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Discussion in 'Auto News & Rumors' started by redriderbob, Jan 3, 2017.
2018 Ford F-150 facelift spied on the road
I wonder if they will screw it together tighter. I've been (unfortunately) driving an 2010 XLT for the last week and that thing shakes and quakes that playschool interior like an old belt driven motor grinding corn.
To my eye, it looks slightly less heinous than the current model.
Perhaps the start of less is more for all pickup manufacturers.
The ever larger, ever gaudier front ends need to die a quick death.
The bling and chrome has simply become comical especially on Toyota, Ford and GM.
(see what I did there?)
I think all the big pickups look "over done" now. Grills and tailgate emblems look way too big. Ran with the original grill is least offensive but far from the cleaner designs of the past. Your opinion may vary
I largely agree. I just took delivery of a new company truck. Silverado 1500. It looks way to over done. I would prefer simpler, cleaner lines.
On this here interweb thingy, typically 3 posters yield 6 conflicting opinions. However, I happen to agree with yours on this topic.
Gotta give it up to them. That truck is a little less ugly now.
Drove my boss's 2014 Eff one-fiddy for a little obver an hour last week. 2WD, XLT with leather and ecobust, with 29k on the clock. Everything about it was unpleasant. Don't know if there was something wrong with his truck, maybe it's the gearing, but that thing was a dog. Snooped around at the trip meter and both trips were set at 505 miles with a 16.9 average mpg. That's either right at or worse than what I get in my glorious V8. I just don't see the draw of this motor. Anyway,It sounded terrible, was doggish and was very cheap feeling. A very soul sucking drive.
The 2018 Ford F-150 gets updated looks and engines, plus that diesel you wanted
Looks like Ford understands the value of fresh product.
I agree. Not to mention variety. Think about it....You can walk into a Ford dealership and buy a number of different kinds of F-150s. From mild to wild. Standard to luxury, V6, V8, and soon to be diesel. For the guys who want something above and beyond the standard trucks, they got you easily covered. You can walk in and leave with a high performance truck in the form of Roush and Shelby with blown V8s and don't forget the Raptor....with the negative feedback from Raptor fans on the current ecobust mill, you can bet your sweet azz they will bring a tt 5.0. They will literally have all bases covered.
This refreshed truck is a stepped improvement in the looks department and when you think about all the options of trucks available, Ford has got the very best lineup to choose from. By a mile.
Saying all that, Its amazing that the 4th gen 1500 has had such great staying power. Its a testament to its great design inside and out..unlike Ford's design awkwardness. So it makes sense for Ford to "keep it fresh" as they just didnt catch lightning in a bottle like RAM did. No one has done it like RAM has with the 4th gen. To RAM's credit, they've kept it "fresh" with plenty of cosmetic variants and at least a few light performance variants. Epesecially in its last few years. They are really wringing that shammy for all its worth. Its certainly not like they've sat on their hands. But as for an overall offering, for just about any truck guy, gotta admit Ford has it going on.
Im looking forward to the 5th gen RAM 1500. From the leaked images, I think its going to be another stunner but I do think RAM needs to offer more. They HAVE to do the TRX. The sooner, the better. Its just the world we live in now.
Let's not kid ourselves; that's a good looking truck. I worry that the grille design entering the headlights is waaaaaay too close to the leaked images of the new Ram 1500 front ends we've seen. I think having aesthetic refreshes every few years is important to get the "need the newest and bestest" clients back in the door. I literally sold a gentleman a 2016 Laramie Limited, and he traded in his 2015 Laramie Limited, just due to the new RAM front grille. That's it.
No, I'm not kidding. It's ugly. The cleaned up grill is better but those headlights are still overzealously styled. Ram is still #1 by far but getting aged. I do like the new Chevy trucks as well, but I wonder how it will age.
Man those are ugly. Just a big box up front with no natural design elements. Everything about that front end is forced.
Ram is currently the only pickup on the market that doesn't have forced design... oh that and the Titan, Ridgeline... but the Ridgeline isn't really in the same class here. (Not saying Titan or Ridgeline look good either, just that they have naturally flowing curves where as the the F-150 and Silverado do not).
I was thinking the same thing.
Ends the eternal speculation of what happens when a square gets it on with a cube. The result is....a Chevy truck. Its square-tastic! Or is it cube-o-licous?