Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Newer Light Duty Trucks > 2015+ F150
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


2015+ F150 Discuss the 2015 Ford F150 SPONSORED BY:

Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #31  
Old 05-03-2014, 10:24 PM
Frdtrkrul Frdtrkrul is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Prior Lake, MN
Posts: 375
Frdtrkrul is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
McSniperliger McSniperliger
I think we can all agree that people just don't want to have to use a clutch anymore especially in rush hour traffic where your average speed is 30mph, especially in a metropolitan area. Still wish there were more forgiving clutches on the market that handle easily like a Honda or Saturn instead of be a ball breaker like a VW clutch for a newb.
__________________
-History is written by the victor, history is filled with liars.
-1999 F150 5.4L V8 auto XLT Ext. Cab long bed 253K miles Bridgestone Dueler Revo 2 265/75/16
-Ford Today, Ford Tomorrow, Ford FOREVER!
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 05-03-2014, 11:14 PM
85e150six4mtod 85e150six4mtod is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 16,238
85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation
If only I could run 30 mph some days......

I like my 5 speed pickup, but am glad for the 6 speed auto in the Isuzu NQRs at work.
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 05-04-2014, 06:50 AM
MBDiagMan's Avatar
MBDiagMan MBDiagMan is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: NE Texas
Posts: 2,032
MBDiagMan is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Quote:
Originally Posted by YoGeorge View Post
The fact is that we can talk all day about the difference in maintenance costs, but if we simply cannot get a stick in a new car or truck we want, it makes no difference....for instance, we are discussing this in the 2015 F150 forum and there will be no sticks on any model of those.

That said, I've been driving vans for a lot of years, but in 1978, I ordered my first brand new vehicle ever (needed a dependable commuter) and chose a '78 F100 short bed Flareside with a 300 inch six and a 4 speed manual OD (toploader with 3rd and 4th gears reversed).

That trans stunk in its old age because the countershaft bearings wore out at about 80k miles and made some LOUD growling noises--lots of miles in OD gear stressed the countershaft for lots of miles--whereas in the original toploader, the only gears that used the countershaft were not cruising gears. I just drove it in 3rd till I sold it. 2.75 axle was plenty long enough (and way overgeared with the OD).

Take care,
George

Well there are bad manual transmissions and there are bad auto transmissions. I'm sorry you got a bad one. I've had a few bad ones too, like the small three speed in my six cylinder '66 6 cylinder Mustang and the piece of crap in my first car, a '48 Chevy, but by and large out of a large number of vehicles I've gone through in my fifty years of driving they've been bullet proof.

All that said, I apologize for adding my comments since this is a thread about the 2015 models. The conversation seemed to be about manual transmissions, one of my favorite subjects, so I mistakenly thought that I was welcome in the conversation. My bad. I will politely excuse myself, and quietly step out the door.

Have a nice day.
__________________
Doc
Cars: 1964 Galaxie 500 Fastback, 2006 Mustang GT Five speed
Trucks: 1978 F150 Shortbed 4X4 that I bought new, 2000 F150 RC, Flareside, 4.6, 5 speed 4X4, Wifes 1998 F150 Blue(very important) 4.6 Flareside
Plane: 1948 Cessna 140
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 05-04-2014, 02:28 PM
85e150six4mtod 85e150six4mtod is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 16,238
85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation85e150six4mtod has a superb reputation
Not a problem. The discussion as to why there are no MTs today has to include what the history of the MT includes. Every clunker MT and every bad MT experience has led us to this point. People do not want to row the shifter, they don't want to roll backwards down hills, and they don't want to adjust the seat too far forward for comfort so they can get the clutch pedal all the way down.

Meanwhile, I am making very preliminary plans for my next car, probably the last new car I'll ever buy. I'm thinking 6 speed.....
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 05-04-2014, 03:58 PM
MBDiagMan's Avatar
MBDiagMan MBDiagMan is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: NE Texas
Posts: 2,032
MBDiagMan is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Frdtrkrul View Post
I think we can all agree that people just don't want to have to use a clutch anymore especially in rush hour traffic where your average speed is 30mph, especially in a metropolitan area. Still wish there were more forgiving clutches on the market that handle easily like a Honda or Saturn instead of be a ball breaker like a VW clutch for a newb.
I think that MOST people can agree, but not me. I am a diehard stick shift driver. Bumper to bumper traffic, one car length forward and stop in a traffic jam, no sweat. One of the mercedes sticks I've had, beautiful. My v8 mustang five speed, no problem, my 64 Galaxie three on the tree, heaven. My five speed v8 4X4 bring it on. Any traffic situation. Any terrain, give me three pedals and I'm pleased as a kid in a candy store.

