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#4139085 - 06/30/16 12:14 PM Out with the old, in with the new F150
MNgopher Offline


Registered: 09/17/02
Posts: 4043
Loc: Lakeville, MN
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...

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#4139090 - 06/30/16 12:19 PM Re: Out with the old, in with the new F150 [Re: MNgopher]
RTexasF Offline


Registered: 10/01/02
Posts: 2881
Loc: North TX
Very nice indeed. I'm curious how well the 2.7 TT hauls the mail.

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#4139093 - 06/30/16 12:21 PM Re: Out with the old, in with the new F150 [Re: MNgopher]
HemiHawk Offline


Registered: 03/09/16
Posts: 843
Loc: PA,US
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.
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#4139098 - 06/30/16 12:27 PM Re: Out with the old, in with the new F150 [Re: MNgopher]
buck91 Offline


Registered: 04/17/12
Posts: 2449
Loc: West Michigan
Torn between trading the truck or not. Do you mind saying your purchase price?
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#4139099 - 06/30/16 12:28 PM Re: Out with the old, in with the new F150 [Re: MNgopher]
Branson304 Offline


Registered: 07/07/15
Posts: 1025
Loc: 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

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#4139105 - 06/30/16 12:34 PM Re: Out with the old, in with the new F150 [Re: MNgopher]
OneEyeJack Offline


Registered: 09/14/10
Posts: 7480
Loc: S California
Great color.

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#4139111 - 06/30/16 12:37 PM Re: Out with the old, in with the new F150 [Re: buck91]
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Registered: 01/25/08
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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).
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#4139112 - 06/30/16 12:38 PM Re: Out with the old, in with the new F150 [Re: MNgopher]
MNgopher Offline


Registered: 09/17/02
Posts: 4043
Loc: Lakeville, MN
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

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#4139127 - 06/30/16 12:53 PM Re: Out with the old, in with the new F150 [Re: MNgopher]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
Posts: 35897
Loc: Great Lakes
Nice! Congrats!

Looking forward to trying this engine in the new Fusion Sport.
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#4139132 - 06/30/16 12:58 PM Re: Out with the old, in with the new F150 [Re: MNgopher]
Kuato Offline


Registered: 10/23/05
Posts: 7094
Loc: Colorado
Love the color...congrats and enjoy! Bet it's a good bit peppier than the 5.4 was, too!
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#4139133 - 06/30/16 12:58 PM Re: Out with the old, in with the new F150 [Re: MNgopher]
Sayjac Offline


Registered: 10/13/08
Posts: 12278
Loc: The Old North State
Nice! Congrats and enjoy it in good health.

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#4139141 - 06/30/16 01:03 PM Re: Out with the old, in with the new F150 [Re: MNgopher]
MNgopher Offline


Registered: 09/17/02
Posts: 4043
Loc: Lakeville, MN
The 2.7 in the fusion sport is going to be a beast... with how well it moves the truck I can only imagine...

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#4139166 - 06/30/16 01:26 PM Re: Out with the old, in with the new F150 [Re: MNgopher]
deanm11 Offline


Registered: 12/17/11
Posts: 260
Loc: Northern NJ
Nicely bought, that is a lot of truck for the money and a big discount.
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#4139181 - 06/30/16 01:46 PM Re: Out with the old, in with the new F150 [Re: MNgopher]
MNgopher Offline


Registered: 09/17/02
Posts: 4043
Loc: Lakeville, MN
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!

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#4139194 - 06/30/16 02:05 PM Re: Out with the old, in with the new F150 [Re: MNgopher]
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Registered: 08/04/11
Posts: 2089
Loc: Appleton, WI
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!
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