New 2017 F-250 Platinum

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    New 2017 F-250 Platinum

    A few weeks ago I traded the 2500HD for a 2017 F-250 Platinum. So far, I've really enjoyed the new truck. I'm still learning a few things and how to access certain features on the DIC, but that's to be expected. The ride is good, though the front end may be a little firmer due to the solid axle setup. The fit and finish is very good throughout, the Platinum seating surfaces are very comfortable and the heat/cooled seats work well. There is a lot of storage inside the truck and plenty of USB plugs, 12v plugs and 2 120v plugs. The rear seats have good room and are also heated, which the kids have already enjoyed on one of the crisp mornings we've had so far. I like the under seat storage box for the rear seats that comes standard on the Platinum. The automatic steps and keyless entry are quite convenient, and the steps give the truck a cleaner look when they are tucked away. All the lighting on the truck is LED, exterior and interior. The headlights and fog lights are great. I did get the 6.2 gasoline engine this time, as I didn't feel the need to get a diesel again. I am very impressed with the power and responsiveness of this 379 Boss engine. I only have little over 500 miles on the truck, but am averaging 10.3 mpg in mostly short-trip driving. Plan on taking a few trips with it in the coming weeks and also puling the TT soon, so I should have a better idea of the fuel mileage.

    All-in-all, I'm very pleased so far. I wanted to get a different truck, and the new F250 checked all the boxes this time. I still have the Tahoe and Sierra, so I'm not abandoning the General, just bought something else this time.
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    Re: New 2017 F-250 Platinum

    Good luck with your new truck!

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    Congratulations! Welcome to the dark side! Love the color! I am completely surprised by your redirection!




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    Re: New 2017 F-250 Platinum

    Nice Truck!

    We had 1 Platinum 250 in stock this summer, people were fighting over it.

    Did you get the "BRUNELLO LEATHER" or Black?

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    Congrats, enjoy the truck!
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    Re: New 2017 F-250 Platinum

    Good looking truck, congrats. Is 10.3mpg what you expected? Or is that low?

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    Re: New 2017 F-250 Platinum

    congrats on the new truck!

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    Re: New 2017 F-250 Platinum

    Quote Originally Posted by InCogKneeToe View Post
    Nice Truck!

    We had 1 Platinum 250 in stock this summer, people were fighting over it.

    Did you get the "BRUNELLO LEATHER" or Black?
    It's the black interior with grey accents. The Brunello interiors seemed hard to find in these parts when looking.
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    Good looking truck, congrats. Is 10.3mpg what you expected? Or is that low?
    I think it's decent for such low mileage. I'm expecting low-to-mid teens during normal highway driving and 8-10 when pulling the TT. The 10.3 is for the life of the truck with just over 500 miles. Mostly short, in-town trips so far, with a 55-mile journey through a couple small towns with the TT. That weighs around 9k lbs as we have it.
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    Re: New 2017 F-250 Platinum

    I've seen a few of these 250s and they are good looking trucks. I really like the lighting at night. You know it's a F-Series.

    I still think the stock wheels make the truck look absolutely huge. Just dont seem to fit.

    Keyless entry is nice isnt it!!!

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    Re: New 2017 F-250 Platinum

    Quote Originally Posted by bballr4567 View Post
    I've seen a few of these 250s and they are good looking trucks. I really like the lighting at night. You know it's a F-Series.

    I still think the stock wheels make the truck look absolutely huge. Just dont seem to fit.

    Keyless entry is nice isnt it!!!
    Keyless entry is very convenient. After using it on the Malibu and Tahoe, it's nice to have on my truck for a change.
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    Re: New 2017 F-250 Platinum

    Congratulations on your new truck. It sounds like its a very nice truck.

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    Dayum, that's a nice looking truck. Congratulations to ya.

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