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2011 Ford F150 or 2011 Chevy Silverado?? #4977361
01/12/19 07:34 PM
01/12/19 07:34 PM
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Manitoba, Canada
PotatoFarmer77w Offline OP
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Manitoba, Canada
The struggle is real.....

I'm shopping for my next "new" truck and wanna hear some story from real owners about the pros and cons. Thinking of a crew cab with a v8 engine, and 4x4 since I live in northern Canada. I'm looking at the XLT trim with F150 and LT with Chevy. I personally had both Chevy and Ford trucks before and never had any serious issue with them. They are great trucks, I like them both. Too bad I only have enough money for one.


1995 Chevrolet K1500 5.7 v8 - 333000km
2007 Ford Ranger 2.3 I4 - 100000km + 2007 Froest River Flagstaff Tent Trailer smile
2016 Mazda 3 2.0 I4 - 30000km
Re: 2011 Ford F150 or 2011 Chevy Silverado?? [Re: PotatoFarmer77w] #4977375
01/12/19 07:45 PM
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San Antonio, Texas
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If you are looking at that Gen F150 try to find a 2014 you like. That was the last year for that gen and they had things worked out,.


2018 Ford F150 STX Crew Cab 5.0
2002 Ford Mustang GT 4.6
2016 Ford Escape 2.4
Re: 2011 Ford F150 or 2011 Chevy Silverado?? [Re: PotatoFarmer77w] #4977378
01/12/19 07:50 PM
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It depends on what you are wanting out of it. If you want a crew cab to have room for people get the ford. If you want an interior that isn’t boxy and odd feeling get the Chevy.

If you get a Chevy look for one that isn’t made in mexico. They had more issue with those. I never had a problem other than the oil useage from the afm and bad seals on the front axel on my USA assembled 2011. Father in law had several Mexico assembled ones in that body style and had a few issues over the years.


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Re: 2011 Ford F150 or 2011 Chevy Silverado?? [Re: PotatoFarmer77w] #4977385
01/12/19 08:03 PM
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PR CA, USA
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Skip the Ford. Still had motor issues at that time. Make sure the paint isn’t defective on either. Big $$ to fix or really ugly


2001 F150 5.4L 140k miles
2013 Nissan Juke Nismo 80k
2000 Honda S2000 183k
1998 BMW 328i 170k
Re: 2011 Ford F150 or 2011 Chevy Silverado?? [Re: PotatoFarmer77w] #4977394
01/12/19 08:14 PM
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San Rafael, CA
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Chevy. Just get a tune to disable AFM/DOD and check the oil once in a while and you have a great truck.


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Re: 2011 Ford F150 or 2011 Chevy Silverado?? [Re: jhellwig] #4977418
01/12/19 08:37 PM
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Originally Posted by jhellwig
It depends on what you are wanting out of it. If you want a crew cab to have room for people get the ford. If you want an interior that isn’t boxy and odd feeling get the Chevy.

If you get a Chevy look for one that isn’t made in mexico. They had more issue with those. I never had a problem other than the oil useage from the afm and bad seals on the front axel on my USA assembled 2011. Father in law had several Mexico assembled ones in that body style and had a few issues over the years.



+1

Re: 2011 Ford F150 or 2011 Chevy Silverado?? [Re: dogememe] #4977433
01/12/19 08:45 PM
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Re: 2011 Ford F150 or 2011 Chevy Silverado?? [Re: PotatoFarmer77w] #4977687
01/13/19 06:54 AM
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Skip both and get a 2011 Toyota Tundra

Re: 2011 Ford F150 or 2011 Chevy Silverado?? [Re: PotatoFarmer77w] #4977764
01/13/19 08:27 AM
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Both are great with great powertrains. Pick which one is in the better condition and at a price you like. There's a reason they have been #1 and #2 nearly forever.

Re: 2011 Ford F150 or 2011 Chevy Silverado?? [Re: PotatoFarmer77w] #4977780
01/13/19 08:42 AM
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They are both very well built. Pick the one you like the best as far as condition, colors, and interior. Personally, I like the Fords but what you really need to do is check for rusting on these older trucks.


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Re: 2011 Ford F150 or 2011 Chevy Silverado?? [Re: PotatoFarmer77w] #4977863
01/13/19 10:31 AM
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Take this with a grain of salt. My ‘11 EB FX4 has been one of the most problem free vehicles I’ve ever owned. All it has taken out of the ordinary was an electric vacuum pump, which Ford would have replaced for free, but I did the job myself, on my dime because I didn’t want my truck to have that “dealer experience”.

Caveats: I use premium fuel about 90% of the time. Also run a heavier oil than recommended- 0w40 every 5k miles. It’s still on its original brakes at 126k miles. There’s been some pulsing lately so this spring they’ll get replaced.

So it’s had 3 rounds of spark plugs, numerous air filters, one trans service (new filter plus fluid) and 2 brake and radiator flushes which I consider normal for an 7 year old vehicle. On the trans I occasionally pulled 3-4 qts fluid swap out via suction pump prior to the full pan drop. The diff will get its first oil change this next week.

What it hasn’t had: stretched timing chains which i attribute their health to the thicker oil. Intercooler problems - only once when it was pretty new and I called myself hyper-mileing, after that I gave up on mileage and just started performance driving the thing - never happened after that. Original water pump, hoses and belts and tensioner/idler, turbochargers. Paint and interior holding up well with mostly rinseless car washes and spray wax. Zero leaks anywhere dry as a bone underneath.

She’s still quiet as a mouse, rattle free and will hit 100 effortlessly at 5000 ft elevation so I don’t think intake valve deposits are much in play so far. The key to a happy Ecoboost is airing the ‘ol girl out pretty regularly. They like that a lot.

KJSmith has had several of these things, perhaps he will chime in as well.


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Re: 2011 Ford F150 or 2011 Chevy Silverado?? [Re: PotatoFarmer77w] #4977916
01/13/19 11:46 AM
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Lakeville, MN
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At an 8 year old truck l'd be buying on condition more so than by brand, though limiting it to one or two helps.

They both are fine - don't let anyone kid you, they both have their quirks.

Re: 2011 Ford F150 or 2011 Chevy Silverado?? [Re: PotatoFarmer77w] #4977999
01/13/19 01:10 PM
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I'd look for a Chevy that was obviously taken care of with a solid maintenance history. Using good oil on reasonable OCIs is all you can really do about the AFM lifter problems. I spent time on GM truck forums learning before buying the 2016 and it really seems to be luck of the draw if you're going to have problems or not. Disabling it seems to help oil consumption but the suspect parts are still in there. A redesign for 2014 seems to have fixed the problem, something to consider.


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Re: 2011 Ford F150 or 2011 Chevy Silverado?? [Re: PotatoFarmer77w] #4978068
01/13/19 02:48 PM
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I have a 2011 3.5 ecoboost super crew. Zero troubles. Not one. On my third set of tires.


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Re: 2011 Ford F150 or 2011 Chevy Silverado?? [Re: MNgopher] #4978097
01/13/19 03:44 PM
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Buffalo, NY
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Originally Posted by MNgopher
At an 8 year old truck l'd be buying on condition more so than by brand, though limiting it to one or two helps.

They both are fine - don't let anyone kid you, they both have their quirks.



That would be my plan. They're all good. Even RAM if you considered throwing it into the mix. Many of the 'truck guys' I know rarely keep them for more than a few years, so a 2011 could have already had 2 owners. Even that wouldn't scare me depending on the condition and price.

Last edited by JTK; 01/13/19 03:45 PM.

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