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Old 03-24-2010, 08:33 PM
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Some General Gripes about my truck

This is the first Ford i've owned for about 8 yrs.
loving it so far except a couple things...

Whats up with an outside thermometer and compass not being standard??? This has been standard equip since 03 on all the other trucks.

Also, no low window washer fluid warning. That has got to be one of the cheeziest things I have ever seen! And the window washer resevoir doesn't hold a full gallon of juice(wasn't there enough room for a 1 gal resevoir on a truck 24 feet long)?

I'll stop whining now and go back to telling everybody how great my truck is!!

Anybody else have any simple things that drive you nuts?
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Old 03-24-2010, 08:37 PM
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yep i gotta gripe , people that buy a truck and then gripe about it
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Old 03-24-2010, 08:41 PM
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I put in an aftermarket windshield rear view mirror with compass and thermometer. Took care of that problem...
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I put in an aftermarket windshield rear view mirror with compass and thermometer. Took care of that problem...
Where did ya get it & how much?? Thanks
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YEA,
Quit whining. We lived the past 40 years with GREAT TRUCKS that made you check under the hood for silly things like that...

And you could roll down the window and feel the temperature..!!

And anybody over 30 that has lived in the country can tell pretty much what direction they are driving, they don't need a little gizmo to tell them...

Focus on the truck... That is T-R-U-C-K, and after a 2008 2500HD Silverado and a 3500 HD CC DRW 4x4 Silverado Girls Trucks, I am here to tell you FORD'S RULE!:icon_ford:

2009 KR, CC, F-450, 4X4, SPARTAN 210 TOW, AIR BRAKES OVER, AIR SUSPENSION OVER, WARN WINCH, BULLBAR, 5TH WHEEL HITCH, LED RUNNING LIGHTS, .........MAN'S TRUCK and it don't get no better than that...!
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I put in an aftermarket windshield rear view mirror with compass and thermometer. Took care of that problem...
I did too.

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I put in an aftermarket windshield rear view mirror with compass and thermometer. Took care of that problem...
AUTOANYTHING.COM Has them in stock
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Mine tells me the temperature on the heater control screen and the compass is in the message center. I thought this was standard, at least the compass anyway?

I do feel your pain on the washer not having a warning that it's getting low. Before the Fords I had a 2001 Chevy and it told me, and before that a 1999 Dodge and that told me too. Neither had compass or temperature though. And ya... They should make it so that the bottle will hold a full gallon after the point that the light comes on so you don't have a big bottle with 4oz of leftover fluid rattling around your bed lol.
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my 1995 dodge even told me. but my 02 dont. oh well. another excuse to open the hood . if you dont wanna check your fluids daily then i feel bad for your vehicle. i check every fluid in my truck almost daily. at the longest i might go a week.
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Old 03-25-2010, 06:16 AM
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This is the first Ford i've owned for about 8 yrs.
loving it so far except a couple things...

Whats up with an outside thermometer and compass not being standard??? This has been standard equip since 03 on all the other trucks.

Also, no low window washer fluid warning. That has got to be one of the cheeziest things I have ever seen! And the window washer resevoir doesn't hold a full gallon of juice(wasn't there enough room for a 1 gal resevoir on a truck 24 feet long)?

I'll stop whining now and go back to telling everybody how great my truck is!!

Anybody else have any simple things that drive you nuts?
The compass is where you look to view mileage. Well it is on mine anyway.... EDIT (you said standard, nevermind)

What I don't like is you MUST have the drivers window completely closed otherwise you hose the the electronic mirror controls and seat setting switch. The passenger side doesn't seem to have a problem.

Factory mileage blows. All in all though it's a fantastic truck. Very strong, very comfortable.

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