Coffee 2-11-12

Re: Coffee 2-11-12

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:50 pm

:lol:


Went on a road trip the other day to go pick up my buddy's new Ford F-150 Platinum. All I can say is WOW what a friggin masterpiece - Ford hit that one right out of the park!! Just too bad that I'd have to start shitting platinum bars in order to make the payments on this puppy - holy crapper sticker shock central!! :shock:

More options than I've ever seen in my life!! Has heated ... and COOLED seats!! Never knew that was even possible ... nor did I ever wish I had it! Ambient lighting on floor front & back and around cup holders - adjustable in 6 different colors. SYNC system links up to a smartphone or Ipad & immediately has all your music & contacts. Can watch movies on the ipad & have the audio come thru the truck speakers. Can also use your phone to start the truck, unlock the doors, & select your music before you even get in it - as long as your within 10' or so from the truck. Everything is voice activated from the climate control to phone. Has no gas cap - just stick the nozzle in. Running boards automatically fold down from alongside the frame every time you open the door. Every system is adjustable from the main info center. Damn good looking truck too - gauges are absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! Thick needles that light up electric blue at night. Seats are like the King Ranch Ford's - a dark leather color. And let me tell you this: all the hype about the 3.5 liter V6 Ecoboost is WELL FOUNDED!! This thing pulls like a big block off the line with the top end rush you'd expect from twin turbos. Gets somewhere around 25 mpg too. F'ing amazing!!

Went all the way to Medina, NY to pick this thing up. Was the only one like it within a 500 mile radius of MA. Almost 6 hours one way doing 75 the whole way. We made it without getting pulled over & extorted by NY's finest! Miracles never cease ....
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Re: Coffee 2-11-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:15 pm

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. Hot & cold running seats! :shock: :clap: toothy
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Re: Coffee 2-11-12

PostBy: 009to090 On: Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:20 pm

freetown fred wrote: Hot & cold running seats! :shock: :clap: toothy

Wowwwweeee! Nice! But what wuz the sticker-shock for this puppy? I bet the dealor told your buddy "on your Knees!"
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Re: Coffee 2-11-12

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:32 pm

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.




Rick


BTW It did look like a nice ride. But I prefer the bigger models.
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Re: Coffee 2-11-12

PostBy: Freddy On: Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:38 am

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.
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Re: Coffee 2-11-12

PostBy: LsFarm On: Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:45 pm

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

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Re: Coffee 2-11-12

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:53 pm

"Real trucks" also have air brakes and usually say something like "Peterbuilt" on the hood. :P

Smitty, my 2003 Navigator has heated/cooled seats with power running boards. The seats still work great, but the running boards quit a few years ago.
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Re: Coffee 2-11-12

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:05 pm

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

Greg L

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. :shock: 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. :lol: 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.




Rick


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!"

:lol: Yeah pretty much! Sticker said $52,3xx ...... :shock:



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. :D
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