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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-21-2012, 10:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thumbs up Another road trip and still very happy with F150 two years later!

Hey guys,

It's been almost 2 years now since I traded in my 2007 Toyota Tundra for my 2010 F150. I normally only drive a max. of an hour at a time in it. However, the odd time, I get to go on a road trip.

Last weekend, my wife and I went on a weekend shopping trip in the US. We drove from Guelph, Ontario to Seneca Falls, NY. Distance is about 350 kms or 250 miles each way taking a little over 4 hours to drive.

It was nice to go on a longish trip with the truck and it made me realize just how good it is. It is hands down the most comfortable vehicle I've ever owned. Smooth and quiet would be how I'd describe it. After getting out of the truck at our destination, I didn't feel fatigued or sore which is what used to happen in previous vehicles.

The other thing is the fuel economy is great (I have the 5.4L). I filled up before leaving and reset the mileage computer. It was pretty much all highway driving on the QEW in Ontario and then the I90 in the US. I averaged 11 L/100 kms or 21 MPG for the entire trip! I think that is outstanding for a large pickup with a V8. Turns out the mileage computer in my truck is very accurate as I got the same results after hand calculating.

Getting the F150 was probably one of the best decisions I've made. Looking back, the Tundra I traded in paled in comparison to the F150 both in terms of driving enjoyment and quality. My F150 has only been to the dealer for scheduled maintenance and once for the 3rd brake light replacement. That's it. The Tundra on the other hand was in the shop for problems every couple of months.

Anyway, just wanted to share my thoughts 2 years later and after a great road trip.
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Nice write-up, and 11 L/ 100 km is pretty decent. Glad to hear you're happy with your decision to go with the F150 !

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Holy long write up but good info on mileage, I take it your truck is all stock to be getting that kind of gas mileage. My 2010 4x4 with 315/70/17 on 12 " rims gets 13/100 but I also have a tuner on it. My truck also has the 4.6 not the 5.4. Kinda wished it did have the 5.4 as there is more aftermarket parts to be had easier.

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Yes, the truck is all stock. It has the factory Goodyear tires and I keep them at 38 psi which I believe helps with rolling resistance too.
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What is you rear end ratio. Mine is 3.73 and the best I get is 13L /100k on stock 18".

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What is you rear end ratio. Mine is 3.73 and the best I get is 13L /100k on stock 18".
I also have the 3.73 rear end. It's a 2010 FX4 with 5.4L engine. I also average about 13L/100k with my normal driving routine. The 11 L/100 was all highway/freeway driving.
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My 2010 4.6 made 11/100 on a 500 K road trip on the 401 last weekend - mostly at 130 kph - I think it would do 10/100 if I drove slower.

And, yeah one of nicest vehicles I've ever owned - great cruiser, relaxing to drive and comfortable.
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With just me in my FX-4, I get 9/100 sticking close to the posted limit. 5.4 with 3.73 and Castrol Syntec oil. If I drive arount 80 kph it's close to 7/100 on the 401.
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If I drive arount 80 kph it's close to 7/100 on the 401.
How do you drive 80 km/hr on the 401 and not get rear ended ??

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How do you drive 80 km/hr on the 401 and not get rear ended ??
I was thinking the same thing. Even doing 100 I get truckers that believe they own the road and run right up on your ass before they move over. I've been testing various speeds on highway myself.


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