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    Default F150 2.7L EB owners?

    I said I'd never buy a another new car so please talk me out of it.

    My 2011 60k mi Taco is at its pinnacle of private party resale value...
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    Default Re: F150 2.7L EB owners?

    If you didn’t have a Taco you’d want one. It’s at peak resale for a reason - it’s desirable. Durable and high quality.

    You said to talk you out of it. That’s what I got.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saab2000 View Post
    If you didn’t have a Taco you’d want one. It’s at peak resale for a reason - it’s desirable. Durable and high quality.

    You said to talk you out of it. That’s what I got.
    My Taco has remained stock, a 2wd pre-runner lacking a lot of modern creature comforts but indeed a reliable 300k mi contender. Alternative is to put a modern double din with cameras and whatnot I guess... Freshen it up a bit. The paint is typical crap import paint of that era...
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    Default Re: F150 2.7L EB owners?

    I've had three EB vehicles so far. A 2013 F150 Lariat with the 3.5 followed by a 2018 Expedition with the 3.5, and now an Escape with a 2.0. I test drove an XLT with the 2.7 and couldn't tell the difference between it and a truck with the 3.5. As far as reliability, the EB engines have been rock solid. The newer models have the 10 speed automatic which was the game changer in mileage and performance. The best my 2013 F150 ever got was 20 mpg on a long, flat road trip. The Expedition had the 10 speed and I would get 24 mpg on road trips and 21 mpg pulling a 3500 trailer from Texas to Arizona. The Escape is getting 33 mpg so far.
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    Default Re: F150 2.7L EB owners?

    Quote Originally Posted by crumpton View Post
    My Taco has remained stock, a 2wd pre-runner lacking a lot of modern creature comforts but indeed a reliable 300k mi contender. Alternative is to put a modern double din with cameras and whatnot I guess... Freshen it up a bit. The paint is typical crap import paint of that era...
    Give me the confidence of a good vehicle over creature comforts any day! And you already have a good vehicle.
    I wouldn't sell/trade my '95 Toyota for nothing. Despite it's lacking of some comforts.
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    Default Re: F150 2.7L EB owners?

    all of our PMs (4) drive 2.7 EB F150s, and have for the past 5yrs. we now cycle them at 2yr intervals, because at 100k fuel pump issues have been too common.
    Last edited by dashDustin; 10-23-2020 at 01:03 PM.
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    Default Re: F150 2.7L EB owners?

    Back in the day a fuel pump swap wasn’t a big deal, what do you mean by hassle? The only things I’ve heard about the 2.7 and the numbers are actually pretty low is blown head gaskets and leaky plastic oil pans. Supposedly both dealt with in v3.

    Either way I’m inclined to stay with my taco and probably do some minor tasteful mods.

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    Default Re: F150 2.7L EB owners?

    Oddly, no blown head gaskets or oil leaks. The trucks get 100k put on them driving all around Austin. Maybe that’s part of our problem? Who knows. It’s not enough of an issue that we buy Dodge or Chevy. Even our field trucks are F150s and those get beat to shit without much complaint. Regular V6, though.

    Wish we’d buy Toyota, but....construction industry.
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