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Icon10 Forget the Explorer....Need some opinions

Ok so I posted about a week ago about getting an explorer....well the truck ended up having some problems. So back to the search mode again. Well this time, we figured a explorer wasn't going to cut it. 4wd and v8 wasn't going to help either.....

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heheh....I love looking at getting a new vehicle, even though I may look at something I can't afford, it's still fun. Well these I CAN afford so here's what I'm lookin at what do you guys think? All are 4wd, and have the bigger v8, tow package.

2006 SCREW Lariat, 5.4, 4wd, 46k miles, and they want $23k




2007 SCREW w/Flareside XLT 4wd 29k miles asking $24k





2007 SCREW Lariat 4wd 49k miles, asking 23.9k




And I REALLY LIKE THIS ONE:
2008 F150 XLT 4wd 31k miles, asking 23.4k






So this is going to replace our 2005 Escape 4wd. We have 2 little ones, and our yellow lab. We travel alot, and we do want to have the ability to tow. We looked at Ram's...and they just don't have the room. Plus their resale value sucks. What do you guys think? Any suggestions...I know there is a couple "FIDDY" owners on here. Lemme know...thanks guys!
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That first one is the exact same specs and price as my truck but mine wasn't as loaded.

I would get the last one. Low miles and I love that color
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Man, I don't know. They are all really nice trucks.

I'd for sure go for that sonic blue 08 first. That truck looks real legit. I love that color and the interior looks phenomenal.

Damn I want a new fiddy
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Crappy resale value should be a plus for you since you are buying used, meaning they should be relatively cheap.

I would go for the 08 out of those. 20k+ seems a little steep for a 06, they seem to be going for about 15 here.
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Man, I don't know. They are all really nice trucks.

I'd for sure go for that sonic blue 08 first. That truck looks real legit. I love that color and the interior looks phenomenal.

Damn I want a new fiddy
Its actually called 'true blue'. Its basically a little deeper blue with no purple tint. Sooooo nice when its kept waxed.
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Get the 08 for sure
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that blue one is sick!
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That last one is nice!
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well just found out the BLUE one is out....it has the 4.6L V8....grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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but there is ANOTHER one same color, locally that I'm waiting on a price.....just don't have pictures of it. and it's a 07 I think.
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I like the white F-150. It doesn't pop like the blue one, but it would be much easier to keep clean.
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I would go for leather interior. I have those black fabric seat in mine and they show EVERYTHING!!!!!! Super hard to keep clean.
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well just found out the BLUE one is out....it has the 4.6L V8....grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Why does that matter? My F150 has the 4.6 and it's a stout engine. Plenty of torque for towing.

If I were to get one out of that group, it would be the blue one...
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I am going to be the odd ball here and say I would go with the steppie truck. I have a soft spot for fiddies with steppies.
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i say the black one.. even though it is a flareside.. its got lower miles then the rest of em and only 1k more in price.
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just saw the blue one has the 4.6....too bad

so id go for the white one for sure
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leather and console shifter and 5.4 4wd those options and buy lol
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I love the last one. Color is sexy as hell....
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just saw the blue one has the 4.6....too bad

so id go for the white one for sure
Have you ever driven an F150 with the 4.6?

Seems like some of you guys comment on them and only say go with the 5.4 because it's a larger engine.
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get the blue one. (i'm partial)

tom if your gonna go big, go big or go home...
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4.6 is a dog in my opinion and I've driven plenty. I remember driving out of a dealer in Oregon with one, trying to get to freeway speed from a stop uphill at an on ramp. It was pathetic. Felt worse than my old ranger on 33s with stock gearing that drove the same on-ramp every day after work.
Stepside is gross, and looks like it is the 6.5 bed which is a little backwards to me. Look for 3.73 gears especially if you might level it later.
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I like the first one and the white one.
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Brian, I'm with ya on the 4.6. It is a dog....my 3.0 Ranger feels like it has more nuts than it. It definately has to be a 5.4, plain and simple. I tow here and there, and if I end up with a "FIDDY" I'll be able to tow the ranger (heheheh guess what that means) Which in turn I want all the power I can get. And sorry tom...the 4.6 is gutless. I REALLY LOVE the blue....and like I said we have one locally, but it hasn't been posted on the net yet. BUT the first one...(black) I think is the one I'm shooting for. This is going to be my wife's daily driver/family vehicle, so I have to keep that in mind. Wifey already said she wants a leveling kit on the front. hehehehehe hello 35's.....LMAO
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Well, if the last one is out, go with the first one. It's black, loaded and clean. Muy Sexio!
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flareside or the blbue one
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