Folks, I have owned my truck for one year and have 16,000 miles on it. I live 7 miles from work so most miles are short commutes.
CCLB Lariat w/20s.
This truck still amazes me. I come from 3 Tundras in a row and while I still have a lot of respect for the Tundra quality, this truck is just amazing. My lifetime hand calculated avg mpg is near 16 mpg. My Tundras weren't that good. Today, I took a 300 mile trip (90% highway at 72 mph) and the lie o meter was reading 21.3 and I'm like...no way. Well, I stopped to fuel up and the meter read 21 and with 275 miles and squeezing a top off of 13.5 gallons I was at 20.4 mpg. Holy cow! My friend who is a die hard Tundra guy took a similar trip this week and managed 17 (crewmax w/5.7). I had to smile....I know I made the right decision. The 2 other gentlemen traveling with me remarked at how smooth and quiet it was. And, when I showed them she can boogie when passing or merging, they were pretty pumped.
This past week I've put the truck to work pulling a 14' dump trailer and my 10,000# tractor. No sweat! I mean, I can pull out onto my hill and I don't need to horse it to get up the hill, and I'm doing 55mph.
I think Ford got this one right, in a big way. I realize there are issues with some trucks. There are on EVERY forum (check out duramax, cummins, tundra, etc).
My seats look great, the interior is still tight, and I have ZERO rust underneath (probably aided by my Fluidfilm use).
I don't think I'll get 30,000 out of my tires, which are probably the weak point (which is odd for Michelin reputation). I get good grip in snow and otherwise, unless I'm giving it some large doses of go juice
To anyone looking at these trucks....take a test drive. I don't think you'll be disappointed. Very capable towing. Nice to travel in. Efficient. Thumbs up from me!
Good job Ford!