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Ford F-150 SUPERCREW

dbn7dbn7 Posts: 13
edited March 23 in Ford
Cant wait for this truck!!! Does anyone have any
pricing yet?? I will pass on the info I've been
told by a Ford Rep.(hopefully accurate)!! Being
built at Kansas city plant which has been converted
and being tested...truck will be avail. for
Jan.2nd delivery with order dates being taken in
the fall most likely oct-nov. This was the latest
update showing in his computer. ALSO a press
release was done on Aug. 25th for "preliminary
specifications" on the supercrew ... this release
is just for dimensions basically.
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  • RoclesRocles Posts: 985
    What size is the bed? This truck could prove worthy for the shingling-only jobs of my company. All I need on those jobs is an air compressor,tools and two gas cans in the back. But...I need at least four guys as well so this is interesting......More info please!
  • Pls tell me what's special abt this trk...look, motor..etc. Thanks!
  • dbn7dbn7 Posts: 13
    A few answers... The truck's bed is 5 1/2 feet which compared to an F-150 supercab SB is only I believe 1 foot shorter!!

    Whats special to ME about this truck is it fits my needs . I like the idea of being able to have 4 adults sit w/some comfort and yet the ability of loading a small bed (shrubs, plants, trash etc.) I also snowmobile and like the idea of putting my bags in the back seat and my gas tanks (and prob. all my friends tanks) in the bed while hauling the trailer. I LOVE the look of the F-150 and when I saw pictures of the new F-150 Supercrew w/its 4 doors it looked awesome!!! Also in my opinion I think it might be structurally a little safer for occupants because of the "B" pillar and roof reinforcement ...head rest help too!!! These are only my thoughts and welcome others!! Now if I could only find out how much this truck will cost me!! Later!
  • dbn7dbn7 Posts: 13
    Forgot to mention check out www.f150online.com/fordnews for pictures and updates!!! Forgive me I'm kind of new to computers and dont know how to "direct link" you there.
  • Has anyone seen a picture of the F150 SC online. Checked out link on response #4, no picture, just specs.

    Thanks
  • It's not too difficult to imagine what it will look like. Just picture an Expedition with a 5.5 foot bed after the passenger doors. Sorry, I know this is no help!
    -powerisfun
  • I thought it was an F-150 front not an Expedition?
  • I was able to find some info/pictures of the new 2001 supercrew at
    www.blueovalnews.com/supercrew_preliminary.htm and http://www.auto.com/99autoshow/art/index.htm. There is also an article in the Dec. issue of TruckTrend about this and other new crew cabs (Nissan and Dodge.) I can't give any concrete price information as I ordered mine without being given a firm price - but all indications are that the supercrew will cost an additional $2000 over the extended cab version. I was able to get the dealer to commit to $100 over the dealer's invoice. If anyone is thinking about placing an early order, I would suggest a similar agreement (in writing) because high initial demand may tempt some dealers into trying to make a higher profit than usually achieved on other vehicles. (as of now, there is no substitute from GM and Dodge Quad/Nissan Frontier are quite a bit smaller)Additionally, there are some new options such as a sunroof and power adjustable foot pedals, neither of which I saw necessary. (If you do opt for the sunroof, you'll have to do without the overhead console containing compass/temp, sunglass holder, garage door opener, etc.)There is also no "off-road" package, although you can get everything the off-road package contains (17 inch alloys, skid-plates, 3.55 limited slip, etc) by purchasing these options separately. One other change I might mention is that the 6-disc cd changer is located behind the rear seat, not in the console between the captains chairs (if you opt for them). Not a really big deal, might allow more storage and better security but not as easy to change discs when doing 70 down the highway.
  • Went to dealer to order f150 sc but they said they can't order until pricing comes in. Said that they will only get one at the dealership for the whole year and they will sell it for sticker price. Another Dealership said they will order me one but will not talk price as related to invoice. I wonder if it's going to be hard to buy one of these for a decent price? I want to buy a chesnut LARIOT 4x4 with leather captains chairs, tow package, 5.4l engine limited slip, skid plates, automatic with shift on fly 4 w drive. Have not decided on moon roof. I would get the moon roof for sure if I didn't have to loose the temp gauge and compass. If anyone else has had success ordering one of these trucks please give details including price.
  • RoclesRocles Posts: 985
    slick36,
    The truck you want will probably be around 30 grand.
  • I need some good advise. I've been shopping around for a new truck (moving up from the small car world) and fell in love with a 2000 Silverado 1500 4wd xcab long bed. It's red with a tan interior and...well you know the rest of the story. Well after reading ALL the posts here and printing them out, bringing them to the dealer, and confronting him about some concerns I have with vibrations at 60-65 mph, AND getting no good answers. I decided to come to you. I must admit that I'm not very knowledgable about drive shafts and differentials and all that (I know what they are and do but not what to look for as a pkg). I have to have this truck but need some help. Anyone have some good advise about questions I should be asking and what can I get the dealer to do for ME ? The dealers I went to so far have tried to get me to buy on the spot (I'm doin the cash deal) so of course they want the $$$. But before I fork over the dough I want to make sure I don't get shafted. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  • BrutusBrutus Posts: 1,113
    You should ask this question in one of the Chevy Silverado topics. There are a couple of them out there. Even if they say 99 Silverado, I'm sure they are talking about the 2000 models also. You should get some good feedback from people who actually own the truck. Alot of the time, a rumor starts and gets out of control. My guess is that if Chevy is having a problem like you mention, it is in a select number of vehicles. I'm sure you'll get some input in one of the Silverado topic areas.
  • bezojrbezojr Posts: 11
    Wannatruck,

    I am a former owner of a 1999 Silverado, I now own a y2k F-150. As stated above, its not a rumor Gm bought my truck back, it vibrated...I found another one..a y2k 4x4 but decided after the way i was treated by the dealership and mainly by GM. I'm a Ford man... You can tell by driving it. Drive on the highway with the cruise control on. @ 55,60, 65, 70 you'll know if it vibrates. as far as the launch shutter on take off..i think that still exists. GOOD LUCK..just remember if you have problems after you buy...GM will be of NO help..Granted, i'm not sure how Ford will react to any problems but I KNOW how GM does.
  • Here this info should help. My banks web site www.pctcu.com has a link for vehicle pricing and they have the 2001 supercrew. Just go to the web site select the "extras" section in the top right corner. This will take you to a page that a has a vehicle pricing link on the left side click that then select make and model search, drag box down to year 2001. You will notice tha ford is the only maker offered at the next step click that and BAM there is your info. They have invoice and retail pricing including all the options. I AM THE MAN. Hope this helps.
  • BrutusBrutus Posts: 1,113
    The Supercrew F-150 4x4 walked away with the truck of the year in the Texas Truck rodeo last month. The F-250 Superduty 4x4 finished second and the F-150 2x4 finished 3rd. I read this information at www.fordvehicles.com which is the Ford site. Before anyone says it must have been rigged, the same article said that the Silverado won last year. It appears the Silverado, Sierra, Ram and Tundra were all represented.
  • FYI: I have received a price quote of $30.5K for a lariat 4x4, 5.4L, tow package, and 3.55 limited slip. List is $33215 and invoice is approximately $29600. Not bad, but not a $100 over invoice.
    Another tid bit of info: a buddy of mine just ordered a '00 Silverado SLT 4x4 (loaded) via GM's employee purchase plan. Under the deal he pays the dealer cost: 6.5% under invoice!
  • bobs5bobs5 Posts: 557
    This truck comes with the 4R100 auto transmission.
    Anyone know how good this tranny is as far as reliability and durability is concerned?

    Anyone know of a good web site with pictures of the wheels which are available for this truck?
  • Bob 5
    Both "pickuptruck.com" and "f-150online" have lots of pics. Sorry, these URLs are written and not true links. I beleive that this truck can be had with the 4R75 only (unless California emissions ordered). The 4R100 is reseved for the Super Duty trucks.
  • hey, i just ordered my 2001 F-150 Supercrew XLT 4x4, 5.4L, towing package, upgraded tires, power seats, sliding rear window, electronic shift on the fly, and some others. I got it FOR $200 under dealer invoice. The numbers at edmunds and kbb were right on the money, dollar for dollar. So people, trust these numbers and find someone who will give you a deal. Another guy wanted appro 2,500 more. They said approximately 2 to 3 months for dealivery. Does anybody have any good information on priority numbers, dealer allotments, or anything I can do to keep an eye on the dealer? Thanks
  • bobs5bobs5 Posts: 557
    thanks murphyd

    There is a firewall at work which will not allow me to get to pickuptruck.com....oh well

    Guess I'll stop at a dealer to pick up a brochure, maybe it will have the info I need. The ford website is almost useless.

    Do you know if Ford's auto trannies (for pickup trucks) have good reputations as far as reliability is concerned?

    I have had problems with auto tranny in cars, and was wondering if the ones in the pickups are more durable.

    Anyone know if a manual tranny will be available in the future?
  • Take a look at the Transmisssion section of the message board at www.f150online.com/index.html
    I think the 4R75 trans is a decent unit, but not bulletproof.

    I suspect Ford won't offer a manual trans in the supercrew since it's a bit of an upscale truck.
  • bobs5bobs5 Posts: 557
    Thank you for posting the link. Quite a bit of info there. The auto trans seems to be pretty reliable by those postings.

    Still looking for a picture of the 17" 10 spoke cast aluminum wheels and 17" chrome steel wheels as listed on Edmunds.
  • laz2laz2 Posts: 1
    Moonroof: Does anyone have any specs on the moonroof-is it glass or metal, if glass does it have an interior sliding cover?

    Engine: What's anyones feedback on the two engines offered? I'm looking into the 4.6 for the reasoning of fuel economy.
  • bigsnagbigsnag Posts: 394
    I guess everyone has probably already looked at this, but...

    http://www.pickuptruck.com/html/reviews/2001/ford/s_crew1.html
  • The local dealers here in Albuquerque, New Mexico began receiving SUPERCREWS in the last few days (Feb. 20th or so)! What a beautiful truck:)

    I ordered the Lariat, 4X4, 3.55 limited slip, 5.4L, captain's chairs, 6-CD changer, rear-sliding window, 17" wheels, AC, trailer towing package, two-tone paint(harvest gold/deep blue), cab-steps, moonroof, and bed-extender(MSRP 35,545 INVOICE 30,906 COST TO ME 32,000).

    BEWARE - My salesperson tells me that if you ordered the bed extender that Ford won't build your truck yet! I cancelled that part of the order and will simply pick it up later as the hardware is preinstalled for its use.

    ALSO - It appears that the moonroof models may take another month or so to arrive. None of the Lariat models which have arrived so far have moonroofs. New Mexico is BIG SKY country and it will absolutely be worth the wait.

    By the way, I've heard that you lose the compass/temperature console if you get a moonroof. HOWEVER, if you checkout the Features section of Ford's slick multimedia presentation at www.fordvehicles.com/supercrew/sc_plugin.asp,
    you'll see that the console is still there! After looking inside a Lariat this afternoon, it seems to me that you may only lose the small storage compartment aft of the console. Any confirmation?

    Also, I'm wondering if anyone can attest to the cost/benefit of the K&S replacement air box/filter & Superchip on the 5.4L?

    Thanks for all your help!
  • dpg7314dpg7314 Posts: 2
    Need some help fast. I am ordering a 2001 Super Crew 4x4 Lariat tomorrow and I still can't decide on which engine. I have driven the 5.4 and like it, but I don't plan on pulling anything substantial. Considering the decreased gas mileage and initial $680 for the 5.4, is it worth it? Anyone with experience with a 4.6L in a big truck like this? Any reviews of the 4.6?

    Any help would be appreciated.
  • barlitzbarlitz Posts: 752
    After owning a 99 lightning with 5.4 and now a 99 f250 4x4 supercab with 5.4,I would highly recommend it.Check out www.wardsauto.com they rate the 5.4 as one of the 10 best engines in the world.
  • dwinner1dwinner1 Posts: 1
    Will the 4.6 have enough power for day to day driving with only occasional pulling(twice per year) of a 23ft. fiberglass boat? Ordered one yesterday and after reading a few of the postings am a bit concerned.
  • barlitzbarlitz Posts: 752
    I have the 5.4 which is a great engine I also have a superchip in it which added about 25 hp and more tourque.You should go to www.F150online.com there are tons of topics on all sorts of questions with the F150's
  • tberestberes Posts: 2
    Just drove a 5.4 sc. Unable to find any info on towing capacities for the sc. Anyone know what it will tow and what options are necessary?
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