Author Topic: Here you see the $87,100 F-450  (Read 593 times)

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Re: Here you see the $87,100 F-450
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2017, 05:52:24 PM »
Don't show my husband. He'll want one.

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Re: Here you see the $87,100 F-450
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2017, 06:04:44 PM »
I just see money being burned.  The cost of ownership and use for such a beast is just ridiculous.

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Re: Here you see the $87,100 F-450
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2017, 12:31:35 AM »
F750 is popular in Texas

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Re: Here you see the $87,100 F-450
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2017, 01:39:27 PM »
>F750

lolol

Does an extension ladder pop down when you open the effing door?

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Re: Here you see the $87,100 F-450
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2017, 10:57:14 AM »
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Ford said on Thursday that the average price of one of its F-series pickups rose $2,800 to an average $45,400 a truck in the third quarter. Sales of F-series trucks, which range from spartan work trucks to Platinum models with the features - and price tags - of a European luxury sedan, were up nearly 11 percent to 658,636 vehicles for the first nine months of this year.

Wall Street loves electric cars, America loves trucks

https://in.reuters.com/article/us-ford-motor-results-tesla-analysis/wall-street-loves-electric-cars-america-loves-trucks-idINKBN1CW0EZ

There's still a big disconnect between what American consumers want and what America needs.

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Re: Here you see the $87,100 F-450
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2017, 01:46:15 PM »
>disconnect

I'm amazed at how large the full sized pickups have become and more and more are now 4 wheel drive. The mid sized pickups are now the size of an F-100 back in the 1960's.

But I can't totally blame consumers for wanting these trucks.  There is a disconnect between what Detroit and the government wants and what people want.

1. Interstates are now a canyon of semi trucks.  We feel safer in something bigger that sits higher so our heads are not at the same level as the semi's bumper.

2.  We have let our roads go.  We want big wheels so we don't wreck our cars in some gaping pothole.

3. Cars are now made to meet fleet fuel standards and wind tunnel tests, not for American people.  American males are taller and heavier than ever before, we don't want to have to jack knife ourselves into a sedan, sit on the floor with our foreheads touching the windshield.  My first car was a 1960 Studebaker Lark 2 door, a compact in it's day, and it had boatloads of more usable interior room than most mid sized sedans have today and a tall man could wear a fedora inside!  It takes a full sized pickup to give them a comfortable seating arrangement today.  Bring back bench seats and some head and leg room and you will be beating off buyers with a stick.  (My first new car was a 1977 VW Rabbit which still had a lot more headroom than today's VW Golf.)

4. The current crop of EV's are even worse in all these roominess categories.  Might work for Europeans but Americans are not going to pay $40K and climbing for an EV we can barely get into and have to swap out the batteries in 7 years.  Better to buy the Gass guzzler you know than face to unknown costs of the battery life.

I could go on about range, $200 proprietary charging cords, incompatible fast charging standards and the like, but you get the picture.  There is a large niche in the American auto market that is only being served by SUV's, *vans and pickup trucks.

PS. It does not help that nearly every car looks like a knockoff of a Camry.

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Re: Here you see the $87,100 F-450
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2017, 01:57:31 PM »
Squirming and thrashing about isn't going to save you, Brad. Prepare for your fate! hhh

related:
Try a Honda Fit. It's the closest thing to a clown car I've ever seen. (We have the 2010 model.) Front seat is very good re roominess & travel comfort. Rear seat is C+/B- (I've ridden there for an hour or more).  Has decent rear storage, too.

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Re: Here you see the $87,100 F-450
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2017, 03:20:34 PM »
>fate

LOL. Don't I know it.  Soon we will be laying down in self driving coffins and hope they don't encounter a squirrel.

Related.

Good tip on the Fit, I'll check them out.  My knock around car is a 2010 Ford Transit Connect van. Front wheel drive for snow and huge headroom.  Noisy on the freeway though like being inside a steel drum. But good in town.

Related theory.

Everybody is taking yoga, not for health and inner peace, but to be limber enough to get into the back of these modern cars.

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Re: Here you see the $87,100 F-450
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2017, 08:48:36 PM »
Hennessey’s VelociRaptor 6×6 F-150

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pricing starts at $349,000 including the cost of the donor vehicle

https://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/hennessey-ford-raptor-6x6-pictures-specs-performance/

« Last Edit: December 19, 2017, 08:50:10 PM by rcjordan »

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Re: Here you see the $87,100 F-450
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2017, 10:42:37 PM »
Hey if we're going to go into 6 digits for 6 wheels, we might as well do it in luxury:

http://www.automobilemag.com/news/mercedes-benz-g63-amg-6x6-priced-from-51100-247723/

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Re: Here you see the $87,100 F-450
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2017, 11:37:37 AM »
>$87K

Pffft, seems like a steal..

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Re: Here you see the $87,100 F-450
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2018, 04:04:32 PM »
Americans are spending a record amount of money on new cars and trucks

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General Motors reported that it was moving metal for an average of $38,000 in December — and many of those vehicles were well-optioned pickups and SUVs.

http://www.businessinsider.com/americans-spending-big-money-for-new-cars-2018-1

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Re: Here you see the $87,100 F-450
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2018, 04:21:30 PM »
Really, the car is a second living space for many people.  Honestly, it doesn't surprise me that people are spending so much for a car:  we spend so much time commuting, why not feel pampered? 

My friend who lives in Oklahoma (3.5 hours away) and goes to school in Beloit, KS (a couple hours north of here) has a 60K Suburban and it does all but make you coffee.  (Actually it probably does make you coffee, but we just haven't figured out how to do it yet.) 

As much time as she spends on the road, I completely understand why she wanted something luxurious.