I took the F-150 Harley-Davidson to tailgate for a Detroit Lions game over the weekend. It made quite an impression, and the truck felt right at home with the audience. I made sure to show off the "man step" that folds out of the tailgate. That got mixed reactions; it was clear that the Ford fans thought it was ingenious, but most Dodge and Chevy guys thought it was the most ridiculous thing in the world. Just based on their comments alone, I could tell you what they drive, who they work for, and in some cases, the amount of alcohol they'd had.
With the custom paint color, exterior graphics, and interior trim pieces, it's clear that a lot of attention went into this truck. But the most important part went untouched. Ford's 5.4L V-8 lives under the hood. It produces 320 hp, but it's the same powertrain as a regular F-150. For $50,000, I want something more.
Mike Ofiara, Road Test Coordinator