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Ford F-150, Toyota Tundra, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Dodge Ram Pickup 1500, GMC Sierra 1500, Nissan Titan, Car Buying, Truck
#1 of 577 F-150 best selling truck, but for how much longer??
Dec 03, 2006 (10:23 pm)
The Ford F-150 has been the best selling pick up for the last 20-somthing years, but for 2007 there is some stiff competition from the Generals re-designed Silverado and Sierra, the new Toyota Tundra, Dodge Ram and the Nissan Titan...can Ford hold on to that title?? What do you guys think??
* I didn’t include the Honda Ridgeline, well because I was talking about real trucks, not a FWD “truck” disguised with standard AWD
#2 of 577 Probably not for long.
Dec 05, 2006 (6:43 pm)
The F-150's spot will probably be taken by the Silverado or Sierra in a few years. The overall design is better, it can tow more and I wasn't impressed with the F150's interior compared to the new Silverado's. Sure, the top of the line King Ranch's seats were soft, but the deside of the interior was crude(which applies to all F-150 models)and it is too expensive for that price. And besides, combined, the Silverado and Sierra sales beat the F-150 by the thousands.
The Nissan Titan is a pretty formidable competitor too, but it doesn't have a regular cab or HD models, and the new Tundra don't impress me much looks uncomfortable in design. The Ram is just hopeless, but the Mega Cab may pull in a few extra sales.
The change from F-150 to another truck will happen slowly, in two-three years probably.
#3 of 577 BLINK BLINK
Dec 06, 2006 (1:27 pm)
Wishful thinking Silverado21.
The General is the king of bean counting...
LOVE those drum brakes on the new Trucks thats real modern.
Talk about crude interiors, the GMs give you 2 choices. Faux and Cheap.
F-150 gives you a choice of 5 different interior designs to choose from.
Better Design? NOT.
the new GMs have the WORST crash test rating of any full size pickup. http://www.iihs.org/ratings/summary.aspx?class=70
More towing? F-150s can tow upto 10,500 same as the Chevy.
Plus you can get an F-150 with a payload of 3,000! I think the max payload on an Chevy is about 1,800.
Talk about build, visit http://www.thetruthabouttrucks.com. Check out the clip that shows the Chevy has NO front structure once you take off the fenders...not to mention the WEAKest frame of a fullsize truck.
As for a few years down the road? Check out this article: http://www.newtechspy.com/articles06/hydraulichybrid.html
Yeah I'm sure peeps will be lining up to buy gas guzzlin' Silverados once the Hybrid F-150 is available.
#4 of 577 Re: BLINK BLINK [mschmal]
Dec 09, 2006 (11:00 am)
I'm sorry my friend did you say a 3,000 lb payload, or are you just drunk. The F150 is a half-ton pickup it can barely haul 2000 lbs. Even compare the F150 here at Edmunds. The Dodge Ram has the highest payload capacity which is about 2400 lbs my friend. Next is the Toyota Tundra at 2085 lb payload, then it's the Silverado/Sierra at 2010 lbs, then the F150 at 1950 lbs, and last and the least the Nissan Titan 1745 lbs. Right now the Dodge Ram 1500 has the best payload, I think the New Tundra can get about the same as the Dodge Ram (maybe a bit less) just watch by next year either the Silverado/Sierra, or the Tundra will be the best.
#5 of 577 Re: BLINK BLINK [iqbaldhillon2]
by KCRam@Edmunds HOST
Dec 09, 2006 (12:22 pm)
Actually, you can get F150s with 3000+ payloads. The Regular Cab 8-foot bed 4x2 with the HD Payload Package and 5.4L V8 has a GVWR of 8200 and a payload of 3060.
kcram - Pickups Host
Dec 17, 2006 (11:29 am)
You wanna talk about fake, huh? The wood in the Lariat F-150's. The wood in the Dogde and Chevrolet/GMC altleast looks like real wood. Towing? The only way to get the Max is a regular cab 4x2. SuperCrew 2x4 (what the most people will buy) Tows at most 9,500. The Crew Cab 2x4 Silverado tows the max 10,500.
5 different interiors? They all look the same. And all the seats except the King Ranch's are solid hard. And the fit and finish on all Ford products are horrible. At the delership I got in the F-150 and some of the plastic wasn't applied right on the doors(had large gaps on one side and overlapped on the other.) I can't even fit in the back seat of one and I'm 5'9"!
They don't even offer a normal regular cab. In stead they offer a Access cab that looks like a bus.
I can tell you what the F-150 really is, .
#7 of 577 Re: Yeah right... [silverado21]
Dec 17, 2006 (8:05 pm)
Its sounds like you're having a difficult time accepting the fact that the F-150 is clearly a far superior truck than the GM. I would be upset too if I spent my money on anything other than a Ford...
Long live Ford F-150
Dec 20, 2006 (2:17 pm)
Silverado is partially right, atleast in towing. Towing, payload, and power are the most of any half- ton pickup out there, atleast until the new Tundra comes out. I don't now to much about the interiors though.
If the Nissan and Toyota can take enough can take enough sales from Ford, Chevrolet could slip past and take the #1 spot. But they could also take sales away from the Chevrolet in the process.
Who knows what could happen in the future, but all I know is to wait and find out what happens in the future. Oh, and andrew9, what Ford product do you actually own?
#9 of 577 Re: Well... [robert73]
Dec 20, 2006 (4:57 pm)
2006 F150 FX4 super crew, leather interior.
-I should mention however, that I do also own a chevy suburban and love it. I have nothing against chevy, its just that I think the f150 is a better truck. The frame rigidity, outside frame shock mounts, brakes, and quite ride were all selling points for me.
#10 of 577 Well... [andrew9]
Dec 20, 2006 (5:31 pm)
All right. I can understand that.
By the way, mschmal, that second website is Ford made. Unless it gives actual facts (horespower ratings, towing facts) It usually isn't true. Afterall, just showing you something they've already laid out probablty ain't. They could switch the parts to make it look like Ford's is the best, and their number one competitor's is the worst.
And on the Frame comparison, it doesn't even try to show the the competition's frames,just little cutouts of who knows what.
If you want comparisons, go to somewhere nonbiased not a car company owned place.