Since they have dropped the v6 in the F150, it seems as if they are dropping the standard shift as well. Many people around where I live and who I also talk to online are really unhappy about this move.
In my opinion and others have agreed, it feels as if Ford and even other manufacturers are taking away people choices in how they choose to drive.
However, since Ford is the primary producer of the largest, and most popular truck, I feel the need to make a VERY large petition against their move away from stick in light duty trucks. I do intend to get not only people on some of the forums I attend, but the local public and even companies that purchase F150s with the standard shift option.
Mind you, even though I like stick and drive stick, the petition I am making is NOT for me. It is for the PEOPLE of America, who have the choice in what transmission they purchase.
Even though I am pointing more towards the F150, I wish Ford would stick a standard shift option in every single vehicle they sell.
So here is the petition:
Ford Motor Company
P.O. Box 6248
Dearborn, MI 48126
To whom it may concern:
The citizens of the United States of America, have the right to choose what kind of transmission is offered in the new F150 Light Duty Trucks. By dropping the standard shift option, you will be losing valued customers as other vehicle manufacturers continue to offer a standard shift option in their Light Duty trucks.
I have conducted a petition against Ford Motor Company of Dearborn Michigan with the general public's opinion on keeping the standard shift as a viable option in the new generation F150 Light Duty pickup trucks.
The Citizens of the United States of America
So please, if you agree with me, please speak out! But please, do not be derogatory. If you do not agree, that is fine. Just don't shoot the messenger (me) down, as I'm doing it for the best interest for the people, not just me.