|Originally posted by DanFiero:|
So my daughter totaled our truck (Ranger) about a month ago and we are needing to replace it. I'd like to move up to a bigger (used)truck that can handle more things, especially towing. Trying to decide between the F-150 or the Silverado 1500.
F-150 - Prefer the V8, don't know much about the turbo charged Ecoboost v6 (not a fan of Turbos).
Silverado 1500- Don't know much about this truck at all.
Any tips or opinions would be helpful
Do you have a year range you are looking at?
I can tell you newer and older wise but they years change the issues and consideration, also pros and cons to each.
As far as the new models go, I do test driving and condition reporting the new Ecoboost trucks i've found underwhelming. I don't know in regards to towing but overall performance wasn't anything to write home. Now Pro and con your fuel economy and how often you will tow and this could change. Don't forget to consider long term cost on turbos and maintenance though. In my opinion fords interiors are significantly better both in looks and how they hold up. Silverados really haven't changed much, pretty much point and shoot alot more simplicity where the ford have multiple options engine wise and have transitioned alot over the years. AVOID the old fords.