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ford f-150 6.2?

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by cantac09, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. Jan 22, 2013 at 12:20 PM
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    looking into a new truck, has anyone had any experience with the new f150's with the 6.2? trying to decide on the 6.2 or a tundra 5.7.
    edit: forgot to mention i would be going with the f150 lariat 4 door 6.5 box or the tundra double cab 6.5 box.
     
  2. Jan 22, 2013 at 12:21 PM
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    You must really like buying gas with those options :laugh:
     
  3. Jan 22, 2013 at 12:24 PM
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    gotta support the economy:)
     
  4. Jan 22, 2013 at 12:26 PM
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    If you are choosing between the 2, I'd rock the Tundra for the extra cab space. Plus I think it would be more reliable and have a better resale value in the long run.
     
  5. Jan 22, 2013 at 12:27 PM
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    I've driven the 6.2 and it's a monster. Pulls like a diesel. No idea as to longevity but as for initial quality, I was super impressed by it.
     
  6. Jan 22, 2013 at 12:34 PM
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    thanks for the info. i've heard the same from what i've been reading.
     
  7. Jan 22, 2013 at 12:35 PM
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    Are you getting a Raptor or one of the other models with the bigger engine?
     
  8. Jan 22, 2013 at 12:36 PM
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    i'm thinking the lariat with crew cab and 6.5 box. i'm not a huge fan of the raptors.
     
  9. Jan 22, 2013 at 12:37 PM
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    I like the Lariat. The new F-150's do have a lot of nice options on them :anonymous:
     
  10. Jan 22, 2013 at 12:38 PM
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    Yes I am also quite fond of the interior.
     
  11. Jan 22, 2013 at 12:44 PM
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    I hate to admit it also but I also almost went with the F-150 because of the interior...
     
  12. Jan 22, 2013 at 12:54 PM
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    Which truck do you like better?
     
  13. Jan 22, 2013 at 12:58 PM
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    havent test drove the 6.2 yet. test drove the ecoboost and tundra. i did not like the ecoboost very much. the engine just felt weird. i also dont really trust a twin turbo in the climate i live in.
     
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    Ya my boss has one and I don't care for it either. When I was shopping I looked at a 5.0 fx4. Great engine IMO but way more truck then I wanted to deal with. I also looked at a 5.7 tundra DC but same problem as fx4 for me. I liked the way the tundra ran better.
     
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    the way i see it if i got the 5.0 i might as well keep the tacoma. the tow rating isnt that much different.
     
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    What are you going to be using it for?
     
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    daily driving, towing boats, sled trailers, etc.
     
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    My one complaint with the Fords is the chrome vent surrounds. They reflect light like a mother fucker. First thing I'd do is rip those off and make them Matte or Brushed.
     
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    9,300 max with the 3.73 rear is quite a bit better than 6,500 max with the Tacoma. I would take the 5.0 over the 6.2. If you are that concerned about towing then I would step up to the F250 with a diesel for the amount you would pay for a crew cab Lariat with the 6.2. Plus, I don't know how the market is in Canada but the F250 with the diesel would definitely hold its value much better plus there are better deals on the F250 right now.
     
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    Get a Dodge with a cummins. Be far cheaper and the best diesel engine there is. I dunno about the states, but up here they almost always offer a free diesel upgrade on the 2500-3500.
     
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