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Greetings all, I have personally never owned a diesel in my life. But I am looking into getting a truck, and a diesel seems like the right thing to do in terms of range, longevity, etc. Really here to learn a bit and see if I can make a choice somewhere. Thanks !
 

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Welcome to the forum! If you're looking for fuel efficiency and mileage, the diesel f150 may be what you're looking for once it's out. Ford wants to make it the most fuel efficient pickup truck out there and beat the Ram Eco diesel.
 

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That's great to hear. I'm definitely looking for fuel efficiency and mileage as my commute is going to getting much longer. Thankfully I have a vehicle now so I can play the waiting game. Is there an estimated release date ?
 

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Nothing too specific but it should go on sale in the first or second quarter of 2017. Ford should reveal the fully uncovered truck before then, maybe around fall. Still a bit of a wait.
 

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Hmm that is a good bit of time.. But, I'm sure it'll be worth it. Do you plan on waiting for one too ?
 

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Before it launches we should have some luck in seeing spy shots, it's almost tradition of them to do that, seen it happen with the regular versions of the new F-150, then the Hybrid, now the Diesel is what's left.

If we see a spy video, one good indication will be hearing it, aside from that there won't be any visuals.
 

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Most definitely, I'm really interested to hear what it sounds like.. I can start plotting my modifications at that point :)
 

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Not sure if you can hear the truck but someone Autoguide managed to record the F150 in action.


I'm hoping that more will come soon or maybe even a picture of it without camo.
 

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That's really not that loud at all.. Must fix that.. bit definitely, a picture without camo would be great
 

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The point is you can hear it and it's noticeable enough to know its a diesel or at least different enough that someone who knows a thing or two about trucks will know something is different with the powertrain.
 

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Oh for sure. I just personally have a preference for loudness, I guess it's just something that stuck with me over the years.
 

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If you just want something a bit louder than stock maybe you can try longtube headers or straight headers. I've heard of people doing that for other trucks.
 

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Not too sure about another truck that'll sound like it, they're definitely could be though.

But a straight pipe and longtube headers would definitely be in the agenda !
 

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There are F series trucks higher up in the range you can use as a reference point but seeing how these days truck makers are more inclined to go with quieter diesels, the F150 is likely to follow that trend. It plays into how trucks are getting more luxurious and at the same time pulling people away from SUV's, CUV's, sedans, etc.
 

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Trucks definitely have come a long way... this is what the 2004-2008 looked like, and what it is now. A pretty darn good improvement there

 

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There are F series trucks higher up in the range you can use as a reference point but seeing how these days truck makers are more inclined to go with quieter diesels, the F150 is likely to follow that trend.
I guess coming off as environmentally friendly, including a low decibel exhaust, is going to be the norm in the future but some diesel f150 owners will still go out of their way to make their truck louder.
 

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The whole environmentally friendly and quiet exhaust goes hand in hand. But I'm sure owners will make them much louder. Majority of the F150s I see in general always have some sort of exhaust work done to them. That's in my area at least, not too sure about anywhere else.
 
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