That said, I have over fifty years and a couple of million miles of stick shift experience. Both my kids, now ages 30 & 34 learned to drive and still prefer sticks.

LOVE 'EM!
__________________
Doc
Cars: 1964 Galaxie 500 Fastback, 2006 Mustang GT Five speed
Trucks: 1978 F150 Shortbed 4X4 that I bought new, 2000 F150 RC, Flareside, 4.6, 5 speed 4X4, Wifes 1998 F150 Blue(very important) 4.6 Flareside
Plane: 1948 Cessna 140
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 05-04-2014, 04:19 PM
RigTrash601's Avatar
RigTrash601 RigTrash601 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Hattiesburg, Ms.
Posts: 2,323
RigTrash601 has a brilliant futureRigTrash601 has a brilliant futureRigTrash601 has a brilliant futureRigTrash601 has a brilliant futureRigTrash601 has a brilliant futureRigTrash601 has a brilliant futureRigTrash601 has a brilliant futureRigTrash601 has a brilliant futureRigTrash601 has a brilliant futureRigTrash601 has a brilliant futureRigTrash601 has a brilliant future
Mitch Thornhill RigTrash601
Quote:
Originally Posted by MBDiagMan View Post
Well there are bad manual transmissions and there are bad auto transmissions. I'm sorry you got a bad one. I've had a few bad ones too, like the small three speed in my six cylinder '66 6 cylinder Mustang and the piece of crap in my first car, a '48 Chevy, but by and large out of a large number of vehicles I've gone through in my fifty years of driving they've been bullet proof.

All that said, I apologize for adding my comments since this is a thread about the 2015 models. The conversation seemed to be about manual transmissions, one of my favorite subjects, so I mistakenly thought that I was welcome in the conversation. My bad. I will politely excuse myself, and quietly step out the door.

Have a nice day.
Always welcome, I thought it was about manuals also..... Thank you for your input.
__________________
Mitch...
2014 F250 6.7L PSD,Platinum 4x4, White, Pecan Leather, FX4 package.
2013 Range Rover Sport HSE LUX, Fuji White (Wife's)
RIP Charles Glen Thornhill Sr. Feb. 07 1943 / Oct. 25 2014.... I Miss You Pop!
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 05-04-2014, 05:47 PM
YoGeorge YoGeorge is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,752
YoGeorge is a splendid one to beholdYoGeorge is a splendid one to beholdYoGeorge is a splendid one to beholdYoGeorge is a splendid one to beholdYoGeorge is a splendid one to beholdYoGeorge is a splendid one to beholdYoGeorge is a splendid one to behold
Quote:
Originally Posted by MBDiagMan View Post
Well there are bad manual transmissions and there are bad auto transmissions. I'm sorry you got a bad one. I've had a few bad ones too, like the small three speed in my six cylinder '66 6 cylinder Mustang and the piece of crap in my first car, a '48 Chevy, but by and large out of a large number of vehicles I've gone through in my fifty years of driving they've been bullet proof.

All that said, I apologize for adding my comments since this is a thread about the 2015 models. The conversation seemed to be about manual transmissions, one of my favorite subjects, so I mistakenly thought that I was welcome in the conversation. My bad. I will politely excuse myself, and quietly step out the door.

Have a nice day.
Absolutely no need to apologize, MB, but most people who come to this forum are seeking info pertinent to the 2015 F150--like the new aluminum body, new engine (2.7 EcoBoost), etc. I'm definitely in this discussion myself and am not faulting your input or experiences with sticks.

I have a '91 BMW 318is and an '09 Subaru Forester, both with sticks, in addition to my '02 E150 which gave me no choice but an automatic. I would have preferred a 4WD Escape with a stick to the Forester but there was no such animal in 2008.

