My new Ecco Boost
My new F150 4X4 arrived yesterday Feb 8, 2011. The good--It is so quiet. I love the shift points, 1300-1500 while loafing. Great torque. The steering and handeling are great. I have been waiting for something to come along and give me a better truck than my 2004 Duramax. Now the bad Hmmmm. I left the dealership and drove 70 straight miles, flat road, tail wind, set cruise at 60. The lie-o-meter never showed over 17.2. When I drove the demmo at Fargo before new years, the drivers were telling me they were seeing 29-30. O K. I guessed that this new engine would be a game changer for Ford. I am selling my Ford stock this morning.
I posted this thread because the day before I picked up my new truck I scoured the internet looking for a buyers first impressions. NOT ONE anywhere. I was upset when I did read the sticker, but I thought, What the Heck I will give it a try. Its been a week and about 500 miles. I do like it very much. My first fill doing the math came up to 18.4 mpg. Going for a trip today and will fill again and see where that puts me. I have had probably 15 new 1/2-3/4 ton trucks. My first fill has usually been about as good as it gets. I laugh when anybody says (especially a salesman) Oh it will get about twice as good of mileage when It gets BROKE IN. Probably not, but gets you off HIS back. I say again- Its not a game changer. I found it interesting that it was only about 700 bucks higher that a standard engine. Game changer would have been thousands higher. I am just trying to be helpful and call it like I see it. Hope I don't hurt anybody else's feelings.
Last edited by ifarm; 02-14-2011 at 11:16 AM.