Source: Wall Street Journal/Reuters
quote: Ford is pushing out a major upgrade, the smaller turbo v6 could pull 30mpg highway in a full size truck, which is rediculous.
quote: While the ladder frame of the all-new F-150 is still constructed of high-strength steel, 95 percent of its body structure made of “high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloys” according to Ford.
quote: especially after having aluminum on a car myself.
quote: Ford customers are already having problems with the fact that aluminum dents much easier than steel. People are getting dents in panels that a steel body panel would shrug off without even chipping the paint.
quote: The military doesn't test that your aluminum or capacitors has to be made of blah. It has to pass the torture tests, the heat tests, the flammability tests, the durability tests, and the dirt tests. But these tests are for the product as a whole.