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Old 11-05-2012, 12:37 PM
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well my brother just got a 2012 4x4 f150 ecoboost thats LOADED, 44k truck...i told him to look at rams because they are waaaayyyy cheaper but he said F*** your dodge haha. anyways his truck walks circles around mine. i can get the jump from like 0-15,20 mpg but once his twins kick in...spanks me. ill try to get a video of the embarrassment. one thing i love about my hemi is when you punch it how it throws you back into the seat, ok well his will throw you out of the dam truck...such a nice truck
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:27 PM
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Hell for 44,000 he could've picked up a 2500 4x4 with a Cummins turbo diesel!
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My parents bought a 2011 FX4 Ecoboost last year with everything except navigation for $36k. If I had the money and was gonna buy a new half ton, it would be the Ecoboost. Theirs gets an honest 16-17 city and over 20 on the highway. Plus it runs like a raped ape.

The truck itself is really quality. I drove a 2011 Ram SLT as a company truck for my old job, and while it was nice, I preferred the Ford.
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:29 PM
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yea he financed it all for 34k and i love the truck, he is getting 11 mpg right now and the past 2 weekends going hunting pulling a loaded trailer and all, it still gets 11. but i told him expect it to improve as it breaks in. he let me drive it last weekend and wow!
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Gas mileage definitely gets better after a few thousand miles.
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You know I agree this new eco boost engine is awesome upfront but how well will it last in five years or 80,000 miles? I don't know but ford does since they only cover their engines until 60,000 miles.
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yup only time will tell arth!
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Turbos live a violent, relatively short life. I agree with Arth, I don't think I would want to deal with those problems after the warranty runs out($)! No disrespect intended, I'm sure it's a nice truck. Also, comparing a truck w/ twin turbos to a NA truck is'nt really a fair fight, slap a supercharger on your Dodge and then you two go at it!
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Yea a twin v6....doesn't seem logic but he's got money lol I tried to convince him
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You know I agree this new eco boost engine is awesome upfront but how well will it last in five years or 80,000 miles? I don't know but ford does since they only cover their engines until 60,000 miles.
Dodge used to have a 5 year/60k warranty. Based on that logic, everything built during that time was junk then.

You should look up the Ecoboost torture test on YouTube. Pretty impressive.

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Turbos live a violent, relatively short life. I agree with Arth, I don't think I would want to deal with those problems after the warranty runs out($)! No disrespect intended, I'm sure it's a nice truck. Also, comparing a truck w/ twin turbos to a NA truck is'nt really a fair fight, slap a supercharger on your Dodge and then you two go at it!
Turbos are actually very reliable. Keep exhaust gas temperatures in check, and give em clean oil and they will last even with abuse. Look at how many Turbo diesel trucks are on the road. As a matter of fact, name a modern production diesel without a turbo.

And the turbos are used as a replacement for displacement for fuel economy. Not throwing turbos on a big V8. If you wanna compare, put twin turbos on a 3.7l V6 Dodge.
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