Why I'm Getting The F150 Lightning

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Yes, a 1980 Honda Accord is a front-wheel drive. As was the '87 Civic, as was the Dodge Caravan and Ford Escort.

We did eventually get a 4wd truck, the last two trucks dad had, but for the most part we just put a load in the back when we needed his earlier trucks.

Saying it's required is misleading. Only a tiny minority of the northwest experiences winter hazard weather for more than a handful of days a year, and some years not at all.

Traction devices are more important than awd in any case.

-Crissa
My coworker always had a 4wd but never took them out in bad weather. He said my 4wd does not prevent idiots on the road hitting me. I wouldn't mind front wheel drive or all wheel drive. I have a sport car and a truck that are rear wheel drive and have had a number of uncomfortable situations with both. They always did a little better with weight in the back so I am sure CT1 will do better than average rear wheel drive truck.

I know on ice, it should not make a whole lot of difference but we made it home on a one hour trip in my wife's all wheel drive Subaru when we were the only one on a 4 lane highway and everyone else was in the ditch. I also made it through some rough winter weather with my front wheel drive Oldsmobile.

Now I just try to stay home in bad weather when I can.
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What they fail to tell customers is OTA updates can NOT be done by customer. It requires dealer !!!!
Are you serious??? I have driven a mach-e but I don't own one. If this is true, how can it be called OTA updates at all? False advertising, misunderstanding what OTA means, or just boating their features to try and compete with Tesla? This is bad if true....
 

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No one is going to mention the passed-out little "J3" in the background of the video? LOL.
OMFG THEY USED BLUE CRUISE WITH A CHILD IN THE CAR.
 

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Are you serious??? I have driven a mach-e but I don't own one. If this is true, how can it be called OTA updates at all? False advertising, misunderstanding what OTA means, or just boating their features to try and compete with Tesla? This is bad if true....
Sometimes the update doesn't work, or they need to update a firmware that the OTA software wasn't designed to reach. Tesla has had this happen before.

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I was thinking about ordering lightning because I'm number 1 million in line for the cybertruck. I want the lightning pro extended range version which I heard will only be available to fleet owners. So I'm probably just going to keep driving my 19 5.0 f150 until I can get the cybertruck unless ford changes there mind about the base model lightnings with the bigger battery pack.
 

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OMFG THEY USED BLUE CRUISE WITH A CHILD IN THE CAR.
It's pretty hard to use Blue Cruise with or without kids in the car around here. It's only available on highway 5. I drove 300 miles yesterday and 30 of it was "Blue Zones" or whatever they call it.

I was able to use autopilot on and off for about 290 of those miles by comparison. Though admittedly when the road gets windy I turn it off because it drives me a little crazy so maybe only 250 miles where I was comfortable using it.

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This is why when I see auto-bloggers raving about SuperCruise and BlueCruise as if they are the same as Autopilot I just roll my eyes. "You can actually use them hands free unlike Autopilot"... If Autopilot were limited to tiny pieces of pre-approved highway, I'm sure Tesla would be a lot more confident about letting people go hands off too. Instead Tesla lets it work everywhere there are lines on the road.

Maybe Tesla should just let you use Autopilot hands free in all the zones where the baby drive assist programs are allowed to work.
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I currently have both reservations for CT and Lightning, but here's what lead me to put in a reservation for Lightning.
Well.......as we say in the South........"Bless your heart".
 

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It's pretty hard to use Blue Cruise with or without kids in the car around here. It's only available on highway 5. I drove 300 miles yesterday and 30 of it was "Blue Zones" or whatever they call it.
Replying to myself but whatever.

After watching Munro's video, I'm starting to suspect I couldn't even go North and South on 5 because immediately north of here is a fairly "Tight" curve on the highway. Not so tight Autopilot even blinks, but tighter than the one Sandy had to coach Blue Cruise around on in his test drive in the Mac-E.
 

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Supposedly Blue Cruise has all of I-5 except the 'urban' segments.

I remember when it was so much more curvy than it is now...

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