Originally Posted by dustman_stx
I'm not trying to step on toes. I'm simply pointing out that your experience with your Ecoboost is WAY outside the norm of what's being reported. And, if you continue to get the mileage you currently report with your 3/4 ton hemi, you are getting WAY better mileage than the vast majority of other owners report with that combo. Your posts indicate to me that your run in with Ford is causing you to want to overly praise the new Dodge just to kind of stick it to Ford. I don't know the story on your EB or the problems you had. But when you give reports for the EB and the Hemi that are WAY outside of the norm, it seems as though you have a little beef and/or agenda. Sorry if I don't take what someone says on an internet forum as the "truth, whole truth, and nothing but the truth."
Yes, I absolutely had a run in with Ford, worst auto company I have ever dealt with. The Eco Boost was great to tow with for a while, though I would not say that I could climb hills AND maintain speed in the 2k-2.5k RPM range. I could climb it at 2,200 RPM but I would not maintain speed, it would absolutely slow down. If I wanted to maintain speed I was at or above 3k RPM's.
I don't expect that I will continue to get 16 MPG in my Ram (which by the way is now at 15.8 MPG according to the lie-o-meter). The 13.8 on my EB did not include towing MPG (which were right around 9.8/9.9 average over 7k miles - I never could break the 10 MPG average towing).
Here is where you and I disagree - In my experience the EcoBoost cannot do everything Ford claims it can do and last. 28k miles and having cracks in the aluminum heads is simply not reliable. Ford reasoning for it? Not trailer weight, not tongue weight, it was "wind resistance". So yes, I am probably overly critical of Ford and the EB but is based solely on my experience with it.