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09G8GT
09G8GT

For the first time in 30 years I am truckless although we do have an '08 Tahoe Hybrid and an '09 HHR besides the '09 Pontiac G8 GT. The eco boost V6 in a standard cab short bed would make a fine revived Lightning to build on. I don't see it being used like a real truck, though, more closely it appears to resemble the usefulness and effectiveness of a Ridgeline. It could be a nice quick little hot-shot truck for delivery companies.

aggiewoodie
aggiewoodie

I'll take the F-150 4x4 King Ranch with the Ecoboost. Everyone is a bit worried about durability- but as little as I drive, and tow, it'll be perfect for 3-5 years, even if it does prove to be less durable in the long run. My gut, though, is that it will be just as strong as any of the other engines. Ford has too much riding on it. I'm wondering what the 0-60 time will be on the EB- TT is thinking 6.7-7.4 for the 6.2L, without much more power or torque.

nortenodecorazon
nortenodecorazon

too expensive to sale in big numbers. lets see if ford can pull this one out.

ColoradoRaptor123
ColoradoRaptor123

Id love to get that Eco Boost in my Raptor. Its in the rest of the product line...and they are testing in in Baja...WHY NOT!!

Thrumcap
Thrumcap

Wouldn't it make sense to offer these engine choices in the Expedition? I have heard nothing about this...

lasvegascolonel
lasvegascolonel

Yes, indeed, people will need to be convinced a V6 will do the job AND hold up. If it's being stressed, it's life may be shortened. The other factor is, if a person pays more for this engine...how many tankfuls of gas savings will it take for the engine to pay for itself? If it's more costly than a V8, even the 5.0L, and it will take years to pay for itself, few people will want to do that, although some people do pay more for more economical vehicles. Ford is also trying to do this with the new Explorer, charging more for the lower powered 4 cylinder than the more powerful V6. We'll see if there are many takers.

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