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Old Yesterday, 08:57 PM   #1
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Loved my 2012 FX4 which only had 31,000 miles on it except for one thing. The gas mileage. With my youngest son playing travel baseball at a high level I had to make the switch to a 2015 Dodge Ram Laramie EcoDiesel. As with my last F-150, I got excellent trade in on my Ford but never got the 22mpg I was promised. I got more like 14-15. I still am and always will love Ford. I am getting 28-29 mpg hwy and 23-24 in town with the Ram. I realize my oil changed and service will be more expensive, and diesel is 5-10 cents more per gallon than gas but I am pleased so far. I will be comparing pros and cons so far.
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The exterior appearance: goes to Ford, too much chrome on my black Ram gonna have to black it out because I was used to the FX look
The ride: goes to the Ram, way smoother
The room: goes to Ford, especially the back seat
The gas mileage: goes to the Ram by a land slide
The interior: the Ram, lots of soft leather and wood
The acceleration: goes to the Ford it was a bit quicker but but get to 70-80 well
The technology: goes to The Ram, not only is my new Navigation screen bigger, the UConnect is much easier to operate.
The sound system: goes to the Ram with the Alpine system over Sony
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Right on I wanted one but couldn't wait and bought this F150 may 2014.
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Congrats. I'm intrigued by them as well but we've previously had diesel cars that didn't get posted MPG's because of our location/commutes so I'm doubtful it would really do me much good....and I much prefer the F150 looks.
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The Ecodeisel was right at the top of my list next to what I bought. The extra cost and lack of payload just wasn't worth it to me. Also, something about how light the doors seemed when closing.

Coming from a diesel, I do like them. Keep us posted on how it does, I think they are on to something.
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Same thing the famous "FORDTECHMAKULOCO" did....


Guess he got tired of working on his own Ecoboost at the dealership! LOL
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I really like the ecodiesel option, as well. It's going to be a tough decision, whenever the time comes to upgrade. My 2011 FX4 has 8,600 miles on it -- and I've never gotten better than 15.5mpg. I baby it -- and still love it very much -- but was hoping for a little better fuel economy.
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Whatever makes you happy, but I couldn't live with 0-60 in ~10 seconds.
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I was getting better than advertised in my ecoboost


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I was getting 26.7 mpg on the Ohio Turnpike
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I thought I read an article about the ecodiesel, if changing to it strictly for better MPG, it takes like 30k miles per year or something just to break even. I could be wrong on that number and probably am, but the number was up there.
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