Originally Posted by Sblann
Just bought a 2013 6 speed big horn now dealer is getting in 8 speed for 500 dollars more,is it going to be that much better of a transmission. Did I make a mistake for buying this one, should I have waited. Or am I better off because this is first year for 8 speed so it may have some issues until they work out the bugs.
I wouldn't second guess your decision. We all buy what we want and have our reasons.
I had been with Ford for 35 years. Did a lot of snowplowing in my time and found that the ford transmissions faired better than the Dodges.
When I went to replace my existing F150 I was looking for better fuel economy. Quite honestly the 3.6 is what got my attention. At the same time I was a little worried about the newness of the 3.6 and the few problems they've been having with the heads. The 8 speed by ZF was never a concern.
When I found out the 8 speed and the other technologies where coming to the HEMI I was sold. I expect to get 4mpg better than my 5.4 that I have now and 2 maybe 3 than the 5.0 Ford has. I was never sold on their ecoboost. As an asside I'm glad I will have copper plugs. The tuneup on my 150 was $1200.00. Yep all 8 plugs broke coming out. It took 4 days to do the job. Ford has no comment on their new engines as nobody has run 100k on them yet.