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Re: Base 3.3L Engine in the 2018 Ford 150 Any Good? [Re: LoneRanger] #4960531 12/24/18 04:04 PM
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Take the truck for a long test drive and let the Mrs see if she likes to drive the truck. 26,000 miles is a used truck.

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Re: Base 3.3L Engine in the 2018 Ford 150 Any Good? [Re: LoneRanger] #4960545 12/24/18 04:24 PM
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It was obviously the dealer's utility truck or delivery vehicle or something. That's a lot of mileage for a 2018 though, strange.

If it was titled to anyone before you then it is used, not a demo.


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Re: Base 3.3L Engine in the 2018 Ford 150 Any Good? [Re: LoneRanger] #4960583 12/24/18 05:08 PM
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My work truck is a 2017 F150 XL 4WD Crew Cab with the 3.5 normally aspirated V6 (reduced to 3.3 for 2018). It is adequate for running around from job site to job site and hauling tools. I put the transmission in Sport mode the second I get in it to get the most out of the engine. I wouldn't want to tow anything bigger than a small utility or tent trailer with it but otherwise it is fine. My personal truck for comparison is a late 2015 F150 XLT Super Crew 4wd with the 2.7 Eco-Boost and there is a very noticeable difference in power between the two but otherwise they operate similarly (both having the 6 speed auto transmission).


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Re: Base 3.3L Engine in the 2018 Ford 150 Any Good? [Re: LoneRanger] #4960616 12/24/18 06:13 PM
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I wouldn't get it. You'll end up hating it. Been there done that.

Re: Base 3.3L Engine in the 2018 Ford 150 Any Good? [Re: Dave1027] #4960618 12/24/18 06:16 PM
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Will that engine be in the new Ford Ranger ?

Re: Base 3.3L Engine in the 2018 Ford 150 Any Good? [Re: LoneRanger] #4960718 12/24/18 08:56 PM
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It looks like the only engine for the new Ranger is the 2.3L EcoBoost.

Re: Base 3.3L Engine in the 2018 Ford 150 Any Good? [Re: LoneRanger] #4960724 12/24/18 09:05 PM
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Originally Posted by LoneRanger
No towing forecasted at all, and only the usual hauling of landscape mulch, etc for general household upkeep,pieces of furniture, the random appliance, or etc.


My employer has a fleet of Ford pickups, three of them with the engine that you mentioned. It will do fine.
Compared to an older V8, the idle sounds a lot different and the torque curve is not the same, but that engine will do fine, especially for an "A to B" vehicle.

Re: Base 3.3L Engine in the 2018 Ford 150 Any Good? [Re: Dave1027] #4960886 12/25/18 06:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Dave1027
I wouldn't get it. You'll end up hating it. Been there done that.


turns out it is no longer in inventory.



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Re: Base 3.3L Engine in the 2018 Ford 150 Any Good? [Re: LoneRanger] #4961917 12/26/18 02:57 PM
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Spend a little more and get a 2.7 ecoboost. The 400 lb/tq @ 2750 rpm will make it much more enjoyable and you get the 10 speed auto that the 3.3 doesn’t.

Re: Base 3.3L Engine in the 2018 Ford 150 Any Good? [Re: LoneRanger] #4962597 12/27/18 01:05 PM
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That doesn't seem that cheap to me


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Re: Base 3.3L Engine in the 2018 Ford 150 Any Good? [Re: LoneRanger] #4962802 12/27/18 05:56 PM
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Perfect motor for the 85% use case of a pickup sold in America, one person hauling a bed full of air.

Re: Base 3.3L Engine in the 2018 Ford 150 Any Good? [Re: LoneRanger] #4965295 12/30/18 12:57 PM
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My last work trip to Colorado I had one for a rental. XLT 4x4 crew cab with the 3.3L. It did perfectly fine on the flat, but really had to rev it when I got up in the hills. Here in TX, it would probably be fine for most people.


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Re: Base 3.3L Engine in the 2018 Ford 150 Any Good? [Re: K20FA5] #4965923 12/31/18 08:43 AM
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Originally Posted by K20FA5
My last work trip to Colorado I had one for a rental. XLT 4x4 crew cab with the 3.3L. It did perfectly fine on the flat, but really had to rev it when I got up in the hills. Here in TX, it would probably be fine for most people.

Problem is, people hear an engine rev up and they think it's being overworked. Need to downshift more than once in the hills and it's inadequately powered.


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Re: Base 3.3L Engine in the 2018 Ford 150 Any Good? [Re: eljefino] #4965944 12/31/18 09:08 AM
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Originally Posted by eljefino
Am I the first to ask how a demo truck got 26k miles? Is Ford going to give their whole additional 36k or whatever warranty to the first titled buyer?


They’ll discount the purchase price but probably not enough to make up for it. Someone will like the color and buy it.
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