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Old 11-22-2019, 11:55 PM   #1
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Ya I know this is not the right forum. But we have opinions.


I can't call it a true truck but I like it. I'm weird.


I also think if Ford turned out a basic truck at a cheap price (25-30k) it'd sell well. no fancy electronics and a bit of power with a new multi-geared modern speed transmission. Lot of dudes want a basic crawler. I can actually open a tailgate, I don't need assistance.



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Old 11-23-2019, 12:28 AM   #2
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I look at that thing and my first reaction is to think they are pulling our leg. They can't be serious.
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Old 11-24-2019, 01:22 AM   #3
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It has the same problem all modern 'pickups' have. Nobody can reach something in the tray. They're either 5 feet or more off the ground or the sides are 7 feet tall. How does anyone get something from the tool-box near the cab without a stepladder?

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2019 vette=80K, pickup next to it was also 80K. Rediculous
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The way i see it, the only people who buy those are doing it with company money as a tax write-off.

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new fangled pickups, i always say if nobody bought em, they would quit maken em.
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Had my F-250 for 17 years. No floor mats, no power locks or windows, vinyl seat. Replaced the battery a couple of times and the fuel pump after 16 years. I did add cruise control to it. The truck I replaced it with actually annoys me with all of the electronic "stuff."
I was treated to a 30 minute or so hard sell effort by the guy who handles the paperwork trying to get me to buy an extended warranty because of all the electronics on the vehicle, "and they do go out."Basically what he did was spend half an hour telling me how unreliable their product was.
I'm not sure how car companies can live with themselves when they know the electronic parts are so rubbish. Someone i know has a 2018 exploder, or whatever replaced the exploder, and a minor parking dent broke a $4000 radar something-or-other. Not logical to make anything like that.

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I look at that thing and my first reaction is to think they are pulling our leg. They can't be serious.
I can't decide if it's a film prop or serious.
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Old 11-23-2019, 12:32 AM   #4
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Russ people hated the delorean too (I'd like to own a delorean). It's different. Not a true truck with a bed. But can pull stuff. Better looking then the K car or the Chevy Aztec.
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Old 11-23-2019, 07:05 AM   #5
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Russ people hated the delorean too (I'd like to own a delorean). It's different. Not a true truck with a bed. But can pull stuff. Better looking then the K car or the Chevy Aztec.
"Chevy" Aztec, really?
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Old 11-23-2019, 01:37 AM   #6
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Ya I know this is not the right forum. But we have opinions.


I can't call it a true truck but I like it. I'm weird.


I also think if Ford turned out a basic truck at a cheap price (25-30k) it'd sell well. no fancy electronics and a bit of power with a new multi-geared modern speed transmission. Lot of dudes want a basic crawler. I can actually open a tailgate, I don't need assistance.



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Right forum or not is for individuals to decide. My opinion is in the future this technology will prevail. I also completely agree that if Ford, (or other manufacturerers) produced a basic truck/car without all the computerized doodads at a reasonable price they would make a killing. Agreed, I can open my own tailgait...etc. In my experience so far in the electronic age if it is electronic is doomed to fail, sooner rather than later. History repeats itself in some ways, given the technology of an era failures have always occured. That is why we still tinker with our old cars.I welcome divergent opinions regarding technology on this thread even if it doesn't fit EFV8 diagnostics/etc. Afterall, when you're green you grow, when you're ripe you rot.
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Old 11-23-2019, 03:10 AM   #7
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Ridiculous, talk about this POS somewhere else without polluting this site
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Old 11-25-2019, 11:50 PM   #8
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Ridiculous, talk about this POS somewhere else without polluting this site
It may be ugly, but that's only skin deep! It's looking more and more like the cycle is about complete. Early electric cars (around 1900-1910 or so) were far better than the gasoline or steam cars of that era. Gas cars were unreliable, hard to start, smoky and smelly (though not as bad as a horse) while steam cars took too long to build up steam and froze in the winter. Eventually the superior range of gas cars won out.
Same with self driving cars-the circle is almost complete. That is, a horse drawn buggy was self driving once the horse learned the way home. The "driver" could take a nap and wake up at home!
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Old 11-23-2019, 04:15 AM   #9
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I agree with Tinker, Ford needs to build a work truck for people who can afford it !
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Old 11-24-2019, 09:45 AM   #10
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I agree with Tinker, Ford needs to build a work truck for people who can afford it !
i wish they would make a small truck, like the Ranger used to be
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i wish they would make a small truck, like the Ranger used to be
Our son has a 98 Ranger V6 4x4 with 240,000+ miles-Never had a wrench on it yet, dry as dust underneath, and runs like new! Why in the world would they stop making a people pleaser like that? Was it too good?

