Has Ford Solved Their Problems with the 2.3L Turbo?
Hey Scotty, my motorcycle days may be over because of health issues. I already miss exploring dirt roads on dual sports, so I’m leaning towards a 4x4. Whatever I get I want it to be reliable and fit in my 2-car garage, but I don't want to spend a stupid amount of money.
I’ve owned several extended cab, 4x2 midsize trucks because they're so useful and relatively inexpensive. I commute and haul stuff, but I have no plans to tow. I like the idea of 4-cylinder gas mileage with power when you need/want it as with the Ford Ranger 2.3L turbo (ecoboost).
I know Ford had problems with coolant leaking between cylinders two and three but changed the head design. I also know carbon buildup was an issue so Ford added injectors, which may have only partially solved the problem. Do you think the Ford 2.3L turbo may finally be a decent engine? Thank you!
I wouldn't be the guinea pig here. I would look at something else.
Yes Toyota does cost more but with it you get reliability and quality. So it's either pay more now and get the extra peace of mind or pay less but then be stuck with repairs and quality issues. Like everyone else said a truck definitely the Tacoma, or if suv then 4Runner.