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Are ford f150 reliable
what's america's favorite vehicle will give you a clue it's not a motor car if you guessed the ford f-150 pickup you are right according to auto week in the past three years an average of 900 000 f-150 pickups have been sold each year that's 2 486 pickups per day 103 every hour 24 hours a day seven days a week now that's a lot of pick up what makes the f-150 pickups the top-selling american vehicle since 1981. it's nearly 40 years during this time a total of 40 million ford f-150 pickups have been sold just to give you an idea of how many that is imagine parking them a bumper to bumper in a long line the line could circle the globe not once but multiple times there's a lot to be amazed about when it comes to the ford f series firstly it was the first real purpose-built pickup truck until then the pickups were just an afterthought secondly today only 15 of these pickups actually do what they're originally built for it started a new trend that has continued to this day ford f1 pickup was built as a workhorse but it soon became a popular personal vehicle loved by all americans the f-150 was only officially released in 1972 but its story started much earlier than that since 1947 world war ii was ended and car companies that were focused on supplying vehicles for the troops now turn their attention to getting ordinary americans moving again say you're handyman that year you need a vehicle to do your job so you take a look at your options there aren't many in fact you only have two choices you can get a heavy duty truck but it's way too big you don't have that much stuff you need to transport and you need to use the vehicle for personal use too since you don't have enough money to buy two vehicles how's your day gonna feel when you arrive to pick her up in a monster truck there are smaller trucks but they are really just lightly modified passenger cars don't have enough space for your load and they aren't nearly tough enough for what you need feel a bit like goldilocks even less options should you choose the truck that's too big or the modified passenger car it's too weak luckily for you ford has just released a third option which is just right it's the f1 pickup truck a purpose built half punt pickup built from the ground up it's specifically designed for like truck use and doesn't look anything like the afterthought of a passenger car maker while competitors only offer inline six cylinder engines ford f1 has three options one of which is a legendary 100 horsepower v8 yeah back in the day 100 horsepower was a lot it also has some passenger car comforts including a wide cab and curved one-piece windshield not seen in any of its competitor there are options for a passenger side sun visor and windshield wiper as well as a c-clear windshield washer this is operated by foot puncher and useful for people whose job takes them to dirty or muddy environments and it comes with additional chrome prim and two horns it is marketed as the 1948 f1 bonus built pickup ford advertising claims the trucks are the amazing result of time proved proc engineering principles they call it the ford bonus built construction which claims to make trucks stronger and last longer ford's intent is to create something rugged but comfortable for commercial operations but people soon start seeing the advantages of having a vehicle that can handle light hauling duties horse owners will need to carry a few bales of hay now they can do this with a vehicle that is comfortable enough for everyday use too soon driving a truck doesn't mean you're a farmer or ranch hand the f1 appeals to a much larger market people begin buying them for lifestyle reasons and using them as passenger cars ford is quick to recognize the trend it started so the next generation model is designed with this wider market in mind let's take a trip to the evolution of the iconic f-150 to see what changed and what stayed the same a massive redesign for the second generation includes features to turn the f-100 from a work truck to a vehicle that anyone in the family can drive burning radius is reduced automatic transmission power steering seat belts and heating and ventilation systems are introduced roomier interiors include options like radios dome lights armrests and cigarette light is at this point that the series name has changed from f1 to half ton f100 f2 and f3 merging to become the three quarter ton f-250 and f4 became the one-ton f-350 the third generation sees a modern new body with integrated fenders and hood and a clamshell design four-wheel drive models become available the fourth generation sees the series become longer and lower a mid-cycle design introduces the twin i-beam front suspension which allows the front wheels to run independently this results in more maneuverability and a smoother ride the ranger name makes its first appearance as a pickup it's used to denote the high level styling pack fifth generation 1967 to 1972 dimensions of the fifth generation increase again and plusher trim levels become available the grille design gets updated a camper special 1972 f-250 is introduced the sixth generation introduces a legendary f-150 model in an effort to avoid emissions restrictions this becomes the best-selling truck ever it sits between the f-100 and the f-250 the four-wheel drive super cab is released four seats now mean you can use it as a family car even though the rear door is a little awkward the seventh generation is the first ground-up design since 1965.
it has improved aerodynamics and fuel economy the blue oval is added to the center of the grill diesel power is added to the series as well as electronic fuel injection power mirrors windows and door locks make their appearance as do tinted windshields the f-100 is discontinued making the f-150 the lightest pickup on the market body lines soften around the rear in the eight generation models which also sport a new rounded front clip to improve aerodynamics it's the first year the five-speed manual overdrive transmission and some of the models get electronic fuel injection the ford f-150 becomes the first pickup truck that's sold on a non-carbureted engine it's 1989. the f-150 is now america's best-selling vehicle the hood line in the ninth generation gets lower to improve aerodynamics it gets new fenders and grills and a high mount third brake light an anniversary package striped model is released to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the first ford produced truck it gets more high tech with keel's entry alarm and a compact disc player the trend towards a personal vehicle continues more and more people are purchasing the f-150 for personal lifestyle rather than work use in the tenth generation ford splits the series in order to develop separate vehicles for both types of buyers the f-150 becomes a contemporary vehicle for personal use while the f-250 and f-350 are designed for work use the reimagined f-150 takes on a whole new shape it has a radically streamlined body it loses the traditional twin i-beam and gets full independent front suspension the supercab becomes the first pickup in the class to have four full-size doors it's also the 50th anniversary of the f-series sales search to nearly a million in 2001. more variants appear in the 11th generation including off-road models and sportier versions all f-150s get four doors a navigation system becomes available for the first time on some models the f-150 wins numerous awards as the best pickup truck the 12th generation includes a new model svt raptor is a dedicated off-road pickup towing capacity is increased a v8 cylinder becomes standard on all f-150 models with the six cylinder the 2011 f-150 offers the 3.5 direct injected twin turbo ecoboost v6 automatic transmission is the only option electric power assisted steering becomes available the 13th generation gets lighter by nearly 750 pounds nearly every panel is switched to aluminum but the bulk of the frame remains high strength steel 13 generations and 80 years later america's love for the f series pickups continues it may have started primarily as a work tool with few creature comforts but today less than 15 percent of owners use their pickups for the purpose it was originally intended in 2019 it was the best-selling vehicle in america the f-series won in 31 states including most of the midwest and south this is according to a report by edmonds which also says that every state in america apart from california and florida prefers either a pickup or an suv what can we say we just love our trucks coming soon is the f-150 electric option will it live up to the tough ford name ford releases a video demonstration of the prototype throwing more than 1.25 million pounds of rail cars and trucks during the test you judge for yourself the ford f-150 might have started as a humble workhorse a basic transportation for farmers and trade people but today it's become the personal transportation of millions of americans both individuals and families the ford f-150 has been america's most favorite vehicle for nearly 40 years that's certainly a tough fact for any motor manufacturer to follow you.