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Worthy of it's own thread.

 

http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2015/07/new-f-150-costs-l-e-s-s-to-repair.html

 

The last thing most people want to think about when they purchase a new vehicle is how much repairs will cost. However, that issue has been at the heart of some media stories and ad campaigns about the 2015 Ford F-150. They claim that aluminum is not as good as steel, and aluminum repairs are more costly.

Foundational assumptions go like this: Because the new aluminum body is more exotic, fewer repair experts are certified, repairs are more complex, and hourly and material costs will likely be higher than conventional steel repairs.

However, from what we're seeing, the truth is very different. The monthly newsletter for the Assured Performance Network, a nonprofit third-party repair-advocacy organization, is reporting that the 2015 Ford F-150 is actually less expensive to repair when comparing the average cost of its repairs to the average cost of repairing 2014 models. And it's less expensive by a wide margin.

Early statistics collected by Assured Performance from the Certified-Recognized Ford National Body Shop Program shows that the average cost of repairs on the 2015 aluminum-alloy F-150 is almost $870 less than the average cost of repairs for a steel-bodied 2014 F-150.

To be fair, these early 2015 F-150 repair costs are based on just 337 repairs so far this year from 121 Assured Performance member shops, while the full 2014 average is taken from a much larger — 1,238 — number of repairs from over 300 shops. The average repair cost for the 2014 Ford F-150 was $2,345.97, while the average repair cost of the new F-150 to date was $1,476.93.

Here's exactly how the newsletter delivered the information:

"As most know early on controversy swirled around cost and complexity of repairing the new aluminum alloy-bodied 2015 Ford F-150 compared to its steel-bodied predecessor.

"And the answer is? Early statistics provided by you and others in the Certified-Recognized Ford National Body Shop Program, show that average cost of repairing the 2015 F-150 is $1,476.93 based upon 337 repairs. Compare that to [the] 2014 F-150 at $2,345.97 based upon 1,238 repairs, or $869.04 less! This is also comparable to other full size pickups.

"Albeit early, and based upon limited data, that is significant!"

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The conclusions drawn from these statistics lack real evidence and support. You have a limited sampling and no controlled variables of the repairs being done in one group vs the other.

 

Here's a link that's a bit more straight forward:

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2015/07/30/ford-f-150-gets-mixed-crash-test-results-1070666040/?intcmp=hpff

 

"The Insurance Institute also said it took longer for a local Ford dealer to repair the aluminum truck than an older steel one, and the aluminum parts cost more. The institute said the repair costs were 26 percent higher for the aluminum-bodied truck."

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The conclusions drawn from these statistics lack real evidence and support. You have a limited sampling and no controlled variables of the repairs being done in one group vs the other.

 

Here's a link that's a bit more straight forward:

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2015/07/30/ford-f-150-gets-mixed-crash-test-results-1070666040/?intcmp=hpff

 

"The Insurance Institute also said it took longer for a local Ford dealer to repair the aluminum truck than an older steel one, and the aluminum parts cost more. The institute said the repair costs were 26 percent higher for the aluminum-bodied truck."

Fox news.

Yeah, forgive me if I take a source like Pickuptrucks,com over Fox news for truck related information.

Or any information for that matter.

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Well, you do try and shout down articles that you cite to prove your own point so it's not like your logic process is terribly strong.

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So I just got done reading the blog section on the article in this thread, and all I have to say is, WOW, do some people get bitter over something so trivial as a report like this.  

 

Simply amazing.

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Well, you do try and shout down articles that you cite to prove your own point so it's not like your logic process is terribly strong.

Never mind the fact that it is an AP sourced article and this was not actually done by Fox, but merely reported. Let's go ahead and add in the fact that his article is clearly not comparing apples to apples, as has already been pointed out. 

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The conclusions drawn from these statistics lack real evidence and support. You have a limited sampling and no controlled variables of the repairs being done in one group vs the other.

 

Here's a link that's a bit more straight forward:

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2015/07/30/ford-f-150-gets-mixed-crash-test-results-1070666040/?intcmp=hpff

 

"The Insurance Institute also said it took longer for a local Ford dealer to repair the aluminum truck than an older steel one, and the aluminum parts cost more. The institute said the repair costs were 26 percent higher for the aluminum-bodied truck."

Fox news.

Yeah, forgive me if I take a source like Pickuptrucks,com over Fox news for truck related information.

Or any information for that matter.

