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Old 06-29-2017, 07:21 PM   #1
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This is old news, as it's been going around the forums all week.

However, it's so good that it's worth repeating.

ALL of Ford's competition is getting the same or better highway MPGs with V8 engines, so what Ford clearly should have done is they should have focused their R&D money on the 5.0/6.2 engines.

Focusing on their V8 engine program would have saved face, as well as cutting down on recalls and warranty repairs that are costly for the company, and it would have made them more competitive overall.

Instead, they try to think outside the box and do something other competitors haven't done and the end result is a group of problematic and expensive V6TT engines that do NOT have any real world fuel benefit whatsoever.

As a result, the sales gap is closing. Ram is outselling Chevy, and Chevy+GMC as a whole is gapping Ford.

There's an old saying... how's that go... oh yeah, "If it's ain't broke, don't fix it."
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As a result, the sales gap is closing. Ram is outselling Chevy, and Chevy+GMC as a whole is gapping Ford.
I read an article last month that said the reason Ram is selling so many trucks is because of their deep discounting. They are the only ones who have not recently updated their vehicle, so they are competing on price.
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This is old news, as it's been going around the forums all week.

However, it's so good that it's worth repeating.

ALL of Ford's competition is getting the same or better highway MPGs with V8 engines, so what Ford clearly should have done is they should have focused their R&D money on the 5.0/6.2 engines.

Focusing on their V8 engine program would have saved face, as well as cutting down on recalls and warranty repairs that are costly for the company, and it would have made them more competitive overall.

Instead, they try to think outside the box and do something other competitors haven't done and the end result is a group of problematic and expensive V6TT engines that do NOT have any real world fuel benefit whatsoever.

As a result, the sales gap is closing. Ram is outselling Chevy, and Chevy+GMC as a whole is gapping Ford.

There's an old saying... how's that go... oh yeah, "If it's ain't broke, don't fix it."


While I am happy with my 3.5TT if there was a choice I would have gotten the 6.2.
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While those other crappy excuses for a truck "might" get slightly better(better than the 20 I get now?) MPG, my 3.5EB will still out tow them all. I'll challenge any of those brands with a liked geared truck/payload and like sized/weight trailer up any grade because I know it will out pull them.

Thats what puts the Ecoboost ahead of the pack, not that it's a turbo V6, but has the torque of a diesel in a gas engine.
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