2020 Subaru Ascent & 2022 Ford F150
This is now the official TCL F150 thread. Post pics, ask questions, discuss, etc.
I test drove one and I was surprised how well this little engine coupled with the 10 speed preformed. Not a rocket, but it had enough power to get around, considering the size of the truck.Our local dealership has a few Super Crew 2.7 Ecoboost, 10 speed XL's in stock. I'd prefer the Lariat for the 4Auto option but the Lariat is out of my price range and in my Google snooping it seems 4Auto can be added rather cost effectively.
I'd be very interested in hearing how you got that much of a discount. I can sell the WRX and be ok with one car for a while.I have an order in for a Lariat 502a Powerboost. I wanted a midsize, but for the price it didn't make sense to purchase vs a 1/2 ton. With little kids, we will definitely appreciate the cab space. It took a few months of researching to really figure out how I wanted to order my build. Ford has a lot of options. Probably why my build will take 6+ months unfortunately to arrive. I've driven most of the competition including the 22 Tundra Platinum. I was most impressed with the Ford. This time last year I figured we would definitely be buying a Tundra since I've owned a few Toyota's and currently a Lexus with no issues. The Ford is ahead of the pack with available options such as the hybrid and pro-power in the tailgate. It's some real nice, practical options to have depending on how you use the truck.
The 2.7 is arguably their most reliable engine. I had one as a rental a few years ago and was extremely impressed with the power. If you are just using it mainly around town with occasional towing, this engine is more than enough. The 5.0 is redesigned with cylinder deactivation and has had some reported oil consumption issues. I shy away from cylinder deactivation after having an issue on my Tahoe's AFM 5.3 a few years ago. It does sound amazing however and has some great power if you wind it out. The 3.5 has been tweaked over the years , but had cam phaser issues on and off. I think those are finally resolved for the most part. It's a great power plant for towing..effortless power. The 3.5 Powerboost in its first year seemed very solid, but it hasn't been produced for years so the jury is still out longterm.
The savings ordering vs taking one on the lot makes me patient. I'm about 9.5k under MSRP. There are about 4-5 dealers online that are invoice minus 3-5%. In this environment it is hard to beat if you have time to wait.
Wow that's a great build. I didn't know the STX came with the column shift. Did you lease it?
No I bought it. Got a killer deal and traded in a CRV lease 9 mos early to get the equity. I think I broke down what I paid for it in the first post. Roughly 20% off MSRP back in May. It’s a great truck for being a “cheap” (stickered at like $42k) model. Has everything I need and less fancy electronic do-dads and **** to break.Wow that's a great build. I didn't know the STX came with the column shift. Did you lease it?
The sales person I talked to was a moron so I need to make some other contacts to talk cost and all that. He was giving me the blurb about no discounts as I'm 3 feet a way from a brand new GT and two of the early 00s GTs. And by GT I mean the supercar.
I am leaning towards leasing because we go through vehicles like crazy and I like the smaller monthly payment. We may ditch the Ascent for something smaller so my vehicle would be primary as opposed to our current situation.No I bought it. Got a killer deal and traded in a CRV lease 9 mos early to get the equity. I think I broke down what I paid for it in the first post. Roughly 20% off MSRP back in May. It’s a great truck for being a “cheap” (stickered at like $42k) model. Has everything I need and less fancy electronic do-dads and **** to break.
Yeah I’m done with leasing for now. I plan to keep this one for a while. I typically don’t drive that much because I work from home, but I’ve managed to put 11k miles on the truck in 9 months. I got such a good deal that I only financed like $31k with $0 out of pocket so my payment is a little under $500/mo for 72 mos at 2%. Lease deals on F150s usually kind of suck.I am leaning towards leasing because we go through vehicles like crazy and I like the smaller monthly payment. We may ditch the Ascent for something smaller so my vehicle would be primary as opposed to our current situation.
I'm having some sensory overload so I've got a lot to digest. I may let Carvana come get the WRX though so I don't miss the deal. We can handle a single car for a while.