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Old 04-27-2012, 06:50 AM
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New EcoBoost

I pickup my new truck tomorrow! I have seen some issues with them on here, I hope they have gotten some of the bugs out. Time will tell.
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:45 AM
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So far the ecoboost in my mom's Edge is performing flawlessly, delivering 27-30 mostly highway. She was dealing with a high headwind on the last trip out east, and still managed to keep a general average of 27. That was over the entire trip, not that leg of it. She has over 12,000 miles on it already since she got it a bit over a month ago. That is two or 3 trips from Iowa to Virginia, through St Louis, and back, then a few trips to Minneapolis area, and now two trips to the bootheel in Missouri and back.
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:56 AM
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Won't get that mileage!

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So far the ecoboost in my mom's Edge is performing flawlessly, delivering 27-30 mostly highway. She was dealing with a high headwind on the last trip out east, and still managed to keep a general average of 27. That was over the entire trip, not that leg of it. She has over 12,000 miles on it already since she got it a bit over a month ago. That is two or 3 trips from Iowa to Virginia, through St Louis, and back, then a few trips to Minneapolis area, and now two trips to the bootheel in Missouri and back.
I won't get anyware near that mileage! I ordered mine with the MAX payload and MAX tow but then again I need my truck to tow my trailer and do hauling.
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:58 AM
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It also is a 4 cylinder, and lighter vehicle. Skandocious was getting low 20's with his, not much towing involved there either. For his needs, that is just general running around.
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:43 AM
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I filled up my truck for the first time and got 17.8mpg. I think that is pretty good considering I have the max payload and max tow package. The instant mileage bar helps me keep my foot out of it. Next month will be the first trip towing the trailer, it will be interesting how well the EcoBoost toes towing 8500lbs in the mountians of WV.
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:22 AM
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One of our members indicated that the truck will use a little more gas for the first couple thousand miles and will improve after that. I think it was in the programming, but I don't recall exactly. Hopefully Chris will chime in.

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Old 05-07-2012, 10:23 AM
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Since my name got brought up I guess I'll chime in here For what it's worth, I've had nearly zero issues with the motor itself. I had some transmission concerns but most of those have been kind of ironed out by now. You should be fine-- enjoy the truck!

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One of our members indicated that the truck will use a little more gas for the first couple thousand miles and will improve after that. I think it was in the programming, but I don't recall exactly. Hopefully Chris will chime in.

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Yeah that was something that a lot of people were saying in the start-- that there was some magic mileage number where you'd suddenly get 2-3 mpg more. I don't know if it was quite that dramatic-- but it did seem like I picked up maybe 1 mpg on average after about 3000 miles-- may have been in my head though.
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I have a 2012 F150. It gets 18.5 to 18.9 thats the best it done so far. I has 6000 miles on it. I love the truck. Will it do better? I talked to a Ga. State patrolman today that sais he gets 24-25 on the hwy. He said it has a "sweet spot". Around 1500 RPM is where he keeps his on the hwy. I could stand a little of that. It has awsome power. It's a very nice ride. But then I'm a Ford truck fanatic.
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Sorry about the spelling. Got excited about the Ecoboost and forgot to check before I posted.
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:05 PM
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If those turbos aren't spinning much, your fuel mileage is going to do a lot better.

What's your truck configuration? Is it a bigger model? A crew cab 4x4 isn't going to do as well as a standard cab short bed 4x2.

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