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Old 04-13-2016, 12:01 PM   #21
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Ford F-150 did score #1 in the crash tests, but they hardly "aced" it. It was said the results were not close to what was hoped for. Still, KUDOS to FORD.

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Old 04-13-2016, 12:04 PM   #22
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At least Ford was saved by itself not the government! The sold off divisions like Mazada, Jaguar to name two. Chevy was forced to divest themselves of divisions like Hummer and Saturn. Chrysler just sold to FIAT.
Nothing wrong with that. Ford almost did not make it but did but they are not any better off. Really does not matter who is num 1 It's brand loyalty and what you like. Just think what the world would be if every one bought Fords. Not good being like everyone else. Later RJD

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Old 04-13-2016, 12:06 PM   #23
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It doesn't matter to me where they ranked. I drive a Chevy and have decided to just not crash.
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Old 04-13-2016, 12:13 PM   #24
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I think this thread needs to be reported to the mods... Ford is #1.....???
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Old 04-13-2016, 12:25 PM   #25
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Ford F-150 did score #1 in the crash tests, but they hardly "aced" it. It was said the results were not close to what was hoped for. Still, KUDOS to FORD.
And in defense of RAM, their current design was out on the market before this test was even created.
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Old 04-13-2016, 12:30 PM   #26
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I had a cousin that was in a frontal crash in a Tundra. Completely crushed his left leg. Nearly lost it. Months of rehab and he can now walk but has a limp. He was mid 30's when it happened. With this being said, I think it's very foolish to make light of these crash test ratings. I think GM did pretty well, but I personally could not buy a 1500 Ram and feel good about having my kids and wife in it. Granted, many people drive older cars for financial reasons that are not up to par on crash safety, so I'm only speaking of buying new. I know that in the NE Texas, SE Oklahoma area, you can't save any money buying a Ram. Maybe in some areas you can??? In my area I can actually buy a Ford cheaper in most cases.
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Old 04-13-2016, 12:34 PM   #27
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And in defense of RAM, their current design was out on the market before this test was even created.
When was the test created? The Ford is a 2015 design that was likely in the works for several years before that, so to say the knew about the test and designed specifically for it might not be accurate. OTOH, it might, I just don't know???? And the other makers designs are for the most part pretty old now. The Tundra has been the same for over a decade now, hasn't it?
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Ford was always #1.. I don't know where "again" came from. 🎉
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Well, not quite "aced". The newest report is for the 2016 truck line only. The Ford rating was "Good" in the front corner crash test. That's not exactly 5-star. Ford did improve from 2015. Apparently, the others did not. If you saw the video of the tests, there did not appear to be a significant difference between brands. Virtually every one of them was totaled at 40 MPH.

Now, consider that the people on this forum with pickup trucks are towing at higher speeds, there is need for improvement across all of the competing lines.
Good as opposed to fair should not have Ford owners doing victory laps.

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