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Factory built 2016

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by shooterm, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. shooterm

    shooterm Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 260

    Yesterday I went truck shopping and dealer was being a *****. Of course trying to get me into a truck I didn't want. One of his angles was ford isnt building anymore 2016's and switching superduty factory to 2017's. Can anyone verify this? I really dont want to wait tell fall and dealer trucks are either spartan or land yachts with every frill.
     
  2. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,551

    4/1/16 was the last order date for a 16, 17's available late August. They need time to retool factory for new truck design.
     
  3. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,026

    So now are they all going to be aluminum Bodies?
     
  4. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,551

    Yes.

    This may be the 1st time since 98 I don't buy the 1st year model.

    Don't get my wrong, I'm not worried about the new material, just thinking 2017 Raptor in the spring.

    Yea, WTF am I thinking, right!
     
  5. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,026

    I never thought I would say this. But the Dodge trucks look better. Just my opinion.
     
  6. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,551

    You and Mark will never hit the benchmark at this rate!........
     
  7. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    We had the $100k+ Shelby in the shop a few weeks ago. It was just meh
     
  8. Broncslefty7

    Broncslefty7 Senior Member
    Messages: 656

    had a rental f-150 that was aluminum, one of my guys rear ended a subaru. the truck folded like a deck of cards and was totaled, the subaru had two small dents on it. ill find the pictures somewhere.
     
  9. Broncslefty7

    Broncslefty7 Senior Member
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  10. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,551

    We have a ½ dozen at work now....I think all are getting cheaper and weaker.

    Now, if they would produce a raptor-bronco.....
     
  11. Broncslefty7

    Broncslefty7 Senior Member
    Messages: 656

    id buy a raptor bronco in a heart beat.

    i like ford i have 14 of them. my '14 f350 is awesome no issues with it. i also have a 2015 Transit 250 and a transit connect and they are solid. however i do not like the aluminum f150's and i do not like they are using the cab of the 150 in the super duties now. the problem is i dont like fiat or Chrysler, so there isn't really anyone else to switch to.
     
  12. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    I ordered my 2016 in late march and it was one of the last 16's made. I would have waited for a 17 but the regular cabs are ugly as sin.. The extended cabs and crew cabs are good looking trucks. I have bought 11 new trucks in my life and this is the first one i ever ordered.. 2000 MILES, the warrant was voided at 100 miles and I LOVE the truck.
     
  13. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,905

    We set the benchmark.
     
  14. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,315

    So that's why it's soooooooo low it'd trip a earthworm....
     
  15. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,905

    If you aim low enough, you always hit your target.
     
  16. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,315

  17. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181