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baby powerstroke f 150
Everyone knows the f 150 is the best selling vehicle on earth or at least has been, most f 150 ownwers trade them in for a new one every 3-5 years.
With a v6 turbo diesel, the engines will last much longer than the gas versions so f 150 owners will not trade them in as usual and sales will plummett.
ever see any f 250/350 powerstrokes 2-5 yrs old on the lot? Nope! maybe with 200k or more you may find them and they hold their value better than a Lexus or mercedes.
The baby powerstroke has been in use for a couple years in commercial cab over trucks with positive results. It uses two turbos, one small for low end and one larger for top end, they make about 250hp and 440 ft lbs. Tests have been done and there are some prototypes running around in other countries in f-150's and they are getting close to 30 mpg's hwy economy.
If Ford was smart especially with fuel prices as they are they would release it. I guarantee all the dedicated brand truck buyers would be buying the f 150 diesel for fuel economy alone and it would more than make up for repeat sales and it could help conserve energy so truck and suv buyers could have their "big" vehicles and still get good economy.
my biggest complaint is the bed size of the crew cab f 150 and all the people who own them agree, why cant Ford make a standard (or close to it) size bed on the crew cab?
I'm shopping for a new truck and love everything about the new f 150 except that, then I drove the new Toyota tundra double cab and I have to say even being a true ford guy Im going to buy one....
If ford made a longer bed I'd buy it, even if they didn't but made the baby powerstroke I'd buy it!
Ford, get a clue.......its time!
Be the first to make a 1/2 ton diesel I dont want to change my brand to a Toyota, but I have to say the Tundra rides smoother, is as quiet if not more,has a smoother engine and more power....and has a full size bed. What use is a deeper bed? You cant see crap around you in the f 150, maybe the "backup sensor" should be standard as I have already seen a few smashed 04/05's around and in almost the same areas on the trucks.
Come'on a 25-30 mpg hwy full size f 150 is a dream come true!
The new 5.4 is not bad but everyone I know who has one gets no more than 15mpg's even though its rated at 19 mpg's hwy........maybe at 55.
My 2000 5.4 does just as good.
Time to step up to the plate Ford! You could have the best 1/2 ton pick up ever made and sales would surpass the new mustang....which I love.....I have a real one
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