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post #16 of 28 (permalink) Old 01-07-2019, 02:39 PM
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I drive the DFW area of Texas and F150s abound. I look and pay attention and I've seen one and it had dealer tags making it a demo or loaner. I'm thinking not many are stepping up to pay thousands more for the diesel one when gasoline today is $1.71 and diesel fuel $2.74. A neighbor sells at a CDRJ dealer and he says Ram 1500 with diesel has slowed to a slug pace before they went out of production (no '19 body style 1500 with Ecodiesel yet).

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For the price that you pay for a F150 diesel you can have a F250 with the 6.7 in it with increased towing.

The only people that I have seen with the F150 diesel are the hipsters that want to look cool driving a diesel.

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My father in law traded in is Ram EcoDiesel in on a 2019 3.0L Powerstroke King Ranch 2WD about 3 months ago. He has since put 8000+ miles on it and still loves it. His only complaint is getting used to the auto stop start.
I went with him to pick up his new boat. A 271 Grady White with dual 300 yamaha, trailer fuel and all is approximately 9000Lb. I was skeptical at how well it would handle but we were both pleasantly surprised. We pulled it from St. Augustine to Jacksonville FL and made some other stops in between at one point crossing the Mathews bridge (steep grade for Florida) never once did it seem the truck strained, it ran through the 10 gears nice and smooth. It even had enough power to pass slower traffic easily on I95 to maintain 75mph. There were no cringe moments when it came to stopping, the trailer had surge brakes only.

He drove it to my house in Augusta GA from Jax and back on one tank of fuel. All the while he averaged 33mpg, he ran 75mph on I-95 & I-16, 60ish on hwy 80 and anywhere from 35-55 in all the little towns and back roads along the way. He sent me the pictures to prove it. To put this in context I usually average 26.5mpg (my wife 25.5mpg) in my 2014 Escape 2.0L when I make the same trip.

I recently got to drive the truck for a week in Jacksonville because my father in law had shoulder surgery and was not allowed to drive himself for a while, thus I chauffeured him over the holidays and played with his truck.
My impressions are;
It has more than enough power to get around town or burn up the highway. However it is not a peppy as its gas cousins (my company truck is a 2018 f150 5.0) but what it does to is smooth as silk. The shifts through the 10 speed transmission are almost unnoticeable and I never found my self wishing it had more umph, i found the transmission usually kept the RPMs close to 1700 and rarely went over 2500. Driving around Jacksonville for the week I averaged 27.2 mpg in the 140+ miles I drove it. I was on and off 95 dozens of times but never on it for more than 4 miles at a time. Driving it where I live out in the country with not nearly as many stop lights and traffic I think it would do a couple miles better than that. I did take the opportunity to play with it, and it will readily squeal the tires withe the diff locked. I put it in sport mode and couldn't really tell much difference besides shifting a little firmer but did not feel like it was really accelerating any better. In Eco mode it obviously accelerated slower but if you dropped your foot in to it such as a passing situation or having to pull out fast in traffic it would pour the power back on only after a slight hesitation. I actually liked the eco mode because i could see it encouraging you to have better driving habits but didn't deny you full power at an instant if you needed it.

All in all it I think Ford did a good job and I cannot really find anything to complain about it. I liked it enough that I hope they offer the 3.0 powerstroke in the Expedition when we get ready to get the wife a new car. If I happen to get a new truck 1st it will be hard to talk me out of the 3.0L.

I have driven every powerstroke model and I think the 6.7 is awesome.
The 6.7 is undoubtedly more powerful than the 3.0 (Duh!) and it feels bigger and heavier. One point of interest is my wife felt more comfortable driving(mostly parking) his truck than my dad's 6.7 or my 7.3. However I would not hesitate to replace my faithful 7.3 with this 3.0 to pull my tractor the 8 or times a year that I do. If I pulled the tractor a couple times a year I would go for the 6.7. But for my purposes, Fuel friendly, comfortable, pull the CC boat regularly and easily and pull the tractor once in a while the 3.0L defiantly fills the bill. My father in law special ordered his through a friend that owns a dealership so that he could get one as soon as possible payed in the ball park of $55k which given new vehicle prices I think is not a bad deal.


Oh yeah - my vote is for a 3.0L Powerstroke section!

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I liked it enough that I hope they offer the 3.0 powerstroke in the Expedition when we get ready to get the wife a new car. If I happen to get a new truck 1st it will be hard to talk me out of the 3.0L.
I am with you on this and I would love it even more if they could fit it in the Ranger, explorer, and the new bronco!! 4dr bronco would this 3.0L would be awesome!! Not to mention the Lincoln lineup getting it too!! I fear, tho, that if it trickles into other models, it will likely only be the Expedition/Navigator and I think that may be too big for our needs. We'd be replacing a diesel X5.

Glad you posted. Makes me excited to see where Ford goes with this engine. I wonder if they offer it in low-optioned fleet vehicles. I think if a company that supplies vehicles to their employees could double the fuel mileage of their trucks, it might make it more appealing for companies to buy in lieu of the gasser models. That is, if they could keep the employees from filling it with petrol!

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I read an article on line from one of the car mags that was mostly good, but had some negative things to say about towing and clunky trans shifts in stop and go traffic. I came here hoping to find more real world reviews. I'm considering one for my next work vehicle. Hopefully some more people will chime in.

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Yeah, I have yet to talk to someone who's actually driven one. And I haven't made the time to check one out in person.

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Me too. I haven't had time to go check one out. I did an inventory search at my local dealer and they didn't show any in stock though.

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I parked next to one at Princess Auto in Saskatoon on the weekend. I should have waited around because it was gone by the time I left.

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After browsing this thread, I got curious and searched the Ford site in various cities, including Dallas, Omaha, LA, Seattle, and found only F150's in crew cab short bed with the V6 Diesel. Absolutely none with an 8' bed, which is what I'd be interested in for carrying a slide-in camper. Like was said here, why buy an F150 when you can have a Superduty Diesel for a bit more money? If you can't get a V6 diesel in a variety of configurations, why bother? Not everyone wants a crew cab short bed.
I'm going to guess that engine offering is not going to last long. Just my 2 cents.

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There are tons of F150s around here in DFW area and I have seen one and it had dealer plates. The powerstroke badge on door is easy to spot. I'm left to think they are not selling well at all.

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Well if that is the case, the marketing dept. failed. I have literally seen no buzz about it at all!

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Why go for a 150 when for just a few more dollars you can get a 250? For a lot of people the ride quality in the 150 is superior to the Super duty and not everyone wants or needs a Super Duty. If I had to choose one for a daily driver I would go with the 150 without question.
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Hey ford_doctor - you never responded to my previous question. Could you go back and read post #14 and give your opinion?

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