What I Learned From Reading Ford F-150 Owners Discussion About Possible F-150 Diesel
In the story Patrick wrote that "while the EcoBoost engines have made Ford the most fuel efficient gas-powered pickup – a small diesel in the F150 could make it the most fuel efficient half ton truck in the segment." I wanted to see what F-150 EcoBoost owners think about the idea and here is what I learned from their discussion, which you can partially read below.
Ford has put way too much into these ecoboosts to offer a diesel in the 1/2 ton at this point. I don't see this happening anywhere in the near future at all.
I don't know Mike Wood, with the success of the eco diesel anything is possible. Never say never. 10 yrs ago we all would call bs on a TT v6 too.
Eco diesel has an 8-speed Trans which gives it it's efficiency . It has way less power than the Eco boosts.
The ecodiesel is a dog compared to the ecoboost. Ford will never do it.
Check how many eco-diesels have been sold compared to how many 3.5 ecoboosts.
Guys, I am not meaning to be argumentative, I am just saying never say never. I love my eco beast. I am just saying as the world's largest auto maker, if they can find a new niche, they may jump at it.
BW Rimnyak Ford has already said 1000 times no. They built the ecoboost as the alternative.
Never? No, I wont say that. In the near future? Definitely not. I've been a diesel guy for longer than I've been an eco-boost guy. They have just seen so much success from this ecoboost platform they would have almost no incentive to go to a diesel. It would directly compete with sales for the ecoboost trucks.
Frankly I agree, and as a regular drive with moderate towing, wouldn't go with a diesel, the cost difference here is close to 1$ per gallon. Diesels that aren't worked are dogs and when they break the cost is big.
My biggest gripe with a half ton diesel is maintenance costs. Oil changes are just as frequent but twice as expensive. Same with when stuff breaks.
You can say that for any diesel. So many people buy them for the wrong reasons. They can do more work, but they definitely cost more to maintain. Some people seem to think because it's a diesel it will just run forever without any maintenance. I never understood that.
True, but I'm buying a 3/4 or 1 ton for a purpose.
What do you think about ecoboost vs ecodiesel? Also don't miss these 2 tough tests for the 2015 F150 2.7L EcoBoost.