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Old 02-11-2009, 05:04 PM
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I was at the local Ford shop to have my '08 Mustang serviced and browsed the lot. Some new F-Series trucks were parked out front, from the new F-150 all the way up to F-350 duallies.

The F-150 was re-done for '09 and has received positive feedback from the automotive press. Sure, it is not exactly a Super Duty, but I my consider getting a truck when the lease on my Mustang runs out December 31st, 2009. The newly-revised F-150 sure is one very sweet truck!

Any of you own or drive one? How does the 4.6L do for you? I know that Ford has two versions of the 4.6L in the '09 models, and I believe they still offer the 5.4L as an option in the F-150.

Obviously, I would be getting a 2010 truck, but they'll be the same. My largest worry would be gas prices -- as the F-150 uses a lot more fuel than a Mustang GT.

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My buddy has one and it is very nice inside and out. I would wait for the diesel!
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I would go with the new diesel F150 personally. the 4.6 in the trucks SUCK.
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I thought Ford put the small diesel on the shelf for now due to the slim market for it
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Old 02-11-2009, 05:17 PM
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It cant be that slim!
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Old 02-11-2009, 05:21 PM
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i have the 4.6 in my street queen. I also have the edge tuner on it. If i had the 5.4, it would def. be blown.

it's not a bad motor, and has quite a bit get up and go, in fact for a while, guys were saying the 4.6 had more acceleration than the 5.4, but that could be a toss up.
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me and the wife are looking at a 09 F150 4x4 stx crew cab with the moonroof and 20" wheels it has the 5.4L beautiful truck... it will be for her Im goin to keep the good ol F250
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Thanks for the replies!

I was unaware that Ford was going to put a diesel in the F-150. Would it even fit? That Powerstroke is a rather large block, you know. Why would a buyer of a half-ton truck even want a diesel? Oh well, Chevy put the 6.2L in half-ton trucks back in the early 1980s; so maybe anything's possible. Perhaps Ford will put a smaller diesel in the F-150.


Regarding the SOHC 4.6L V8, I have one in my 2008 Mustang GT and it has plenty of power. It is the three-valve version and is rated at 300bhp. I assume that would be the same engine as the F-150 truck, right? Of course, it would be a bit slower than the Mustang and would eat more gas.


I'll see what happens in the coming months.
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The older 4.6 was a 2 valve. They still have that as an option but I dont know why. The new 4.6 is a 3 valve. And the diesel is shelved last I read. It would have gotten better fuel mpg's then then the 4.2 6cyl and better tourqe and hp then the 5.4. But with the initial cost and the higher fuel costs it would never add up to a savings.

My wife is also considering a new F150 when/if her current F150 finally gives up.
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me and the wife are looking at a 09 F150 4x4 stx crew cab with the moonroof and 20" wheels it has the 5.4L beautiful truck... it will be for her Im goin to keep the good ol F250
CJ, where you from in Ontario?

and the new F-150:
I love the look, they've done a great job with the 2009 refresh model. Now with electronic locking rear-diff I believe
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