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Old 07-06-2017, 08:05 PM
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Looking at new trucks and curious what you guys think about the new F150's vs the GMC Sierras? If I go the Ford route I'm undecided on the 3.5 ecoboost and the 5.0 liter. With the GMC i would select the 5.3. What experiences do you guys have with these vehicles....positive and negative?
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Old 07-06-2017, 08:19 PM
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I bought my ex-wife a new 2011 F-150 Platinum with the 3.5L Ecoboost. It was a great truck towed my 197 extremely well. I'd recommend the 3.5L over the 5.0L

I have a few employees with the GMC 1500's. I think the only issue any of them have reported is that the 460LE trans is a not the greatest.

With that being said, we can now start the classic 5th grade throw down of "My Daddy's truck is better than your Daddy's truck" argument. For all the Koolaid drinkers of their preferred auto maker.
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Old 07-06-2017, 08:27 PM
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I have a 150 with the 3.5 EB ... Love the power and I get 20mpg highway. (10 mpg pulling our boat) Truck over all drives great and I have no problem towing my x14. But the GMC looks great too. Drive em... That's the fun part!!!
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Old 07-06-2017, 08:53 PM
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2015 F150 5.0. Love it. 18.8 highway, 16.7 combined. Combined for me is a solid mix of highway and city driving, along with pulling an X2 30 miles each way on a curvy, hilly road 1 or 2 days each week. I have the tow package and the truck is the Lariat trim package. For the slight difference in highway mileage and no worry about having turbo or intake problems. The 5.0 was the easy choice. Ford cabin is my preference over the GM and Dodge was actually my all around 1st choice.
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Old 07-06-2017, 09:21 PM
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my Denali with the 6.2 and XD wheels should be in two weeks .
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Old 07-06-2017, 09:23 PM
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Neither, Tundra
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Old 07-06-2017, 10:00 PM
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I have a 16 GMC Sierra 1500, its been in twice now for transmission work with only 13,000. Transmission is clunky for sure. Wish I could go back to my 13 Ford F-250, but wife hated it. I will be switching to a 17 or 18 f150 in the near future because of transmission issues with the gmc and like the bigger cabs in the fords.
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Old 07-06-2017, 10:05 PM
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Neither, Tundra
If you want literally no power, go this route



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Old 07-06-2017, 10:06 PM
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Our company trucks are all Ford F-150's with 2.7 EcoBoost motors. One of my partners pulled a 5800 pound 27' Regal home to Milwaukee from Minneapolis with absolutely no problems. He's a GM guy and wanted to hate it but it did a stellar job.

I have a buddy with a Tundra and that pulls his boat great but the interior isn't anything to write home about for the price.

My dad has a Dodge with the Hemi and that pulls like a tank.

I have a GMC Sierra 1500 and pull my 21' Maristar with absolutely no issues.

See the pattern? They all do great, it just comes down to personal preference. I just like the GM interior design and layout better than the rest. They all have quirks and if you dig deep enough they all have had mechanical issues they had to deal with. All of the above trucks have been trouble free for the owners, and I have the fewest miles on mine at 31,000.
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Old 07-06-2017, 10:06 PM
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