Boost, I traded in my 2005 1500 Laramie quad cab. It was solar yellow same color as the Rumble Bee. The motor was a 5.7 hemi with a cold air system, Gibson side exhaust and a superchips tuner. I miss the truck, but, I don't miss the 12mpg.
a 2005 Ford Excursion Limited for my Big Horn. I miss many of the luxuries in the Excursion, but I don't miss the horrible fuel mileage. truck was going to need some work on the front and back end and I just did not have the time or energy to do it.
Regarding my 2014 Eco, I'll be quite honest, I'm on the fence. Eco seems to perhaps be a bit of a misnomer. The truck is not cheap to run and maintain. It does do with MPG on the road and in the city, bu not well enough to show any significant savings.
I was discouraged the first 4k miles. I was getting between 18 and 19 mpg avg. Since then, it's jumped up to almost 21 mpg in my journal. It's been saving me approx $150 per month in operating expense. It always has a couple hundred lb load of tools and I changed the tires to BFF Rugged Terrains before I picked it up...overall, great truck and love 500 miles between fillups
I did change the tires on my truck to the Rugged Terrains, but with the torque of the diesel, I had no problem in any weather condition this winter. in fact, a couple times I even forgot to switch it into the AWD
I just switchd them because of the driving I do, various surfaces with my work. I just bought them through a local tire store thats earned my business. Had the OEM Goodyears, a set of Cooper Discoverers and a set of the Rugged Terrains on my last truck. Average 1500 miles a month