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Yater
02-19-2009, 07:56 PM
What's the ruling on the 4.6L v8 f-150s? I'm looking for a work truck and these really seem to fit the bill (literally). There are TONS of these basic/fleet trucks out there with <10k miles on them and factory warranty. I'm thinking about picking up a '07-'08, XL package, possibly manual tranny (doesn't matter to me), 2wd, no frills truck. Anyone?

TXNSLighting
02-19-2009, 11:52 PM
If youre going to be towin you dont want to 4.6. 5.4 is the only way to go there. but if its a great price, then you cant go wrong.

Yater
02-20-2009, 12:21 PM
If youre going to be towin you dont want to 4.6. 5.4 is the only way to go there. but if its a great price, then you cant go wrong.

I won't tow more than a couple of walk behinds. I'm currently running a 3.3L v6 nissan frontier so even the 4.2 v6 would be a step up. I'd love to get 18mpg.

And yeah, they are practically giving away the '07-'08 trucks with 2k-8k miles on them. I'm looking at $9k for a near-new truck with factory warranty.

Lakewlc
02-20-2009, 12:43 PM
the 4.6's cant get out of there own way.... especially if your towing

TXNSLighting
02-21-2009, 02:22 PM
well good, with that kind of load youll be fine. Go for it! Are these reg cab long beds? super cabs? what?

genesis215
02-21-2009, 08:45 PM
Definitely go for it. I had a '99 E150 with the 4.6L, 160,000 miles, and it always got 18-20 mpg in town. And I'm not kidding about that. I always filled up the neck until it was spilling out, and it was always calculated by hand. It's just my driving style of just barely giving it any gas when accelerating that produces that kind of mileage. Kinda wish I still had it, but I've got the 5.4L now, and it does have alot more power. If you are one of those people that guns their vehicles, you will probably get 14 mpg, just because it doesn't have all that much power. I would get the manual transmission if you can. Then don't let it get above 1800-2000 rpm's before shifting. This will save alot of gas. For a couple of walk-behinds it should do just fine.