I picked up my truck 5 days ago and I am over the moon happy. I ordered a 4X2 Oxford White SuperCrew Lariat, spray in bed liner ( I really like the Ford logo on the back of the cab!) with the locking rear differential and the 501a package. I’ve been getting some thumbs up from other drivers.
I’ve noticed a shudder at low speeds. It almost feels like a fuel filter or injector clog. It’s feels like the front end is shaking. I’m not sure if this is normal as I have not driven a truck or any type of rear wheel drive vehicle in decades. I knew the ride would feel different from the Japanese cars and SUVs I have owned so this may just be my hyper awareness of the truck’s nuances. I would appreciate hearing what you folks think. Thank you, Ricky
From what I read, Rivian walked away from GM.
"Scaringe’s grand plan helps explain why talks that would have given GM a stake fell apart. With both consumers and businesses showing interest, Rivian is rebuffing a deal that may have required a level of exclusivity that would have kept it from building vehicles for others."
I got the impression that Rivian's truck is going for a more luxurious market than the BEV F-series (or Ranger). VW is also separating their basic and luxury plataforms/architectures for EVs within the group.
From a cursory look at Rivian's plans-their pickup is more mid-sized then full-sized, which makes me think we are looking at something more alined with the Ranger.
i'd expect Ford to maybe use the BEV truck with the SD line also in some cases.
I was expecting to read that this WAS the BEV F150 since they already said it was on a different platform. Maybe this came after they developed the in house version and Ford will switch or merge the two platforms.
Wow, didn't expect this! Then again, with General Motors' decision recently to forego an investment in Rivian, this great opportunity presented itself to Ford.
Anyway, this is very good news for Ford (and Rivian too) as it desperately needs partnerships in order to stay relevant in the future of the automotive industry .