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Old 09-30-2011, 08:23 PM   #41
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We got the truck this afternoon. The deal was just too good to pass up. Wife drove it home. I didn't even have a chance to get to the keys first. Race Red F150 XLT super cab w/ 6.5' bed and 6 year extended warrantee. Next expense is a spray in liner and a front license tag that says "Eat Mo Possum".

Thanks to everyone for their suggestions. With the kind of milage we put on a vehicle this should easily last for 20 years or until they take away my license. Heck, our other car is a Crown Vic I bought 10 years ago with 25k miles. It now has 75k. Although I did put about 20k in 3 years on the motorcycle.

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Old 10-01-2011, 06:53 AM   #42
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We need pictures!

And it isn't complete without a copy of this book on the front seat: Amazon.com: The Original Road Kill Cookbook (9780898152005): Buck Peterson, J. Angus Mclean: Books
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Old 10-01-2011, 07:17 AM   #43
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We got the truck this afternoon. The deal was just too good to pass up. Wife drove it home. I didn't even have a chance to get to the keys first. Race Red F150 XLT super cab w/ 6.5' bed and 6 year extended warrantee.
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Did you get the Ecoboost 6 or the V8? 2WD or 4WD? Tow package?

I owned a 1998 F-150 for 13+ years. It was a great low mileage truck and I hated to part with it but needed a diesel to tow our RV.
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And if you ever get serious about eatin possum, give me a shout..That's our state bird..
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Old 10-02-2011, 06:58 AM   #45
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I don't have a working camera at the moment but if cut and past works then it is this one.



I didn't get the ecoboost. Instead I got the 3.7 6cyl with 6 spd 2WD for a little better milage (best of any full size truck). We won't be pulling heavy loads - just a couple of motorcycles (less than 3k lbs including trailer) or maybe a small pop-up if we get the urge to buy one. However, one of the 2 options that were already installed when we looked was a limited slip diff. The other was a sirius radio with some other features or some such thing. We probably won't pay for the music service after the 6 free months.

I never really ate a possum that I know of. Although back in the early 50's when we would visit the grandparents in NC, grandpa would catch and fatten them up in a pen next the the shed. I may have eaten some then.

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Old 10-02-2011, 07:01 AM   #46
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Congrats Badger! Nice looking truck. Stop by the F150 forum for all kinds of truck tips.
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Old 10-02-2011, 07:11 AM   #47
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Congrats Badger! Nice looking truck. Stop by the F150 forum for all kinds of truck tips.
Thanks, I'll do that. I'm sure there will be lots of tips and ideas I could use but would never have thought to do.

I don't know much about cars and trucks so I extended the warrantee to 6 years. They also have a maintanance plan for x years that covers just about everything but I will have to think about that. It was quite a few dollars and if the truck is as good as they say and I keep the oil changed then I hope it will be good for many years.

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I plan on hitting up the local Ford dealers this weekend. They have some great end of year rebates right now. My searches for used 1 or 2 year old trucks turned up trucks that cost more than new (when you factor in invoice priceing minus current incentives).

The more I read about the ecoboost engine the more I want it. Tho I'd like to get a 5.0 Mustang and 5.0 truck to match (if I only had the money, garage space, etc).

The new 3.7 motor is sweet. I was considering getting a base model Mustang with the 3.7 for a commuter car. 30MPG and close to 300 HP could liven up my long commute ;-)

I like the red!
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The red looks great..
Like Yogi said, Red looks good on anything unless it is on something that doesn't..
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Not much hotter than a hot chick in a truck. maybe that makes me a redneck, but i like it. enjoy! sweet ride.
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I like the red!
Yes, a red Stang looks good (regardless of the year ).
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Not much hotter than a hot chick in a truck. maybe that makes me a redneck, but i like it. enjoy! sweet ride.
I don't know about you but a hot chick in anything looks hot including in a jalopy. But a hot chick is so much hotter without anything.
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Not much hotter than a hot chick in a truck. maybe that makes me a redneck, but i like it. enjoy! sweet ride.
I would vote for the hot chick on the hood of the truck vs in it.

Badger, good luck with your F150, their great trucks!
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All this talk about hot chicks reminds me of DW when the A/C in the farm truck went out in the middle of summer (flying bug season).
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