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There's a lot that can be talked about and while we wait for reviews to roll in, lets use this opportunity to note our first impressions.

To start, my main concern was with the powertrain and looking into all the reports its going to be a 3.0-liter Turbo Diesel V6 mated up to a 10-speed automatic transmission. That already sound great to me and continues my interest in the truck. But digging further into what else they've done, the improve styling tops my list.

What were your first impressions like?
 

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I'm just really happy with the whole face lift thing. That as a first impression without knowing much about the powertrain and all of that makes me content. Glad the exterior updates ended up better than the Silverado's updates. That thing looks horrendous in my opinion lol
 

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Looking at it from the outside alone makes me feel like it's enough. Adding the 3L diesel just gets me even happier. Interior design is good, a few carbon bits and I'll be good for a good while.
 

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I was thinking of adding carbon bits too but I think it just may be a bit too extra. Seen the Raptor interior with the carbon bits and they're pretty insignificant and small pieces. Doubt I'll go for it at this point now
 

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Well when it comes to being an easy modification to change its a bit different, that ease of making the change get rid of how minimal it is in comparison with what else we can do.

For me its just going to be one of many changes to make.
 

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What other changes are you planning to make other than trim? Trim definitely is on the easy list of things to do and especially with the vast amounts of different colored and designed vinyls, you can come up with some pretty great combinations for a cheap price and fairly easy to do yourself as well.
 

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Lighting is important to me and depending on my career outlook it will also serve me well on that front. So with that being the case, full LED lighting on the interior will be priority. Light bar will be another one for times I venture out on those country roads.
 

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I typically make some long hauls to the country so I know what you mean in that regard. In those areas with no street lights, you seriously can never have too much light. It's just safety and not even for the cool factor at that point (although you definitely do get style points).
 

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Yep.

It gets scare out there, I had a few buddies get deers flipped up on their hood and its not fun, often the entire front end requires work after that. But you get yourself a some bull bars/winch bumper, good lighting and a deer whistle and you should be in the clear.
 

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I've often seen those deer whistles and never knew if they actually worked or if they were just little trinkets because they're pretty cheap.

But hitting a deer isn't fun at all, my buddy hit one, and the whole front end was all misaligned. Rad support bent so the headlights wouldn't even sit straight anymore, the inside of the headlights cracked up.
 

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I've often seen those deer whistles and never knew if they actually worked or if they were just little trinkets because they're pretty cheap.

But hitting a deer isn't fun at all, my buddy hit one, and the whole front end was all misaligned. Rad support bent so the headlights wouldn't even sit straight anymore, the inside of the headlights cracked up.
that's because its such a simple product, easy to see how some people can pass it off as that but when you think about how air passes through them, sound is imminent. a cop I know just makes sure to drive cautiously enough that if a deer jumps out he has enough braking distance, so take it from a cop... don't depend on just one thing.
 

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Driving cautiously enough to try and anticipate it is the obvious answer, especially when you're in areas when it's a high possibility Bambi is going to jump out of nowhere. Some people are just really oblivious to that and it blows my mind.

Once you have common sense, a situation can potentially be avoided.
 

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Driving cautiously enough to try and anticipate it is the obvious answer, especially when you're in areas when it's a high possibility Bambi is going to jump out of nowhere. Some people are just really oblivious to that and it blows my mind.

Once you have common sense, a situation can potentially be avoided.
I guess part of it could also be on the county/state/etc. that takes care of that stretch of road to make sure its safe. Clearing out some land on either side to give drivers a better advantage and animals the advantage as well could go a long way. Too bad its easier said than done.
 

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Agree. I have driven through places where there's a nice margin on either side and it's super helpful. Then you get into places where you're almost getting hit by tree branches and it starts to get real sketchy. Of course, those areas have reduced speed limits, and it's very smart to actually follow those, if not a little slower just for the extra precaution.
 

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We should be getting some emergency braking assists and what not so shouldn't that play a big part in the safety when it comes to random things running onto the road?
 

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Yes those tech's should helps us become better drivers and even more so once cars start talking to eachother since that could mean predictive tech where the system is already looking out for specific things before we have a chance to see that it is actually their if it is. In a way that will be a bit scary but in the end its a level of safety that goes beyond what any human being can create with their own habits.
 

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Finally drove one yesterday, a KR FX4. I built a Platinum (LB non FX, no roof) and this was the closest I could find. The hurricanes last year left almost no gas anywhere, but everyone seemed to have diesel, which brings me to the purpose of looking at a pricier PSD 150.

Like most things in my life, anticipation creates disappointment, and I was not excited about the final result, at least initially.

The good: the basic truck is exceptional. It drives great, is very safe, and has excellent seats. I could drive this truck for hours without discomfort. The infotainment systems also gets high marks. Finally, the engine is as good as reports have said; quiet, smooth and powerful. I have no doubt about longevity.

The bad: the engine option itself. First, the mileage was not much better than the EB on the interstate (23.4 vs 22.1 indicated). To be fair, this was an FX with the AT Goodyear’s, and am sure I could get closer to the 30 mpg indicated by others with standard street treads. Second, the cost of the engine; it would take a lot of driving to justify. Third, there are no incentives right now, and this dealer had 250 Platinums for only about $3k more.

In the end it would come down to drivability vs. capability. The 150 is almost carlike in daily use, much more so than the boheamouth SD, including fuel economy. However, the SD is more versatile; more capacity, bigger fuel tank, nearly the same price with incentives.

Being so new to the market makes it hard to give a fair perspective. Given time, and similar incentives that we’re used to seeing on gas engine trucks, and I may warm to it.
 

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After 60 days behind the wheel of my 3.0 PSD FX4 KR, I love it. Avg about 22mpg combined driving. Enjoy the smooth, quietness and power. Went to the dealership to buy a V8 King Ranch, so after 186k miles I could retire my 2005 KR. Over a few months I test drove the new Ram 1500 and the GMC Denali and AT4, and the F150 EB, And Raptor. I do very little towing, so I did not even consider the F150 PSD. The night I went to buy the V8 I took one last test drive, mind made up, V8 was to be. I pulled back into the lot, parked and headed to the showroom to seal the deal. On the walk back across the lot we passed a row of just arrived F150’s and I saw the PSD King Ranch. My sales agent ask me if I had ever seen one? Would you like to test drive it before you make up your mind? Within a few minutes behind the wheel I was so impressed, I drove it home that night. Today I have just under 4K miles. The ride is superb. The only thing I would even think about improving? I would like a bit more power at takeoff. Once the truck gets on the open road the power and response is ample. I live in Texas and our highway speed limits are mostly 70 to 75 MPH. She moves along quietly and effortlessly. So my take, being a diesel it’s great for towing, but you don’t have to buy it because you tow. You buy this because it is a superb, premium ride!
 

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For the interior the front seat are fantastic!! Big change over my 15 Platinum. The 3.0 is a STUD!!! Mileage is great and the little 3.0 pulls insane. Overall SO far it may be Fords best F150 ever.
 

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Came from the F250 model , and I am not sorry I went F150 -. Two weeks into ownership of my Lariat 4x4 and could not be happier. There are many things to like about this truck : Quality of finish, features , the ride, lighting ( led ) HVAC , It a luxury truck - Oh and 25 plus MPG

I wont be pulling much if at all, and hauling small loads to and from our second home. I farm for a living and spend a lot of time in my truck,-- I notice a big difference at the end of the day in how much less fatigued I am compared to the F250.
Pit me down as satisfied !!
 
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