Originally Posted by AtlantaViking
I like the ecoboost...but its a very complex motor and not without its critics. I've read a few issues with them. A diesel however is simpler and I like simple. Compression ignition removes all bs associated with plugs, wires, etc...more robust bocks and internals should mean longer life and yes, the mileage is a lot better especially now the gas has gotten more expensive.
I would disagree on the complexity point. You are comparing to the diesel from the olden days. Modern diesel emission control is very complex and HPFP and common rail injection is not a cheap fix either if you have a failure out of warranty ($10k+). I think the direct injection turbo gas motors have a place in the future of truck motors. Complimented by diesel. I hope.