of the performance truck market also gives potential owners an option
when choosing which truck to buy.
to Jim Hossack, vice president at AutoPacific Inc., a top automotive research
and consulting company, "Ford has it nailed for performance. They
receive two A++ scores for two outstanding trucks."
there is no disputing the pure performance figures of the Lightning, Hossack
is quick to point out that, "a truck like the Harley-Davidson SuperCrew
is what the public wants because it capitalizes on the trend of increasing
mix of crew cab and extended cab pickups continues to climb as a percentage
of total truck sales each year. (As a result), what you tend to see with
SVT Lightnings is typically a low-mileage truck. It has better performance
but the two door cab configuration limits its usage when compared to the
Harley's four door cab."
Harley is more of a daily driver that can stray far from home. Owners
will likely use this truck to tow a bike," Hossack says, "something
they probably wouldn't do with a Lightning."
add, "The only real drawback to the Harley truck is the price. These
are not inexpensive pickups." With a sticker price of over $37,000,
You get quite
a package for the money though that also includes a very special high
end interior to complement the engine and exterior.
and gray hard leather captains chairs sporting Harley-Davidson logos provide
upscale and comfortable seating. Turn on the optional seat heaters if
it's cold or you want to add to the Harley aura and simulate what it might
be like to have a V-Twin engine directly under your butt.
console between the driver and front passenger seats is covered with a
second Willy G. flame pattern, embossed in leather, while rear passengers
get a huge storage compartment to share that looks slightly out of place
in the truck.
panel is covered with burnished metal gauges that include a 130-mph speedometer
while the stereo includes an optional 6-disc CD player. It's all well
laid out in typical F-Series fashion.
sequenced VIN plate on center console rounds out the list of unique touches
that set this SuperCrew far apart from the rest of Ford's pickups.
A truck like
the Harley-Davidson F-150 SuperCrew attracts the attention of car and
truck owners alike. With a limited supply of only 12,000 trucks available
for 2002, if you are interested in this truck you better move fast because
sales are sure to match its performance.
Ford Harley-Davidson F-150 SuperCrew Specs As Tested
Supercharged Triton V8
4-Speed Automatic Transmission
20" Chrome Aluminum Wheels
P275/45R20 Eagle GT II Tires
High Performance Muffler with Chrome Tips
4 Wheel Disc Brakes
3.73 Limited Slip Rear Axle
Heavy Duty Front Stabilizer Bar
Power Windows / Door Locks
Lowered Ride Height
25 Gallon Fuel Tank
Black and Chrome Accented Interior
Quad Captains Chairs with Harley-Davidson Logo
Power Driver's Seat
Overhead Console with Compass and Temperature Indicator
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
AM/FM Premium Stereo with Single CD
Front / Rear Floormats
Homelink and Travelnote
Unique Harley-Davidson F-150 Supercharged Fender Badge
Chrome Side Nerf Bars
Chrome Grille Insert and Surround
Front Valance with Fog Lamps
Flame Pattern Body Stripe
Driver / Passenger Airbags
Unique Box Mat
Securilock Anti-Theft System
Child Seat Safety Tethers
36 month / 36,000 mile Bumper to Bumper Warranty
Equipment Package 508A
License Plate Bracket
Cage / Bed Extender
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