Originally Posted by philbert
A co-worker has one of those 4x4 eco-boost trucks. We drive about the same way and commute about the same route. I get 14.4 and he gets 14.8. Thats a whopping 10 more miles per tank than me. Make a 40 mpg truck and I'll buy it.
My mechanic said something similar about the MPG's on those Eco-boost motors, because I too looked at the Ford and asked him about them. The real world numbers didn't seem to be there. If they were better, it wasn't that much better worth driving a truck I didn't like to look inside or out. I felt this was an honest opinion as he's a die hard Ford guy, and said he wasn't in any hurry to trade in his Harley Davidson Edition F150 any time soon.
The Eco-boost marketing was enough to get me to Ford dealer, but I couldn't get past the interior or exterior design. Never bothered to drive it so I can't comment on the power, ride, or handling. The F150 to me was like the ugly chick at the bar I just couldn't drink pretty....no matter how hard I tried.
If Ford is onto something, expect GM, and Chrysler to following suit some day. It's gonna be interesting to see what GM comes out with, and what Chrysler produces with this Pentastar motor. Put some significant MPG improvement with twin turbos, and you'll get my attention. Not a couple MPG's.