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In the hunt to add a truck. Anyone here running the newer ecoboost F150? Curiousity has me peaked on how they perform. My gas burner 5.4 has been a true proven worker, but this new technology has me wondering if it would be smart to give it a little more time to see if the ecoboost has longevity.
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In the hunt to add a truck. Anyone here running the newer ecoboost F150? Curiousity has me peaked on how they perform. My gas burner 5.4 has been a true proven worker, but this new technology has me wondering if it would be smart to give it a little more time to see if the ecoboost has longevity.

Heard they are awesome and get good mileage but i can buy a lot of fuel for the price of a $40,000 new truck................
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Agreed. It's a tough pill to swallow, the write-off helps though. Been truck/vehicle payment free for 5+ years now.
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Agreed. It's a tough pill to swallow, the write-off helps though. Been truck/vehicle payment free for 5+ years now.


With the miles i put on i am MUCH better off with the mileage deduction. If you drive inexpensive trucks in your business and put high mileage on them, take the mileage deduction. If you drive expensive trucks but don't put many miles on them, take the straight-line depreciation.
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I don't understand why people guy gas trucks, even with the ecoboost ford says you get up to 22mpg, with an average of 18. Well with my cummins I get pretty much the same thing except I can tow. Because as soon as you put a utility trailer on a gas truck the Mpg drops to like 12 or below 10 if its a heavy trailer.

Just buy a good used diesel and it will last forever.
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Haven't owned a diesel since 1989, that POS Chevy soured my appetite for the towing ability. Maintenance was a nightmare, repairs were expensive and it was a turd in the sub-zero temps.
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Haven't owned a diesel since 1989, that POS Chevy soured my appetite for the towing ability. Maintenance was a nightmare, repairs were expensive and it was a turd in the sub-zero temps.
The new ones are much different. My beloved 2007 GMC Sierra classic 2500hd really got the job done till I got t-boned by some 50 Cent wannabe going 85mph in a fully loaded escalade w/o insurance in 2010.
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Your father's diesels and the modern ones are completely night and day difference.

The GM diesels of the 80s and 90s made good boat anchors.

Professionals are people who can do their job when they don't feel like it.
Amateurs are people that can't do their job even when they do feel like it.
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Your father's diesels and the modern ones are completely night and day difference.

The GM diesels of the 80s and 90s made good boat anchors.
So BPWY, what do you say about the Duramax's from the 2000's and up? Especially the white ones?
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Especially the white ones...............


Good boat anchors.

Professionals are people who can do their job when they don't feel like it.
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