View Full Version : How do you like the ecoboost?

12-11-2013, 07:48 PM
I'm holding out to get a 2013 fx2 or lariat in February, I'm can't decide on which engine to get. I won't tow or haul anything major. Using it as my main car. How do y'all like the ecoboost?

12-11-2013, 07:56 PM
Welcome to the forum. Well to b honest. I'm a v8 guy. I do however believe it's more practical as a truck owner to have the option for the potential to have v8 power with v6 fuel Eco. Best time to buy a new vehicle is now. Feb? They will have 14's. And if your gonna wait that long you really might as well wait for the redesigned 15 I'm holdin out to lol

12-11-2013, 08:45 PM
The Ecoboost is a great engine, lots of power, and of course great mileage if you drive nicely. However it does have drawbacks with that technology, mainly moisture in the inter coolers of the turbos causing a sudden loss of power for a second or 2. The 5.0 V8 is just all engine with no turbos to worry about, a little less power than the EB, but you said you're not towing so it's all good. Still gets decent gas mileage too.

12-11-2013, 11:38 PM
It's so hard to say because when my truck works I love the thing. It's just that engine shutter out of nowhere can really ruin a day. Next time my truck would be a supercharged v8 or a diesel. I would suggest going with the best price really.

12-15-2013, 09:07 PM
Thanks guys, your input is helpful, gonna make my move in late February/ early March. Gonna keep checking here for tips.

12-16-2013, 08:08 PM
Those twin turbos have some jam when you want it, but they like drinking fuel too. Also if you're looking for good sound from your truck definitely get yourself a V8.

02-16-2014, 06:46 PM
Love mine, what did you get? 6559

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02-16-2014, 07:01 PM
Nice truck!