Our new 2007 F150

gtrietsc

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We traded my fiance's Mustang convertible for a new 2007 F150 XLT SuperCrew the day after Christmas. Between my GTO/Monaro and her Mustang, we had trouble moving anything of modest size, and have no tow vehicle for my boat. Thanks to my company having X-Plan for its employees, and some healthy end-of-year rebates, we got if for $7000 below invoice! (Hope the pic works)

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Why this instead of the equivalent SUV? (ie. Ford Expedition). Do you need the bed for anything?
 

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An equivalent SUV would cost a lot more, and honestly we do need to cargo space the bed provides. I just used it to bring home a new oven/range and a wine rack the other day, actually.
 

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The thing I loved about trucks, as opposed to SUVs, if the view: nearly no blindspots, especially in trucks without back seats. The other thing: Since you're not heating the back area, the cabin's heater and AC work REALLY well! (plus the stereo sounds better).
 

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Oh my God, you're killing baby seals and melting the Arctic Ocean.

Seriously, that's a cool truck, and they ARE immensely useful. Have fun with the boat. 8)
 

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Those wheels look really silly on it but otherwise :thumbsup:

I would have liked larger (those wheels are 17") but the dealer markup is crazy on that stuff. I might entertain replacing them when the tires wear out...
 

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Nice rig. I'd love to get one for myself (3 kids and all the homeowner-ish stuff) but if there's one thing I hate it's a new car payment! :mad:
 

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Looks like a great towing rig.:)
 

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Nice truck. Did you get the 4.6 or the 5.4?
 

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Nice truck. Did you get the 4.6 or the 5.4?

Thanks. We got the 4.6 - I would have liked the 5.4, but just couldnt justify the expense - I think it adds about $2000, and the mileage is the same. The 4.6 is still rated to tow I think like 7250 lbs, and that should be enough.
 

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Nice truck...now you've got the good combo of a proper sportscar, boat, and truck to tow it!

As for the rims, they're fine...just get some bigger tires and you're set!
 

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That's a nice lookin truck you got there! Have fun towing your boat now!
 

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Can't tow with the GTO? You can get towing kits for like 2100kg. Don't know how much that is in lb.

Nice truck though.
 

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Can't tow with the GTO? You can get towing kits for like 2100kg. Don't know how much that is in lb.

Nice truck though.

He is towing a boat. Launching ramps and such. And I am sure the bed comes in handy.
 

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Great truck, have fun with it (or whatever towing brings you emotionally).
 

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Can't tow with the GTO? You can get towing kits for like 2100kg. Don't know how much that is in lb.

Nice truck though.

2100 kg is about 4600 lbs. I had no idea the GTO would even tow that much.

There is also a biiiig difference between "can tow" and "should tow". :)
 
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