A bit late now, but man, the more I read on these forums the more I can't help but think I might have made a mistake.
I had a paid-for F-150 that just wasn't cutting it pullng a travel trailer I bought in December. I bought the trailer specifically spec'ed for the 150 to handle it, but it just wasn't working. 1000 pounds under rated capacity and completely unstable on the road even after professional setup assistance. so, a 3/4 ton was in the stars I suppose. I looked at all the brands and actually prefered the overall package of the super duty. Look, feel, etc. My plan was then to find a gasser, but the V10 models on both new and resale market around here seem rare. Almost went for the Dodge...found a left over 2009 hemi gasser and a 6.7 cumins. Problem there was the wrapper those motors are in.
sorry, long story short, I ultimately went to Huntington Beach Ford to look at a used unit from their incredible selection (70 used units on the lot!) but the one I went there for was gone and the rest were mostly 6.0 motors and I've heard way to many stories about those. In the end, we struck a good deal on a new 2010 unit with the 6.4 and the new car scent won me over! It's also nice having warranty for any isuses.
Anyway, I've been thrilled with it so far. I have high expectations for my first tow, and hope it brings years of good service. Maybe I need to just stop reading these forums and enjoy it. who knows. But man, I can't help but question my decision with so many problems being reported here and elsewhere. I know the other two big brands have issues too, but ...
I know there are one or two threads here with people loving their trucks. I hope to hear more of that here I suppose. Help me shake this mild case of buyers remorse!