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List options that you wished truck makers offered.
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it all boils down to YOU don't have it, and to have gotten it you would have had to pay extra for it, so you don't like it. period. this is toyota's marketing campaingn at work. we give you the choice. well, who doesn't want power stuff? not very many dont want it.
and as far as manual t/c's, ford and nissan are the only ones that offer them in a small truck. toyota and gm are both electronic. a lever doesn't simply mean its manual. the fx4 ranger and off-road frontier both are totally manual. oh yeah, toyota even gives you a lever with a button on it, way cool eh? oh yeah, but that is an option as well. why have a lever taking up space with a button that does the same thing on the lever? ford offers electronic shift on the fly standard. ford's got the whole truck thing covered, and no one can compete with them as far s options and configurations.
Oby- I could have his job ANYDAY, and he knows it. LOL. J/k, don't gag me PLEASSSEEE!
Tbunder - right on. I have always thought that Ford had the 4wd thing figured out with the hub mechanism on the super duties. That is the best setup by far. If they could only have 2lo as well. Oh and it needs a locker too. haha, have a good one!
We all know that most of the "comfort or convenience" options can be obtained aftermarket. The disadvantage to that as I see it is on several levels. 1)there would be a cost consideration as an option because of the mfg buying in such large quantities 2)install in the aftermarket may not always be the best and 3) convenience of shopping around and purchasing.
Bottom line is that we all have different needs. I hope that you don't get charged for that Navigation or Homelink system on your new truck that I have requested as an option....Someone wake me up...the thought that any of the big 3 would really listen to my or most others needs is a dream...
I agree with both points above. More options are great, standard no-frills truck should still be available. I remember my college roommate busted his butt all summer to get a new Ranger. With his limited funds, he ended up with a model so no-frills, he had to haggle to have a rear bumper added on LOL. Not even AC, and this was in Florida.
I am purchasing new truck this fall. Would love to see more 5-spd auto transmission availability (Ford SD is getting it with the new diesel).
I somewhat see aftermarket parts as a good thing. While manufacturer does buy in bulk, that "bulk" usually means cheapest/least expensive possible parts to maximize profits (this is true for all mass-production vehicles). You end up paying for the part, for the installation of that part, dealer markup, etc. Sometimes it makes no sense to buy those options from a dealer, sometimes it does (power windows would be a lot easier to buy with the truck...those motors are really hard to replace, I can attest to that). With some things like side steps, small accessories, it's a lot easier to get them from aftermarket. You end up saving money on them, even if that's at expense of driving to a shop and buying them. To each their own, I guess....if you bought a truck with GPS nav system, you probably don't care about saving $50.
if everyone that has these trucks is trying to get gm to buy them back, how can you explain gm taking over the full-size sales last year. people must like them. and they aren't cheap either. so you can't use that as an excuse.
Gonna slow down posting here and at F-D, though. Startin' to feel like a serious wannabe...time to return to lurking in the shadows ;-)
If the new factory installed one fails (and it will), I can no longer go to the nearest stereo store and pick my favorite for a good price.