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Aside from your '11-'16, What is your "other" car/truck

Discussion in 'Stock 2011 - 2019 Ford Explorer Discussion' started by Blwn99svt, September 16, 2015.

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  1. blwnsmoke

    blwnsmoke Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    2015 F350 Platinum in Bronze Fire with our 2015 40ft Coachmen 5th wheel

    With sun shining to show burnt orange

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    With sun behind the clouds to show a maroon/burgundy color.

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    Love this color!!

    Also have a 2003 Toyota Camry 4cyl (62,000 miles) for most of my travels as the truck stays in the garage when not needing to tow or plow.
     
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  3. section525

    section525 sextion525 Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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    Have you been happy with the '15 so far? It's a good lookin truck!
     
  4. blwnsmoke

    blwnsmoke Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Yes, truck has been absolutely fantastic in every way. Not a single issue with it so far.
     
  5. Wild Skies

    Wild Skies New Member

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    For the past 30 years I have driven this '83 Datsun 280ZX 2+2 in the non-Winter months:
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    And for the past 17 years my wife has driven this '92 Mazda Miata MX-5 in the non-Winter months:
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  6. 2013_Exploder

    2013_Exploder New Member

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    Ha, my daily is a '95 Neon ACR clone. It's a decent little car, cheep and fun to drive. I hit a cow with it last fall, hence the green frontend. The ride on the roof is a '10 Giant Trance x0. I love the aspect of a $4k bike on the roof of a $500 car. :D

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    My other is a 2003 VL800:

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  7. FordShelby

    FordShelby New Member

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    That rig is stunning! I love the new trucks but my 01 7.3 is still a great vehicle and with only 82k miles, I just cant give it up.
     
  8. FordShelby

    FordShelby New Member

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    I'll play.
    As indicated by the screen name:
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  9. blwnsmoke

    blwnsmoke Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    ^^^^ Jealous!!!! I've always wanted a GT500.. When the new GT500 comes out in the 17/18MY, I think that may be my summer car. My F350 will be paid off by then and it will be calling my name.

    The exhaust note is incredible. I thought of the GT350 because I can get it at invoice but I'm not looking to track the car so I think I'll wait for the GT500.
     
  10. blwnsmoke

    blwnsmoke Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    What's funny is that you can probably get more money for your 7.3 then a 6.0... 7.3s are hard to find especially with the body not rotting yet and really hold their value.

    My brother in law has a fleet of 7.3s, 6.0s and a couple of 6.7s for his landscaping company. He just retired his 1996 7.3 that he has used for landscaping and plowing since new. Only reason he had to retire it was the frame was finally rotting through. He still has 3 or 4 7.3s going.
     
  11. 2TimingTom

    2TimingTom Well-Known Member

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    Wait. What? How'd you manage that one?
     
  12. elindo

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  13. OpportunityX

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    The painted rocker panels and lower rear valence really make the Shelby look great!
     
  14. FordShelby

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    thank you sir, and yes, I agree. Ford finally fixed this in 2013 and I liked it enough to tear mine apart last Winter and have it painted.
    I tell everyone that this car makes a very bad day, good!
     
  15. davido_

    davido_ New Member

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    2015 Ford Explorer Sport Black with roof rack, towing package, brake controller, Husky Weatherbeater mats throughout.

    2008 Subaru Outback XT Silver, 5-sp Manual, with roof rack, moon-roof, "winter package", and WeatherTech mats throughout.

    Of course the sport is the EcoBoost engine, producing 365 peak horsepower. and the Outback uses Subaru's 2.5L 4-cyl boxer-style turbocharged engine producing 250 peak horsepower.

    The Explorer is approximately 13.1 pounds of vehicle per horsepower with a six-speed automatic transmission.

    The Outback is approximately 14 pounds of vehicle per horsepower with a 5-speed manual transmission. Both have some version of 4WD.

    The Outback feels a little more nimble and peppy, but honestly even though a manual transmission benefits from a more direct linkage between the crank shaft and the wheels than an automatic, I kinda doubt that most drivers (myself included) can shift as quickly as a modern automatic. I'd give the advantage to the Explorer in a head-to-head quarter mile race.

    As for mileage, the outback gets about 25 on the highway if it's not loaded down too much. Under similar driving conditions the Explorer seems to get about 21 MPG. But of course it's a much bigger vehicle than the Outback. You can't carry seven people in an Outback. Even 5 is a little tight.
     
  16. dont slow down

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    Here is my 2004 F150. 161K and still runs perfect. Its getting an entire new suspension in a week so it will ride as good as it looks again.

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