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Old 04-10-2019, 09:17 PM
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I compared the start-up and fueling costs of the various engines that the F150 comes with and I'd like to share the results with you: I assumed $3.00/gallon gas and edit: $3.30/gallon diesel. I also considered the opportunity cost of not being able to invest the monthly fuel savings/startup costs @ 4% CAGR.

Enjoy -- bottom line, engine choice is thousands of dollars. Feel free to double check my estimates of course!

Using 2019 EPA combined MPG, and all compared to 3.3 V6, 15k miles/year for 10 years:
2.7 V6: roughly $1.5k more expensive
3.5 V6: roughly $5.3k more expensive
5.0 V8: roughly $6.0k more expensive
3.0 V6: roughly $5.2k more expensive

Using 2018 Fuelly numbers instead, and comparing to the 2.7 V6, 15k miles/year for 10 years:
3.5 V6: roughly $6.1k more expensive
5.0 V8: roughly $6.1k more expensive
3.0 V6: roughly $5.2k more expensive

Edit for more info so depreciation is less of a factor:

Using 2018 Fuelly numbers instead, and comparing to the 2.7 V6, and instead running out to 15 years, 15k miles/year:
3.5 V6: roughly $7.8k more expensive
5.0 V8: roughly $8.0k more expensive
3.0 V6: roughly $5.5k more expensive

Using 2018 Fuelly numbers instead, and comparing to the 2.7 V6, and instead running out to 20 years, 15k miles/year:
3.5 V6: roughly $11.1k more expensive
5.0 V8: roughly $11.5k more expensive
3.0 V6: roughly $6.2k more expensive

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Except you aren't considering the trade-in value, the limitations that some engines aren't available in some packages, etc.
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$4.29 for super here in Orange Ca
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Looks like my 3.5 EB is gobbling up quite a bit of $$$. Problem is I love the way it runs! Guess Iíll just have to write off the extra money as the cost of doing business.
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Looks like my 3.5 EB is gobbling up quite a bit of $$$. Problem is I love the way it runs! Guess Iíll just have to write off the extra money as the cost of doing business.
Yeah...I used to drive a jeep wrangler that got 13 mpg avg probably. I kept telling myself it was about the smiles/gallon.
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$4.29 for super here in Orange Ca
Ha, run the numbers for that price. I bet its significantly more!
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Interesting!
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Originally Posted by tvsjr View Post
...the limitations that some engines aren't available in some packages, etc.
This is half-true for the diesel, I used the difference in price between it and the 2.7 when purchased in a lariat.
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Except you aren't considering the trade-in value...
If there is a good way to estimate that, please feel free to copy my numbers and add it in
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