2011 Ford F150 XLT 3.5 EcoBoost
Ford has a winner on their hands
Nothing, the truck is flawless.
I have had different trucks in the past. My most recent was a 2000 Ford Expedition, which had 250,000 miles on it when I traded it in for this 2011 Ford F150 with the EcoBoost 3.5 V6. Have owned Chevys as well.
I can say without a doubt, this is the best truck I have ever been around, & maybe some cars. It has Ford's new 6 speed automatic transmission, and it's also flawless. I know you can go online and dig up problems with the engine & transmission on this vehicle, maybe I got the good one, who knows? What I have seen is there is always some margin of error in mass production items, no matter what it may be; a computer, cell phone, etc.
What I can say, is this truck performs great as a commuter, & when needed to haul, it can do that as well, if not better.
I can say that my fuel mileage is spot on with the window sticker, which I find strange, only because it isn't yet broke in. I have averaged 18 to 20.6 MPG mixed driving, & 23+ just straight highway driving.
Also, I have read where other owner's engines are loud, & I have heard their engines being noisy. What I have to say about that is, mine with the hood up or down, at the drive thru or at an ATM, is extremely quiet, & the wife has even asked, "is it running?, I didn't even hear it start up".
I feel Ford has come a long way. For me, I feel the fit & finish are about a perfect as it gets. The interiors have come a long ways, & the technologies in the truck are top notch.
I am not saying the F150 is the absolute best, but if you want to support America, & buy a product designed and built by Americans, then I would say this combination of what I have in a truck is the ticket. Yes, I know that a lot of the parts themselves were outsourced, but the end result is that 100% of the money goes into American businesses, not into Japanese or Korean or whatever.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th March, 2012