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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-12-2016, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
 
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2016 F150 advise

Hey guys
well I may be trading in my 2013 fusion for a 2016 f150 xlt supercab 4x4
waiting on dealer to find one I like on the lot.
don't have much options for exterior but black.
Had the 2010 ranger in black so what can you do.
took one out for test and like it.
any thoughts of the new truck from those who own them
main thing I'm asking for is remote start and bed spray liner
thoughts also going with v6 but anyone have the 5.0L and what kind of difference on fuel between the two
thanks
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I don't have a 2016 but I'd want a 5.0 or if I did opt for a V6 I'd get the 2.7, which you'd have to force me at gunpoint to do. The 3.5 Eco is a powerhouse but fuel economy seems to continue to suffer.

The 2.7 Ecoboost can get some crazy good mileage on the highway and has plenty of power.

Unless you want to tow heavy I'd skip the 3.5L Ecoboost. If you want to tow moderate loads I'd opt for the 5.0, it seems to get better fuel economy when towing.

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I picked up a 2015 with the 5.0 I was kinda torn between the ecoboost and the 5.0 but decided to go with the tried and true 5.0. Not saying either is a bad choice though, to each their own. I love this new 5.0, tons of power always when you need it, and with the truck much lighter ( well, a little lighter) than they used to be this f'n thing performs like a sports car. I did have an 09 with the 5.4 and this 5.0 Is in a whole different class than that. I just Put a custom stainless exhaust on and it sounds amazing. The power really kicks in after 3k rpm and in sport mode this thing is crazy for a pick-up truck!! .I am getting between 11 and 12l /100 on the highway. Strange thing is at 100 to 110 the fuel milage is great, from 110-125 is goes down and from 125+ it gets better? ( according to the DIC anyway) I should mention mimes a s/c 4x4 sport as well. Good luck with your purchase and keep us updated to what you go with.
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Hey
thanks for the replies
I won't be towing just miss having a truck we live in rural so my car is always dirty and pot holes are crazy.
I guess I want both best fuel milage and power...
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The consensus among friends of mine who've bought them is get the 5.0 V8 if you want to keep the truck for the long haul.

If you like switching them up frequently you won't go wrong with the either Ecoboost.....there just seems to be a real hesitancy regarding the Ecoboost over the long haul.

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Hey
Ok.
finished at the dealer and I'm done
2016 Black V6 3.5L XLT 4x4 is on a trailer and to be delivered hopefully monday
getting the bed lyner sprayed, remote starter and n/c tow kit installed as I settled for black
Hopefully I can pick it up wed and now shopping for things like bull bar , ton cover, step bars and such.
any reliable and well priced online dealers you can point me to?
thanks again for your input.
I didn't go with ecoboost as I didn't want to price to start climbing and honestly read that the auto stop/go feature is pain.
So in short ..... is it wed yet...lol
I'm not using this truck for any work jobs maybe some small loads around the house and such and no towing. never towed in my ranger when I had it.
any negative affects to removing front tow hooks to install bull bars?
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Hey
Ok.
finished at the dealer and I'm done
2016 Black V6 3.5L XLT 4x4 is on a trailer and to be delivered hopefully monday
getting the bed lyner sprayed, remote starter and n/c tow kit installed as I settled for black
Hopefully I can pick it up wed and now shopping for things like bull bar , ton cover, step bars and such.
any reliable and well priced online dealers you can point me to?
thanks again for your input.
I didn't go with ecoboost as I didn't want to price to start climbing and honestly read that the auto stop/go feature is pain.
So in short ..... is it wed yet...lol
I'm not using this truck for any work jobs maybe some small loads around the house and such and no towing. never towed in my ranger when I had it.
any negative affects to removing front tow hooks to install bull bars?
thanks
Glenn
Bull bars or a full on aftermarket bumper?
Bull bars or a grill guard may cause damage if you hit something on the front end or someone backs into you. (Friends toyota Tundra had a grill guard and wrecked his fenders when someone backed into him)

But, the choice is yours.
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post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-13-2016, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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hey
well bull bars/push bars similar to what I had on my ranger the aries bull bar I think it was called..nothing too fancy
figured if someone hits the truck its gonna get damaged either way..
but still on the fence ..have to get the truck first...lol
few more days.
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I have had a bull bar for 7 years, it's helped more than it's harmed. I've been backed in to a couple times and suffered no damage because of it. I've also used it to push a car that someone parked about 2 inches in front of me blocking me in. That said it does leave about a foot on each side exposed so it's not total protection.

You just have to remember it's there. It adds 6ish inches of clearance to the front but I rarely drive forward in to parking spots.

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Hey
thanks for the info
I had one on my ranger and loved it..
but new F150 so wanted to see others opinions
still waiting to hear if it has been delivered....waiting sucks
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