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Old 04-23-2009, 08:13 PM   #1
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Electric F150

They claim that it gets 600 horsepower, versus the 320 that the V8 version gets, and a range of 100 miles (more if they created a hybrid version). My question to you is, would you buy an electric Tacoma?

http://www.greencar.com/articles/hot...150-pickup.php
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Ford hasnt been able to make a reliable GAS truck, WTF are they doing with an electric one?
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Old 04-23-2009, 08:22 PM   #3
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Ford hasnt been able to make a reliable GAS truck, WTF are they doing with an electric one?

I don't know about that statement, the one and only Ford I ever bought was reliable as hell putting the whole service staffs kids through college
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Ford hasnt been able to make a reliable GAS truck, WTF are they doing with an electric one?
Agreed. But this looks like it's actually a conversion done by a British company...
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Old 04-23-2009, 08:24 PM   #5
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I don't know about that statement, the one and only Ford I ever bought was reliable as hell putting the whole service staffs kids through college
Good to hear. EVERY Ford I have seen has been nothing but a problem. I was even hit with a bolt off of a NEW Ford last week.
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That thing would cost a fortune to fix if anything went wrong?
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Old 04-23-2009, 08:29 PM   #7
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That thing would cost a fortune to fix if anything went wrong?
No shit!
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Old 04-23-2009, 08:45 PM   #8
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Good to hear. EVERY Ford I have seen has been nothing but a problem. I was even hit with a bolt off of a NEW Ford last week.
Ha ha the service guys got mega overtime working on my truck

My Ford cost Ford more to fix then if they had just given me 2 brand new trucks

Before it was 6 months old
1 New Clutch
1 trans rebuild
1 New Trans
1 transfer case rebuild
1 front ring & pinion
1 front hub assembly
3 computer brain boxes
2 gas tank sending units
2 new brake calipers and rotors
re-paint on the interior of the box

And to top it off I couldn't qualify for the Lemon Law because after all that work Ford determined that it was "Normal"
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Old 04-23-2009, 08:47 PM   #9
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Ha ha the service guys got mega overtime working on my truck

My Ford cost Ford more to fix then if they had just given me 2 brand new trucks

Before it was 6 months old
1 New Clutch
1 trans rebuild
1 New Trans
1 transfer case rebuild
1 front ring & pinion
1 front hub assembly
3 computer brain boxes
2 gas tank sending units
2 new brake calipers and rotors
re-paint on the interior of the box

And to top it off I couldn't qualify for the Lemon Law because after all that work Ford determined that it was "Normal"
Dam!!!

"normal" eh? For a Ford I guess.
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Old 04-23-2009, 08:51 PM   #11
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My Dad used to be a big ford fan. He bought a new (at the time) Ford 350, and he came over to show me, and when he went to put it in "Park", the shifter flew out the window. Last Ford he ever owned.
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People say that im anti american because i choose to buy a toyota tacoma that is a truck that will last a lot longer than any american car. they are made in america!! like the plant in freemont ca..total cop out..everything we wear is made in korea or japan or some other country. one guy that said this was wearing a ronald regan cap. "made in korea". woops
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enough with the ford bashing, i do own a tacoma and would have it no other way but my mom, contractor, has always owned fords, and has never had any major issues and my brothers both own f150's with no probs. yes japanese cars are better, that doesnt mean american cars are complete shit
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Old 04-24-2009, 06:07 AM   #15
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enough with the ford bashing, i do own a tacoma and would have it no other way but my mom, contractor, has always owned fords, and has never had any major issues and my brothers both own f150's with no probs. yes japanese cars are better, that doesnt mean american cars are complete shit
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Hey, Man. Glad that you have had good luck with Fords, and are fond of them. My Dad bought 15 for his company, and they all sucked. With all due respect, I will continue to give MHO on what I think about them, if the subject comes up. Feel free, however, to give a posative one. Not trying to sling shit. Cheers.
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I have never owned a Chevy or Ford truck. My bro-in-law has two F150's, his and his dad's. His is a 97 and has over 250k on the clock. It still holds its own. He has only ever had to do routine maintenance on it, minus a wheel bearing and a few u-joints. I would consider that par for the course though. I really have nothing to say from personal experience, but I hadn't found my tundra after the buyback, I was looking for a F150.
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Ford hasnt been able to make a reliable GAS truck, WTF are they doing with an electric one?
You don't get to be the most sold vehicle in the world for 20 years by making an unreliable truck.

The f150 is a great truck.

And electric power has the potential to completely demolish gas motors in every aspect of power and reliability. They just need to get the battery technology better.

Remember an electric motor has 100% torque at 1 RPM.
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Old 04-24-2009, 08:31 AM   #18
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You don't get to be the most sold vehicle in the world for 20 years by making an unreliable truck.
Well, look into the numbers and see how many of those vehicles are "Fleet" vehicles. They can sell them cheap. One of the reasons my Dad bought Ford for his company was because, the F150's he was looking at had an MSRP of around 18 to 20K. He bought 15 for under 10k each.
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Well, look into the numbers and see how many of those vehicles are "Fleet" vehicles. They can sell them cheap. One of the reasons my Dad bought Ford for his company was because, the F150's he was looking at had an MSRP of around 18 to 20K. He bought 15 for under 10k each.
You are correct. How many companies are going to want a fleet of unreliable vehicles though?

Ford trucks are great. All companies have exceptions.

Although I have never heard of a ford being bought back for frame rust on a car less than 5 years old.
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Ford hasnt been able to make a reliable GAS truck, WTF are they doing with an electric one?
maybe gasoline just isn't Ford's thing.
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