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Old 04-18-2011, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Meeami
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Ive always wondered that. If you watch bbc and stuff, you simply dont see f150's or 1500's on the road in most of uk or europe. Im sure they have similar tasks to accomplish just like us, what do they drive?

(you do however see alot of hliux's). But i mean like towing equipment, and things we count on ful size trucks to do.
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Old 04-18-2011, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Pomona
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Ive always wondered that. If you watch bbc and stuff, you simply dont see f150's or 1500's on the road in most of uk or europe. Im sure they have similar tasks to accomplish just like us, what do they drive?
Vans. Ford Transit, MB Sprinters, Fiat Ducato, etc.
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Old 04-18-2011, 05:23 PM
 
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If price of gas reaches the numbers predcited then you will see large truck market agin collapse like it has i the past. Smaller trucks will be the norm. That si goig to kill GM 'Chrysler and Ford really money seels which are mostly lare trucks still. It was seen in the 70's o vehcile as prices triple with added double digit inflation on other goods.That plus when the fed raisesrates to cotrol that inflatio will really start epopel to hurt.
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Old 04-19-2011, 07:02 AM
 
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The first link was talking about total sales, but included the line:



I thought that would be proof enough, given that it was an outside source. I also provided numbers on the Hilux where the site I linked (a Hilux fansite BTW) quoted annual sales averaging around 500k units. I then provided the average F-series sales of 766k units per year and their year-to-year breakdown.

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Ok, I'll give that the hilux does not sell better than the F150.

But one person stating 'Best selling in the world!!!!!' isn't proof. The numbers from 2005 (article is from 2006)

F-Series: 901,000
Corolla: 1.36 million

That was just about the peak for the F-series, so where does this 'Best selling car in the world' come from?
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Old 04-19-2011, 08:13 AM
 
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Ok, I'll give that the hilux does not sell better than the F150.

But one person stating 'Best selling in the world!!!!!' isn't proof. The numbers from 2005 (article is from 2006)

F-Series: 901,000
Corolla: 1.36 million

That was just about the peak for the F-series, so where does this 'Best selling car in the world' come from?
OK, have to admit I learned something. First off, getting actual figures is really hard. Secondly, I actually spoke to a rep from Ford about this and here is what they told me:

Ford claims that the F-series is the best selling TRUCK in the world. Ford has also issued press releases where individual time period sales (a single month or even a quarter) claiming that the F-series is the best selling VEHICLE in the world. Some sites pick that up and place the statement without context. Ford now only claims the F-series is the best selling TRUCK and/or VEHICLE in North America.

Overall, it depends on the year looked at, there were some years where the F-series was the number 2 selling VEHICLE worldwide for the year and during that year there were months when it was the best overall. As of 2009 it ranks 7th behind the Camry, Civic, Golf, Fiesta, Focus and Corolla.
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Old 04-19-2011, 08:22 AM
 
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Vans. Ford Transit, MB Sprinters, Fiat Ducato, etc.
They also have a stable of small diesel pickups from Nissan, Mitsubishi and VW. Occasionally you will catch something bigger like a F250 or F350, but they are generally only used in specific commercial applications when nothing else will do. I was actually really surprised to see a F350 loaded with farm workers heading out to the fields when I was in Germany...reminded me of home, lol.
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:40 AM
 
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I'm starting to see lots more Ford TransitConnects in the States. I feel that thing is going to be a smashing success.
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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...and then reintroduced when they launched the new Tundra in 2007. Check out the cam recall on the 2007 Tundra's as well as the multiple issues with the 4WD system. Toyota even apologized for the 2007 Tundra...no report on whether or not the engineers had to commit Seppuku (aka Hara-kiri).
So you surely saw the news last week of the F150 airbag recall - 1.2 million trucks.

The Tundra camshaft recall was tiny and taken care of almost immediately.
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:56 AM
 
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I'm starting to see lots more Ford TransitConnects in the States. I feel that thing is going to be a smashing success.
Anything has to be better than the Dodge/Freightliner/Mercedes Sprinter abortion.
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Great Plains
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I'm starting to see lots more Ford TransitConnects in the States. I feel that thing is going to be a smashing success.
I have a friend who has one as a work van, a fleet deal. He states that the small tank and not as good as expected mileage, he has to plan things out a bit better and in strong winds it is somewhat exciting to drive.

It does look a great little vehicle though.

Don't you think that Japanise companies would buy japanise vehicles for their fleets? We are not the only country who has or uses fleet vehicles.
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