2011 Ford F-150 SuperCrew XLT 4dr SuperCrew 4WD Styleside 5.5 ft. SB (5.0L 8cyl 6A)
This is a great general purpose pickup! It's a little light for towing bigger loads, but smaller trailers, etc. it works fine. Great appearance that gets good comments. Virtually no maintenance issues beyond the normal, brakes, etc. It has been a great pickup. Mileage could be better at interstate speeds. It will get 20 mpg at 65, but slips to 17-18 at 75-80 mph.
2011 Ford F-150 SuperCrew Lariat 4dr SuperCrew 4WD Styleside 6.5 ft. SB (5.0L 8cyl 6A)
Mostly owned Toyota 4Runners and BMWs, but took a chance on a loaded $50K F150. Overall, really like the truck and chose it over all other brands including Tundra based on test drive. The issue is quality. Ford Sync failed a few times, stable now after updates and fuse resets, GPS antenna replaced, A/C system failed, rear sliding window motor system had to be replaced. All within 40K miles....totally unacceptable. Dealer has been great and Ford has stepped up to help offset repair costs, but $600 to repair a rear sliding window is insane. Too many issues for a lightly used pickup. It's not just Ford, my Dodge and Chevy diehard buddies all have similar longevity issues. Unloading all our Fords and going to Honda or Toyota - only the ones built in Japan. Most reliable, affordable vehicles in the world are still manufactured in Japan, unfortunately. Even Honda's/Toyota's built in USA have too many recalls. Just the truth.
2011 Ford F-150 SuperCrew XLT 4dr SuperCrew Styleside 5.5 ft. SB (3.7L 6cyl 6A)
I bought my truck used with 55K miles on it. Ever since I bought the truck it has had the common issue of engine shuttering and going into limp mode. I have spent over $6000 attempting to fix the issue. I bought new Full Race Intercooler, throttle body, cold air intake, turbo power pipes, new coils, new plugs 4 times and new exhaust. It still shuttered every time I sped up causing the condensation build up from the intercooler to enter the engine all at once and foul the engine. I then went as far as drilling holes into the lower intercooler, engine side, of the pipe at its lowest point to let all the water continue to drip out. It was ALWAYS Dripping all the time. Yesterday while hauling a car trailer with the truck from Colorado to Texas, all the sudden the engine shuttered one last time, as I again coasted to the side of the road only to find engine oil coming from under the engine. There were NO warnings!!! NO rise in engine temp during entire trip, and engine lights. When I checked the oil it was still within the "add oil" hash marks even after losing some on the ground. After towing it home I have since found out it broke a connecting rod and the engine is finished at only 101753 miles on it and I will now have to buy a new engine!! I feel the issue that Ford has had all along with the condensation build up in the intercooler is the ABSOLUTE cause of this engine failure!!! Constant and at times VERY severe shuttering will cause severe damage to the connecting rods, crank and pistons while misfiring like this, causing the engine to sooner of later fail like mine just did.