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Old 04-09-2013, 04:17 PM
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How about a cheapy used F150 for towing and a new 2013 car to reduce your gas spend... just a thought...
numerous reasons.
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Small driveway with 3 cars and a boat wouldn't work.

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IMHO, I drive a 2006 Tacoma 4D, 4x4 and it pulls the Tristar 190 very easily. I understand full-size trucks are nice, but it's a good economical option.
Not sure that would work with a 209

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might also wait a bit as I hear that Dodge will be offering a V6 3.0L diesel in their 1500 half tons this fall.
I always buy low mileage used a year or 2 older. I hate to pay for new car smell when I'm going to fart in it 20 minutes later.
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Old 04-09-2013, 05:22 PM
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I have a 2012 Ram 1500 and love it. Some family works for Chrysler so we have always used Rams to tow our stuff and we've never had any issues over the years. Now I work at a boat marina so I tow stuff with it all the time. Handles everything well. Never had an issue at a boat launch either
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Old 04-09-2013, 05:56 PM
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Not sure that would work with a 209
2005+ V6 4x4 Tacoma has a 6500 lb tow capacity... would tow a 209 no problem.
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:56 PM
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How about the yukon hybrid? you would get a bit better mpg since you dont tow that far. Maybe not different enough to fix your 'new' bug.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:58 PM
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I have not owned a Ford since my '88 Bronco.....until now.

2013 F-150 Eco-boost. 420 lb. ft. of torque @ 2500 rpm's
No gas V-8 can stack up to that....can't wait to pull around my X-star with it.
That interior is plush....even nicer than my '07 Yukon XL Denali
The back seat has so much room, and the seat folds up against the back of the cab.

The only thing the Denali did better was ride a bit smoother, other than that I love this truck!

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Old 04-09-2013, 09:17 PM
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Nice! Love the interior. Do I see a hint of MC floor mats up front?

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I have not owned a Ford since my '88 Bronco.....until now.

2013 F-150 Eco-boost. 420 lb. ft. of torque @ 2500 rpm's
No gas V-8 can stack up to that....can't wait to pull around my X-star with it.
That interior is plush....even nicer than my '07 Yukon XL Denali
The back seat has so much room, and the seat folds up against the back of the cab.

The only thing the Denali did better was ride a bit smoother, other than that I love this truck!

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Old 04-09-2013, 11:07 PM
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I have not owned a Ford since my '88 Bronco.....until now.

2013 F-150 Eco-boost. 420 lb. ft. of torque @ 2500 rpm's
No gas V-8 can stack up to that....can't wait to pull around my X-star with it.
That interior is plush....even nicer than my '07 Yukon XL Denali
The back seat has so much room, and the seat folds up against the back of the cab.

The only thing the Denali did better was ride a bit smoother, other than that I love this truck!

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Very Nice truck.... I am just somehow leery of a new to the market motor with two turbos spinning in it. In 5-10 years when I start seeing them with 200+ thousand miles I will consider it. Personally just concerned with the newer technology until it proves itself to be reliable over the long haul. Otherwise, I do love the newer F-150s.
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Old 04-10-2013, 04:00 AM
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Very Nice truck.... I am just somehow leery of a new to the market motor with two turbos spinning in it. In 5-10 years when I start seeing them with 200+ thousand miles I will consider it. Personally just concerned with the newer technology until it proves itself to be reliable over the long haul. Otherwise, I do love the newer F-150s.
The twin turbo eco-boost is in it's 3rd year now I believe. My buddy is the top tech at Ford in my area and he has not seen any major problems with these engines as of yet. I went with the extended waranty on mine mostly because of the SINC system and all the other electronics (electric power steering for example)
I think this engine will be available in the Expedition in 2014 too.
In about 2 weeks I'll be towing the star so I'll post some comments then.
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:10 AM
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Nothing new about turbos. If they are well lubricated and cooled they will last a long time.

They last over 25,000 hours on the engines that I deal with.

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Old 04-10-2013, 08:22 AM
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Nothing new about turbos. If they are well lubricated and cooled they will last a long time.

They last over 25,000 hours on the engines that I deal with.

Agreed..... not sure why there is so much concerns over turbos. Every darn semi has them for years
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