ROMEO, MI – A V-6 used to be an engine fullsize-pickup buyers were forced to accept by a tight budget, not something they really wanted. It was the base engine on the cheapest version of the truck, and it usually was given short shrift by both engineers and marketers. At Ford, the situation deteriorated to the point where the V-6 was so overmatched by the weight of the vehicle, bigger V-8s actually got better fuel economy. In 2008, Ford stopped offering a V-6 on the F-150 altogether. ...

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