Skip to comments.The 2105 Ford F-150 Looks Even Better live
Posted on 01/13/2014 8:06:08 AM PST by taildragger
At the 2015 Ford F-150 reveal Bill Ford trotted out what he hopes to be a "tougher and smarter" look for their iconic pickup. With tidy proportions, an imposing face and a glorious panoramic sunroof, that look is good.
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I would really like to own that truck!
Nice truck. Built by UAW...sorry, I’ll pass and get a Toytota Tundra. Built in America and NON UNION. That being said, I’d buy it before I would a GM truck, even though Ive had trucks, suburbans, and now an avalanche.
Not much change in 90 years! ;0)
Probably will be stolen just to recycle the all aluminum frame.
But... I am in need to update my 4 wheel device and I am interested in the new 2015 Colorado, later on they will offer an inline 4 cylinder Duramax for it.
I just bought a very nice low miles 2012 Equinox 2.4 AWD just before Thanksgiving and I really love it, the Colorado is supposed to be priced about the same, far far less than the estimated $55,000 I may have to spend to get a loaded Silverado HD in the 3500 series, of course the Colorado is much smaller than the 3500 but then my 2002 3500 dually is still problem free at over 100,000 miles.
I’m guessing we can’t opt out of the “we know who you are, and we saw what you did” tracking device.
Ram trucks: Fiat Strada pickup
The Brazilian-built Fiat Strada pickup with a diesel engine gets 44 miles per gallon, hits a top speed of just over 100, does 0-62 in 13.5 seconds. With the standard cab, it has a payload capacity of 1,550 pounds, including the driver, and a five-foot, six-inch long bed. The extended cab has a 1,500-pound payload and a four foot, six-inch bed. Towing capacity is said to be 2,000 pounds. A little Ram version may be arriving in 2016.
“I would really like to own that truck!”
Well, I’ve driven both ford and Chevy/GMC trucks over the years. And I think they’re both good. However, on Ford’s aluminum body venture, I think I’ll give it a little time. I live in Texas and I want to see how Ford’s aluminum bodies hold up in some of our hail storms as compared to Steel bodies. If the results are similar or better than I may give ford some consideration.
Trucks have gotten too big. I bought a 2003 Silverado 1500 Z71 4x4 used a couple of years ago (100k miles) because I had to have a 4wd on my property. I have one road going up from one of my streams to one of my plateaus that needs it. But the truck is huge and I’d really prefer something more like a 60’s size with the same sized bed and a “king cab”.
I looked at that picture in the article and wondered why the he** it needs to be so frickin’ big. I feel sorry for the person that actually uses it as a daily driver and has to park it.
My silverado is a pig. And the heater fan controllwer went out. Then the instrument cluster went out too, and apparently it happens to pretty much ALL of them. I have not had this many problems with a car since the early 80’s. But I also swore I’d never own another GM product around 1992. It’s my own fault.
Fortunately I found a place in GA that will fix my cluster for fifty bucks...
also, I understand a 10 speed transmission. 1st gear only if towing and if towing, no 10th gear. No need for higher rear-ends which kill fuel economy...
“If it cannot be fixed with a hammer its electrical”
Actually there are all sorts of ways to neuter the Onstar/GPS on board devices on vehicles. From just yanking the antenna leads to sending it false data through a continuous loop recording.
The frame is still steel.
Aluminum Revolution: Ford introduces a new F-150
Ninety-seven percent of the body of the 2015 F-150 is aluminum...
Some steel remains on the truck. The frame beneath it is built primarily of high-strength steel, which Ford says will make it tougher and stiffer than the current frame. Theres also steel in the front dashboard, because Ford thought steel was better at dampening nose from the engine.
The electronics in GMC trucks absolutely sucks. From door locks, windows, oil pressure sensor, to tire sensors mine have gone out one right after the other as son as warranty went out.
I'm not gonna start a pissin' match but look @ UAW Ford's history vs their competitors and how they accepted Ford Stock for their "VEBA" and help take a huge liability of the balance sheet and then get back to me. Or better yet, come to Michigan and go meet some of the Ford UAW guys and see if you come back with a different impression...
Yes, most of my family and friends who have pickups drive Toyota Tacoma or Toyota Tundra, depending on what size they need. As you say, they are just as American as a Ford, and made by non-union labor. Very good in snow and ice, and driving through logging trails and pastures.
The second choice around here is Ford. You rarely see a GM truck, and I suspect the owners are a bit dumb. I don’t actually know anyone who owns a GM.
