Yeah I figured the running boards would be the first thing to bust. Ford ain't dumb - with the heated/cooled seats you now have 4 more filters to change ....
LsFarm wrote:Well it's a purdy truck, or almost truck,, but if you put a 10,000# car hauler trailer with car behind it and ran the freeway, you'd be like any gasser engine, dropping down a gear or two, engine screaming at 4500-5000 rpm to make enough torque and Horsepower to pull a hill with the load..
Now take the same truck, with a diesel, and the engine will take the hill, without breaking 'a sweat' or downshifting or any fuss.
One of my favorite 'truck sayings'
REAL TRUCKS DON'T HAVE SPARK PLUGS
I hear ya Greg. Torque is fun - and where it's at, for sure. But that's another $8k on top of it all just for the diesel.
Better off with an old emission free one too. That Ecoboost is rated for 11,100 on that F150 - pretty impressive for such a small truck.
Freddy wrote:Pretty darn fancy! I wonder how the running boards will hold up to rust. And... The capless gas cap looks like a funnel to suck in dead leaves. Other than that....yowza! Sweet thing.
Being right in the line of fire of the front wheels I expect those to be the first failure. Even says in manual to disable that feature if it's snowing .... or your in a carwash.
Can also guarantee all kinds of EVAP problems in the future with that "gas cap".
Rick 386 wrote:Smitty,
I sure hope your buddy took out the extended warranty to cover all of the electronic controls !!
They do get expensive and so is the diagnostic time when they go south.
BTW It did look like a nice ride. But I prefer the bigger models.
He won't own it long enough for anything like that to happen ... but he still got the extended warranty anyway. A drop in the bucket to him.
009to090 wrote:Wowwwweeee! Nice! But what wuz the sticker-shock for this puppy? I bet the dealor told your buddy "on your Knees!"
Yeah pretty much! Sticker said $52,3xx ......
freetown fred wrote:Put your tongue back in your mouth SMITTY, he's gonna run into the same problems everybody I know does with these fancy ass voice activated pieces of crap.
Oh I know that for certain. I just like to live vicariously through my wealthy buddies.