Originally Posted by mikeysotp
This doesn't necessarily prove anything, but my run in with an Ecoboost yesterday surprised me a little after all I hear about how fast they are. I was stuck behind some old broad for what seemed like forever and right behind me was an Ecoboost F150. I could tell he was getting heated, and I was annoyed about the car in front of me as well as the the guy behind me on my bumper like there was something I could do. Suddenly the road splits to 3 lanes and the car in front stays in the middle. I took the left and the F150 tries the right which was for turning right only. I waited for him to nail it and I did the same. I pulled on him pretty good. I was kind of walking away from him from 40mph right up to about 80 and then I let off and watched him go flying by like he was proving a point. Too many variables to say this actually proves anything but I certainly wasn't pissed on like I expected.
Note: I have the dreaded 6spd 3.55 combo too.
Like I posted earlier the '13 ecoboost I had was pretty quick when everything was right, sometimes it was an absolute dog. I did a bunch of logging with SCT and the timing is all over the place with no clear reason why. Sometimes it would put you back in the seat pretty well for a pickup when you floored and other times you knew it was a little 6 cylinder with -5 degrees of timing.
Its just hard to beat the always there torque of a large displacement V8. If the ecoboost would have at least delivered on the fuel mileage I would have kept it longer.