trim. 

 

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2 hours ago, rperez817 said:

 

Those 22" polished finish wheels are the stock OE wheels that Ford included on Limited trim 2014 F-150. They are exclusive to that trim. 

 

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Oh wow! I learned something today... It's hard to see but I think I see the little BFO in the middle now

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15 minutes ago, probowler said:

Oh wow! I learned something today... It's hard to see but I think I see the little BFO in the middle now

Yep, there's a Ford oval in the center caps.  Pictures don't do the wheels justice... they look awesome in person!

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Here's a couple more photos I found.  The red F150 Lariat 5.4L in the background was purchased new in 1998 and I just sold it last month... so we had it for 22 years!!!  I just left it in its normal spot in my driveway with a for sale sign on the dash and sold it in three days... and I'm not even on a busy street in my plan!  It only went back to the dealer for yearly state inspections, I do my own maintenance and the only repairs I had to make over 22 years were:  fixed one blown spark plug (number 3);  replaced both exhaust manifolds using revised stainless steel studs/nuts;  installed stainless steel brake line kit;  replaced starter;  replaced A/C clutch and serpentine belt;  replaced both power window motors;  repaired hvac blend door;  replaced shocks once;  replaced front pads and rotors several times (never had to replace the rear shoes);  replaced battery twice.  Can't remember how many sets of tires I went through.  The exhaust system was original but the muffler finally had a hole in it, but sold as is.

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That's a nice truck CoolScoop. Like you said... a keeper.

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When I went looking for an F-150 at the end of 2018 I decided that I didn't want to lose the V8 sound that I loved coming from my old 4.6L Sport Trac. And because Ford offered a V8 option that's what I bought. I have absolutely nothing against the V6 EB engines, especially since the introduction of dual fuel injection. As a matter of fact, had Ford offered the 2.7L in the Ranger from the get-go I would probably be driving one of those instead of the F-150. As far as the power curve difference of the V8 vs the V6 EBs, my 5.0 F-150 has the 3.73:1 axle ratio and pulls my 18 ft enclosed trailer with ease. I'm not particularly concerned about any fuel mileage difference. If I was I wouldn't be driving a truck, period. I would have bought a Ranger more due to it's size and maneuverabilty advantages than any slight fuel mileage difference. The ability to tow that big-ass trailer is a minor consideration as I don't use it very often. At this point it's more of a mobile storage unit than anything else.

 

Bottom line is that everyone has different needs and preferences and it's awesome that Ford offers a choice for just about everyone.

 

BTW, beautiful truck CoolScoop.

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33 minutes ago, fuzzymoomoo said:


Unless you’re looking for a sedan :stirpot:

Agreed. Still bitter I won't be able to replace my C-Max when the time comes. 

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2 hours ago, fuzzymoomoo said:


Unless you’re looking for a sedan :stirpot:

 

Sorry, I thought this thread was about trucks....😮

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22 hours ago, YT90SC said:

Agreed. Still bitter I won't be able to replace my C-Max when the time comes. 

 

Would you consider an Escape hybrid, or does the form factor kill that option?

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