Diesel F150 Forum banner

1 - 7 of 7 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
19 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I bought a 2018 F150 Lariat 4x4 with the new 3.0 turbo diesel with the thought that it would replace my 2018 GMC 1500 SLT w/All Terrain package and 6.2L. After driving the Ford for several days I’m ready to sell the GMC until I drive the GMC, then I really like the driving dynamics better in the GMC.
The Ford is financed at 0% so I will save about $20K over the course of the note. I owe about the same on each. I’m requesting constructive feedback and have also posted it on a GM forum for both side’s biased opinions.

F150 Pros: better mileage, smoother on smooth roads, push button start, giant sunroof, fancier looking interior, Lariat has more options in general.
F150 Cons: sluggish in comparison, I’m not a big fan of the aluminum, doesn’t handle as well in the corners, very low payload (less than, 1,200 lbs), giant sunroof seems to have a lot of issues.
GMC Pros: tons more power from the 6.2L, more comfortable seats, handles corners better, smoother over rough roads, higher payload (over 1,600 lbs), more of a head turner with current set up, already has leveling kit, oversize tires, $2,700 bed cover, caliper covers, black emblems, dual exhaust, flashy wheels.
GMC Cons: dismal mileage, no cooled seats, more plain looking interior.
 

Attachments

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
809 Posts
Had lots of GMs. Everything from AC to Radios to Condenser cores, to shocks failing, lots of trans problems. They do make great engines, I will say. Never had a single issue like that with Ford products though. I will admit my 2017 Raptor 3.5 HO had a serious knock on startup at 12k miles which prompted me to trade in and get the diesel. So they all have issues but I have owned ALOT of vehicles and the Fords are in the shop far far less.

I am not just saying that because this is a Ford site. Literally just had to take my fathers 2015 Tahoe into GM for a know issue with condenser cracking. They extended warranty to 60k miles. We were at 62k. Thankfully GM split cost with us after service adviser called them. $1500 dollar repair.

Close family has 3 6.7 F250s all deleted with 100k+ miles each, ZERO, and I repeat ZERO issues since new. Never been back to Ford dealer.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Meek One

·
Registered
Joined
·
19 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
Had lots of GMs. Everything from AC to Radios to Condenser cores, to shocks failing, lots of trans problems. They do make great engines, I will say. Never had a single issue like that with Ford products though. I will admit my 2017 Raptor 3.5 HO had a serious knock on startup at 12k miles which prompted me to trade in and get the diesel. So they all have issues but I have owned ALOT of vehicles and the Fords are in the shop far far less.

I am not just saying that because this is a Ford site. Literally just had to take my fathers 2015 Tahoe into GM for a know issue with condenser cracking. They extended warranty to 60k miles. We were at 62k. Thankfully GM split cost with us after service adviser called them.
Thanks. I’ve owned A LOT too and have had issues with both as well, but the Fords have been more reliable. They seem to have no issues, or are total lemons.
I believe this is my 14th F150. I’ve had 3 GMCs and 1 Dodge.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
809 Posts
Thanks. I’ve owned A LOT too and have had issues with both as well, but the Fords have been more reliable. They seem to have no issues, or are total lemons.
I believe this is my 14th F150. I’ve had 3 GMCs and 1 Dodge.
Kinda answering your own question :) GMC is a far sexier truck, but I would stick with F150 if it was me.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Meek One

·
Registered
Joined
·
145 Posts
Thanks. I’ve owned A LOT too and have had issues with both as well, but the Fords have been more reliable. They seem to have no issues, or are total lemons.
I believe this is my 14th F150. I’ve had 3 GMCs and 1 Dodge.
I am a ford man myself but do know ford moon roofs are junk and will eventually fail which is why my 2018 has no roof. Man I had a ford boss 6.2 liter in my 2011 raptor which I traded for the 2018 ps. Imo the ride and gas mileage more than makes up for it.

Depends on you and what you do with the truck. If it was me I would keep the one I feel fits my work the best,
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
53 Posts
You are right, the GMC is one sexy truck. Honestly, that's a tough call. If I kept the Ford, I would plan to get it deleted at some point in the future. I drive a deleted and tuned Ram Ecodiesel, btw. Also, once you get the Ford tuned, it won't feel slow, I'll bet. Also, nice thing about a tuned diesel, not only hp, but torque goes up and does mpgs! My Ram gets about 4 more mpgs than stock. Averaging 30-34 mpg , gotten over 900 miles on a 26 gallon tank. I'm sure the F150 Powerstrokes will do the same, tuned and deleted. My work truck is a Ram 1500 with a hemi, the diesel is much more fun to drive. So, sell the GMC , build the F150 into a sleeper that gets great mpg's.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
809 Posts
So, sell the GMC , build the F150 into a sleeper that gets great mpg's.

Exactly......... Compound turbos are already in development. I've seen them....
 
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
Top