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    08-17-2011, 11:59 AM
  #11
Trained
I'd go Chevy, then Dodge, and never Ford. My stepdad is a transmission mechanic. He sees A LOT of Ford trucks come into the shop. He gets a few Dodge's, and only rarely gets a Chevy. Dealing with a transmission issue in a truck like that is going to cost a snap ton of money, trust me. You don't want to go there.
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    08-17-2011, 12:35 PM
  #12
Yearling
Im a ford girl. My parents own a ford dealership. I just bought an 08 F150 King Ranch and its a nice little truck. I was looking at buying a brand new F150 but this King Ranch is in great shape and I got it from my work for a wicked deal. Now...the ford Diesels are a different story. IMO the 7.3 was the only ford diesel I would trust. The 6.0 blew head gaskets like it was going out of style after you chipped them. The 6.4 is a huge headache. Speaking from experience since this weekend I was hauling a horse trailer with my friends 6.4 and the turbo blew as soon as I left my driveway. Im really excited about the new Scorpion motor that Ford finally built themselves and put in this year. A gf of mine has one and it pulls a trailer really well.

Now...even though my parents own a ford dealership my dad drives a Chev 3500 just because he doesnt trust any new ford diesels for the above reasons.

So for gas jobs the ford F150 is my fav but I havnt drove alot of gas dodges, only diesel and to me they seem loud and obnoxious. I know that sounds weird but that's just my opinion on dodges...lol
     
    08-17-2011, 12:54 PM
  #13
Yearling
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Originally Posted by riccil0ve    
I'd go Chevy, then Dodge, and never Ford. My stepdad is a transmission mechanic. He sees A LOT of Ford trucks come into the shop. He gets a few Dodge's, and only rarely gets a Chevy. Dealing with a transmission issue in a truck like that is going to cost a snap ton of money, trust me. You don't want to go there.
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I second Riccil0ve- would totally recommend a Chevy as well, if you're willing to consider them.
Check out the 2010 Silverado 2500... Excellent towing vehicle, quiet, good interior sound, has a lot of power(I believe my dad got up to past 80mph in less than 10 seconds while pulling our full size camper, I may be slightly off- don't hold it against me!) and usually they come pre-wired for a goose-neck.
I'm betting you could find one for less than 40k new about now. Average MPG would be about 14-18mpg(depending on if you optimized the fuel lines and the engine with better exhaust pipes).
If you're not interested in towing at all, or just minimally, check out the Chevy Avalanche. They have power, look good, drive excellently and are an all around good pick for a truck, although they lean more into the "crossover SUV" type category, they still have a bed, and 5 seats, and can pull at the bumper if you get the 1/2 ton +, they are NOT wired or capable of pulling a goose-neck though. Again, about 14-16mpg, and if you dual exhaust and optimize the engine and fuel lines you might get a bit better than that.
Hope that helps a bit.
     
    08-17-2011, 02:55 PM
  #14
Showing
I love, love, love my Dodge Ram 1500 with its Hemi engline. I have a BP hitch that can pull 10,000 lbs, but I've heard the truck itself could pull a house
     
    08-18-2011, 02:21 PM
  #15
Yearling
None of the big three are worth what people pay. They all have pitfalls. Too many major repairs early on in the trucks life. In my opinion they're all junk.
     
    08-18-2011, 08:58 PM
  #16
Yearling
I have a 2004 Dodge and it runs great. Haven't had to replace/repair anything on it yet. (even the battery is still kicking)

I love my Dodge.

I wouldn't drive a ford if you paid me.
     
    08-18-2011, 09:14 PM
  #17
Foal
I have a 99 dodge 2500 only thing I wish it had a manual transmission already had to change the automatic transmission.

I did drive ford and dodge trucks for a company I worked for years ago dodge out pulled the ford towing trailers.

That's my experince but anymore I think what one brand lacks the other picks up so drive what you like.

I will be due for a new truck in a few years.
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    10-18-2011, 09:01 PM
  #18
Foal
I would get a ford! My mom had a 01 f150 and when we got rid of it it had 200,000 + miles on it and it still runs around town...
     
    12-31-2011, 06:41 PM
  #19
Started
I along with pretty much of all my family have been Mopar (Dodge, Plymouth, AMC) people. My aunt had a 68 Charger with a 383 and my uncle a 69 Charger with a 440. And Dodge and Plymouth back in the day (late 60s and 70s) knew what they were doing. What I know is the 440 that Dodge and Ply. Made was the biggest stock engine. And today Dodge pushes the limit of what can be done. They have some strong trucks.
     
    12-31-2011, 06:45 PM
  #20
Foal
I just got another dodge 2500 with the cummins diesel this fall.
Its been a good truck so far.
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