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quote: PS aluminum frames are lighter and stiffer than any steel framed bike, which is also relevant to cars.
quote: No, wrong. If aluminum was as "expensive" and "energy intensive" as you claim, why is it used for cola and beer cans then?
quote: And easy to dent? Huh? Steel dents much more readily than aluminum. You don't understand the properties of these metals at all, do you.
quote: Besides that, regenerative braking is more of a gimmick than anything else. It reclaims such a tiny percentage of the braking energy, it's pointless.
quote: Not to mention the expense and electronic complexity it adds to what is supposed to be a simple and rugged utility vehicle. Tradesman use their vehicles for far longer than the 3 to 5 years that a residential consumer does.
quote: Correct. While you need more aluminum to achieve the same strength as steel, it still ends up weighing less. Or put another way, for the same strength as steel, an equivalent aluminum structure will be thicker/larger, but weigh less.Very roughly speaking, you need about twice the volume of aluminum to match steel's strength. And the aluminum needed to match steel's strength will cost about 2x as much as steel. (For the same volume of material, aluminum costs about 4x as much as steel.)
quote: Aluminum will also eventually "wear out"
quote: Steel dents much more readily than aluminum. You don't understand the properties of these metals at all, do you.
quote: You can thank increasingly stringent federal regulations for Ford’s decision to start call up Jenny Craig, but the end result is a much lighter vehicle with vastly improved fuel economy.
quote: The government is mandating better cars NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
quote: mythical environmental problem
quote: Do the world you live in a favor and read outside of Fox News articles
quote: Seriously, how does this notion still exist? I suppose we'll have another resurgence of people that believe the Moon landing was faked, even though it's been done twice now, by two independent governments.Do the world you live in a favor and read outside of Fox News articles: http://www.justfacts.com/globalwarming.asp
quote: You didn't read the link. If you had, you would've seen the cited studies within and the compelling information. I know it's a lot, but really, at least read the headings and look at the pretty graphs. I won't go so far as to ask you to check the cited sources; I can understand that's asking too much.
quote: You made fun of the URL's name as if you're 12, then possibly TL;DR'd, assumed I'm some hippy liberal and went about your compelling response repeating typical, conservative garbage.
quote: If you can't even retort with a valid counter against what was provided, you're not adding to the discussion. You're just fulfilling your destiny as a lemming for the ignorance propaganda machine developed for the elite to maintain their hold on their profits.
quote: Give yourself a pat on the back for being a tool.
quote: They're based on particle physics and in depth research made in the field, compiled en masse, and extrapolated over years of study with high scrutiny. Yeah, you may not understand all of it, but if you at least spent the time to read into it, you wouldn't dismiss the evidence so blatantly.
quote: No, this isn't pseudo science, it's fact. Ice ages are fact. What causes them isn't fully understood because it's very complex. We're barely able to predict tomorrow's weather - as you stated - so understanding the details of all of the effects to a fine detail isn't possible today.
quote: The fact of the matter is: we know that having more carbon composites increases the temperature of the planet. What we don't know is how much man has affected it directly. We do know we're affecting it, but not by how much exactly because of the current stage of the Milankovitch cycle that we're in.
quote: Presented with evidence and you rebuttal with nothing substantiated but your own beliefs - again.
quote: Congratulations on proving exactly what you are.
quote: Which is that I'm right...
quote: Seriously, how does this notion still exist? I suppose we'll have another resurgence of people that believe the Moon landing was faked, even though it's been done twice now, by two independent governments.
quote: * Sources of uncertainty in surface temperature data involve "very incomplete" temperature records in the earlier years,
quote: I happen to be a scientist and don't believe the hype, and so do most of the other scientists I know. The assumption that all scientist agree on global warming is a farce, as I know more that don't agree with it than do. The problem is if you don't agree you don't get a voice in serious public discussions.
quote: What does a proper worker/tradesman drive?
quote: If it's thousands more than the 3.5, then it won't be worth it.
quote: The lack of a competitive V8 option puts the F150 at a distinct disadvantage.
quote: Yet it is the best selling vehicle for the last 37 years AND the take rate on the turbo is so high, Ford canned the 6.2L.
quote: What you say flies into the face of reality. The 5.0L and 3.5L have PLENTY of power to two and haul and more than get the job done. Try talking to someone that actually OWNS one of these vehicles instead of dreaming sh!t up (shouldn't be hard, nearly 60,000 of them are sold every month).
quote: Not a fanboy asswipe. And who cares about fuel economy when you're towing? It's sucks and that's just the way it is. I prefer the turbo's because they don't lose power at higher elevations (at least very little unlike NA motors).
quote: What I did say is that driving a large displacement NA V8 is a different (read: better) experience than driving a smaller displacement turbo engine that has the same power/torque ratings as the V8. The V8 is always going to be smoother with power delivery, so there's that. It's not going to need to spool up, which means low speed maneuvering - i.e. backing up a trailer - is going to be easier with a V8 than the V6.
quote: THIS truck weighs 700 lbs LESS due to that aluminum.
quote: The use of aluminum accounts for 70 percent of the 700-pound weight reduction.
quote: They're not going to do something stupid here. Remember when they changed the body years ago and they were so careful not to piss people off that they sold TWO trucks (one with the old look and one with the new) side by side? Remember that?
quote: who actually buys a truck like this so it can be run in harsh environments and do rugged work.
quote: Like someone already said they buy an old pickup that they don't mind beating up.
quote: I'll take the Chevy truck over the aluminum Ford any day of the year. I think Ford made a major mistake.
quote: I live on 230 acres.
quote: Hey I'm not telling anyone what they are allowed to drive just as I am not gonna tell you what to do with jello (green or not).
quote: Convince ford to bring the ranger back to the states--as a crew cab--and we'll talk.
quote: Any word on the towing and cargo capacity of this new F-150? It sounds like it has a very strong frame, did Ford publish any solid numbers on it?
quote: I HAVE A RIGHT TO PUMP UNLIMITED POISON GAS INTO THE AIR
quote: Yeah okay lib fascist. Did SUV bashing go out of style?
quote: Do tell why it is fine to unnecessary pollute the world we all share?
quote: loads of people that drives one because they want either pretend or imagine them self needing one.
quote: I can tell you almost every SUV or 4X4 pickup I saw that slid off the road ended up flipping over and almost every car I saw stayed on it wheels.
quote: Some of us drive trucks because we need to, other just because we can, and you and your ilk are not going to take that away.
quote: So it would seem that it can be taken away.
quote: I specifically bought a Tacoma over an F150 because of mileage and I'm sure I'm not the only one.
quote: I'm against wasting gas.
quote: Just stfu you stupid braindead libtard terrorist and stop trying to tell everyone else how to live.
quote: This has been Europe's very effective solution.