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Why (Not) the Ford F-150?

Ford F-150 reviews by TrueDelta members get to the point: the best reasons for buying (or not buying) the F-150.

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Ford F-150 Reviews

01/01/13

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  Mediocre visibility; Too much truck!
A member in New Mexico, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Ford F-150: Powertrain performance
3.7L is a terrific engine. Don't feel like you have to pony up for the Ecoboost. The slight hesitation out of the hole goes away after break in, about 4K of city driving. I'm the type to put the cheapest possible gas into a car, but not this one. It loves zero ethanol high test and I try to provide it. Get 18.25 mpg hand measured, in city driving. (XL standard cab 4X2. Occasional hard shift with six speed auto.

Best Reason Not to Buy the Ford F-150: Dealer practices
High pressure dealers are for test drives; find out who the 'quality buying experience' dealer is for closing the sale.

Other Reasons to Buy the Ford F-150: Color choices, Ride smoothness, Driving position & visibility, Fuel economy

Other Reasons Not to Buy the Ford F-150: Color choices

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03/09/14

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  Good MPG. Some Interior Complaints.
A member in Montana, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Ford F-150: Exterior styling
Love the looks of the truck.

Best Reason Not to Buy the Ford F-150: Audio & nav systems
I get the feeling the Sync system is half-baked. It's intuitive and easy to use, but it's also slow to respond. After the last software update, the nav system displays the posted speed limit on the freeway as 74 (speed limit is 75 in MT). Bluetooth works well, but it's not iPhone friendly. I got a new HTC phone about 6 months ago. It connects reliably, but the Sync ringer selection will not stay where I set it.

Other Reasons to Buy the Ford F-150: Cargo capacity, Controls and instruments, Driving position & visibility, Fuel economy

Other Reasons Not to Buy the Ford F-150: Quietness, Reliability & durability, Reliability & durability, Interior styling

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01/15/14

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  My Bumblebee
A member in Wisconsin, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Ford F-150: Reliability & durability
At this point, I've had the truck for 4yrs, use it for mostly towing a 7'x14' trailer, and have never had a major repair on it.

Best Reason Not to Buy the Ford F-150: Fuel economy
Yep, the fuel economy sucks, but it's a truck! I average less than 18MPG each tank with no load behind it, and 10-12MPG with my trailer attached.

Other Reasons to Buy the Ford F-150: Towing, Exterior styling



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11/12/13

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A member in Arizona, United States

Best Reason Not to Buy the Ford F-150: Materials & workmanship
Bought new F150 2 wheel drive 5.0 Flex fuel xlt.
Front Suspension Control Arms rusting badley on both sides.
Less than 3000 miles and 3 months on Truck.
Dealer has no answer why these two parts for the suspension were never painted or coated to prevent rust..
Saw another truck with less than 1000 miles on it, you could flake the steel off with your fingernail.
Dealer says they can only contact ford by the same web site I used. What bunk.
Trying to get someone at Ford to help me with this so far no responses from them.
I have always been a Ford person, but this is an issue I never had happen on a new Truck. I live in Az. where it is almost unheard of to have a vehicle rust.



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09/07/13

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A member in Alabama, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Ford F-150: Reliability & durability
Bought this 4 years ago at 44K miles and am the 3rd owner. I had to replace the 4WD solenoid ($25) and both 4WD IWEs ($150 for 2) shortly after purchase. These are common issues on the 4WD system from my research. Absolutely no problems since, at 93K. This continues to be an extremely dependable and capable truck.

Other Reasons to Buy the Ford F-150: Fuel economy



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12/17/12

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A member in Ohio, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Ford F-150: Front seat support & comfort
This is a key part of my choice for any vehicle. Driver's seat has adjustable front-back, up-down, seat tilt, elevation & lumbar support. I also have a 1983 F250 HD pickup with an old-fashioned bench seat. This is actually more comfortable than the much fancier seat in my 2001 F150. However, both are very comfortable. The longest drive I ever took in my F150 was about 20 hours out of 24, where I covered 750 miles. I took frequent rest breaks, felt just fine at the end of this very long driving session.

Best Reason Not to Buy the Ford F-150: Past personal experience
To be done later

Other Reasons to Buy the Ford F-150: Reliability & durability



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11/13/12

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A member in Colorado, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Ford F-150: Powertrain performance
Love the Ecoboost engine. If you aren't use to turbo lag, you might find it a bit annoying at first, but once you get use to it you'll love the torque that gets put down as the engine engages. Getting 17 mpg in 50/50 mixed city/hwy driving.

Best Reason Not to Buy the Ford F-150: Audio & nav systems
The Ford Sync system (non-LCD dispaly version) is OK, but not amazing. I like the XM+Radio implementation in the 2011 Toyota Highlander better. I hate that I am forced to use the Sync menu system to select music on my iPhone when my iPhone has a much better interface for selecting music.

Other Reasons to Buy the Ford F-150: Quietness



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09/29/12

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A member in Pennsylvania, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Ford F-150: Reliability & durability
Best Reason Not to Buy the Ford F-150: Fuel economy
V8 and 4 wheel drive. What can you say...just not made for economy driving.

Other Reasons to Buy the Ford F-150: Driving position & visibility, Front seat support & comfort, Materials & workmanship

Other Reasons Not to Buy the Ford F-150: Audio & nav systems

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08/05/12

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  Candy Apple Red 2010 F150 XLT 4x2
A member in California, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Ford F-150: Price or payments
When bought the truck, I was actually in the market for a SUV to replace the Honda Pilot we had just sold. We were looking at the Suburban or Yukon XL. Since it was April 2011 and this was a leftover 2010, there was $12k in discounts.

Best Reason Not to Buy the Ford F-150: Color choices
Love the Candy Apple Red paint color.

Other Reasons to Buy the Ford F-150: Insurance & depreciation, Rear seat room & comfort, Reliability & durability, Fuel economy

Other Reasons Not to Buy the Ford F-150: Driving position & visibility, Powertrain performance, Cargo capacity

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07/28/12

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A member in Massachusetts, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Ford F-150: Interior styling
The Lariat trim is really sharp. The woodgrain trim, leather captains chairs, and the console shifter really set this truck apart from the lower trim lines. Love the tan leather/dash with silver, black, and woodgrain accents. XLTs are too plain IMO.

Best Reason Not to Buy the Ford F-150: Price or payments
Used Ford F150s are astronomical in price in this area. They must be heavily sought after or something, but most dealers seem to be asking top dollar and then some for them. This truck was Ford Certified, so that also played in the pricing as well.

Other Reasons to Buy the Ford F-150: Past personal experience, Driving position & visibility, Handling, Fuel economy

Other Reasons Not to Buy the Ford F-150: Dealer practices, Materials & workmanship, Ride smoothness

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06/14/12

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A member in Alabama, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Ford F-150: Exterior styling
Love the looks of this truck especially the FX2 Sport design!

Best Reason Not to Buy the Ford F-150: Quietness
Very quiet for the first few months but now I know why I dont usually buy American cars. Too many squeaks and rattles have developed. No response from Ford Corporate. Will get a Toyota next time. Otherwise was very quiet for 3 months!

Other Reasons to Buy the Ford F-150: Powertrain performance, Safety & braking, Rear seat room & comfort, Ride smoothness

Other Reasons Not to Buy the Ford F-150: Audio & nav systems, Feature availability, Fuel economy

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11/10/11

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A member in Virginia, United States

Best Reason Not to Buy the Ford F-150: Fuel economy
13 MPG overall and and around 18 on the interstate on a good day.



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09/13/11

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A member in New Jersey, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Ford F-150: Powertrain performance
Boatloads of torque (0-60 in ~5 seconds malice excellent, performance-oriented 4-speed automatic; relaxed cruising at very supra-legal speeds with passing power to spare; powerful, but not overpowering, engine note.

Best Reason Not to Buy the Ford F-150: Fuel economy
The supercharged 5.4L V-8 REQUIRES 91 octane premium gas, which it drinks at a rate of 1 gallon every 14.9 miles (14.0 or less for the first 40,000 or so miles).

Other Reasons Not to Buy the Ford F-150: Price or payments, Quietness

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07/16/11

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A member in Texas, United States

Other Reasons to Buy the Ford F-150: Fuel economy, Ride smoothness, Reliability & durability



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03/14/11

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A member in California, United States

Best Reason Not to Buy the Ford F-150: Powertrain performance
This is a very heavy truck which I like a lot. But the 3V 5.4 just does not have the performance to complete with other trucks.

Other Reasons to Buy the Ford F-150: Exterior styling, Interior styling, Safety & braking, Materials & workmanship

Other Reasons Not to Buy the Ford F-150: Rear seat room & comfort

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