The Ford F-150 is not the fullsize truck benchmark.

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  1. TriShield

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    Ford poured over $3 billion into redesigning the F-150, and it still has glaring, headscratching flaws not present on the competition.

    Weak, Antiquated Powertrain - The 5.4L V8 will soon be the oldest design, and will soon be the most anemic performing engine in a fullsize truck. It only has 300hp, and it's funneled through an antiquated four-speed automatic when Chrysler and Nissan offer modern five-speed designs. It doesn't look like Ford will offer cylinder deactivation anytime soon as well.

    Interior Falls Short - Though the interior design is pretty good, it's not exactly high quality or made of any better stuff than the competition. The interior door releases, huge shifter and other parts are made of extremely cheap plastic and feel very insubstantial. This is unacceptable on parts you routinely handle. Many of the vents on F-150s I've driven weren't securely seated into the dash, and could be wiggled around. It also has glaring omissions on the expensive Lariat model. It doesn't offer things like DVD navigation, dual-zone automatic climate control, a wheel that adjusts for reach as well as rake, electic seat backs, and things you would expect on a truck with this much investment in it.

    No SVT Model - This cannot be rationalized. SRT can make a screamer out of the huge, heavy Ram there's no excuse why SVT cannot do it with the current F-150. Especially when they were brandishing a wicked concept for two years. They also did a good job neutering the Harley-Davidson model.

    In the end, it's not the innovative, ground breaking or best performing truck by any measure. That's scary considering the massive investment in it by Ford. I would have expected Ford to produce a much better truck given their years of experience in building them as well.

    The F-150 is not the clear leader in fullsize trucks when it should have been, and isn't head and shoulders ahead of the competition.

    I can't think of any compelling reason it's truthfully better than Nissan's Titan or Chrysler's Ram, and it's odd that GM's old trucks have more interior features and ride nearly as good and as quietly while feeling more nimble. Toyota could easily blow the F-150 away with the next Tundra.

    Ford simply didn't go far enough with it.
     
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    Ram, Titan > F-150
     
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    05 quad cab hemi ram ftw :coold:
     
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    Masta Z FUCK BOSTON

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    the 03-05 ram hemi ftw.

    the 06 has a fugly front end
     
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    OH man....I see a 3 way ticklefest coming. :noes:
     
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    Can't wait to see what Toyota does with the Tundra in '07 :cool:
     
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    This man speaks the troof.
     
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    my next truck will be a 4 door, short bed, Powerstroke, 2wd
     
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    They were fools to mess up the Harley Davidson version.. my buddy has an 02 or 03.. that truck is ALOT of fun.. and looks VERY classy while doing it..

    now he just needs a new pulley, computer and injectors :o
     
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    matrix243 My body, is ready.

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    matrix243 My body, is ready.

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    truth is, they sell a million of the fuckin things. so whY? cause its just a trend?
     
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    Seriously, the F-150 is just a plain truck with no attention to detail whatsoever. Where did the 3 billion go?

    The Ram and Titan have a ton of clever details in addition to performing much better and being nearly as well built, what is wrong with Ford? The Titan looks stylish inside, whereas Ford forgot out to detail a dash, gauge cluster and door panels. GM and Toyota will easily be able to surpass the F-150 with their redesigns, then Ford will be stuck with the oldest of the bunch.

    It might be the best selling, but that doesn't mean it really is the best.
     
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    matrix243 My body, is ready.

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    the rest of the comp have done their homework and offer something the f-truck doesn't.
     
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    Another thing I don't understand is why Ford hasn't re-designed the Ranger. It is LONG over due at this point.
     
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    I'd buy a Titan over all of the 1/2 ton trucks.. and I've never even driven one..

    driven a chevy, dodge, and older fords.. didn't like any of them but the chevy or gmc..
     
  19. matrix243

    matrix243 My body, is ready.

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    there consistent, thats what makes the sales. truth is, there isn't one specific area that it shits the bed in. so it doesn't get 1 more mpg with an extra gear. so it doesn't have heated seats. lets see what really needs to be addressed as a work truck, like afull box frame and not this mini 4x2" frame the titan offers.
     
  20. FUBU

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    No shit, Gateway still sells a ton of computers. :bigthumb:
     
  21. Butz

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    the F150 is the best selling Pickup in america and the world! how do you explain this?
     
  22. TriShield

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    An old roommate of mine bought one, and it's damn impressive. It's scary how good it is for Nissan's first attempt at building a fullsize truck.
     
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    matrix243 My body, is ready.

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    dodge and gm just keep increasing displacement to improve hp's. who can't do that? 6.0L 325/345hp. lets check tq vs rpm/displacment
     

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