Hi Guys - Ford F150 Diesel Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-11-2019, 02:15 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 1
Hi Guys

Hi, guys. I bought a new F150 Lariat Diesel the first part of December. I was really enjoying it (2000 miles in 5 days is what I call "enjoying it".) until some yahoo sideswiped it in a mall parking lot, then ran away without leaving a note. (Guess I should have set up the cones!). So now it's at the repair shop.

I'm looking forward to getting it back. And I'm looking forward to learning from you guys. My previous car was a Fusion Hybrid. I just wanted to try something new... and since I've always been fascinated by Diesel engines, the choice seemed obvious to me.

Regards, Arthur
ArthurLaurent is offline  
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-11-2019, 05:50 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: North Florida
Posts: 228
Wow! Hope you get your new ride back soon. I guess our biggest issue will always be other drivers.
Dunrollin is online now  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-11-2019, 08:44 AM
Super Moderator
kdjasper's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
Posts: 399
Major bummer man, really sorry to hear that happened to you. If you were in a mall parking lot, I would go talk to them to see if they have video security footage of the accident (I watch too many cop shows on TV). They probably do (if they don't, look to see if any businesses nearby may have it), and you might be able to get it from them and take it to the Police to identify the car that hit you by their license plate. Then the Police can go find that car and see if it has your paint on it, and if so, they will be ticketed for leaving the scene of an accident, and best of all you can hand that over to your insurance company to subrogate recovery of your deductible for the repairs from the other party.

Good luck, and I hope your truck comes back to you as good as the day you picked it up from the dealer.

2018 Ford F-150 King Ranch FX4 3.0L Power Stroke 4x4, Long Bed & Trailer Tow Mirrors | Spray-in & Wheel Well Liners & BAKFlip CS/F1 & BAKFlip BakBox 2
ForScan Mods: DPF Full %, Bambi Mode, Show Temps Above Gauges, Operator Commanded Regen (OCR), more to do...

Traded In* ---> 2010 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Triton, LINE-X & BAKFlip CS/F1
kdjasper is offline  
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-12-2019, 04:42 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Spring Hill Florida about 35 miles Nort of Tampa Near the Gulf of Mexico
Posts: 15
Wow! That is very disappointing. Hope the police find the person who sideswiped your fine new truck. I also hope your repair turns out ok.
We all would probably be interested in how your aluminum body repair turns out.

Best of wishes!

HonestJohn is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-12-2019, 08:10 PM
Rhawkins52!'s Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Torch Lake Village, MI
Posts: 35
So sorry to hear about your damaged truck. Unfortunately we share our roads with people who have no self respect, and most certainly none for their fellow citizens. Good luck with your repairs. Dont get soured for your nice new truck. Let us know how your repairs turn out.

2018 F150 KR All the bells and whistles!
Rhawkins52! is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-14-2019, 03:07 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 307
For that reason i'm always strategic about where I park and factor in everything possible: cameras, the type of people that own the cars I want to park around, etc.
BluePill is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-14-2019, 10:51 PM
Super Moderator
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: NY
Posts: 394
ArthurLaurent - sorry to hear about your truck = I'm not sure how I would have handled spending +$60K for someone to do that to you. Hopefully the shop can get everything back to new. As for learning, I think we are all learning about this new vehicle. I will admit that this is my 3rd and favorite Ford F150 Platinum FX4.

2018 Ford 150 PS Diesel Platinum FX4 in Ingot Silver w/BuiltRight Rear Seat Release, Gatorback F150 Splash Guards, Lloyd Custom F150 Luxe Carpet Mats & Titan 40 gal replacement fuel tank
FORScan mods: Auto Start/Stop Disabled, Bambi mode, Digital Temps Above Gauges, DPF Full %, OCR (Operator Commanded Regen) and Heated & Cooled seats on Home screen
jmperlik is online now  

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What oil are you guys using? wreedsvt 3.0L V6 Diesel 145 12-04-2019 01:00 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome