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Terrible door handle engineeering... absolutely ridiculous
So i went to office max today in my 4 week old 08 f250 psd lariat to drop off a package to ship by dhl. there is a sports authority and barnes and noble on either side of office max. i park my truck 4 spots in from the front (backed in.) i go inside drop the package off, fill in the information to where the address is going, and pay the lady. i was in there for a maximum of 7 minutes (literally.) i come outside to my truck and half of my door handle is popped off and i open it and my ipod and bag are missing along with a couple of other replaceable things. probably a total of $800 worth. i instantly look around for someone with a bag or someone that looks suspicious but dont see anyone. i then called the police and they came and they told me that this is happeneinng alot to the f250 f350 etc. bc it is so easy to break into, and such a hot vehicle. i live in florida so people break into it and drive it down to miami and put it in a crate and send it out by boat to be stripped down. now in my case they just stole some things. the police said they caught a couple of guys that were stealing 2 different trucks hooked up to boats and they tried to get away with it, but they 5.0 ran them down and got them. but he said ever since we got them its still been happening. now im not just classifying the 08's, its also the previous yrs with the same door handle style. Now im not going to say how theyd did it bc i dont want crazies reading this and going to do it but when i say its easy it is soooooooo EASY!!! fords engineering on something like this is terrible, it just takes a maximum of 30 seconds to get into the truck with they way they did it. its total childsplay once i seen this. now my suggestion to everyone would be to get a high end alarm for these trucks or a battery killswitch hidden or something so when you go to turn on your truck if the switch isnt on, then your truck isnt starting. im telling you, i cant get over how easy it is to break into these trucks... i am going to ford tomorrow and complaing and seeing what they have to say... this is ridiculous... just thought i'de let you guys know before it might happen to you. let me know if you guys know of any really good alarms, im researching that now??!!