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OUTSIDE of the obvious; Pros & Cons on s/crew to s/cab

There is is. (the title)
My question to anyone here.
I am in the market for a truck.
Am leaning STRONGLY on an F150 FX4.
I thought I want an s/cab as there is only my wife and I and our dog.
I can't really see a need for a 4 (full size) door truck.

Everyone; Please give me your opinions on what you bought 4 door or not and why.

In advance
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All I can say is I love my regular cab, until I have a passenger, my dog and stuff I don't want to put in the box. I would go extended cab...or Reg cab with tonneau cover....If you plan on having kids in near future go 4 door for sure.

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fx4 2005 and below
Super Cab 98 ltr tank with 6.5' box
SCREW 113 ltr tank with 5.5 box
2006+ screw and up it was an option to go to 135 on 6.5' and 113ltr was a standard on 5.5' box



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yup thats a good one..

i like being able too open the rear doors too put my stuff in.. lots more room than xtra cab. besides i love the look of the crew cab super short box..
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yup thats a good one..

i like being able too open the rear doors too put my stuff in.. lots more room than xtra cab. besides i love the look of the crew cab super short box..
Agree
so do I
I had 6.5 on my FX4 and now 5.5
5.5 looks so much better
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I have an '08 F150 XLT S-Cab, and I think on the 4 door models the front doors seem to be smaller then on the s-cab. We have 4 door F150's as work trucks, and the door pilar seems to be right beside your head. Maybe it's my imagination, but I love the look of my s-cab, 6.5' box.
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S/Crew all the way....the room is so nice to have.
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When it comes to the decision of the crew versus extenda, it's not what your putting on the inside it's what you have planned on the outside. Once the crew was offered in a 6.5 ft box it was a no brainer for me, best of both worlds and in doesn't look as dis-portionate. But since your are looking a few years back you won't find the Supercrew with 6.5ft til late '06 models. Also if your going to tow, the longer the WB the more control you have while towing. As far as what you put in the cab, I have a Supercrew and rarely have more than one passenger with me with the exception of the occasional road trip to Detroit for sporting events and what not. Having the four full doors is a definate plus even without a truck load of people.

You may find a better deal on a Supercrew, as there were more sold in '04 and '05 than extendacabs. Mainly because the price difference between the 2 when new was $400, compared to $3000 more if you wanted to go to the crew over extenda in '03.

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Thanks, very interesting on the price difference.
I have not found as many s/cabs as s/crews. I honestly did not give it much thought. I do know there is enough room in the rear of the s/cab for someone to sit. I personally would not want to drive across country sitting back there but for a couple hour trip north I think it be ok for someone. NOT ME off course; as it is MY truck. hehe
The dealership is to get back to me on their findings from the lease return site this wednesday, perhaps I should include s/crews in their search.

In regards to towing the items I had in mind where;
  • sleds on trailer
  • possible boat (no greater than 22')
  • soon as I save up some coin, back to my search for a '67 - '68 Fastback Mustang (big block / stnd) so a trailer for that.

I do like the look of the s/cab, so that may be a factor in my decision. OH well time will tell. If there is nothing returned from the search this Wed. I need my $2k deposit back as interest charges will start at the end of the month. I'm not paying for something I don't have.

Great friendly site & looking forward to getting in my truck and meeting up with y'all one day soon.

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When I purchased my 06 screw, I had no idea there was an option for the 6.5ft bed. I had the salesman put the 5.5 and 6.5 Screw's side by side so I can take a look.

For sure the 5.5 looks a lot sportier, but for myself pulling a 27ft travel trailer and to put all our bikes, fire wood and gear, I had to go for the Screw and 6.5 bed.
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