I have a 2002 Silverado 3500 dually AWD, has the now hard to get 8.1 Vortec, its a 496 cubic inch gasoholic, but I love having the power when I need it, and its been far cheaper keeping it running than the 2001 Silverado 2500HD I have with the Duramax 6.6 turbo diesel, every single part I swear has to be gold plated. It has a lot of miles but has also had a ton of problems.
2105..I’ll never live to see it- we’ll, maybe if my head is in a jar ala Futurama.
Why can’t they get rid of the bugwalk look.
2105? That’s a little beyond my life expectancy..............
I could have swore I heard somewhere Ford was going nearly all aluminum, it might be when the fuel mileage mandate rolls around in a few years?
Gonna get interesting when the Feds say everybody must get 50mpg or else.
may be the demise OF the big American pickup, might be a good time to get one before they are gone.
I have a choice, get another 3500HD with the natural gas option or get the Colorado, the NG sounds tempting, with an at home compressor station I can fuel it myself.
But of course the feds will want their road tax in some fashion.
I can do without the sunroof. They invariably leak................
Where’s the Mr. Fusion?..............
I’m a little disappointed. For the 2105 model year, it looks a little 21st century.
2105? If you think driving will be legal then, I think you’re mistaken.
Same problem with Dodge Ram pickups. The fault is usually a big ceramic resistor that gets too hot and melts the connection solder or burns it in two. After two replacements, I took some wire and high temp solder and fixed it myself. Also the fan motor had some leaves in it that blocked the cooling................
I just retired my Chrysler 300M with 186,000 miles on it and other than the AC going out at 160k, the only thing I ever did was oil changes, brake jobs and the scheduled timing belt replacement.
My Scions have been reliable as an electric slot car. Heck, once I discovered ALLPAR in the mid-1990’s, all of my Chryslers were relatively reliable, though I no longer “do” Chrysler. Cars are MUCH more reliable than they were just 20 years ago. The problems you and I are having harken back to the 1970’s when it was just assumed you spent a fair amount of time at auto parts stores, junk yards, and under the hood.
Yeah, it only cost me $20 to fix it myself. But it’s the principle that is the problem. It’s a bad design that never, EVER should have gotten into those trucks. There is clearly an “it’s good enough” mentalit. There are very few bad designs left in most cars nowadays.
I bought a brand new 1980 buic Skylark and vowed never to own another GM car. The car was so rife with design defects that I put their engineering management on a par with Chris Christie. There is no way they did not know about all those problems.
I have a Chevy. I don’t consider myself especially dumb. GM has the best engine/drivetrain (Duramax/Allison). Rest of the truck isn’t as nice as Ford, but nicer than Dodge.
Toyota is a non-starter if you need a HD truck for things like pulling a large trailer.
HD trucks are exempt from CAFE. If you notice, they don’t have MPG stickers on the window.
I cannot bring myself to ever buy another GM vehicle again.
I drive a 2007 GMC 1500 now. The wife’s a 2004 Ford Expedition, which was our first Ford. When we do replace them, we plan to buy Ford.
I’ve got a friend using the Eco-Boost 3.5L F150 to pull a 4-horse trailer with living quarters. Quite a bit more responsive then those pulling with different 3/4 ton diesels, which was my plan before talking to him.
You know what causes those blower control modules to blow? lack of air, many people do not realize they even have a “Cabin Filter” and that when it plugs up their is a reduced amount of air cooling those heatsinks. Thats why they are in the air plenum, what GM or others really should address is a sensor letting the owner know when the air restriction reaches a certain point.
I try to change mine at least once a year and half way at around 6 months I take them out and use compressed air to rid them of the heavy particulates, they plug up faster if you are a smoker of course.
yes you can just go without one but in the long run you risk plugging up the heater core with junk.
“I would really like to own that truck!”
Yeh we would too if they will agree to remove the GPS tracking system. Mr. GG2 was talking about trading in the Dodge for new 150 but now I think he’s a little put off.
We love our 04 Explorer and bought a Ford Edge a couple of years ago as a second car. We hate the Ford Touch screen and apparently thousands of others do also.
I would purchase a new Explorer if Ford eliminates the touch screen and brings back button controls.
Ford bringing back buttons after touchscreen distraction fears
Jun 17, 2013
Fords do not like me, every one I have owned bite me the first chance they get, like an ornery mule.
Could be. No insult intended. None of my friends is in the business of pulling a really large trailer. Mostly just bringing in logs, or hay bails, or towing a medium trailer with a tractor on it or the like.
2105 model-doubt I’ll live to see it...
We have an 00 GMC Sierra (FS, extended cab, 6.5’ bed) and I just got an 87 Ranger supercab I bought back onto the road.
