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Old 02-07-2019, 09:50 PM
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The console with the floor mounted shifter is tiny compared to the one included with the column shifter for my year model. That thing is a huge blackhole from which there is little hope of escape lol. So much so I added a motion activated light and organizer. I'm sure there is something hiding in the bottom forward.



I have twin captains chairs up front, not the flip up center seat. Did they shrink the consoles on the newer models with column shifter?
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Part of the reason I choose the f150 over the ram was for the console shifter. I just like the feel of it better and it is a natural hard or arm rest if I am flipping through my thumb drive or sirius as a music fan.
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I make sure the truck has a column always. I like the option of carrying up to 6 people if need be. Center seat folds down and sometimes have built in storage (I plan on swapping the center in my '14 as it doesn't have the storage lid). I just don't like having a console. Feels more open inside and more "truck-ish" with column.


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Old 02-07-2019, 11:27 PM
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Iím confused,,, my 13 has a console shift but the storage in the console is HUGE, I could put a 12 pack in there easy..
but the Lariats I see with the column shift have the center seat with the storage in the back of the center seat when itís flipped down
just not sure Iíd like that,,, I donít carry a lot of junk so it may be fine

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my first 3 F150s all had the column shift. When i got my 18, i made sure to get the sport package as i wanted the console shifter in the WORST way
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My last two trucks had console shifters, and after having them I think I'd prefer a column shifter, I'd even be ok with a dial shifter like the Ram uses after driving one as a rental for a week.

I don't keep a lot in my center console, but it'd be nice if there were a couple extra larger slots, especially when my family is with me and we've got bottles, snacks, etc, and that console shifter takes up a lot of space. It's one of the areas where I think truck designs have gone backwards; a column shifter works well and is out of the way.
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column shift here. Center storage is larger then the console and we fit three across many times in the front seat. It's a real 6 passenger truck

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Old 02-08-2019, 11:22 AM
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For whatever reason I prefer column shifters over console mounted ones in my trucks, guess I like have the option of having a ladyfriend be able to snuggle up next to me while driving ...
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Originally Posted by Rnlcomp View Post
The console with the floor mounted shifter is tiny compared to the one included with the column shifter for my year model. That thing is a huge blackhole from which there is little hope of escape lol. So much so I added a motion activated light and organizer. I'm sure there is something hiding in the bottom forward.



I have twin captains chairs up front, not the flip up center seat. Did they shrink the consoles on the newer models with column shifter?
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Agreed. I love the console shifter. I think we have the same console...
That being said... what organizer is that?
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Originally Posted by Chuck Van View Post
I see a lot of 2018 Lariats for sale but they donít have the center console,,, whatís your guys feelings on which is better and why
I got a XLT, and I got the center flow-through console and a column shifter. Unless you intend to use the console shifter''s transmission gear selection features, I don't see any tangible benefits or advantage.

Once the transmission is in gear, the gear shifter location disappear in the background.
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