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Ford F150 EcoBoost - November 1, 2010, 06:33 PM

Any thoughts from those who know (or think they know) trucks?


Lots of hype surrounding it. And in theory it sounds pretty good especially if it holds up well.


It seems like it would be a good replacement for my Dodge Dakota 5.2L. Lots more power and towing capability, and better mileage.

230hp 300lb-ft and 15mpg average for my Dakota
Claimed 365hp 420lb-ft and 16/23mpg for the F150


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im definitely waiting to see how it goes down. The only thing I am concerned about is the weight of the truck versus the strength/reliability of the engine. Ford seems to be on a roll right now so Im sure the truck will be successful, but Im going to wait and see.


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November 1, 2010, 06:55 PM

Yeah I'm pretty interested to see how this first year goes. I know this motor is in several vehicles but the proof will be on the street.

Noticed in the official brochure that the tow rating is the same as the big motor.


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I'll be test driving one on the 10th.


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December 28, 2010, 10:15 PM

I know the guy who wrote this review. He loves it, and he's pretty reliable. So I say go for it. I will be looking at a Ford when my Toyota conks out... which is who knows when. It's already 21 years old and still running strong...
Review: F-150's all new where it counts: Under hood - USATODAY.com


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Waiting to see more real world miles on it.

Ford has fubar'ed the last coupe of forced induction diesel motors so I am a bit nervous about a boosted gasser. Much easier to hurt stuff on that type of set up.
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when i was in florida, my sister is good friends with a ford mechanic. We were talking about this specifically for about 10 minutes. He said the dealer got one in a couple months ago and it was a BEATER truck being bounced around the united states for everyone to test out.

He said the truck LOOKED like it had been the village whore and the engine was rock solid still. I think he said the truck had about 50K miles ish....

I told him i was thinking of getting a dodge instead and he of course promoted ford. I said, of course you would, you work for ford. He plainly explained that he works on all kinds of vehicles all day from trade ins. He said the dodge looked great but the flex in the frame and some other small issues kept him in fords corner on trucks.

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This is a giant leap forward for american trucks, but why oh why can't it be a turbo diesel? I would love to get a small displacement four or six cylinder turbo diesel like the Toyota Hilux. A standard transmission is a must also.


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im in the truck market also, im considering the new f150 crew cab.


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December 29, 2010, 10:27 AM

Toyota Hilux is the vehicle of choice in S. Amer and AF. The thing is a brute. Wish they'd bring a small deisel here.

Like BlackHatch said... I'll wait to see the longevity of a forced induction gaser into 100k miles. The demo motor had better be rock solid at 50k, mostly highway miles. I'm assuming they aren't hauling anything, and it's probably not going offroad or put in high-stress situations. Let someone drag a toyhauler to 11 race weekends and see how she performs.


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December 29, 2010, 12:10 PM

Waiting to see what you think of it.
I like my Silverado, but in favor of Tundra unless proven otherwise for my next hauler.


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