ford F-150

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by monkeywaythere, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. monkeywaythere

    monkeywaythere Scooter explorer

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    hi there not sure this is the right place to post this but whats peoples thoughts on the F-150 4x4 ? am moving to Canada (sask) and need a 4x4 and there is a deal on that means i maybe able to get one of these to lease first then have the option to buy.
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  2. concours

    concours WFO for 41 years

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    More info needed? Grocery hauling? 8,000 lb. trailer towing? Off roading? Hard usage with a load? Or just passengers and a few hundred pounds of gear?
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  3. monkeywaythere

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    it would be for trecking high way from Weyburn to Estevan all year round 2 big black labs (would get a rear cover for dogs) 2 kids and misses and camping in summer with the odd off road trip misses would be driving it too. also would be collecting furniture and stuff for the new house.
    Needs to be good in the snow as heard it gets bad out there come winter time.
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  4. Jman

    Jman a.k.a. FUglyK

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    Great truck. Are you planning on buying it up there or where you are now?

    2 words. BLOCK HEATER

    Another 2 words. SNOW TIRES


    4WD trucks are the norm up there, just equip it right.
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  5. monkeywaythere

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    the company i will be working for has some kind of deal with the local ford dealer so going to go and see wha they can offer deal wise
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  6. GP640

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    You'll probably be able to buy one cheaper in the U.S.
    Get a Super Crew if you can, it'll have more than enough space for kids.

    As far as snow goes, don't worry, it'll do well. Mine was fine last winter with
    oem crap rubber and no ballast. In Southern Sask I think ice would be as big
    of a concern as snow. Good winter tires are a plus but I've heard good things about
    Goodyear Duratracs. I'd stay away from BFG AT. In my experience they become
    curling stones at -15c.
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  7. DSM8

    DSM8 Where fun goes to die....

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    I have an 08 4x4, regardless of what you get make sure to include the towing option. This comes with better coolers for the transmission etc.

    I have the 5.4L the new Eco boost is supposed to be really good on mileage and power. You will have to do your own homework to determine whats best for your application.

    I am assuming your buying new so my experience would not be typical of the newer trucks.
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    If you are hauling dogs in a campershell make sure it doesnt get carbon monoxide from the exhaust.Aerodynamics are hard to predict.
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  10. crazyjeeper

    crazyjeeper Been here awhile

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    I've got a 2011 Supercrew 4x4 with the 5.0L V8. So far I've put 68000 miles on it in just under 2 years and it has been flawless. I've never had any trouble on the snow and ice around here either and I'm just over the border from Sask. Overall it's been a great truck and I'm expecting to put at least 150k on it if not more.
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  11. jon_l

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    You'll save money by buying in the US, but check with the lender to make sure you can move across the border with a vehicle with a lien.

    Great truck. I test drove a 5.0 SCrew XLT 4x4 and liked it a lot.

    As noted above, block heaters are good - easier on the engine, lower emissions, and nearly instant heat for the cabin.
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  12. concours

    concours WFO for 41 years

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  13. ohiomatt

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    Great Trucks. I have had a few over the years and loved all of them. May want to research the Ecoboost if you are going that way, have heard of some issues with them. Also, Limited Slip does make a huge difference on these truck. Good Luck
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  14. monkeywaythere

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    Cheers people. Well im a yorkshire petrol head so my only must is that its a V8 have had a look and the 5.4 and 5.0 seem good and the 6 speed auto box sounds like if driven carefuly can get 20+ to the gallon on the highway. now due to the distance i will be covering im not dismissing the the kuga (escape i think over there) am going to have a look at my mates over here and see if it will be big enough for what i need.
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