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Thoughts on the new F150?

Discussion in 'Auto News & Rumors' started by suzq044, Jun 26, 2020.

  1. Ryan

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    It looks bad too. So does the Ranger, which is the worst looking Ford in that regard.
     
  2. Zagnut27

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    Stacked headlights always remind me of the family Truckster.
     
  3. LeeRyder

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    Lol, for real.
    For me, it reminds me of the 70's Ford's.

    Good Lord how I hated those cars. Especially with the running lights over the stacks!
     
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  4. codypet

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    GUUUYYYS You're hurting its feelings.
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  5. voiceofstl

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    Can you still get the bench seat?
     
  6. Deckard_Cain

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    I actually like it. It looks more traditional than the current one. Many people may not like the stacked headlights but it's a nice nod to a traditional design element used in older Ford models.
    It's nice to see the big pick-up manufacturers adopting distinctive design elements that go beyond the big grille. Ram was the trend setter in that regard though.
    The interior seems to be a nice evolution over the previous generation, but the Ram seems to have better materials and assembly.

    I'm not sure if this generation will have such a firm hold over the segment though. A bunch of electric pick-ups are arriving, and if total costs (price of acquisition + running costs) are much lower they may make a dent in the F150 pie now that plenty of small to medium businesses need to factor in all costs due to the recession.
     
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  7. valiant67

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    I’m the opposite. If you have a tall front and a slim headlight, it looks like it’s squinting.

    The Ram head light is too thin for my tastes. But I don’t find the Ram or Ford design exciting. Not ugly, just blah. If I had to pick between the two, I’d give Ford a slight edge on exterior style but that’s a personal choice.
     
  8. 77 Monaco Brougham

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    And...they remind me of the B-body Dodge my Mother had when I was just "a little bitty thing"...(OK!...OK!...so I exaggerated a little).:p:D

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7cu971FI4E
     
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  9. aldo90731

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    My uncle had a burgundy 1977 Dodge Monaco Brougham sedan. It had the color matched vinyl roof and the fancy script on the C-pillar. Hard to believe they called that thing an “intermediate.” The thing was HUGE! The hood went on forever. You wouldn’t hear a thing at 80 MPH.
     
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  10. Adventurer55

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    My cousin came for a visit in his 2020 F-250 4x4. My opinion of it. It has a nice interior, but not great. He opted for the big gas engine with 10sp. Struggled on road to get 17mpg. That's terrible. Transmission seems ok. Overall wasn't a fan
     
  11. Scrounge

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    The front reminds me of the hang-dog look of the F250's from 10 or so years ago. Ford seem to be pricing them to those who can make one a tax deduction. They'll probably sell a bunch of them, but not to me.
     
  12. page2171

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    To me that doesn't sound like bad gas mileage. That's about what my Ram 1500 does, but its a 2005 with a Hemi.
     
  13. Adventurer55

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    Well I guess I'm used to my 2002 Cummins doing 21 on the road. I used to get his mileage pulling my 32 foot travel trailer and I've only got a 4sp auto. He's disappointed too. He was expecting with a 10sp to get around 20mpg. We get 18 or 19 with our Commander and it's full time AWD. His is still the old part time system with lockouts.
     
  14. mopar22

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    That's not shocking for a 2500+ for any of the big three. All their gas engines for those trucks suck for gas milage
     
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  15. aldo90731

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    I know this sounds like heresy here, but that Ford looks better than that Ram. The Ford makes the Ram look bulbous and blunt nosed.

    Ram had the styling lead when DT came out. But the competition has closed the gap and, IMO, surpassed it.

    Inside is a different story: Ram still appears to have a lead.
     
  16. redhed

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    I've always thought the new Ram 1500 just looks too soft. I actually prefer the upmarket F150/GMC exterior styling. But, Ram has the inside locked down!
     
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    The Ram is still IMO the best truck in terms of exterior styling. Whereas the GM/Ford trucks look like they were designed with a ruler, the Ram has a more sculpted and athletic appearance. I think it'll age much more gracefully than the competition.

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    The Ram front end is indeed very blah. It is very generic and could be easily mistaken for another brand, especially the all black models.
     
  19. jsucha

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    The Knob is a way better solution to space needs than the gimmicky fold flat shifter.
     
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    I don’t hate the knob, but I was glad to get away from it. I converted my Durango to a traditional shifter. I wished there was a similar conversion for the Ram.
     

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