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Old 07-28-2013, 09:53 PM   #1
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New TV - 2013 F150

My wife and I towed our 197 to Whitehorse and back, 6000+ kms, with our 1997 Suburban. With one minor problem, we made it there and back with flying colors. I had my fingers and toes crossed all the way, but the old Sub perked along just fine.

Friday, we drove up to Prince Albert, and on the way, made the mistake of stopping in at Melfort to look at the nice new Ford trucks. We noticed a nice reddish brown 4-door F150. We looked at the specs. Aw jeez. Long wheelbase and box (not 8 ft, but maybe about 6.5'), trailer package, etc. On Saturday, we stopped in and made a deal. We are going back on Tuesday to pick it up.

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Old 07-28-2013, 10:29 PM   #2
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Nice ride.
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:42 PM   #3
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Very nice indeed! You'll love the way the truck pulls. Rides great empty as well.
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:06 PM   #4
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Congrats! What is the XTR package? Is it a 5.0 V-8 or 3.5L Ecoboost V-6? I'll take that FX4 next to yours too!
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:49 PM   #5
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Nice looking truck.
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:27 PM   #6
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Not sure exactly what the XTR gives you. This one has a 157" WB, tow package, 7300+ GVW, backup camera, brake controller, chrome bumpers & grille, 135 litre fuel tank (35 Cdn gal.), Ecoboost engine, etc. I would much rather have had a 5.0, but there wasn't one on the lot that had the same equipment and color with a 5.0. It also is cell phone and Sirius ready, with a free 6 month subscription, USB and aux in line for the radio. We had two of these trucks at the last RCMP detachment I worked at, and I was impressed with them. Very quiet, easy handling (compared to the el cheapo F250 pigs they had!), and very comfortable.
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Old 07-30-2013, 05:55 AM   #7
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:01 AM   #8
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Actually, I believe you will be VERY happy that you ended up with the ecoboost engine. I absolutely love mine. Has a lot of grunt down low, say under 3000 rpm. I hardly ever have to spin it much harder than that to pull any hill I have encountered. It is a darn impressive engine and gets solid mpg when empty. Enjoy the pickup! I sure love mine!
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Old 08-08-2013, 08:28 PM   #9
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Congrats on the new TV, you will enjoy it. The Ecoboost does well for pulling and as a daily driver for me. My lease is up in May and will have to buy it or go for the 2014, not sure which I will do.
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The low end power of the eco boost engine is really impressive. Congratulations.
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