Take care, and please don't take any offense at anything I said, as I certainly did not intend any offense. It's a very civil discussion, you and I both prefer sticks, but what difference will our preferences make to anyone interested in the 2015 F150? We might as well be trees falling in the forest

George
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 05-04-2014, 08:08 PM
jntibs jntibs is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 65
jntibs is starting off with a positive reputation.
The manual trans is dead. Better get used to it, eventually even the Mustang is gonna be at best paddle shift, which seeing as the auto is select shift already it isn't far off.
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 05-05-2014, 03:04 AM
MBDiagMan's Avatar
MBDiagMan MBDiagMan is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: NE Texas
Posts: 2,032
MBDiagMan is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
It might soon be dead in new cars in the USA, but will be around a long time in other parts of the world. I haven't been to Europe since 2003, but as of that time VERY FEW cars had auto's.

My wife will continue to get new cars, but I will keep my old stick shift cars going for the rest of my life, and if they must be replaced it will be with the best used stick shift vehicles I can find. This won't be as difficult for cars, but it was tough enough to find my five speed F150 back in '04. If I have to replace it, the hunt will be even more difficult as time goes by.
__________________
Doc
Cars: 1964 Galaxie 500 Fastback, 2006 Mustang GT Five speed
Trucks: 1978 F150 Shortbed 4X4 that I bought new, 2000 F150 RC, Flareside, 4.6, 5 speed 4X4, Wifes 1998 F150 Blue(very important) 4.6 Flareside
Plane: 1948 Cessna 140
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 05-05-2014, 03:12 AM
RigTrash601's Avatar
RigTrash601 RigTrash601 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Hattiesburg, Ms.
Posts: 2,323
RigTrash601 has a brilliant futureRigTrash601 has a brilliant futureRigTrash601 has a brilliant futureRigTrash601 has a brilliant futureRigTrash601 has a brilliant futureRigTrash601 has a brilliant futureRigTrash601 has a brilliant futureRigTrash601 has a brilliant futureRigTrash601 has a brilliant futureRigTrash601 has a brilliant futureRigTrash601 has a brilliant future
Mitch Thornhill RigTrash601
Quote:
Originally Posted by MBDiagMan View Post
It might soon be dead in new cars in the USA, but will be around a long time in other parts of the world. I haven't been to Europe since 2003, but as of that time VERY FEW cars had auto's.

My wife will continue to get new cars, but I will keep my old stick shift cars going for the rest of my life, and if they must be replaced it will be with the best used stick shift vehicles I can find. This won't be as difficult for cars, but it was tough enough to find my five speed F150 back in '04. If I have to replace it, the hunt will be even more difficult as time goes by.

I know the new Ram 2500 still offers the manual, hard to find though. I would imagine you'd have to order one.
__________________
Mitch...
2014 F250 6.7L PSD,Platinum 4x4, White, Pecan Leather, FX4 package.
2013 Range Rover Sport HSE LUX, Fuji White (Wife's)
RIP Charles Glen Thornhill Sr. Feb. 07 1943 / Oct. 25 2014.... I Miss You Pop!
Reply With Quote
  #41  
Old 05-05-2014, 08:23 AM
FordmanNJ's Avatar
FordmanNJ FordmanNJ is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 354
FordmanNJ is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.FordmanNJ is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
In the last 20 years that I have been able to legally drive, I have operated a manual 4 times i can think of. Twice with my dad's 90 Ranger which almost lead to fist a cuffs with dad. Once with the neighbor's 85 Mustang GT and once with Richard Petty Stock Car Experience. The neighbor's car was all set up and pretty wicked. The trans in that was pretty forgiving for a rare timer such as myself. I enjoyed working the gear box. The stock car wanted more revs to get it off the line.

Dad's Ranger well that was an experience. The first time was the more harrowing experience with a stick as I came really close to causing two accidents within 50 feet from one another. It was dad's idea to try to teach me how to drive a stick on a busy Saturday morning going to town. Since this scared the begeezes out of me, it turned it me off from driving. It was redefined me saying screw the manual trans I will only drive autos mentality. However, a few years later we were out and about and gave it another try on a quieter stretch of road, I did pretty well.

However, I like the select shift "Manual" operation on my F250. I find it fun and different. However, I do not use it all the time as a prefer the auto with lockout around town. Honestly and reality, many people just prefer to jump in, start the truck, and drive.

