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Old 08-12-2017, 05:04 PM   #1
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Want to buy Ford 150 ECOBOOST V6. Any comments. .

I have a Toyota V6 4 runner and don't have the power for passing or going up hills at reasonable speeds. Any reason the Ford should not be purchased?
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Old 08-12-2017, 05:22 PM   #2
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Ecoburst. Get a V8.
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Old 08-12-2017, 05:23 PM   #3
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Cost. You can buy a decently equipped 2500 for what they want for the eco boost with lower maintenance costs.
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Old 08-12-2017, 05:35 PM   #4
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Ecoburst. Get a V8.
Says the fiat ram guy, took mine through the mountains in Vermont and new Hampshire and loved the power. Will be going through the appalachian range this week to SC to see the Eclipse, can't wait. Love that ECO Boost!
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I've had mine for going on five years without issue.....none ! It pulled our TT with ease, power, and comfort !

I planned on selling it when we purchased our C class, but it really is so smooth and comfortable, we have desided to keep it!

Speak to people who own them, and not those who have " heard" stories about them !
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Old 08-12-2017, 07:45 PM   #7
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I have a Toyota V6 4 runner and don't have the power for passing or going up hills at reasonable speeds. Any reason the Ford should not be purchased?
I have a 16 F150 4x4 with the 3.5 EB. It is sports car fast and has the power to merge on a highway towing a 7-8K TT in a hurry where others would struggle. There are going to be haters, but there are a lot of these on the road that have many trouble free miles.
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I have a Catalina 30BHS that I tow with my 2013 Ecoboost SuperCrew. I love the power at low RPM's. I used to pull my trailer with a 2007 F150 5.4L and had to practically red line to get it moving after stopping for a red light.
If I buy another half ton (thinking of upgrading to a 5th wheel so I will need a 1 ton) i wouldn't hesitate to buy another Ecoboost.
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I have been reading hundreds of posts about the Ecoboost, since they first came out.
Overwhelmingly, the reviews are very positive, which is why I just bought a 2014 one last week.

For me, I can't fit anything longer than the 145" wheelbase at my home. Also, we won't ever upgrade from our current 2016 TT.
So the shortbed F150 Ecoboost fit the bill.

I love it so far but haven't had a chance to tow with it yet.
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My TV is my daily driver so I took a good look at F150 EB's a couple years ago to get better mpg on my daily commute yet still tow our 8,000 (loaded) TT. Although the EB is a capable engine, the F150 just doesn't have enough payload to handle our family of 5 (700+ lbs.) plus 15% tongue weight (1200 lbs.). So, IMO, the EB is more suitable for towing TTs in 7,000 range and/or with just (2) adults & no gear in the PU bed...

Since your current TV is a V6 4Runner, the EB would provide a big jump in performance for towing your current TT - just know that it does limit what you can tow/haul in the future vs. gas 3/4 tons that cost about the same new/used... For instance, in 2013 I bought a 2 year-old Ram 2500 CC w/5.7 Hemi, no rust & balance of Ram's Power Train Warranty for only $14K. It has a payload of 3,000 so we bring what we want & pack for convenience vs. worrying about balancing the load. Currently we have a fiberglass cap so we can keep bikes, kayaks, firewood, etc. dry. I also make about 3 trips every spring hauling 3,000 lb. loads of mulch (ya, we have a big yard w/lots of landscaping...)
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