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.
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