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To: Responsibility2nd

plus convince die-hard pickup buyers that aluminum is as tough as steel.


It’s not... steel and aluminum don’t mix. Salt eats it worse than steel.

But the truck will be lighter... It might cost them the “longest lasting pick up in America” title.

Guess if I want a new ford I better buy it before the switch.


14 posted on 07/27/2012 2:52:42 PM PDT by cableguymn (For the first time in my life. I fear my country's government.)
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To: cableguymn
It’s not... steel and aluminum don’t mix. Salt eats it worse than steel.

The last Ford I bought (Expedition), the section of frame that supports the engine rusted out by the time it was five years old. Mechanic told me the engine would likely fall right out while driving. Also said this was a common problem with that particular model.

Before that I owned an F-150, and by the time it was 2 years old, the paint on the roof and hood was bubbling and peeling in large swathes. To be fair, Ford did repaint it at no charge.

No way I'll be lining up to buy their newest tin can innovation.

58 posted on 07/27/2012 3:57:14 PM PDT by BlatherNaut
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Land Rover has been doing this for decades. It has worked out pretty well.


69 posted on 07/27/2012 4:27:02 PM PDT by Boiler Plate ("Why be difficult, when with just a little more work, you can be impossible" Mom)
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To: cableguymn
It’s not... steel and aluminum don’t mix. Salt eats it worse than steel.

Not if the two are properly isolated from each other- something even the people at Ford could find a way to do.
79 posted on 07/27/2012 4:54:26 PM PDT by WackySam (Obama got Osama just like Nixon landed on the moon.)
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