ok, so my experience was really good with my purchase. I apparently lucked out with my allocation, no ADM, not add ons, etc. I was fully expecting to pay $1000 for tint, $500 for nitrogen in the tires, $250 for wheel locks, etc. But none of that with my dealer, Tomball Ford in Tomball, TX. Great experience overall.
2022 F150 Lightning Platinum, Carbonized Gray, Spray in bed liner as my only option.
The truck is awesome, I really love it. I am coming from my first foray into the EV market in 2013 with a Ford Fusion Energy, a Tesla Model Y Performance and a Tesla Model 3 Performance. This truck is pure luxury as you would expect in this trim. As I went for my test drive, I put it in reverse and the truck lurched backwards, so the first thing I had to do was put it in auto hold mode and 1-pedal driving. I am used to never touching the brakes. As I was driving, I was thinking it was a bit loud and sounded like my buddies 2020 F150. Then I realized I had to shut off the "propulsion" sound. Coming from my wife's 2021 Model Y with tires that need to be replaced, this truck is quiet, and the ride is incredibly smooth. I like the fact that F150 accessories fit, work and need no modification. I put 140 miles on this weekend before I had to leave town for work. It was hard to leave, but I took an opportunity to drop it off and have window tint installed all the way around, so at least I made it productive. My wife asked for us to drive it everywhere, so she could enjoy he massaging seats. Another plus is ventilated seats, miss those on my Tesla, especially here in Texas where we apparently moved the state to the surface of the sun.
Now, experience from a Tesla Driver, It is clear this truck was designed by a legacy manufacturer.
Things I miss:
Phone as a key - this was a promised feature on the platinum, but apparently has not been pushed to the F150 due to some security concerns.
Park and walk away - I miss pulling into a parking spot, getting out and walking away. Shifting into park, pushing a button to shut the car off and clicking the remote to lock the doors seems out dated
Automatic garage door control - while Tesla made the Homelink an added cost as they found many of their customers never used it, it was well worth the money as you pulled up to the house, the door opened. You backed out of the garage, the door closed behind you. Just feels right now.
The App - this is something that needs work from ford. Why do I want outdated news when I launch the app? Why doesn't it just launch to the vehicle screen? Why are some Vehicle functions on the home screen while others on the vehicle screen? Ford should look at how Tesla is setup and copy some of the functionality.
ICE Controls - so this one is a bit odd coming from the Tesla where there is no "on" button. Just walk up to the car, AC or heat starts when you open the door, get in, put it in forward or backward and drive away. For the F150, if you push the start without the foot on the brake, it enters "accessory mode." In this mode, like in an ICE vehicle, the AC turns on, but the compressor does not engage, so you have to push the brake and start button. I get it in an ICE Vehicle, you have a tiny battery and AC drains that battery quickly. but, why on an EV?
Build quality - Here me out, this truck is much nicer, quieter and much more refined than my Model Y or 3. But, everywhere you look, folks are bad mouthing Tesla for panel gaps, misalignment, paint, etc. But, I never had those issues on my Teslas. But, I have 3 fairly big issues with my truck: 1. 12volt battery cover has broken tabs, 2. The front bumper cover is not fully aligned, 3. Scratches - one on the rear window and one on the tailgate.
I am currently getting 2.5+ miles/kWh, which I did not expect with the Platinum. I do not drive hard, occasionally accelerate to its fullest possibilities, but mainly, I am fairly reserved.
All in all, this truck is everything I hoped it would be. Have not towed with it yet, but taking my first road trip this weekend. Good luck to those still waiting.