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Topic: Electric Vehicles - Your Interest level

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betarhoalphadelta

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Re: Electric Vehicles - Your Interest level
« Reply #322 on: May 13, 2021, 06:53:13 PM »
Even the 5.5' bed on my actual pickup is too small to do many pickup things.

Wait, your F150 is a midget pickup?

Even my Ranger had 6'.

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« Reply #323 on: May 13, 2021, 06:59:11 PM »
Wait, your F150 is a midget pickup?

Even my Ranger had 6'.

With the Supercrew cab (way more room in the cab than competitors) they only offer the 5.5 and 6.5, they don't even offer a full longbed.  And by far most people only order the 5.5.  It barely fits in my garage, and my garage is long.

To me the interior space is way more important than the exterior space.  I bought it for three things-- comfortable daily driver, family vehicle, and a tow rig.  I didn't buy it to haul 4x8 sheets of plywood in the bed, but it does quite well for camping/boating gear.  As I've said many times, if I coulda gotten a Suburban or Expedition with the towing specs my pickup has, that would be the ideal vehicle for the purpose.  

But they haven't made them in over a decade.

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« Reply #324 on: May 13, 2021, 07:05:25 PM »
This one is just like mine:


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« Reply #325 on: May 13, 2021, 07:05:47 PM »
Ahh yeah, I remember you saying that towing was the key. 

I originally bought the Ranger so I'd have a vehicle I could use to take the bike to track days... It was only a year or so later that I crashed that bike and sold it... But I kept the truck nearly a decade more...

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« Reply #326 on: May 13, 2021, 07:25:20 PM »
Ahh yeah, I remember you saying that towing was the key.

Yup, I don't even need it to be an offroader, now that we have the Jeep. :)

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« Reply #327 on: May 16, 2021, 02:01:11 PM »
I had a F150 super crew with the 6.5’ bed. Dang thing was long, and hard to park. I find my Ram super crew with the 5.5’ bed much easier to maneuver. Plus, I have a small utility trailer that I can tow to handle the times where I need a little more bed space. Otherwise the 5.5 is a perfect compromise. 

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« Reply #329 on: May 16, 2021, 02:21:54 PM »
there was hype for a 4-door electric?
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« Reply #330 on: May 16, 2021, 05:00:23 PM »
there was hype for a 4-door electric?
Yes, it's sort of standard, I think nearly all EVs have four doors now.  Apparently Ford wanted the name to garner attention, which is has, but attention can work both ways.

The wife liked the Mustang convertibles we have rented, I didn't so much, but I think I would enjoy the 5.0s.  I was earlier today looking for a BMW 240i convertible nearby, even used the few around are too expensive for what they are IMHO.  I might look for the 'Stang.

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« Reply #331 on: May 16, 2021, 09:58:08 PM »
as you know, 4 doors are for kids and groceries

impracticable

not hype able, unless you have a few kids 
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« Reply #332 on: May 17, 2021, 07:59:51 AM »
as you know, 4 doors are for kids and groceries

impracticable

not hype able, unless you have a few kids
G-men and mobsters like 4 doors, too!

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« Reply #333 on: May 20, 2021, 01:02:47 PM »
F-150 Lightning: Ford already has 20K reservations for new electric pickup (cnbc.com)

How Much Will the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning EV Pickup Cost? (caranddriver.com)

All Lightnings will come with all-wheel drive and a crew cab, so by our approximation the most equivalent gasoline model is the 2021 F-150 XL SuperCrew 4WD with a short bed, which costs $41,855. That base version has a 3.3-liter V-6 engine with 290 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque, which pales in comparison with the base Lightning's 426 hp and 775 pound-feet.


I heard on the news towing was rated at 8,000 lbs, but range is probably very short if doing that.

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« Reply #334 on: May 20, 2021, 01:25:41 PM »
gonna cost more the $50K
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Re: Electric Vehicles - Your Interest level
« Reply #335 on: May 20, 2021, 01:31:15 PM »
When demand outstrips supply, which happens early in a car's run, the mfg will only build "well equipped" models, not base models.

 

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