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Old 05-09-2013, 04:16 PM
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Still Amazed

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!
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Old 05-09-2013, 04:43 PM
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Great write up man! I have just made it 13 months and 13k miles, and I still look for a reason to take the long way home! I too am still impressed with how this truck drives with and with out something in tow and how much of a monster it is when you mash the long pedal! In the last 6 years I went through 3 vehicles trying to find that one that would fill the void of my old Mustang, I can certainly say I have found it!

I am glad you are still happy with your truck as I know I am and I'm sure most of the other 6.7 owners. Here's to many more miles!

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Great write up! Glad you like it!


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Glad to see you're using your truck for what it was meant for and it's still holding up perfectly fine


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Since you do a lot of short trips its good to get out there and pull trailers and take long trips as much as you can. It really is needed. Does a lot of good for the engine and cleaning out the exhaust filter
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