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Daughter's First Vehicle (not a 6.0 but you dudes will like it)

I'm a bit nervous but it's almost time for my oldest daughter to start driving. We don't live in town so her being able to drive on her own is a big deal. Since she was about 11 she's been saying she wants a Ford 4X4 that will tow her horses. As you guys know, finding a decent 4X4 pickup is not an easy thing. I've been keeping a casual eye out for the right thing, not really expecting to find anything she'd be happy with. She has to pay us back so it had to be a decent price. As a parent I wanted it to be fairly modern and have airbags.

Browsing through a local classifieds paper this morning I found a 2006 F-150 pick up listed for $3K. No real description. Called the owner up and found out it's an F-150 4X4 regular cab with the 4.6 V-8, XL package, and get this...54K miles. Other than a pushed in front driver-side bumper it's pretty clean. Never expected to find something so decent that would check the boxes and make her happy. Brought it home tonight. It should tug around our little 2-horse trailer just fine. The kid's already scheming on how to pay us back because she wants to earn it. She's a good kid, and a very happy one tonight.




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Looks like a nice little truck

05 f250 6.0 mostly stock no tune's
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Nice. The only thing that would have made it better would have been a 5.4 instead of the 4.6. Would be a little better towing the horses, but that one will get it done.
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Nice truck. Congrats. I wish my 1st car was that nice
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Nice. The only thing that would have made it better would have been a 5.4 instead of the 4.6. Would be a little better towing the horses, but that one will get it done.
I would have preferred it to have a manual transmission but knew that wasn't likely. I'm very surprised by the 4.6 in this truck, it runs better than I expected. I haven't had time to check the gear ratio yet but it's a good combo. She'll never tow our 3-horse slant with this truck, just the 2-hors straight-load which isn't particularly heavy. I think it'll make for a good rig for her.

We'll start all the fluid changes and basic mechanical stuff in the next few weeks. She's keen to be involved in all of it which is fantastic.
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Nice truck. Congrats. I wish my 1st car was that nice
No kidding! I didn't expect to score something so decent for our self-imposed budget. It was important that she be able to pay us back / work it off, so the price had to be reasonable. She was prepared to get something older/cheaper and is very happy with it.

It's kind of funny, my first vehicle was a 1976 F-150 regular cab 4X4 with a 360/4-speed manual. Man I loved that truck as a teenager! Now my daughter is getting something very similar, only 30 years newer.
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Lucky Daughter to have a great dad like you!
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ha ha that is a great first car/truck
my first vehicle was a totalled 62 vw bug i spent 9 months rebuilding to have a car
turned it into a baja bug and i LOVED that thing
of course thats kinda how it is with first cars first loves...same thing
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