View Poll Results: Dodge vs. Chevy vs. Ford
Dodge 33 30.00%
Chevy 34 30.91%
Ford 43 39.09%
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Old 09-17-2014, 10:18 PM   #31
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It won't be a Dodge because Ram Trucks is its own separate division of Chrysler and the Dodge name is no longer on the trucks. But, I like the Ram and the Ford
I pealed all the badges off mine right after I bought it in 03 no name just the Ram emblem would pull it also if it were not imbeded or stamped in the metal. But I would do that to Ford or GM product also. Just me no real reason but it is easier to clean and wax.

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Old 09-18-2014, 07:17 AM   #32
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I'm not really loyal to any. All I know is that we were restricted to buying an older truck for our tow vehicle and my father in law - a mechanic - said Chevy's were pretty much the cheapest to keep running. That pretty much sealed the deal for us and we found an '01 2500HD. We were also looking at the IDI Ford F250s as well due to their reputation for reliability.

I've heard the newer Dodge trucks ride like a car, which would be nice.

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Old 09-18-2014, 07:43 AM   #33
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I have had fords, dodges and chevys trucks for work n play. The ford's and dodge's have served me well.
Hands down for me the longest lasting most reliable trucks all have been Bowties!
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Old 09-18-2014, 07:47 AM   #34
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I have had good luck with Chevy's.

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Old 09-18-2014, 08:34 AM   #35
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Several bad GM experiences. Ford has been very good to us. Great local dealer. Would look at a RAM too.
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Old 09-18-2014, 08:56 AM   #36
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IDI Ford?? No way. I had a '94 Power-Less Joke plow truck with that engine and it was fine down low pushing snow, but could never imagine trying to tug a 14k fiver up a decent grade. Mid range without a turbo it was gutless.
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Old 09-18-2014, 10:05 AM   #37
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Originally Posted by rattleNsmoke View Post
IDI Ford?? No way. I had a '94 Power-Less Joke plow truck with that engine and it was fine down low pushing snow, but could never imagine trying to tug a 14k fiver up a decent grade. Mid range without a turbo it was gutless.
Agreed. The IDIs...... Shoot, even the early non intercooled PSDs were not so great. You had to get a 99 and newer but the 2002-2003 7.3s were the best of that bunch.

I had an 03 7.3 and I regret selling it. I had the wicked wheel in it, 4 inch exhaust turbo back, Superchips tune, ect and that baby would get 20mpg unleaded on the highway at 72.

I towed my race car to VIR from Savannah on an open trailer. It may have weighed 6K total and I got 16.9 average mpg. Crazy!

One thing people forget with the newer diesels is the crappier diesel fuel. Low sulfer means we have to run the trucks hotter to get the same burn and that in itselfs reduces the mpg some.
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Old 09-19-2014, 06:40 AM   #38
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I picked Dodge in the survey.
First, the names Dodge and RAM both sound like really good suggestions.
Next, ever since a buddy had a Power Wagon back in the 80's, I have thought they were a fun ride.
Finally, I think Italian cars always make me look sexier...

One problem though is that Dodge does not do a wagon type vehicle. Traveling with two kids and three dogs we need the third row; I like the wheel base of our Yukon and the control it provides (as well as the tow capacity) , so a Durango will not meet our needs.

I'm not dissing my GMC; it gets us home every time without a single white knuckle moment and I love it.
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Old 09-19-2014, 07:01 AM   #39
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Never been much of a Ford guy after having been under them for many of my formative years. Spent probably 25 years sampling various GM products before I bought my first new Dodge in '99. I'm on my 3rd RAM now and still love the power, durability and just knowing that I can pull anything, anytime, anywhere......
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I have owned 5 Chevy trucks 4 of which were POS and Chevy couldn't fix them. In 1999 switched to Ford 7.3L excellent truck but wasn't 4X4 so in 2001 went to 7.3L 4X4 and still no issues yet except I just added a bigger tranny cooler last weekend. I'll only buy Ford trucks now!

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