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Old 11-11-2012, 03:20 PM   #2081
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Hope the dash doesn't crack
Id rather the dash crack than the truck abruptly shut off while accelerating and or shuddering at highway speeds, or my personal favorite the unrepairable acceleration from a stop shudder.
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:03 PM   #2082
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What kind of mileage are you getting with the new ram? Which truck/engine did you get? Overall happy?
My day to day driving is different than most peoples in that I live in the mountains. Most of my driving is up and down hills with about a 90 mile round trip to town. I get around 14.5-15 mpg doing that. Only been on one trip and I got 17-17.5 driving 70-80 mph. I'm getting about 1 mpg less on both ends than I got with my F150. Both trucks are 4x4 CC.

I got the Ram 1500 4x4 Sport CC with the 5.7 hemi 390HP and 407ftlb torque. The Ecoboost had more bottom end but the Hemi comes on strong when it hits it's tourqe band. I've been real happy with it so far. Initially I wasn't so sure about the styling but it grew on me very fast and now I like it alot. The Sport is comparable to the FX4 in features.
Honestly if I'd gone with my instincts in the first place I'd have bought a 5.0 instead of the Ecoboost and would probably still have it. But after what I went through if I ever buy another truck I most likely won't be looking at Fords. The dealer offered to make me a smoking deal on a new 5.0 but I just couldn't get the bad taste out of my mouth.

To the poster with the dash cracking concern I'd heard of that before in the earlier years but they seemed to have gotten it taken care of. My truck lives in the garage 99% of the time anyway

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Old 11-11-2012, 05:52 PM   #2083
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My day to day driving is different than most peoples in that I live in the mountains. Most of my driving is up and down hills with about a 90 mile round trip to town. I get around 14.5-15 mpg doing that. Only been on one trip and I got 17-17.5 driving 70-80 mph. I'm getting about 1 mpg less on both ends than I got with my F150. Both trucks are 4x4 CC.

I got the Ram 1500 4x4 Sport CC with the 5.7 hemi 390HP and 407ftlb torque. The Ecoboost had more bottom end but the Hemi comes on strong when it hits it's tourqe band. I've been real happy with it so far. Initially I wasn't so sure about the styling but it grew on me very fast and now I like it alot. The Sport is comparable to the FX4 in features.
Honestly if I'd gone with my instincts in the first place I'd have bought a 5.0 instead of the Ecoboost and would probably still have it. But after what I went through if I ever buy another truck I most likely won't be looking at Fords. The dealer offered to make me a smoking deal on a new 5.0 but I just couldn't get the bad taste out of my mouth.

To the poster with the dash cracking concern I'd heard of that before in the earlier years but they seemed to have gotten it taken care of. My truck lives in the garage 99% of the time anyway
So maybe you should be on the ram forums........not trolling around here.....JK. Good luck with the ram. Great looking truck imo.
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Well, its been over 2 months since Ford repurchased my 2011 ecoboost.
My 2012 5.0 has been purring along for over 4000 miles without incident.
Warranty transfer and double payment issues finally resolved...

I'll keep checking in since I am still routing for a fix. That motor pulled hard. They will have a huge advantage over the competition when the bugs are worked out (eventually).
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And those of us in the 'Ford' camp know that Dodge hasn't built a good transmission in, well, never... their laundry list of problems is miles long and many more concerning than the issues posted here. As many have said, there are thousands more trucks running perfect ... Top 10 Best-Selling Vehicles for 2011, #1 is F150. In aug 2012 F150 sales = 58,201 ; by comparison Ram sales = 25,215. Not trying to start a flaming war or a Ford vs any other brand pissing match. Just trying to keep the sky is falling, Ford can't build a reliable vehicle comments in perspective.
Building and selling don't equal future reliability. The sky isn't falling, however, it does look like rain later.
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Building and selling don't equal future reliability. The sky isn't falling, however, it does look like rain later.
Perspective - 408,656 units sold = more opportunities for issues (187,620 for Ram for more perspective). We realize that selling doesn't equate future reliability no different than 100 postings of the same problem equals a POS. (2012 ytd numbers as of Aug)
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Id rather the dash crack than the truck abruptly shut off while accelerating and or shuddering at highway speeds, or my personal favorite the unrepairable acceleration from a stop shudder.
No problems with my truck.....
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No problems with my truck.....
Good for you.
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Perspective - 408,656 units sold = more opportunities for issues (187,620 for Ram for more perspective). We realize that selling doesn't equate future reliability no different than 100 postings of the same problem equals a POS. (2012 ytd numbers as of Aug)
Ford sold that many ecoboosts?
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No problems with my truck.....
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