Re: Ford Releases 3.0L PowerStroke Diesel Specs
So, what the payback on this thing? $4k buys about 1800gal of gas round these parts. I'd guess real world average on a 2.7L is probably 18mpg avg, or less. If I'm generous and give the 3.0 24 mpg average, that is 6 mpg. x/18 - x/24 = 1800; 432(x/18 - x/24) = 432(1800); 24x - 18x = 777,600; 6x = 777,600; x = 129,600. About 130,000 miles if my math is right. Have to keep her a long time or the price of gas has to go up. So, I guess it could be expressed as x/avgmil1 - x/avgmil2 = y/z, where y = cost of option, z = price of gas.