 

 

Here's the same information reposted by AutoBlog, in case that makes the same source material from the IIHS and Associated Press seem more legitemate. Fool.

 

http://www.autoblog.com/2015/07/30/iihs-ford-f-150-extended-cab/

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It looks like nobody reads articles anymore.

My thread is about vehicle repair costs.

 

I see a bunch of links from some of you about Ford getting the highest truck safety rating.

What gives

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It looks like nobody reads articles anymore.

My thread is about vehicle repair costs.

 

I see a bunch of links from some of you about Ford getting the highest truck safety rating.

What gives

Safety ratings? I don't know about all that but I do know about this.

http://wot.motortrend.com/1507_iihs_retest_of_2015_ford_f_150_uncovers_safety_discrepancies_in_lineup.html

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You just know someone's out there reading this and thinking "these guys are scripting this. It's like the WWE or something?"

Sadly, no booking committee was involved in any of this. This is a straight-up shoot :(

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It looks like nobody reads articles anymore.

My thread is about vehicle repair costs.

 

I see a bunch of links from some of you about Ford getting the highest truck safety rating.

What gives

Safety ratings? I don't know about all that but I do know about this.

http://wot.motortrend.com/1507_iihs_retest_of_2015_ford_f_150_uncovers_safety_discrepancies_in_lineup.html

 

 Can you please stop with the irrelevance of Ford's leadership in light duty truck safety ratings.  

 

If you want to read about that, I already have a thread for that here:

http://www.cheersandgears.com/topic/85383-2015-ford-f-150-leads-light-duty-truck-segment-in-safety-ratings/

 

This thread is about false, over-dramatized repair costs.  

 

 

 

Topically challenged are we?

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It looks like nobody reads articles anymore.

My thread is about vehicle repair costs.

 

I see a bunch of links from some of you about Ford getting the highest truck safety rating.

What gives

Safety ratings? I don't know about all that but I do know about this.

http://wot.motortrend.com/1507_iihs_retest_of_2015_ford_f_150_uncovers_safety_discrepancies_in_lineup.html

 

 Can you please stop with the irrelevance of Ford's leadership in light duty truck safety ratings.  

 

If you want to read about that, I already have a thread for that here:

http://www.cheersandgears.com/topic/85383-2015-ford-f-150-leads-light-duty-truck-segment-in-safety-ratings/

 

This thread is about false, over-dramatized repair costs.  

 

 

 

Topically challenged are we?

 

How is a truck that gets a "marginal" on crash tests in certain trims (namely the cheaper trims) NOT relevant to safety? Hint. It is 100% relevant to safety. Someone sure is sensitive about the facts today. What is really funny here is that the same place that gave it top safety ratings (for the crew cab only btw), gave the other models a "marginal" because those were tested after the Super Crew ratings were handed out. Again, 100% relevant.

 

Oh and you're the one who brought up seeing things about safety on here. 

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It looks like nobody reads articles anymore.

My thread is about vehicle repair costs.

 

I see a bunch of links from some of you about Ford getting the highest truck safety rating.

What gives

Safety ratings? I don't know about all that but I do know about this.

http://wot.motortrend.com/1507_iihs_retest_of_2015_ford_f_150_uncovers_safety_discrepancies_in_lineup.html

 

 Can you please stop with the irrelevance of Ford's leadership in light duty truck safety ratings.  

 

If you want to read about that, I already have a thread for that here:

http://www.cheersandgears.com/topic/85383-2015-ford-f-150-leads-light-duty-truck-segment-in-safety-ratings/

 

This thread is about false, over-dramatized repair costs.  

 

 

 

Topically challenged are we?

 

How is a truck that gets a "marginal" on crash tests in certain trims (namely the cheaper trims) NOT relevant to safety? Hint. It is 100% relevant to safety. Someone sure is sensitive about the facts today.

 

Oh and you're the one who brought up seeing things about safety on here. 

 

 

Again and for the last time, this thread is about repair costs.

 

oy vey!!!!

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From the article,

 

Early statistics collected by Assured Performance from the Certified-Recognized Ford National Body Shop Program shows that the average cost of repairs on the 2015 aluminum-alloy F-150 is almost $870 less than the average cost of repairs for a steel-bodied 2014 F-150.

 

So until we have more proof to the contrary, as an engineer, I will believe the data and facts LONG before opinions and rumors, although I understand how excited some get to read about any POTENTIAL bad Ford news.

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