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Have you guys set up your Bluetooth yet? Gotta be one of the nicest features yet.

Totally handfree cell phone use. Darned pickup will dial the phone and even pick it up for ya while it is still in your pocket.

Kinda strange talkin' to the sunvisor tho........

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I have a 2007.5 GMC, I tell it the number it phones and I talk. I am real glad to see FORD is getting into the real world.

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I forgot to add my truck gets reception when a cell phone has no service, It is real handy when the nearest cell towers are 70 miles apart!

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I have a 2007.5 GMC, I tell it the number it phones and I talk. I am real glad to see FORD is getting into the real world.
You're joking right??? Ford has had SYNC long before it was ever a thought in GM. GM's Onstar can't hold a candle to Fords SYNC technology. SYNC has received every award possible, rave reviews from auto testers...nothing about onstar.
SYNC will adjust the HVAC , change radio station, play certain songs, etc. with a command of your voice.
Ford MyTouch has already made GM's new interiors archaeic. The Chevy cruze just debuted and is already behind in technology.
Ford offers MyKey which is a pre programmed key you give to your kids and the radio volume doesn't go beyond half way, speedometer goverened to 75 and other stuff.

so in reality, it's good to hear GM is "trying" to enter the real world
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Considering that OnStar has an annual subscription fee of $300 while Ford's sync is FREE. Plus, OnStar's functionality has fallen way behind MyFord Touch and you see GM trying to add services like text and FaceBook to OnStar... scrambling to "catch-up"...

Talk to any old analog OnStar user and they got a pile of scrap metal when GM discontinued their subscription service... value? what value? At least Sync is software based and easily upgradable while OnStar is still hardware based boat anchor.

Ford added 911 Assist and Vehicle Health reports to SYNC in 2009, and both those features can be installed over older SYNC versions via USB for free.

Another sweet FORD feature is keyless entry. Going surfing , mountain biking, fishing, etc.. just throw your keys in the center console and go have fun. Return, punch your number on the keypad and you're back in your vehicle. Onstar requires you to carry a cell phone, give them your ID blah blah blah. Cellphones don't seem to work well after submerging them in water.
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I carry my keys, with me I have pockets, they are cloth coverings you put things in. I live in a small community, and have friends that have Fords they never lock because of the touch pad.
I really do believe Ford will have lots of customers for the new pickups, I have read a lot about them and every single piece seems to be great, to bad it does not work as a whole. I have a friend that has one, a new6.7, it is worked all the time and compared to his 6.4 it is a great unit. he even has 6.0 it smokes a lot on start up but still works. The reason he buys Ford is that no one else will give you anything for a used Ford. I was in a Toyota lot getting parts for a customer a friend who is a Ford guy, great truck 1999 with a 7.3. needs a heads up display. Anyways he was amazed at the prices of the used Fords, Really cheap. I guess if you want any kind of trade in you need to buy a new FORD.
It is good to hear from the sales people I am always interested in how you spin the newest hype.
Personally I use my truck to work it, if I want a video game I will do that at home. Lots of fun talking to Fords sales force any idea when they are going to fix it?

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Have you guys set up your Bluetooth yet? Gotta be one of the nicest features yet.

Totally handfree cell phone use. Darned pickup will dial the phone and even pick it up for ya while it is still in your pocket.

Kinda strange talkin' to the sunvisor tho........

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[quote=Johnp3;1053578]I carry my keys, with me I have pockets, they are cloth coverings you put things in.
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I guess if you want any kind of trade in you need to buy a new FORD. It is good to hear from the sales people I am always interested in how you spin the newest hype.
Personally I use my truck to work it, if I want a video game I will do that at home. Lots of fun talking to Fords sales force any idea when they are going to fix it?

care to explain that again?
I am not a salesmen, just an informed truck buyer who knows best.
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I carry my keys, with me I have pockets, they are cloth coverings you put things in. I live in a small community, and have friends that have Fords they never lock because of the touch pad.
I really do believe Ford will have lots of customers for the new pickups, I have read a lot about them and every single piece seems to be great, to bad it does not work as a whole. I have a friend that . . .
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