Originally Posted by jtav2002
FWIW I know numerous people with them who love them and have had no issues. Lets be real, if Toyota did the same thing and had some new engine that they claimed was best everyone here would be swooning over it lol. Besides, the Ecoboost isn't really "new" the 3.5L Ecoboost itself has been around for 7 years. It's not like all the other engines in the segment have been around forever. Toyota's 5.7L is only a year older, the engines in the new GM trucks while sharing the same displacement are new this year. The 5.6 in the Titan has been around the longest with no changes. The Ram Hemi has been around nearly a decade with a few tweaks.
My dad's 2005 Sierra diesel has 131k+ hard use miles. Tow 7500-15000 pounds regularly. Never been at the dealer, no check engine lights ever, original batteries, no exterior lights have even burned out, Allison 1000 is top notch still, passes emissions every time. Top grade SLT model and no electronics have failed. It's been in the coldest conditions (-40F) and hottest (110F) while towing loads. I can say its had no real issues (electrical or mechanical). Let's get your friends 15k mile grocery runners near this type of use (relatively speaking) before saying they have "no issues". Until then, I stand by my original statement, new Fords are shit.