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Old 08-17-2012, 11:48 PM   #1
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Get my F150 ecoboost in 4 more days

I get to pick up my F150 ecoboost in 4 more days. I have to say I am really excited. Our family has grown so it was time to get a crew cab. I have a friend that has one and he loves the thing. What is you all's experience with the ecoboost? Is it a winner?

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Old 08-18-2012, 09:18 AM   #2
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From reading a lot of the forums, they are pretty good, but don't expect the gas mileage they advertise on them.

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Old 08-18-2012, 09:56 AM   #3
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I have had a F-150 ecoboost, crew cab with max tow package for about 2 months now. I tow a Whitehawk at about 7100 lbs. When I drive around town (not towing) I average about 16.9 mpg. Towing is around 10-11 mpg around flat Florida. Absolutely love the truck. Lots of power and is rated 11,300 towing with max tow package. It pulls the Whitehawk like there's nothing there and with the equalizer WD and sway control hitch, it pulls stable and straight down the highway. Not one bit of sway when passed by 18 wheelers. We are going on a two week trip next month through GA, SC, NC, and the Smokey Mountains. That will be the first real test on various terrain.
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Old 08-18-2012, 01:20 PM   #4
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You're going to love it!
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Old 08-18-2012, 01:25 PM   #5
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I have had my Ecoboost 15 months and it has almost 35,000 miles. I have a daily commute of 96 miles round trip consisting of 90% freeway at 70 mph, 5% rural at 60 mph and 5% suburban at 40mph. I have consistently averaged 19.5 to 20.5 mpg depending on weather, wind, etc. Straight highway mileage at 70 mph I usually get 20-22 mpg. Just have to keep your foot out of it and drive very smoothly, anytime the turbos spool up the the mpg drops fast. Just returned from a week long trip to Oregon with the trailer and averaged 11.5 mpg. Love the truck, very comfortable on long distance drives. Huge amount of room with the rear seats folded up, plenty of leg room in the back seat for passengers, so much more than a co-workers GMC. You'll enjoy the truck.
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Old 08-18-2012, 02:43 PM   #6
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I got my ecoboost Oct 11. I have approx 5K miles on it as of right now. I just towed with it for the first time 2 weeks ago. I only got about 9 mpg, but then again it was mostly hilly terrain. Additionally, I was listening to a car/truck talk show on the radio with a few months ago and one of the "experts" stated these ecoboosts engines don't really break in until around 10k miles.

I love the truck, it has the power I need and towed my trailer quite well up and down the hills using the Tow/haul mode. Have fun with it.
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:27 AM   #7
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Alright, I am officially turning green with envy! I love my truck ('03 F150 Lariat SuperCrew), but would love to be able to put an EcoBoost in the garage. I even test drove an '02 F-350 crew cab with the 6.8L V10 a few days ago, looking for something a little beefier to tow the White Hawk with.

Sidebar: I saw Mike Rowe's EcoBoost torture test show when I was in at the dealer for an oil change. If you have the time to watch all of the various parts on YouTube, it is more than impressive. I am sold...
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:49 AM   #8
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I picked up my 2012 F150 Ecoboost last week, replaced a 2005 Chev Z71 5.3. Absolutely love it so far and I am really looking forward to comparing how the Ford 3.5L V6 compares to the Chev 5.3L V8 towing my White Hawk 31 dslb. (I was not overly impressed with the Chev) I have seen the Ford Torture Test videos, looking forward to seeing the proof first hand. FYI, fuel economy to date has been around 15-16 MPG mostly HWY driving at 70 mph. My Chev was getting around 8 MPG when towing, and while I hope for a bit better with the Ford, I am really looking forward to the increased torque.
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:14 PM   #9
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I am loving mine and on the HWY doing 70, I am getting 21 to 22. If I slow to 65, I am getting 25+. It tows like a dream - I averaged 11.5 doing 63 on my most recent trip (using normal fuel). I found going 68, I am getting about 9.5, so it can vary. I have experimented with premium fuel and I I think I am getting about a 1 MPG increase when towing, which makes economic sense when gas is so expensive, but I need to do some more experimenting with that.

I hope you got the back up camera - it is awesome!!! It has a zoom feature and I can have my TT hooked up quick with no help because of it. Also, the truck's anti sway feature is default disabled, so make sure to change that before towing.
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:15 PM   #10
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I picked up the truck 2 days ago, and WOW will it run!! Once the turbos spool up, this engine will go. I am headed to the lake tomorrow with the 26bh, so I will get to see how it tows. The ecoboost so far really seems to have much more low end power than the 5.4 v8 that it replaced. As for the pickup, the crew cab is awesome and I love the look of it with the 6.5 foot bed. I will try to get a pic posted once I get back from the lake. Thanks for the info everyone!!

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