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Old 12-31-2011, 06:33 PM
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F-150 ecoboost

I have a 97 Powerstroke that I love.It has less than 101k and runs like a stripe assed ape. But I am considering getting an F-150 Ecoboost. However I don't know anyone who owns one and I won't go to the ford store to ask them questions. I have found them to be biased and not quite truthful. Has anyone got an opinion (good or bad) about this truck, let me know.
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Took one for a run when i had mine in for server. Was the sales managers demo. Man those trucks haul. It pulls way harder than my 2008 5.4 f150. Though it seems the good fuel economy goes far far away when "driven". Its no Powerstroke of any generation to me. But very nice for a v6. I have seen a few around as work trucks and they all rave about them.


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It only gets good mpg when you drive it for that reason.
It will suck fuel like a big block when you want power.

As far as durability, there is a youtube vid on the engine but it was produced by ford.
if they truely did half the chit they said they did then it will be pretty reliable. These are just opinions!!!
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Old 01-01-2012, 07:09 PM
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If i didnt need the payload/axle capacity of the 250 id have one and not worry about the huge repair bills the diesel might drop on your head.

My boss has one, ~20mpg and pulls 10k no problem, sucks down the gas towing though! But for people that rarely hook to a trailer, the ownership cost being so much less than a diesel, its not really an issue.

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Thanks guys, I appreciate the input. I may have to do it cuz diesel i eighty cents a gallon more than gas, and i don't tow that often.
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If i didnt need the payload/axle capacity of the 250 id have one and not worry about the huge repair bills the diesel might drop on your head.

My boss has one, ~20mpg and pulls 10k no problem, sucks down the gas towing though! But for people that rarely hook to a trailer, the ownership cost being so much less than a diesel, its not really an issue.

Jason
^^^^^^ Exactly.
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Old 01-02-2012, 03:21 PM
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IDP has one that they are working on a tune for it. He likes it and I think its a good looking truck, othere then that I cant really say much about them.
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I want one real bad, but the dealers are set on stealing my trade........
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Old 01-02-2012, 03:33 PM
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My neighbor just traded his 04 Tundra for one. I took a ride in it and it just glides down the road, felt like I was in a Cadillac. He opened it up and she jumps from 30-60 pretty dam fast so I had to talk him into a little race. We did a 10mph roll up to about 60 and he was on my tail the whole time but I still took him by about a car length. Read my sig to see whats under my truck. Overall I'm impressed so far and he's not *****ing about MPG yet.
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ive heard very good things about them.
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