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Anyone else reserve an F-150 Lightning?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by CM2007, May 25, 2021.

  1. May 25, 2021 at 12:07 AM
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    CM2007

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    Call it blasphemy if you want, but I just threw down $100 to reserve a new electric F-150 Lightning. It’s the first EV my family can actually fit in (3 kids). The $100 is fully refundable. I’ll probably not want to shell out $40k for a base model in 2022, even with the $7,500 rebate, but I figured I’d see what happens with real world range and other specs as they come out.

    Did anyone else throw down for a Lightning? Why or why not?
     
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  2. May 25, 2021 at 12:14 AM
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    Hightide

    Hightide Kinda’ new, but old

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    Lots of do-dads.
    Ok. Blasphemy.
     
  3. May 25, 2021 at 2:51 AM
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    Adam

    Adam And poof! All my patience is gone. TA-DAA!

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    No. Too short of range. Oh, and Ford will totally f*** it up. I cant even imagine a new Ford with that much untested technology.
     
  4. May 25, 2021 at 2:58 AM
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    Not a Ford guy, sorry. I wouldn’t really think of an EV from Ford, at least not yet.

    Battery technology is changing so fast that 4 years from now there will be a huge difference in life and safety of the batteries.
     
  5. May 25, 2021 at 3:24 AM
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    To soon. Don't even know the full specs yet. Kinda like buying a spouse that has a bad history with setting fires without knowing anything else about her/him. Ford has problems with trying to stay on the bleeding edge and pushing through designs that aren't perfected. I used to be a Diehard Ford fan. I still have a 1997 7.3 F250 (to be sold pretty soon). Their trucks have been catching fire since 1982 so it's just a little early to jump on the Ford EV bandwagon yet.

    1983 through 1987

    Ford Ambulance/Van Fuel-Fed Fires
    https://www.autosafety.org/ford-ambulancevan-fuel-fed-fires/

    Ford Notifies Ambulance Owners Of Potential Fire Hazard
    https://apnews.com/article/9fa70479c0635b83584beb98290bfedc

    1992 through 2003


    Recall Alert: NHTSA Warns Ford Owners to Get Their Faulty Cruise Control Switch Fixed for Fire Risk
    http://www.trucktrend.com/news/163-news101022-ford-cruise-control-switch-recall

    2015 through 2019

    Ford Again Recalls F-150 and Super Duty Pickup Trucks for Second Repair over Engine-Block Fire Risk
    The F-series has been under several recalls and investigations this year. Back in April, Ford recalled the 2018 model for potential rollaways due to a transmission defect. In June, a small number of 2018 models had fuel and oil leaks. Then in September, Ford recalled more than 1.6 million trucks for fires that could start in the B-pillars. In October, NHTSA announced it is investigating F-250 and F-350 pickups for faulty tailgates.
    https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a25653515/ford-recall-f-150-super-duty-trucks-engine-block/
     
  6. May 25, 2021 at 3:36 AM
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    what in the actual hell is in the B pillar that could cause a fire? dammit ford!!
     
  7. May 25, 2021 at 3:47 AM
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    RLHOK

    RLHOK Keeper of the smoke.

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    No longer rolling stock baby....
    airbag maybe?

    wiring run thru from point a to b
     
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  8. May 25, 2021 at 4:05 AM
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    War Machine SSEM # 5 SKDM # 23

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    Good thing my wife didn’t have that mindset or I’d still be single.
     
  9. May 25, 2021 at 5:06 AM
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    Owned one newer Ford. It was enough of a POS to convince me never to own one again. I love American products but a Ford just doesn’t cut it for me.
     
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  10. May 25, 2021 at 5:46 AM
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    No, but excited for the new Tundra and how this might push Toyota to bring out a hybrid Tundra sooner rather then later. I reserved a new bronco for the wife and after months of delays and set backs we went and got her a new JLU Rubicon. Ford seems to be new the new Tesla in how they announce and reveal all these new vehicles and then we don't see them for years....
     
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  11. May 25, 2021 at 6:07 AM
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    No but, my son has a Tesla (Halo) truck on order for more than a year.
    He's way up there in position and I laughed when he said there were two design revisions since he put his order in.
     
