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Old 02-24-2012, 07:26 AM
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buying a 2012 F150 FX2 Crew Cab Ecoboost.......

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Its a Ford, and for an FX2 it isn't worth it if you are going to be doing anything boat wise/pulling. I have a couple buddies with FX2s and they don't do anything but drive it on the roads. It just a shiny piece of plastic!

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haha thanks!

actually the price is turning me off the most right now.......
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.......because 2wd trucks can barely get out of wet grass.
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you guys are doing a good job!
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Because everyone on the THT knows you need at least an F550 diesel to tow with.
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There's rumor you can get'r'done with a Rav 4.
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It hasn't been on the market long enough to see the long term reliability of that engine?


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150's are for girls
FX2's look more like runway models than trucks
Too expensive and will take a huge hit when it comes time to resell.
Buy a Toyota truck instead if you want a 150 Ford.

If you were buying a real truck, 250's and up, Toyota's not an option but for a 150, Toy's are better.
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150's are for girls
FX2's look more like runway models than trucks
Too expensive and will take a huge hit when it comes time to resell.
Buy a Toyota truck instead if you want a 150 Ford.

If you were buying a real truck, 250's and up, Toyota's not an option but for a 150, Toy's are better.
I agree. I have a 5.7 tundra, you can get them in 4wd too for not that much more. You can haul a good amount weight and at 6,000 lbs you can hardly tell your pulling anything (compared to others trucks I've driven)
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currently a Toyota owner, the Tundra just doesn't do it for me, looking for decent gas mileage also...
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You'll not find it in a v8. they advertise gas mileage but they arent ever right. you'll get 20 mpg if you accelerate very very slowly, cruise on a highway without ever slowing down or speeding up once set.

What year model and type of toyo are you driving now?
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Pops just got a '12 F150 4x4 after I bought his GMC 2500 since he doesn't pull big things around. Said the EcoBoost just didn't do it for him. 60k mile warranty is pretty weak.
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The thins is all trucks can be good, its just based on your preference. I know that my family have bene diriving toyotas for the past 15 years, and honestly, they have never had mechincal issues except for one had an o ring failure and cruise control failure. 2 things in the past 15 years of driving them. Those nipdenso parts they put in them are amazing.

But it's hard to tell someone what to drive cause no will tell me to drive a ford, cause I wont. So personal preference takes precedence over someone elses advice,
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I have a 2011 FX2 with the 5.0L. I love the truck. I chose the F150 over the Tundra. It drives night and day better than the Tundra. I worked for Toyota for years and had driven every combination Tundra built. I got the F150 much cheaper than a comparably equipped Tundra.
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I bought a 2012 F-150 4wd NON ECO BOOST, and everyone that didn't have to spend the money on MY truck told me I was a fool for not getting the Eco Boost.

PLEASE someone tell me why? No one has so far. I'm getting 21 MPG doing 75 on the highway (not towing), I bought this as a "chase" vehicle to drive behind a larger truck with tools and crew.

Around town I'm getting 16 or 17 MPG...

what is the payback on the Eco-boost? like 57 years,11 months?
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Its a Ford, that should talk you out of it right there. And forget gas milage, all advertised milage ratings are crap. my truck was listed at 15-21 mpg. I get 14 and 10 towing. 2011 Silverado 5.3 6 speed. I dont know anything about the eco boost, but I wouldnt consider it till it was a proven tow engine. 6 cyl ???

I will be going with an 2500HD this year. My lease is up in December and I dont like the fuel management system the 1500's have. That is my ONLY complaint about the Silverado. Plus the bride is going to move up in camper size in a year or two so I want the extra towing ability.
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PLEASE someone tell me why? No one has so far. I'm getting 21 MPG doing 75 on the highway (not towing), I bought this as a "chase" vehicle to drive behind a larger truck with tools and crew.

Around town I'm getting 16 or 17 MPG...
Drafting close to the larger truck when on the freeway? HyperMileaging (sp) it?

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