I'm salivating over the 3.7 liter F150 4x4. The Blue Beast F350 was purchased for fuel economy and long range. I paid a $5K premium for the diesel, but mileage is no better than my old gas 1/2 ton pickups. And it rides like...a truck.
The 3.7 will give me better mileage and range, use cheaper gas, and allow me to get rid of my kidney belt. The only obstacle is my wife.
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Most of the people that say v6 full size trucks suck are the ones with lead feet that expect it to pull 10k lb trailer without noticing and pass people with said trailer without downshifting, etc. 300 hp v6 is more than enough for 1k in the bed and 5k trailer.
heck I've done that with my2800lb 115 hp I4 91 toyota pickup. needs air assist shocks in back and pay attention to weight balance when loading to not put it's nose up but that's just preference.
1991 Toyota Pickup 22R-E 2.4 I4/5 speed
1990 Toyota Cressida 7M-GE 3.0 I6/5-speed manual
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Just purchased a 2011 Screw 4x2 with the 3.5L Ecoboost...thing drives great but I only have 300 miles on it right now.
Supposedly Ford will be putting out a true midsize truck mid 2012...
2006 Jeep Liberty CRD...Founder of L.O.S.T.
OME 2.25" Lift w/ Toyo Open Country HTs 235/75/16s
ASFIR Alum Eng/Tranny/Transfercase/Fuel Skids
2002 Air Box Mod...Air Tabs (5) on Roof...(3)each behind rear windows
Partial Grill Block with Custom Air Scoop and 3" Open Catback Exhaust
Lambretta UNO150cc 4 Stroke Scooter