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    I'll wait for Toyota's electric truck
     
  13. May 25, 2021 at 7:42 AM
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    I’d wait for the diesel before the EV.
     
  14. May 25, 2021 at 7:46 AM
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    NewImprovedRon

    NewImprovedRon Hey! Get off my grass!

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    Ford + New Technology = Better wait and see. Actually you can insert just about any manufacturer's name into the first position.
     
  15. May 25, 2021 at 8:14 AM
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    hagrid

    hagrid Ich habe sie gespritzt

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    Good Lord, I hope not. Need to save money for fuel.
    Anyone else reserve an F-150 Lightning?


    Still waiting for my frontal lobotomy. Gotta have that before I buy $50K worth of engineers shrugging their shoulders and muttering, "It is what it is".
     
  16. May 25, 2021 at 9:01 AM
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    Can;t wait for the sheer number of people who pre-ordered to come home and realize they can't super charge it because their home isn't setup for it.

    Then can't wait for the Ford dealers to have a list of local electricians to come remedy.

    And the number of people who balk at another $2-$5k to upgrade their electrical service.
     
  17. May 25, 2021 at 9:18 AM
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    Yeah, with their hybrid history, I'd give it a good 20 years before I'd trust an all electric Ford
     
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    Undercoating
    This will trigger a lot of paranoid members on this site. Bring the popcorn.
     
  19. May 25, 2021 at 10:01 AM
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    With current technology, I don't see the point of an electric truck; I bought my truck to tow and haul, particularly long distances on the highway to places that have no power.

    When we're ready to replace my wife's Corolla (in 10+ years, I hope), I'll see what the technology looks like and consider if we should go ICE, hybrid, hydrogen fuel cell, EV or something else.
     
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  20. May 25, 2021 at 10:08 AM
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    FWIW Toyota recalled pretty much all 2016-17 Tacoma’s due to the rear ends being susceptible to locking up and causing a crash.

    200k+ were eligible for the recall.
     
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    i'll let the e/v technology to work out the kinks before it catches my interest... so about 15 years from now.
     
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    Undercoating
    :ohsnap:
     
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    First year production problems. People also found the trans under filled.

    Hope the 4G Tundra goes smoothly.
     
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    Sad part is 99.999999% of people will do just fine on a 240V charge with minimal work at the house, fully charged from 0 in a few hours. Also sad that 99.99999% of people think they “need” 300+ miles of range. You basically go to the “fuel station” every night at minimum when you home charge.

    DOE Facts:
    80% of people will charge at home (think at night)
    95% of round trips are less than 50 miles
     
  25. May 25, 2021 at 10:20 AM
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    AzureNightmare

    AzureNightmare Geek in a Tundra

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    Similar position here. For a commuter and EV would be ideal, in any form, so long as you have appropriate charging abilities at home. As I'm a single vehicle guy for now, I need a vehicle that can do it all, and EVs just aren't there yet. Maybe in a decade, but I also hope that my Tundra is running strong and I don't need a new vehicle in 10 years.
     
  26. May 25, 2021 at 10:23 AM
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    I think the issue is road trips. I make trips to CA every year.

    1500 miles would require charges that would add quite a few hours to the trip.

    As it is with my Tundra it’s about 4 fill ups or about 40 minutes of fill time. That’s like one charge at 240v. You’d still have another 4-5 more charges on the electric to make too.
     
  27. May 25, 2021 at 10:26 AM
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    No but competition is good! I'm excited to have Rivian's truck come out soon and then see what Toyota brings to market.
     
  28. May 25, 2021 at 10:36 AM
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    No they won't "do fine" with that. In the upper northeast, many houses are served on 40 or 60 amp panels.

    Even 200a service is going to be tough with a simple outlet and modern families.
     
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    I see your point but renting a car for 1-2 per year vacations and saving on gas year round might be cheaper all considered. It’s certainly a normal emotional response to plan for “worst case” but when you pencil it out I’d bet it’s more expensive especially as gas goes higher.
     
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    No doubt, I just like driving my Tundra.
     
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