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Old 10-12-2012, 12:33 AM   #1
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Christmas is coming early!

So I've been doing some research on the new F150's and after doing a little math, I figured that trading in my current truck for an ecoboost would save me a couple hundred a month (without including the gas). So..... I did it! I will be picking up a 2012 F150 ecoboost with all the trailering goodies and a few bells and whistles that my last truck did not have. I can't wait. It's like opening a big boy present on Xmas morning.

New truck is a CC, 6.5 box, ecoboost, trailer package, back up camera, trailer tow mirrors, remote start, tailgate step and FX4 with leather. Picking it up on the weekend. I will post pics after I pick it up. I'll also keep post any improvements in mileage over the 5.4.

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Old 10-12-2012, 12:42 AM   #2
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Cool for you!!
Solo mileage is great - IF you can keep your foot out of it... and good luck with that.
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:51 AM   #3
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So there is really a Santa after all....

Enjoy your new toy!
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:51 AM   #4
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Congratulations on the new truck. I just switched from a 5.4 F150 to a 2012 F150 ecoboost this year. Love it. Enjoy your new truck.
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:00 AM   #5
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Love my Ecoboost! Enjoy your new toy!
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:48 AM   #6
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Cool for you!!
Solo mileage is great - IF you can keep your foot out of it... and good luck with that.
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I love my new Platinum but rather than "great" - mileage is just "ok" - my 500hp V10 BMW M5 gets better highway mileage than does the truck

it does however get a couple of mpg better than my '06 GMC 5.3 CC SLE when not towing - about the same with trailer

I am a very "un-hot-foot" driver and what I'm saying is - don't expect any unrealistic out of this world mpg increase.....Bill
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:48 AM   #7
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I am a very "un-hot-foot" driver and what I'm saying is - don't expect any unrealistic out of this world mpg increase.....Bill
I'm not expecting to get an astronomical increase but I do expect an increase. Based on all the forums that I visited, I should get better mpg. The real bonus is the extra power! I hear that the eco put the 5.4 to shame.
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:57 AM   #8
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:01 AM   #9
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Congrats and enjoy the new truck..
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Congrats on the truck! But, remember....without pics..it didn't happen
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