Ford to offer manual window winders in the 2021 F-150

Yes, you read that right.

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Remember when car windows were wound up and down by hand? If you've ever wanted to re-live those days but would rather purchase a brand new vehicle, look no further than the 2021 Ford F-150. Manual window winders are available on completely base variants of the F-150 truck, so I mean... that's one way to keep costs down.

Credit: The Drive/Ford Motor Company

Credit: The Drive/Ford Motor Company

As shown on this screenshot of the Ford configurator taken by The Drive, the marque still offers '1st Row Manual Windows' on Regular Cab and SuperCab variants of the base XL version of their 14th generation F-150.

The absolute base specification of the F-150 4x2 will set you back $30,635 USD, undercutting the base RAM 1500 - but it still remains higher priced than the Chevrolet Silverado.

The good thing about manual window winders is that the lack of technology significantly reduces the chance of window modules failing, and makes replacement costs in case of failure more affordable. This could be a genuine consideration considering the ownership lengths of the average F-150 - and it would be one of the small incremental factors that have led the truck to chart-topping durability figures.

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Comments (43)

  • Simplicity and durability, my vehicles are like a good dog, around for much longer than a season, work with me,

    and low maintenance.

      19 days ago
  • #savethemanual but different manual, this is awesome

      19 days ago
  • You’ve got to be joking. That’s like offering someone a floppy drive with their new laptop, seems obsolete.

      19 days ago
    • Its actually better as its a lot more durable and if something happens to the electronics you might be stuck in your car (if the doors also relied on electronics).

      Cheaper as well.

        18 days ago
    • Yes. If this was the 90’s. Electronics in cars aren’t that sketchy. Well at least they shouldn’t be. Maybe you should take better care of your car if that’s the case.

        17 days ago
  • Really people!! you can't be bothered to crank a handle a few times to get your overpriced pumkin spice latte from Starbucks???

      19 days ago
    • Exactly. Weight reduction and reliability in one easy part. People dont seem to realize we dont need 90% of the crap we have.

        13 days ago
  • There's simplicity that increases reliability and lowers costs, and there's simply being outdated. This is the latter.

    "If you don't have it it can't break" - how about we make windows fixed then? Even more durable.

      19 days ago

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