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Old 02-13-2011, 19:01   #1 (permalink)
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F150 3.7L V6 test against Ram and GM...

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Re: F150 3.7L V6 test against Ram and GM...

Quite interesting. Even the responses were.
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Re: F150 3.7L V6 test against Ram and GM...

I thought so too!

I don't think it's entirely fair for GM and Dodge at this point, but as the base F150 is newer, the price reflects this as well, not to mention the two extra gears and 100hp advantage. Personally I'd take the base Ram as an everyday work truck. I'd beat it up, so why spend the extra $6K on the Ford.... Most V8's these days require two spark plugs per cylinder, or if they don't already, they will soon to meet stricter emission requirements.

Now in Canada, you can order an F150 extended cab 6.5' box, 4x4, with the 3.7L V6 - wow!
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Re: F150 3.7L V6 test against Ram and GM...

I'd bet the Ford with the basics would be a lot less. It had power everything and the others didn't. The price would probably be pretty close.
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I'd bet the Ford with the basics would be a lot less. It had power everything and the others didn't. The price would probably be pretty close.
I looked at that, as one page stated "XL" and the test page stated "XLT", which is a good price difference! Good find.

Canadian list:
XL 2wd long bed 3.7L: $24,837
5000lb tow package (although it can tow 6K): $600
NOTE: 3.55 axle ratio is standard (3.73 avail but NO LIMITED SLIP on 2wd V6)

Total $25,437 MSRP; speed control and brake controller cannot be had with base engine, must upgrade to the 5.0L or 3.5EB

XL 4wd Long bed 3.7L: $29,357
5000lb tow package (although it can tow 6K): $600
Speed control: $400
LSD 3.73: $400
Trailer brake controller: $300
Speed control: $400

Total $31,278. You can get the speed control, LSD and brake controller with the 4wd 3.7L V6!

Still, over $30K for a base 4wd work truck is quite a bit. i can get a similar GM for $3-4K less with similar options, but older powertrain and less gears. GM 4.8L or Dodge 4.7L with 4wd only (no 6 cyl 4wds from these two as of now).
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I think the fuel mileage would make up for it pretty quick, depending on the fuel cost. I'm actually planning on getting rid of my 2005 F150 and get a 1999-2002 Silverado. The F150 is too high for my wife to get in and it's a 2wd. I don't like the way the 2003-2007 Chev looks.
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Re: F150 3.7L V6 test against Ram and GM...

Yeah I'm not a fan of that year design of the GM trucks either. I think the 2500 series from 03-07 look downright silly.

I like the fact that the new F150 can be had with the ext cab and 6.5 foot box in 4wd with the 3.7L V6. Obviously performance won't be the greatest, but as a mixed personal and work vehicle it is a good value...
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I think the fuel mileage would make up for it pretty quick, depending on the fuel cost. I'm actually planning on getting rid of my 2005 F150 and get a 1999-2002 Silverado. The F150 is too high for my wife to get in and it's a 2wd. I don't like the way the 2003-2007 Chev looks.
Bert, say it ain't so! Your really thinking of going over to the dark side?? Buying a chevy???? Ha, Ha !!!
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Re: F150 3.7L V6 test against Ram and GM...

Bert? I've got a 2001 Sierra, 175k on the clock, second best vehicle I've ever had. The 98 Sierra was the best, 235k on the clock
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Re: F150 3.7L V6 test against Ram and GM...

My 1980 F150 had 253,000 miles and was still running good. The only reason I'm interested in the GM is because it sets lower and my wife can get in easier. That's even without a step due to 2wd. Not sure yet.
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