Originally Posted by NASSTY
I wouldn't hesitate getting a 2011 IF I got to see the Oasis report and there were no prior issues. I never had any issues with my '11 in the 3.5 years that I owned it.
Yes, but you are the original owner still driving the truck......
Not someone unhappy with it, who traded it in awaiting a naive buyer.
The reasons for a used buyer to exercise caution in buying 2011 EcoBoost equipped trucks are definitely something a consumer shouldn't ignore.
#1. They were plagued with issues right off the jump, so a noob isn't going to know what SHOULD have been done, and what isn't important without ALOT of homework even with an Oasis report in hand.
#2. Tuners are often used on EcoBoost equipped trucks to jack up Boost, and it's obviously putting more stress on internal components , therefore reasonably shortening the service lifespan of the motor, and transmission.
< This applies to any year USED EB truck.
.....and yes Tuners can put the stock tune back on before a sale and you're never going to know. FWIW I own a 2013 EcoBoost F150 and I love it, but I bought mine new to avoid the tuner unseen damage possibilities, as well as the 1st and 2nd years of issues that people had issues with that could be dumped at dealerships. Same reason I bought my crotch rockets new, to avoid unseen damages to the frames from stunterz banging up bikes and reselling them with stress cracks in frames.