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Old 09-07-2012, 08:27 AM   #1
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Got a 2011 F250 for a few days (Hummm)

Well the big old Dodge is in the body shop getting the remainder of the $6000.00 of hail damage fixed and I needed a truck to haul water so I went to the Ford dealer where my friend works a got a loaded 2011 F250 Lariat FX4 for a few days. It has a 6.2 with 3.73's and the electric locker etc as it has the off road package. Gotta say I am pretty impressed, it rides much better than the Dodge tank and that 6.2 gasser with the 6 speed is pretty sweet. It was kind of lazy when I got it as it has abt 60k miles on it and the PO was very easy on it as it is mostly miles from Moose Jaw to Arizona where he has other businesses. After a few spritly acceleration runs up to abt 70 it is now shifting pretty firm in manual mode and 60 mph comes up pretty quick. I really like the interiors on the Ford trucks and this is no exception except for the gawd awfull creamy color whatever Ford calls it but we could live with that. Gonna hook up both the V-Lite and give it a pull this weekend as well as haul 3 or 4 loads of water and see how it does. The one thing I am not impressed with is the nav system, how is it a $3200.00 nav system does not have as good a maps as my $250.00 TomTom? There are no maps of the local roads around here at all, my TomTom has all the grid roads from around here and I have had to use it a couple times in the winter during blizzards to find our road going home. That sure wouldn't happen with this thing. So we will see how it fairs over the weekend and who knows maybe it will take up residence in the Quonset if they cannot fix the roof on my Dodge as there are no roof's available in north america with a back order list that is growing and no scheduled production.
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:51 AM   #2
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Sounds like a Ford in your future!

I almost bought a Ford just because of the well appointed interior, nobody can match it...I hear the same comment from Ford buddies that the nav is a joke for the upgrade price you pay or it.
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:01 AM   #3
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Ford's nav system is not the only POS out there. I have a Dodge with the built in Nav and the DW has a Mazda with it as well. Both are crap! Neither one is user friendly at all and at least $200 to update the maps. We still use a Garmin in my truck and a TomTom in her car.
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:54 PM   #4
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Well, for what it's worth, it's not just the nav that is $3200. It's the entire unit...radio, SYNC, etc. That being said, everything I have seen and read says don't do it. It's not worth the money you pay for the upgrade. It's pretty, but not very useful. Kinda like the directions via the SYNC system. If I had to rely on them, I'd never get anywhere. Give me my Garmin Nuvi anytime!
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Old 09-07-2012, 01:01 PM   #5
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Well, for what it's worth, it's not just the nav that is $3200. It's the entire unit...radio, SYNC, etc. That being said, everything I have seen and read says don't do it. It's not worth the money you pay for the upgrade. It's pretty, but not very useful. Kinda like the directions via the SYNC system. If I had to rely on them, I'd never get anywhere. Give me my Garmin Nuvi anytime!
Oh I realize that Ed. The backup camera displaying on the screen is very nice and large although the watching movies while stopped is a bit of a joke. We did get the GPS working better so I will have another go tonight on the way home.
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Old 09-07-2012, 01:17 PM   #6
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The Nav in my Denali is not much better, the only save grace is the ability to send google directions from my phone
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Old 09-07-2012, 03:12 PM   #7
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I almost bought a Ford just because of the well appointed interior, nobody can match it...I hear the same comment from Ford buddies that the nav is a joke for the upgrade price you pay or it.
Funny! That's such a personal thing... we picked the Dodge due to it's interior!
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Old 09-07-2012, 03:32 PM   #8
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I have a 2011 just like you discriber but didn't waste my money on the NAV system. The 6.2L engine and 6 speed trans is great. I had no problems pulling almost 12,000 lb 5th wheel.

Here is a picture of mine but I no longer have a 5th wheel.

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Old 09-07-2012, 03:41 PM   #9
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I have a 2011 just like you discriber but didn't waste my money on the NAV system. The 6.2L engine and 6 speed trans is great. I had no problems pulling almost 12,000 lb 5th wheel.

Here is a picture of mine but I no longer have a 5th wheel.

That sure is purdy..
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Old 09-07-2012, 03:57 PM   #10
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