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Old    RM (RPM_DLX)      Join Date: Jul 2010       01-10-2018, 11:41 PM Reply   
I'm thinking about trading in my 2015 Tundra for a 2017 Ford Super Duty. Anyone have experiences with the new trucks? Reliability seems to be pretty good from what I can see. Its overkill for towing my Sanger V215 but eventually I would like to put a cab over camper on and be able to tow the boat. If I do that I am then in a debate over buying an F250 or an F350. I think the F250 is better on the day to day. Any thoughts? I'm probably looking at either the Lariet or Platinum
Old    Tim (srock)      Join Date: Mar 2002       01-11-2018, 4:46 AM Reply   
All said I am happy with mine and its a proven engine. Go 250 if you do not need to handle additional load and you can air down the tires when empty to soften the ride.

The biggest annoyance on my 2017 is the leaking panoramic sunroof. The front drains cannot keep up with a downpour if the truck is on a slight decline. Its a known issue that Ford should have fixed. So if you get one avoid the sunroof. If you do any towing it is an absolute pleasure. The stereo is a bit weak in performance as well.

You can equip the Lariat with most the Platinum options and save some real money if your ego can handle the less ostentatious badge.
Old    RM (RPM_DLX)      Join Date: Jul 2010       01-11-2018, 8:11 AM Reply   
I've never heard of the panoramic sunroof leaking. That's been one of the selling features to me and must to get.. I have been liking the platinum because I love the seats and the color matched bumpers. I'm really disappointed there is no sport option in the lariat to ditch the chrome.
Old     (xxrb2010)      Join Date: Jan 2014       01-11-2018, 8:21 AM Reply   
Go the F150 forum when they switch to aluminium, there are plenty of comments/complaints about it. The answer from Ford is that it is within the spec or tolerance margin as far as I remember. Yeah the spec on a truck is not the same than on a sedan. People should not be surprised
Old    Travis (gotwake133)      Join Date: May 2010       01-11-2018, 11:13 AM Reply   
I have a 2017 F 250, purchased it in April and have over 40k miles on it.

So far I could not be happier, very smooth ride and not problems yet. I have the panoramic sunroof and have not had any leaks, even in numerous downpours.
Old     (xxrb2010)      Join Date: Jan 2014       01-11-2018, 12:08 PM Reply   
Your comment is right on the money: trucks margin for assembly are higher than for sedans, which means some panoramic roof will leak some will not, depending on which truck did you get out of the manufacturing plant: one on the low side of the spec or one on the high side of the spec.
Old    Rick (CALIV210)      Join Date: Jun 2015       01-12-2018, 3:20 PM Reply   
You talking gas or diesel
Old    Matt S (BurnMac42)      Join Date: May 2015       01-13-2018, 7:53 AM Reply   
Not sure if this would sway an opinion or not:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...es-were-rigged
Old    RM (RPM_DLX)      Join Date: Jul 2010       01-14-2018, 9:47 AM Reply   
Well I did it, I bought a new leftover 2017 f250 platinum 4x4 crew cab. Two days in and I love this truck. So happy to get rid of the tundra. That will be my last Toyota. It's amazing that this huge 3/4 ton drives so much nicer than the tundrs that's a half ton
Old    Tim (srock)      Join Date: Mar 2002       01-14-2018, 6:51 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by RPM_DLX View Post
I've never heard of the panoramic sunroof leaking. That's been one of the selling features to me and must to get.. I have been liking the platinum because I love the seats and the color matched bumpers. I'm really disappointed there is no sport option in the lariat to ditch the chrome.
Go to any ford forum and its there to read. Personally i dont get the huge sunroofs and i am never in a car where someone uses it. Maybe its somethng enjoyable in cooler weather than florida.
Old    Paul (psudy)      Join Date: Dec 2003       Today, 8:11 AM Reply   
I just bought a f150 with the panoramic roof. I hope those are isolated issues. Kids sure loved it in the rockies last weekend though.
Old    Tre (tre)      Join Date: Jul 2002       Today, 8:19 AM Reply   
Congrats on your new truck!

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