In other words, to each his own. It is what you prefer for a trans.
__________________
2011 F250 XLT CCSB 4X4, 6.2L V8, 6R140, 3.73 Elocker, Cooper Discoverer A/T3 LT275/70R/18, Lariat Rims, Premium XLT, Chrome, FX4, Camper, Plow packages, ESOF and Powerscope mirrors Tuxedo Black Metallic
2008 Kodiak 30BHLS Travel Trailer
2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4x4 V6 4.0, 5RE55, 3.73LS
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 05-05-2014, 10:08 AM
bmuhlbach's Avatar
bmuhlbach bmuhlbach is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: hinckley ohio
Posts: 1,962
bmuhlbach is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.bmuhlbach is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
When I took my Mustang GT in for E check there was 4 guys and they had to go get the 1 girl that worked there to drive it up to the test bay. She told me she was the only one there who could drive a manual.
__________________
Buy American your job depends on it.
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 05-05-2014, 10:12 AM
YoGeorge YoGeorge is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,752
YoGeorge is a splendid one to beholdYoGeorge is a splendid one to beholdYoGeorge is a splendid one to beholdYoGeorge is a splendid one to beholdYoGeorge is a splendid one to beholdYoGeorge is a splendid one to beholdYoGeorge is a splendid one to behold
Quote:
Originally Posted by bmuhlbach View Post
When I took my Mustang GT in for E check there was 4 guys and they had to go get the 1 girl that worked there to drive it up to the test bay. She told me she was the only one there who could drive a manual.
This is funny. I am reluctant to take my stick shift cars to a full service car wash because I assume that nobody will know how to drive it. Instead I take it to a drive thru wash where I can drive it onto the rack myself...so I have to clean the interior myself

George
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old 05-05-2014, 10:32 AM
MBDiagMan's Avatar
MBDiagMan MBDiagMan is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: NE Texas
Posts: 2,032
MBDiagMan is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Quote:
Originally Posted by YoGeorge View Post
This is funny. I am reluctant to take my stick shift cars to a full service car wash because I assume that nobody will know how to drive it. Instead I take it to a drive thru wash where I can drive it onto the rack myself...so I have to clean the interior myself

George

For me that would be an advantage. I don't like anyone touching my cars, much less letting a stranger drive them.
__________________
Doc
Cars: 1964 Galaxie 500 Fastback, 2006 Mustang GT Five speed
Trucks: 1978 F150 Shortbed 4X4 that I bought new, 2000 F150 RC, Flareside, 4.6, 5 speed 4X4, Wifes 1998 F150 Blue(very important) 4.6 Flareside
Plane: 1948 Cessna 140
Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old 05-05-2014, 11:06 PM
AG4.0's Avatar
AG4.0 AG4.0 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Lincoln, NE
Posts: 1,200
AG4.0 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
My daily driver Escort is a 5 speed and I love it, but I'm glad my 02 F150 is an auto. I used to have a 93 Ranger with the 5 speed and I liked it except when I had to tow, especially pulling a boat up a slippery boat ramp. Today's autos are so much better. One thing I've noticed driving a mix of autos and sticks over the last 18 years is that the Autos usually get right at their EPA fuel ratings, but I always get significantly better than EPA rating with 5 speeds. For me manuals are fun to drive but an auto is what I want when I'm pulling.
__________________
Adam
2002 F150 FX4, SCAB, 5.4
Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2014, 11:06 PM
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2008 F-250sd convert to manual transmission Frozen001 Super Duty & Heavy Duty 11 08-19-2014 12:01 AM
Manual downshifting in drive D macguy 6.7L Power Stroke Diesel 3 08-08-2012 06:39 PM
manual to auto swap mattb650 Ford Inline Six, 200, 250, 4.9L / 300 2 08-27-2003 06:37 PM
Transmission; 3 speed manual tropictrdr 1961 - 1966 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10 08-14-2002 11:47 PM
Manual transmission stuck in reverse, stick just flops arround redranger1 Clutch, Transmission, Differential, Axle & Transfer Case 8 06-08-2002 06:38 PM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Newer Light Duty Trucks > 2015+ F150

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


Participate In The Forums

Create new posts and participate in discussions. It's free!

Sign Up »





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup