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Old 09-19-2011, 09:51 PM   #11
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Not really for me. I was prepared to get an 08-10 used F250 V10. Did some research on the EB, which isnt far behind the V10 in power, twice the mpg's, and in the beautiful F150 body.....kinda had the best of everything.
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:17 PM   #12
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I knew what truck and trim I was going to get. The motor didn't matter that much but after paying extra for the EB and not getting as good of hwy miles as my 03 Expy has me a bit miffed.
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:27 PM   #13
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Was MPG a deciding factor for you buying an F150 over any other manufacturer's comparable truck? Let me qualify this, not "part of the reason", "the reason". would you have bought the competitor's truck if the MPG was better than the F150?
I had a 2008 Chevy Cobalt 2.4 L 5 speed manual that on a trip to Florida from Toronto ON showed 34 MPG (US). That's measured at the pump. I sold it and got this 2011 F-150 XL with the 360 HP V8... because I wanted a vehicle with a powerful engine. I looked at GM trucks and their V8 were smaller and not as advanced as those in Ford trucks. Plus Ford comes with a 6 speed auto, which you can't find in a GM.

So basically, the fuel mileage was of no concern to me when choosing the truck. Especially since I'm a long haul trucker and am used to driving SLOW - for fuel economy.
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:47 PM   #14
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I was looking for the six speed transmission and better mileage when debating whether to trade my 07 Chevy in. Then I made the mistake of driving the Ecoboost. 60 more horsies and the mileage has averaged close to 3 mpg better than my old truck.

So it was power and mileage that sold me.

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I kept my truck price in the mid 30s. I would not have bought the truck even with ecoboost if it was 40K.
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Old 09-20-2011, 01:00 AM   #15
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If MPG were the most important thing, I wouldn't have a full size, or more likely, any truck. Having said that, I want a truck for the abilities of a truck, but can't say MPG is not still a factor. Once decided on the truck, I want a truck with innovative engineering in it, and from a company that "stands on its own 2 feet". I also could have gone with the 3.7L if MPG was my next level of concern, because it beats the other engines on that, but at the expense of some capability.

I was after a turbo Diesel F150. I waited for years for Ford to come out with a Diesel F150. In 2010 they almost did bring the 4.4L turbo Diesel to market. What I wanted was the Diesel Torque and the mileage. the Diesel didn't come, and the Ecoboost came the closest to the mark. The Diesel would likely have been more fuel efficient over more operating range than the Ecoboost, but the price of Gasoline vs Diesel killed it (in the US, 4.4L is now in the Range Rovers in Europe).

I'm not complaining about the MPG of the Ecoboost. It is certainly capable of the EPA estimate, but I still believe it could be capable of better, likely with some mods to free up wasted or bottle-necked energy and maybe a tune. (ok, bring on the warranty disclaimers and warnings )

Some subjects can turn into heated arguments around here for some reason, but I don't see why one would argue with having the best of both MPG during unloaded daily driving and Torque/Power (and reasonable MPG) for towing/hauling.
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My 5.4 is fuel efficient it efficiently uses fuel at 10.8 mpg lol..... The only thing I cared about was It wasn't a dodge
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Old 09-20-2011, 01:41 AM   #17
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Fuel on my 2010 4.6 SCab is well within what I'd call acceptable. Even if GMC got better mileage I wouldn't have bought one. The Ford is an all round nicer vehicle and I have to like what I'm driving - being stuck in some kinda cockroach economy car would depress the hell out of me and what price is your health worth - I'll pay more for the safety of a larger vehicle.
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Absolutely it was important. I get paid mileage and the worse my fuel economy is, the less money I get. I am rather disappointed that I have to drive 60mph to get the rated 22mpg, and when I actually speed up to the speed limit I get 17.5, which is what I expected and got from a work truck on the highway 10 years ago.

Granted the other reasons I bought are still there. Comfort, POWER, and a rear locker. So I bought 2.
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Interior did it for me. Chevy and dodge doesn't compare. I went with the 3.7 to save money on gas. I'll only be towing my brother's jetta once in a while and it's not exactly a heavy vehicle so I don't need anything more powerful.
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Interior did it for me. Chevy and dodge doesn't compare. I went with the 3.7 to save money on gas. I'll only be towing my brother's jetta once in a while and it's not exactly a heavy vehicle so I don't need anything more powerful.
Interior sold me too. I didn't even look at the gas mileage.
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