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Ford F-150, Toyota Tundra, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Dodge Ram Pickup 1500, GMC Sierra 1500, Nissan Titan, Car Buying, Truck
#24 of 577 ford trucks rock my sox (as they say)
Apr 14, 2007 (4:37 pm)
i have 4 fords 2 f-150's one is a 03 lariat ex. cab with nearly 300,000 miles still going strong a 05 f-150 fx4 supercrew with 148,000 miles then a expedition and super duty with the 7.3l engine (2001) with nearly half a million miles on it ford is the number one seller of trucks because they have the #1 most reliable and dependable truck out there and when the 09's come out theyll hold there leadership for that much longer
Apr 15, 2007 (6:45 am)
the other thing is that the seats even in the lariat are works seats not some high end leather that will rip easily haha want proof the payload is 3050 pounds it says it right here or it did
<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< go to fordchallenge.com and see why ford is the better choice i have aneighbor that was a die hard chevy guy he said hed never buy a ford well now he owns 2 f-150's i told him to test drive one and he did and now hes like me (chevy sucks)
#26 of 577 Re: Spec's for Fullsize Pickups 2007 [kgford]
Apr 15, 2007 (7:40 am)
True but misleading.
While Ford offers that 3050 payload package, very few are sold thusly equipped. By far most F-150s sold have an under 2K payload. Also, at 8200 GVW, it hardly qualifies as a "1/2-ton," at least not as they are commonly known today.
#27 of 577 Not a half ton....
Apr 16, 2007 (10:41 am)
Hmmm, last time I checked, half a ton was 1000 pounds.
You can put more than that in the bed of a Ford Ranger so how then is the F-150 not a half ton?
#28 of 577 Re: Not a half ton.... [mschmal]
Apr 17, 2007 (7:13 am)
Would you please explain to me why Ford does not make the 3050 package available in the short box extended cab version? I really like that package (I know it is not quite the same in my 01 4 x 4). Thanks for your input.
#29 of 577 Re: Not a half ton.... [markan]
Apr 17, 2007 (10:41 am)
I'm not sure, but its probably related to the same reason why a 2008 Mercury Mariner does not have a power drivers seat.
#30 of 577 Re: Not a half ton.... [mschmal]
Apr 17, 2007 (2:48 pm)
Bean counters strike again!!!
#31 of 577 Re: F-150 best selling truck, but for how much longer?? [bigo08]
Apr 20, 2007 (10:58 pm)
Ford has not been the best selling truck! There claim to that fame is based on the fact the Silverado and Sierra are two different divisions of General Motors. But none the less still all GM and added up as a hole out sell Ford!<fact< Nice try on ford's part though, there are fool's out there that believe there claim.
#32 of 577 Nonetheless.
Apr 21, 2007 (7:13 am)
1. Silverado and Sierra are not divisions of General Motors, they are the names of two different models of truck made by two different divisions of General Motors, Chevrolet and GMC.
2. In 2006, Chevy sold 705,980 Silverados and GMC sold 210,736 Sierras for a total of 979,902.
3. In 2006, Ford sold 796,039 F-Series trucks.
4. Ford claims that F-Series is the best selling truck name plate. Since 796,039 is higher than either 705,980 or 210,736, this statement is true.
5. the New redesigned Silverado/Sierra is still not as good a truck as the 2004 F-150.
a. F-150 reg cab has best in class payload at 3050 lbs. vs. 1952 for Silverado.
b. F-150 can tow 2,300 more lbs than Silverado.
c. F-150 has four whee vented disc brakes. Standard on Silverado are rear drums.
d. F-150 uses a fully box frame with hydro formed front frame rails and through welded cross members. Silverado does not use hydro forming and does not use through welded cross members.
e. F-150 has outboard mounted shocks which provide greater stability than the splayed shocks on Silverado.
f. F-150's 5.4L engine has more torque than Silverado's 5.3L and only 10 lbft less than Silverado's heavy, expensive, gas guzzlin' 6.0L
g. Ford also offers a regular cab with 4 door access and behind the seat storage. Silverado does not.
I could go on and on but the point is that GMs "new" truck is only about as good as a 2003 F-150.
Apr 21, 2007 (1:22 pm)
and the f-150 sold 700,000 with just one nameplate no gmc + chevy crap gmc and chevy are 2 different names thus means that ford outsold them per company