IMO the Vice-Grip Super Duty looking grille does not work good on this F-150 design. I always thought the '05+ Pre '07 make-over Super Duties were some f the cleanest looking trucks on the market. I completely lost interest in '07 & '08 when they flipped the headlights upside down, but warmed up to it later. I then threw up in my mouth when they refreshed the truck again in '10 or '09 with that vice-grip looking grille and even more cheese-ball looking headlamps.
The current F-150's are one of the best overall looking trucks still especially in Limited, HD, FX-2 & 4 trims. The Dodge Ram front is super nice looking, but from the cab back looks like it was designed by Fisher Price. The GM trucks are a clean-cut, no-frills design, but yawn inspiring at best, especially the interiors.
Why is it that Ford doesn't already include HIDs in at least the higher trim levels for the F150? Does anybody think these will be coming in 2013 with the revised headlamps?
I wish they would. That and LED taillights would be great. Heck, LEDs for all of the signals, brake lights, etc. would be great. It's a shame that with what these trucks cost, they aren't even an option. I saw a brand new Dodge Avenger the other day that had LED taillights. And, Hyundai and others make them standard equipment.
I agree with the lights thing. You get the same headlights if you buy an XL or if you buy a Harley Davidson. C'mon now guys, you can do better. Some factory driving/fog/auxiliary lights for the Raptor should have been enabled for the new model too. They did have those LED running lights spotted on a mule, I don't know why they haven't incorporated anything since?