I bought a 2009 F150 last year and so far so good it's been a dream. Def has a lot of electronics in it but no problems to speak of as yet. They can tow upto 11,300lbs when properly equiped so a lot of guys who use 250's can move down to the 150's for the better ride comfort. The 6.2 and ecoboost comes out in the 2010's sometime also.Is any work truck or van built since 99 any good? 00 seems to be a watershed, after which electronics really took hold, and effed up pretty much every wagon. Pre 00 fords, pretty good, post 00, scrap. Pre 99 mercs= diamonds, 00 onwards- coal slag. I have 2008 work vans and they are a pain - all faults are electronic and have to go to the dealer. I have an old 99 ford we use as a service van, and it never misses a beat. I'd buy the 98.