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Old 02-26-2011, 11:16 PM
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What engine and what size tank?
If you are so concerned about fuel economy you should get the 3.7 six. It does have 302 hp which is pretty impressive.
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Old 02-26-2011, 11:57 PM
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I am torn in buying my new truck. I won't be using it to tow a whole lot. I do love the throaty sound of the 5 litre in the supercrew and I like how the ecoboost pulls like a diesel.

My main focus will be gas mileage. Is there that much of a difference between the 2 motors? I am trading in my car because I have heard these new trucks get better mielage then most luxury sedans.

What are people getting per tank in KM's or miles. I am in canada.

Please Advise,
Luxury cars? Buy an S-class. Who cares about gas milage?



That said, as soon as I can get over the dysfunctional color schemes and the craptastic silver interior highlights on the dash and the blue backlights in clocks and switches (I loath blue, Ford. What was wrong with green or even red?), all of which must have been designed by the same guy who does the craptastic dash designs for Land Rovers, I'm going to order the little 3.5L with the twin turbo because I like quiet and F150 is the quietist truck that I can order with four doors and a 6.5 ft bed without getting into a 3/4 or 1 ton.

All I want is a red farm truck with tan interior and a tan floor and a tan steering wheel and it cannot be done in the Lariat, King Ranch, or Platinum trims. Ford, what did you do? hire Cyndi Lauper as your color consultant?

Sigh.

You asked.
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Old 02-27-2011, 06:27 PM
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Sure hope no one from Ford listens to you. I LOVE the blue backlights and new display. Thanks Ford! I can't wait to get one myself, haven't seen any long bed EB crew cabs yet though. Will likely have to order one...
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Hey Bronco Lee,
You can't get a crew cab with an 8 foot box. Only 5.5 or 6.5.
I don't consider those a long box.
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Old 02-28-2011, 12:03 AM
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What engine and what size tank?
If you are so concerned about fuel economy you should get the 3.7 six. It does have 302 hp which is pretty impressive.
Al
+1, love mine. Great engine.
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:44 AM
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Thanks Al, I know lol, I meant the longer bed. They all have 5.5' beds, haven't seen any with 6.5' beds so far which is the shortest bed we can use. I own a small swimming pool service company, anything shorter than 6.5' is simply too short for me to use and I don't see any 6.5' beds with Ecoboost engines so far.

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Old 02-28-2011, 12:17 PM
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Thanks Al, I know lol, I meant the longer bed. They all have 5.5' beds, haven't seen any with 6.5' beds so far which is the shortest bed we can use. I own a small swimming pool service company, anything shorter than 6.5' is simply too short for me to use and I don't see any 6.5' beds with Ecoboost engines so far.

Thanks again,

Lee
They are definitely available. I drove a Lariat crew EB 4x4 with a 6.5' bed.
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Old 02-28-2011, 01:19 PM
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Sure hope no one from Ford listens to you. I LOVE the blue backlights and new display. Thanks Ford! I can't wait to get one myself, haven't seen any long bed EB crew cabs yet though. Will likely have to order one...
You wish to retain the existing confused color schemes? For example: on Lariats why are the armrests on the doors brown? I understand the brown color recalls the brown top of the dash and that darker colors are desirable so as to avoid reflections in the windshield, however, four colors on each door is not attractive and instantly recalls laziness in design. Ford should take a page from their prior generation and color key armrests with seat color.

Moreover, consider carpet color: When the color of dirt is prominently tan, people want tan carpeting that is color keyed to the color of the seats, not some dark color that will show every blessed spec of dirt. For those people with kids and sticky fingers, Ford retains black throughout to help camouflage gooŚwhich is good. But for people who want tan, they aren't doing them any favors.

And then there is the Platinum color choices: brown and greyŚneither of which recall luxury. To Ford's defense, Audi did brown interiors but nobody bought them. Microsoft tried selling brown Zunes a few years back and the brown color remains an on-going joke. And grey? Grey recalls fleet vehicles. These colors should be throttled down to follow the earthy trends in automotive color styling.

As for the blue clocks and switchgear, blue creates more light pollution while also making harder to focus on with eyes adjusted to night driving which is the last thing people need when their playing "see and swerve" with the local wildlife.

That said, I'll go chill out.
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Old 02-28-2011, 01:55 PM
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I would be very careful about buying a truck for fuel economy. If you need or want a truck, then great. The EB is the best out there right now. If you don't need a truck, cars generally speaking have the potential to get better fuel economy.
I think you really have the drive it in your conditions to know just how good of fuel economy you will get.
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Guys, it seems to me that the OP is trolling, or some variation thereof. The OP has been on this site since 2007, with 13 posts, 3 threads, and they have all related to fuel mileage.
So, has the OP been waffling over a purchase for 4 years? In 2007 the OP wanted to know 5.4L mileage for a 2007 SCrew he was going to buy. Now he's back at it again.

Just ranting on this stormy Monday!
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Old 02-28-2011, 02:44 PM
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I have heard from some people in Calgary,

850 km's in city
1100 kms on highway
Per tank

Thats with a 2011 Lariat Supercrew 5.0

What does everyone think?
Whoever gave you these numbers is driving with an egg under their foot. I have 2,000 miles on a 2011 5.0 4X4 Lariat with a 3.73 rear. The best I could do was 16.3 actual on a 260 mile trip across CA. The sync said 16.8. That equates to about 550 miles per tank on the highway, a LONG way from those numbers. A only can get about 13 MPG in the city.
These guys (the regulars) are right. Dont buy a truck for the mileage, and if you do, get the base motor. You said it was THE biggest factor. I'm thrilled with my truck, the old one got 9 MPG.
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Whoever gave you these numbers is driving with an egg under their foot. I have 2,000 miles on a 2011 5.0 4X4 Lariat with a 3.73 rear. The best I could do was 16.3 actual on a 260 mile trip across CA. The sync said 16.8. That equates to about 550 miles per tank on the highway, a LONG way from those numbers. A only can get about 13 MPG in the city.
These guys (the regulars) are right. Dont buy a truck for the mileage, and if you do, get the base motor. You said it was THE biggest factor. I'm thrilled with my truck, the old one got 9 MPG.
I'm with you on those numbers 1oldBronc:
550 miles is roughly 916 kilometers. That's still 180 km shy of the OP's claim.
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:16 PM
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No full size truck of any make is going to get better mileage than an Acura TL. End of story.
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No full size truck of any make is going to get better mileage than an Acura TL. End of story.
I attempted to tell the OP that back on the first page...albeit a little more subtly.
That new Mahindra diesel pickup might get mileage close to what he's looking for. That is if they can ever get it imported. That thing is tiny though...makes a Ranger look full size.
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Whoever gave you these numbers is driving with an egg under their foot. I have 2,000 miles on a 2011 5.0 4X4 Lariat with a 3.73 rear. The best I could do was 16.3 actual on a 260 mile trip across CA. The sync said 16.8. That equates to about 550 miles per tank on the highway, a LONG way from those numbers. A only can get about 13 MPG in the city.
These guys (the regulars) are right. Dont buy a truck for the mileage, and if you do, get the base motor. You said it was THE biggest factor. I'm thrilled with my truck, the old one got 9 MPG.
Keep us updated on your truck....the 5.0L is a very nice engine.
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