I live up in Forsyth County. I'd be glad to give you my reasons for changing brands.
I have owned a Ranger, (2) F250 Super Duty Crews and a 2012 F150...still own a 78 Bronco.
I have to admit I loved this truck. It was hard letting it go. It was a commuter truck, very little offroad and it only pulled a 5x8 enclosed trailer on occasion. It had plenty of get-up-and-go with the Ecoboost and was comfortable to drive. Everything worked and it never left me stranded or spent "much" time at the dealer. There were a few things that happened along its 122,000 miles but nothing that I considered a major repair. I did most the maintenance on it and what I could not do, or did not want to do at the time, I "let" the dealer do. Part of my reason for changing was due to my Ford Service experiences. I could write a book containing all of the issues I had with Ford Service so, I won't go into that here. They do not stand behind their product. I always got kickback from them.
I will give you my opinions of what I liked and did not like about both vehicles.
Appearance: I like the appearance of both trucks. Look was not a deciding factor.
Ride: The F150 had a great ride. More like a car. The Tundra also has a great ride...but, I feel more of the road with the Tundra, if that makes sense. It's just different, not better or worse, just different. It's a decision that you have to make based on you preferences.
Power/speed (My butt dyno): The F150 was a fast truck. The twin turbos made that thing fly. That's what initially sold me on it. The Tundra is not as quick off the line as the F150. Maybe gearing had something to with it. But, the Tundra feels like it will PULL A HOUSE! It has that same feel that both of my diesels did. That's just my impression.
Things I miss about my F150....remote start, better/larger side mirrors, more rear seat storage, larger bed with a crew cab, higher ride stance, lower and more adjustable seats, 110V power port and the cooled seats were actually cooled...much better. Rear view camera located in the rear view mirror...not the dash.
Things I don't miss about the F150...worrying. Worrying when the timing chain might start it's death rattle, wondering when the another seal will start leaking, hoping that when I hit the throttle to get on the freeway, the condensation that built up in the intercooler is going to blow into the intake, cause a misfire and leave you with NO POWER to get out of the way of that 18 wheeler getting larger in your rear view mirror, waiting for the brake vacuum pump to fail , waiting for the 3rd brake light to starting leaking and ruining my headliner. Having to replace the rotors on a new vehicle because they warp so quickly. I also don't miss cleaning out the mold around the taillights and 3rd break light. And finally, I will not miss going to the Ford service department!!!!!!!!!
I drove the new F150. The F150 cab seemed smaller, including the seating areas and headroom. I don't like that the body made out of aluminum. I don't like the look of the new F150. Not sure why they did some of the things that they did. I think they did it out of pressure from other manufacturers. And....I WILL NOT PAY for what they are asking for a new truck. I don't know what direction they are going in but, I don't care for it.
Why I chose the Tundra....Dependability and value. Most say that the Tundra gets poor gas mileage but, as of right now, I am getting the same that my ecoboost did. Look around... Compare the Tundra to all of the other brands and see what you find. Check options and pricing. It's a no-brainer. Read the competitor forums and you'll see what I'm talking about. Find out the "real deal" from the folks that own the vehicles...it will tell you a lot. I picked the Tundra because I wanted a change and I wasn't willing to drop a ton of money. I was tired of hearing all about "the big 3". I wanted a dependable vehicle that was going to last a long time. I think I made the right decision. But, that was my choice.
Go with your gut and I'm sure you'll make the right decision... for you.
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