- First Name
- Yosemite Sam
- Apr 21, 2020
- Reaction score
- Mostly under the pines
- Red Rider
- Finance Manager
I'm not that friend.Not according to a colleague of mine. He passed on delivery of his Lightning order because "by the time they could deliver the battery specs had dropped to a useless amount, especially when towing."
Also "4 of the features promised had disappeared. And the price went up."
I'm not sure which missing features he refers to but I did see that MotorTrend found that the Platinum had 15% less range than the EPA estimate (255 miles vs 300). Cut that in half for towing and I can see why my friend isn't confident in doing a 150 mile round trip towing a horse trailer.
I Gotta say I'm disappointed with Ford. They have an opportunity to really increase the awareness of the practically and economics of an electric truck, but they're failing to deliver. Production targets of 150k are just not significant.
But I got the Ford email and text telling me that I can already order my preferred Lariat trim.
I happened to go to the dealer for my servicing and saw the display of Lariat and this one is priced at $114,000++.
And after reading the towing and snowy locations range drop-offs which is the environment and the purpose for which I am buying the F150 Lightning, there is now way I can proceed with my order. I am still not cancelling my reservations and waiting (or hoping) they can come to their senses in pricing and being able to solve those range or performance issues.