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FX2 w/ Ecoboost
By chevy80c10 on
2012 Ford F-150 FX2 4dr SuperCrew Styleside 5.5 ft. SB (5.0L 8cyl 6A)
Well i traded in my 04 z71 ext cab for this thing. At first i was extremely impressed with the power the ecoboost had, especially over chevy's 5.3. Over time though (its been a year) I honestly wished that i kept my silverado. The advertised gas mileage is a croc. I barely get 20 out of it on the highway with cruise on. TX speed limit on most of the highways i travel is 75, and i barely can get over 18 with it. If you are looking at one with a 5.0 go with that, at least you know youre getting near your advertised mileage. The low end torque is great for pulling but its not that much different over the 5.0 honestly. This truck had a hefty price tag and i wouldnt buy one again.
Sync system when it works. Low end torque of the Ecoboost and gas mileage in town (45-55mph)
all of the plastic crap interior panels (DASH, DOOR PANELS) have a real tilt system on the column instead of a cheap up/down system. FX packages and anything as expensive should come with a good sound system and not have to upgrade. for 40k dollars i should have better speakers than what will come in an XL package. Oh and a manual transmission option would be great but i know thats a thing of the past unless you buy a dodge 2500+
Changing the oil in this thing is an absolute hectic experience you will make a mess and whoever designed that, has obviously never changed oil.