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Old 12-05-2018, 11:31 AM
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Looking at 2017 XLT

Finally looking to replace my old SCF150. I am looking at used 2017-18 suppercrew 4x4 models. I have been reading and searching forums...

locally (FL) there are a number of used trucks, with a lot of them being canadian...is that bad?

I do tow, up to 5000 a few times a month, typically short distances. All three engine choices are readily available and would easily tow my boat and utility trailer. I drive around 300 miles a week right now (I hope this drops off).

any suggestions or combinations to avoid?

thanks!
 
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Old 12-05-2018, 11:59 AM
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There are actually 4 engine choices - base V6, 2 Ecoboost V6's, and 5.0 V8.
 
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Old 12-05-2018, 12:05 PM
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Seems a lot of frozen north country (salted roads) vehicles make their way down south, probably because they can be sold for more money to unsuspecting buyers in the south. I wouldn't buy one myself but if the price is right?
 
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Old 12-05-2018, 12:32 PM
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Well -- sort of.

Canadian V&T and inspection laws are much stricter regarding rust and rot.

Here in the states (most states; though there are some like Massachewsitts that are strict about rust and rot!), most places don't pay much attention to rusted/rotted parts during your routine yearly (if req'd by your state) inspection.

I know in NY all they really care about is brakes/tires and no CEL illuminated.
 
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Old 12-05-2018, 01:40 PM
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Well, southern vehicles don't rust unless you park them close to the beach. Why buy a northern truck that has seen salted roads if you don't have to because there has been some corrosion going on somewhere on the vehicle.
 
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Old 12-06-2018, 01:10 PM
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Thanks, looks like all the screws around all have 3.5 or 5.0 . Starnge that none of the xlt I have looked at had receiver hitches or backup cameras. History has shown I need a backup camera.
 
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I'm very careful when backing up and I never back into parking spaces. It's just an error prone thing to do. And, I have a wireless temporary camera I use to hitch up my boat which works great.
 
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Old 12-06-2018, 05:03 PM
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3.5 base or Ecoboost?
 

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