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Out with the old, in with the new F150 #4139085
06/30/16 12:14 PM
06/30/16 12:14 PM
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Lakeville, MN
MNgopher Offline OP
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It was time. When even the non-mechanically inclined wife can tell that something isn't right in the engine, it was time to dump the '04 F150. 185,000 miles, 5.4 3V V8, and the phaser rattle and timing chain rattle had become much louder over the last month. Rusted out cab corners, wheel well lips starting to go, paint issues on the hood and noisy rear axle... When the trade in value at the dealer was the same as I was going to get in a private sale (negotiated after settling on the final price of the new truck out the door), it was time to pounce...

The old:


And the New:


New ride is a 2016 F150 Supercrew XLT 5.5 Box 4x4 with a 2.7L TT V6. 302A, Sport Package, FX4 Offroad Package, 3.55 gearing with electronic rear locker, trailer tow, 36 gallon tank... 37K before TTL and trade in. (MSRP is over 50).

Delivering 19.5 MPG after a few days of mixed City driving - beats the pants off the old 5.4 and 14 MPG in the same driving cycle...

I may be broke, but I've got a smile on my face...

Re: Out with the old, in with the new F150 [Re: MNgopher] #4139090
06/30/16 12:19 PM
06/30/16 12:19 PM
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North TX
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Very nice indeed. I'm curious how well the 2.7 TT hauls the mail.

Re: Out with the old, in with the new F150 [Re: MNgopher] #4139093
06/30/16 12:21 PM
06/30/16 12:21 PM
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PA,US
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185k, the old 5.4 served you well. Good choice on that new one, its a beauty. That 2.7 is showing up in a few of their vehicles now, so it should be supported for quite some time.

Pretty jealous of that fuel tank too.. My jeep gets like 15mpg (highway 20) with 23 gallon tank. fill ups every couple of days.


2016 Nissan Frontier Pro4x
2017 VW GTI sport
1995 Mustang GTS
Re: Out with the old, in with the new F150 [Re: MNgopher] #4139098
06/30/16 12:27 PM
06/30/16 12:27 PM
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West Michigan
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West Michigan
Torn between trading the truck or not. Do you mind saying your purchase price?


2011 F150 4x4 5.0L
1996 Mustang GT 5spd/ragtop
Re: Out with the old, in with the new F150 [Re: MNgopher] #4139099
06/30/16 12:28 PM
06/30/16 12:28 PM
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North America
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North America
Congratulations on the new truck, it's a nice one! The '04 served you well. Won't have to worry about that cab corner rust on the new '16 in 10 years. Hahaha

Re: Out with the old, in with the new F150 [Re: MNgopher] #4139105
06/30/16 12:34 PM
06/30/16 12:34 PM
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S California
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S California
Great color.

Re: Out with the old, in with the new F150 [Re: buck91] #4139111
06/30/16 12:37 PM
06/30/16 12:37 PM
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Guilford, CT
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Originally Posted By: buck91
Torn between trading the truck or not. Do you mind saying your purchase price?

Originally Posted By: MNgopher
New ride is a 2016 F150 Supercrew XLT 5.5 Box 4x4 with a 2.7L TT V6. 302A, Sport Package, FX4 Offroad Package, 3.55 gearing with electronic rear locker, trailer tow, 36 gallon tank... 37K before TTL and trade in. (MSRP is over 50).


2006 Ford Ranger Sport
1992 Honda Accord EX
2004 Honda CR-V LX
1994 Ford Bronco XLT (project)
2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV (wife's)
Re: Out with the old, in with the new F150 [Re: MNgopher] #4139112
06/30/16 12:38 PM
06/30/16 12:38 PM
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Lakeville, MN
MNgopher Offline OP
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Purchase price before trade in, and before TTL, was a hair over 37,000. MSRP was north of 50,000. Dealer price was about $2000 under invoice and then a nice batch of incentives, and walah... Could not find a similarly equipped truck on a dealer lot at a lower price... Even to hit my minimums, Blue Flame, 302A, Trailer Tow, Sport, and 36 Gallon tank, most were higher and didn't have the FX4, E Locker, and I forgot to mention BLIS.

Did not negotiate the trade in until after settling on the price, and the dealer did not try to play any games. Pretty pain free actually...

It is amazing how well the 2.7 moves this truck. Kind of fun to hear the turbo spool up with the window down - can't hear it all with the windows up. Makes up for the V6 buzz versus the V8 rumble smile

Re: Out with the old, in with the new F150 [Re: MNgopher] #4139127
06/30/16 12:53 PM
06/30/16 12:53 PM
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Great Lakes
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Nice! Congrats!

Looking forward to trying this engine in the new Fusion Sport.


'02 530i (Edge 0W-40)
'15 Q5 3.0T (Edge 5W-40)
'18 Charger SRT (FF)
Re: Out with the old, in with the new F150 [Re: MNgopher] #4139132
06/30/16 12:58 PM
06/30/16 12:58 PM
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Colorado
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Colorado
Love the color...congrats and enjoy! Bet it's a good bit peppier than the 5.4 was, too!


Thick vs Thin test: 15k / 43k miles complete
Re: Out with the old, in with the new F150 [Re: MNgopher] #4139133
06/30/16 12:58 PM
06/30/16 12:58 PM
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The Old North State
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The Old North State
Nice! Congrats and enjoy it in good health.

Re: Out with the old, in with the new F150 [Re: MNgopher] #4139141
06/30/16 01:03 PM
06/30/16 01:03 PM
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Lakeville, MN
MNgopher Offline OP
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The 2.7 in the fusion sport is going to be a beast... with how well it moves the truck I can only imagine...

Re: Out with the old, in with the new F150 [Re: MNgopher] #4139166
06/30/16 01:26 PM
06/30/16 01:26 PM
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Northern NJ
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Nicely bought, that is a lot of truck for the money and a big discount.


2012 Subie Impr 2.0 99k M1EP 0w20 7.5k
2002 Tahoe 5.3 153k 5w30 syn 7.5k
Re: Out with the old, in with the new F150 [Re: MNgopher] #4139181
06/30/16 01:46 PM
06/30/16 01:46 PM
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Lakeville, MN
MNgopher Offline OP
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If you are OK with cloth seats, there are huge incentives out on the XLT level trucks on the lot... The Lariats and up, not so much!

Re: Out with the old, in with the new F150 [Re: MNgopher] #4139194
06/30/16 02:05 PM
06/30/16 02:05 PM
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Appleton, WI
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If you really want to see what that 2.7tt can do, tap the tow/haul button twice to engage sport mode and hang on tight!


2013 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite - Citgo Syngard 0W-20 / Carquest Blue 68k miles
2005 Audi allroad - Valvoline 5W-40 MST / Carquest Blue 218k miles
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