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    Kicking around a crazy idea

    So...I miss my Lightning. But a two door pickup just wont fit my life now, with the kiddo. So really, no two door cars will fit either.

    I currently have a 2007 F150 Supercrew. Its nice. But I miss the oomph, and it is certainly not a rare vehicle in any way. We use the truck to pull our boat on some weekends, and during the week I have daycare dropoff duty.

    Anyway...I started thinking about what would still fill the needs the truck satisifies, but may be more fun. And I thought about finding a used Harley truck. Problem is, I have absolutely no care about Harley motorcycles. So having a vehicle with that logo plastered everywhere is wasted on me, and it would at the same time be criminal to try to take it all off. So not too excited about that prospect.

    But what about something like an '06 SRT-10 Quad Cab? Or is looking to trade for something that get an EPA combined 9 mpg just really, really stupid?

    Are there other options I am forgetting out there, also?

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    man, you went from the good, then the bad, now you want to go to the ugly!?

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    Get a raptor ....

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    I am looking towards fuel economy this time around. I plan on owning my next vehicle for another 100k 4-5 years. I expect fuel prices will be well into the 3-4 dollar range by then. I am also driving around 30k miles a year now. So I am looking for 18-20mpg avg.

    Make sure you get an auto Viper truck. Yes 9-10mpg will hurt down the road. A Harley only does 3-4 better and they are getting aged. No sure winner here...

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    Add a supercharger or turbocharger to what you have now.. or go cheap and add some nitrous.. that way you get what you want..

    just my 2 cents on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver_2000 View Post
    Get a raptor ....
    +1 then you will be an A$$hat for sure

    Why not mod the F150 your driving now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ohmsby View Post
    +1 then you will be an A$$hat for sure

    Why not mod the F150 your driving now
    Quote Originally Posted by dboat View Post
    Add a supercharger or turbocharger to what you have now.. or go cheap and add some nitrous.. that way you get what you want..

    just my 2 cents on it

    Dana
    gee mr obvious here..

    Where you been?

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    Lol @ Andy - I agree, its not the best looking option, but it looks better than the Harley IMO. /ducks for cover

    I don't want to supercharge the one I have - that seems like a lot of expense for the sake of negligible gain, and I would shoot my warranty down to boot.

    I don't get the Raptor hate. I saw one in person the other day and I have to say, I kinda liked it. And the reviews have been good that I have seen. I am bitter they didn't do another Lightning, but at least they are doing *something*. It may be limited to 100mph, but I dont hit those speeds very often these days. I dont think the infant seat would fit in it though.

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    For bang for the buck you can find the UGLY badged Harley and take the three badges off be danged if it is wrong. The Harley can easily be modded for a couple thousand bucks to safely run high to mid 13's.
    Put the kid seat in the back and the groceries in the bed and move on.

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    ducking for cover...

    Its going to be tough to find a performance oriented anything that gets good gas mileage. Then add pickup truck to the equation and its more difficult.

    I think maybe a minivan is the best choice ....

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    I am looking into the Flex with Ecoboost. It runs 13's stock, twin turbos have to leave room for more power. All wheel drive, towing up to 4500lbs, room and style. 17-22 mpg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L8 APEX View Post
    I am looking into the Flex with Ecoboost. It runs 13's stock, twin turbos have to leave room for more power. All wheel drive, towing up to 4500lbs, room and style. 17-22 mpg.

    I like those Flexi. Looked at those when I picked up the Taurus. I just got a better deal on the bull.
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    Todd: Well after I take the three off the body, I still have one on each wheel, plus the ones on the seats inside, etc...plus finding one with less than 100k on it is very difficult.

    Not saying I need a performance something with good gas mileage - but 9 mpg makes even me squirm a little. I think the current vehicle only get 15 anyway.

    I like the new Taurus SHO with EcoBoost - if I didnt have to tow, I would go that route. I could see buying a cheap used truck just for towing, but most of those just got Obaminated.

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    The Ford Flex LTD. has $3,500. cash back right now so you can walk for about 33K.
    Has anyone actually driven the twin turbo all wheel drive?
    I may have to go test drive the Taurus SHO with 370 Horsepower to see what a few of you all are talking about.

    Back to the Harley topic, I had to get a new wheel one time for my Harley at discount tire, and they sell caps that do not have harley badge on them FYI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dboat View Post
    gee mr obvious here..

    Where you been?

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