Final Pre-order survey

What are you planning to order


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PSUTE

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The 2.7 being built with the turbo in mind during the design I think makes a difference.
I know there isn’t a ton of difference power wise between the 2 engines.
But why and how they were engineered I think makes a difference.

just my 2 cents that I’m sure don’t mean much.
Had to do research, been decades since I had a non V8 (wife had a V6 Xterra) did my due diligence and the 2.7 seems to be as bullet proof as you can get in a turbo engine...





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mdepll

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Had to do research, been decades since I had a non V8 (wife had a V6 Xterra) did my due diligence and the 2.7 seems to be as bullet proof as you can get in a turbo engine...
daily driver - deciding between base, BB, or BD

Must have:
- 4 door auto 2.7
- 32 or 33 inch tires
- auto start, keyless entry
- heated seats

Would like to have:
- advanced 4x4
- prefer mgv but not sure I need
- locking rear diff

BD in Canada prices out mid60s plus fees so I may be pushed down by budget to BB or Base.

Thoughts ??
 

Reldn

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Cast my vote for 2.7 low end no squatch. Currently thinking my best course of action is a stock Big Bend, V6/Auto, Mid Package and throwing some 33s on it ASAP.

I've also considered a stock OBX in order to have access to the High Package and whatever the hell the high-level instrument panel is, but, then I'd have to purchase wheels, tires, and fender flares for it. So, that's a no-go.
 

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I'm bouncing between OBX SAS lux, or Wildtrak lux. 2.7, 4a-Tcase..ect both are very close at 59k or so. Just trying to decide roast/black or sandstone/black as I like both a lot. Ready to order next week with a first day reservation.
 

Sampsonrustic

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2.3 tuned will put out 320 horsepower and 355 lb-ft of torque total. Tons of fun to be had with a manual. I would rather have a manual with 2.3, than auto with 2.7, even though 2.7 would be more performance oriented.

No wrong answer here, but the misconception that the 2.3 is less-than is just not the case.
i have owned quite a few cars of all speeds and sizes and I can tell you one thing... I cannot wait to drive my 2.3 2 door manual base off that lot. Between the weight savings, the better gearing, the granny gear, and the price, I feel like there’s gonna be some magic in this car.
 

Mattwings

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I was a unicorn with BL 2.3 Auto. For me, it offers somewhat lower weight, ability to order roof rails, remote start and with 4.70 gears it will be absolutely no hinderance off road with the 33” tires. My 190HP I6 in my Jeep LJ (6speed) with 32” MT and 3.73 gears was solid, the 2.3l with a 10sp and 4.70s will be too I 🤔 BTW my household currently has a a F150 2.7 10sp 3.55 gears and Ranger 2.3 3.73 gears. The F150 is 2.7 is fantastic, but the gap between the two on the street is not as dramatic as I expected. Off road neither has had any issue related to power. Both motors are excellent.
 

Coldsmoke

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hmm

seems like based on some more voting that people have rejected the 2.3 almost whole sale.

do not blame them. Feel bad if this impacts fords decision in the future to make manual V8 or v6

I suggest people who want these things tell their dealers so they can tell ford there is demand
I don't think the people have rejected the 2.3 wholesale. I just think the vocal minority on this forum have wholesale rejected it. That's fine, but the 2.3 with 270hp is not a lawnmower engine and the $1895 6 banger only has 40hp more, (at $47/hp). Even so, everyone has their choice to make. I just wouldn't say the 2.3 has been rejected by everyone. (it also happens to be my preferred choice due to the cost as mentioned above)
 

Rydfree

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seriously...I looked at that and was like wtf? My BD build is within about $200 of WT and I don't have to deal with its ugly shit interior.
Everyone will take one glance at your regular poor headlights/tail lights and feel sorry for you though ;)
 

Compta38

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Everyone will take one glance at your regular poor headlights/tail lights and feel sorry for you though ;)
oh you mean the better looking ones that have a classic look? lol okay. The headlights, steel bumpers and especially interior are the main reason I'm going BD over WT. It's also easier to change out headlights than it is ugly shit interior and dash
 

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I knew this poll was going to trigger the black diamond buyers by calling their build “low end” hahaha. Sorry, no signature lights is the cut off!
Yep that's why High/Lux package wiring harness routes through the signature lights . If you don't have the lights people know you got a lower pkg . LOL
 

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