The GMC is my last GM car. I just put a heater core in it last weekend. It literally took the whole weekend. Had to remove all the control panels, all the pretty dash parts, then all of the plastic structure behind that, then the metal structure behind that along with parts of the wiring harness, then pull the HVAC unit off the firewall (after removing the refrigerant) so I could remove two screws and pop out the heater core. Ginormous PITA. Not even mentioning the stupid quick-connect-impossible-to-disconnect fittings GM decided to use on the heater core hoses.
I managed to fix the HVAC controls myself with some creative soldering - the bulbs are soldered onto the circuit board, so when they go out, you’re basically screwed and etchings on the board are extremely fragile. Another PITA.
And R134 at the parts store is now $13/can - it takes 5 cans to refill the system (I need to build a recovery setup, but that’s another story...).
I’ve had the ABS module die because of corroded solder connections (managed to fix it myself), the HVAC actuator has to be replaced every two or three years, the mirror controls die almost as often. The hinges wore out years ago and since they’re welded on, you basically have to rebush them, and there’s no plug for the door wiring so you have to strip the wiring out of the door to remove it to rebush. It’s now suddenly rusting like crazy from the inside out. I actually put a hole in the bed with a marine cover after I replaced the second fuel pump. That’s not even to mention the multiple intermediate steering shafts I’ve put in as GM as used its customer base for testing revisions, or the same with the noisy driveshaft yokes at $100 a pop. They’ve been making pickup trucks for what, a century? Didn’t they learn anything in 100 years?
I was raised on GM, but I’ll never buy another if this is their definition of engineering. The bankruptcy debacle just sealed that deal for me.
So far my old Ford has been pretty impressive. Very easy to work on, very reliable, parts are cheap. I’m not comparing the same generations of Ford and GM, but any vehicle I purchase in the future will be Ford or foreign. I’ve had late 80s/early 90s GM stuff and it was as bad as the 00 I have now. I guess I’m not a fast learner.
I have a whole separate tirade on Chrysler as I own an 02 Sebring ragtop with the 2.7 that is now DOA (cause as yet undetermined, but the timing chain slipped) after it’s third engine rebuild since I’ve owned it.
If I wasn’t able to wrench on my own vehicles, I don’t know how I’d keep any one of these marvels on the road without a second mortgage for maintenance.
I like the looks of the Colorado and Canyon, maybe the Canyon more so, and I mean the recently released pics of the 2015 models.
Ford seems to always want to put bigger emblems, bigger letters, big bold he man macho “SUPER ME” logos.
If I had a new Ford off they would all go in the first 24hours, even if it requires 5 pounds of bondo, I just like a clean shaved look on a vehicle, no brand advertising.
I do wonder about the future of the half-ton truck. If CAFE regulations cause it to become impractical to build/sell, will people just be forced to buy 3/4-1 ton trucks? If so, will that result in a lower-end 3/4 ton line being introduced?
The UAW guys are probably fine Americans, but their leadership is an money laundering organization to the
Democrat Communist Party USA
The F-150 will still exist in 2105? So the Democrats will no longer be in charge?
I will trade this, GM has historically regarded as better than Chevy but not to me, I bought a brand spankin new 2005 Aztek, just had to replace the head gaskets at 80,000 miles, long before that it has lost almost every wheel bearing, its noisy going down the road and the electrical is substandard, but i have managed to have most of it repaired, just two weeks ago I did all the gaskets myself, it still has a Disable AWD symptom that is caused by a corroded connection at the rear axle, but for now its just parked, went and bought the 2012 Equinox, far better SUV all around if a bit smaller.
My wife recently bought a 2014 Ford Escape and I am very impressed. The eco-boost 4 cylinder engine was a surprise..like driving a muscle car again. Lots of electronics...some maybe not so useful like wi-fi Internet access which doesn’t really work, but the voice controls are very useful, though they take a while to completely figure out. I gave up on US cars years ago after driving Chevys for decades and being very frustrated with their poor quality and many problems. I bought my first foreign car, a Mazda, and have continued to be impressed with the lack of problems and reliability. However, I would definitely consider a Ford for my next vehicle.
My 2002 has the 8.1 Vortec, an engine far better than the historical big block 454, its original design was to be a marine engine, its very strong, terrible gas mileage though, and you cannot get it anymore in anything but a 2 ton chassis, RV or in a boat now cause the Feds thought it was too much of an engine for the peasants.
My wifes 2012 Equinox is like my new Galaxy S4 smartphone, I can barely understand all the bells and whistles.
But I like the explosion of new tech, touch screens, radar warnings, smart mirrors that angle down in reverse, auto tint mirrors and anything else.
its really a matter of who can successfully integrate these devices, frankly I think GM is ahead of the game in that context.
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