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Old 12-11-2013, 02:44 AM
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Traded in ecoboost for 5.0. Right choice?

HI I had a ecoboost that had the shutter, i read all these horror stories about the peoples trucks in worse shape once ford tries to fix them, mine had the highway shudden which is scary with 2 kids in the back. I decided to trade the truck in and get a 5.0. Should i have let ford try to fix this? I will say the 5.0 sucks on gas compaired to the eco.. thoughts?? I like the new truck but the mileage sucks compaired to the old one.
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I guess it would come down to safety and money. You want your family safe, so if you feel safer in the 5.0, then it was the right choice. Monetarily, I don't know how much you made/lost on trading in one for the other. I'd offer that I would have probably let Ford "fix" it first, but in the end safety and the perception of it is what matters far more.
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HI I had a ecoboost that had the shutter, i read all these horror stories about the peoples trucks in worse shape once ford tries to fix them, mine had the highway shudden which is scary with 2 kids in the back. I decided to trade the truck in and get a 5.0. Should i have let ford try to fix this? I will say the 5.0 sucks on gas compaired to the eco.. thoughts?? I like the new truck but the mileage sucks compaired to the old one.
When you say it sucks on gas, what is the difference? From what I have read most people only see a 1-2 mpg difference??

I just got a 5.0 and coming from an old 4.6, I am very pleasantly surprised with the gas mileage. I mean, its a 6000 lb truck, I didn't expect it to get 25 mpg, but it did get 19 mpg on a recent 750 miles trip, up and over two mountain passes with 4 people and a full bed worth of camping gear and other stuff.
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