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Had my F-250 for 17 years. No floor mats, no power locks or windows, vinyl seat. Replaced the battery a couple of times and the fuel pump after 16 years. I did add cruise control to it. The truck I replaced it with actually annoys me with all of the electronic "stuff." I do like the electric adjustable side mirrors. When I bought it, I was treated to a 30 minute or so hard sell effort by the guy who handles the paperwork trying to get me to buy an extended warranty because of all the electronics on the vehicle, "and they do go out." He even had a module sitting on the desk as a prop to show me. He said there were several in the vehicle but the main one cost over $4500 if it went bad. The "Basic" extended warranty came to over $700/year which would be $3500 for five years added to the price of the vehicle and the top warranty was well over $100/month. Basically what he did was spend half an hour telling me how unreliable their product was.
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2019 vette=80K, pickup next to it was also 80K. Rediculous
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Old 11-23-2019, 09:34 AM   #14
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Ya I know this is not the right forum. But we have opinions.


I can't call it a true truck but I like it. I'm weird.


I also think if Ford turned out a basic truck at a cheap price (25-30k) it'd sell well. no fancy electronics and a bit of power with a new multi-geared modern speed transmission. Lot of dudes want a basic crawler. I can actually open a tailgate, I don't need assistance.



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You, like the rest of the folks will start to call it a truck if that's what tesla calls it. Just think of all the station wagons on the road that folks call SUV's. Cut the crap marketing department, they are station wagons.
Sport Utility Vehicles? Really? I suppose for the millions of moms that won't drive a "wagon" it's one way to sell them one... just convince them it's "sporty".
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You, like the rest of the folks will start to call it a truck if that's what tesla calls it. Just think of all the station wagons on the road that folks call SUV's. Cut the crap marketing department, they are station wagons.
Sport Utility Vehicles? Really? I suppose for the millions of moms that won't drive a "wagon" it's one way to sell them one... just convince them it's "sporty".
Ya can put a dress on a pig - it's still a pig.
I been telling my wife for years they are just wagons. She hates wagon's except woodies, so if I sneak home a country squire I should be ok.
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Guess it is sort of a pickup truck



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You, like the rest of the folks will start to call it a truck if that's what tesla calls it. Just think of all the station wagons on the road that folks call SUV's. Cut the crap marketing department, they are station wagons.
Sport Utility Vehicles? Really? I suppose for the millions of moms that won't drive a "wagon" it's one way to sell them one... just convince them it's "sporty".
Ya can put a dress on a pig - it's still a pig.

If you remember, the truck and SUV popularity got its major boost back in the 70's ? 80's ? when they were exempted out of the SMOG certs of the day, while hitting passenger cars with heavier requirements. Whether or not there is still a different SMOG class for them is not as important as the perception of a remaining exemption.
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You, like the rest of the folks will start to call it a truck if that's what tesla calls it. Just think of all the station wagons on the road that folks call SUV's. Cut the crap marketing department, they are station wagons.
Sport Utility Vehicles? Really? I suppose for the millions of moms that won't drive a "wagon" it's one way to sell them one... just convince them it's "sporty".
Ya can put a dress on a pig - it's still a pig.
I'm not a fan of the truck, but it does appear to have a bed. It appears to be more useful than I first expected, but I think I'll stick with the gas vehicles instead.

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You, like the rest of the folks will start to call it a truck if that's what tesla calls it. Cut the crap marketing department, they are station wagons.

Hey Mike, if you read what I posted previously, "I can't call it a true truck" and "Not a true truck with a bed".

I'm not trying to create a argument because I agree with you on the surface. But I don't want to be misquoted either.

It was a ill fated conversion I proposed, I guess, that people also have very hard stances on. I didn't think people would have responded as passionately about it really. My bad.

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The Tesla truck is pretty ugly. If I had to drive an electric it would be one like this 49 Mercury built by Johnathon Ward of "Icon Derelict" fame.
And yes, if Ford built a brand new 70s vintage pickup I'd buy it rather than anything new on the market today. Too much expensive, complicated electronic junk doomed to fail. I don't need all that but I guess it helps sell to the "yuppies".
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