Last post on Jun 06, 2007 at 11:21 PM
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Ford F-150, Future Vehicle, Truck
#11 of 20 Re: Diesel is coming [traileral]
Apr 07, 2006 (3:12 pm)
OK, first off the deisel F-150 will be available at Ford dealers this year. It will be a 2007 model year vehicle released around August or September of 2006. So if you are waiting for the deisel wait just a few more months. No idea as to the cost on the deisel option.
#12 of 20 Re: Diesel is coming [rry]
Apr 20, 2006 (4:38 pm)
So you know that the diesel f1 is coming this year for sure? How did you get your information, just curious. Anu links?
#13 of 20 Re: Diesel is coming [phillyblunt619]
Apr 26, 2006 (6:49 pm)
Believe it or not I called my Ford dealer. We've been wondering when it was set to be released and they go to a car show every year hosted by Ford for Ford dealers. They told them and showned them the new vehicle. Try calling your dealer. If they attended they will know about it
#14 of 20 Re: Diesel is coming [rry]
Apr 27, 2006 (8:01 am)
Ive tried, they just gave me some bs answar about how they dont know, then try selling me another truck. One ford dealer did tell me that there going to put a deisel in the new bronco, but its not the same motor and there going to put in the expedition xl.
#15 of 20 BAD NEWS
May 08, 2006 (9:01 am)
Ok, this really blows but Ford just put the brakes on the release of the 6 cylinder diesel for the F-150 and expedition. Some kind of BS about problems they are having. They say it is still coming but not in Sept of this year like they originally planned. No new release date was given. This is killing me.
#16 of 20 Hate to be the fly in the ointment...
May 24, 2006 (9:46 pm)
But I wonder if when you total up the higher maintenence costs on a diesel, combined with the cost difference (which will assuredly be higher), are you really saving that much money?
#17 of 20 Re: Hate to be the fly in the ointment... [jefferyg]
Aug 15, 2006 (1:02 pm)
You bring up a valid point, does the cost premium ($4000-$5000) for a diesel engine truley save you money? And the answer is that it depends.
- If you drive 12,000 miles a year and own the truck for 3 years, proably not, you'd be better off spending the $4-5k on gasoline and still come out ahead.
- If you drive 20,000+ miles a year and own the truck for 5 years, odds are that diesel will save you $.
- If you put a few thousand "towing" miles (boat or RV) every year, odds are that the diesel will save you $.
A half ton truck with a small displacement diesel engine is exactly what I want. I'd like to get 20+ MPG when I drive the truck to/from work every day, and the capability to pull a 6100lb boat for short distances a few times a year. So far the Toyota Tacoma or Nissan Frontier seem to be the only 2 trucks that get decent fuel economy and have a respectable towing capacity.
I'd love to buy a diesel Ford F-150!
#18 of 20 Not a V6 diesel for the F-150
Oct 15, 2006 (7:59 am)
The long-rumored V6 Powerstroke can be found on the Ford and International LCF Class IV and Class V trucks now on sale. This engine will not make it's way into the F-150.
Instead Ford is working on a V8 diesel, which is a larger (4.4L?) offshoot of the 3.6 V8 diesel offered on Euro-spec Range Rover.
#19 of 20 F-150's weight class makes diesal tough.
Oct 31, 2006 (1:37 pm)
Emissions rules going into effect on 1/01/07 make diesal very tough on the F-150.
The Diesal is a $5000+ on an 07 Superduty and we xpect $8,000 to $10,000 on 08 Super Duties...hard to swallow on an F-150.
#20 of 20 Re: BAD NEWS [rry]
Jun 06, 2007 (11:21 pm)
This is the same story we have been getting for years...from what I've been told since 2003! We still don't have the option, so to me the diesel powered F150 is more myth than anything....I'll believe it when I see it.
For now I guess we're all stuck with a gas guzzler!
It's a shame though...they'd sell like hotcakes!