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Old 10-11-2016, 08:10 AM   #41
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Bringing up the previous years Titan is irrelevant.
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Old 10-11-2016, 08:24 AM   #42
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I guess folks on here don't read or like to believe consumer reports? I normally find that the worse one's vehicle rates - the less likely one is to acknowledge CR's statistics but the samples sizes are very large on their analysis. What any individual's experience was is irrelevant statistically.

They are rated from Poor, Fair, Good, Very Good, to Excellent in CR

Toyota are rated Excellent
Ford trucks are rated Very Good
Ram and Nissan rated Fair
GM/Chevy Poor


This is for 150/1500 class and I just looked it up. Over all categories, though, Ford was rated the best and recommended. Toyota second then Ram. Then GM/Chevy, and lastly the Titan. Please don't kill the messenger.
No, I do not believe in Consumer reports, was screwed a few years ago reading and purchasing something they suggested as being rated good or better; only to find out a few month or a year into the purchase that the items should have been rated with the S rating.

But the sure do have blind followers, and then there are those who own something that they rate as excellent and will bring their BS ratings up at every chance.

Biggest problem is that much of their info is based on info received from their subscribers. So maintenance costs can be skewed from the start. A lot of info is on driving style, and that is different between owners. In other words, NON-SCIENTIFIC.

I could say I have never heard anything bad about Titans from the two owners I know, and could say I have heard a lot of bad things about Fords. But that would not be fair since I do know more Ford owners than Titan owners, so of course I will hear there are more problems about Fords.

And here is a rating of Consumer Reports, and it is not pretty.
http://www.allpar.com/cr.html

JD Power ratings:
Ford F150:
http://www.jdpower.com/cars/search/2...ll-mpg-ranges/

chevy 1500:
http://www.jdpower.com/cars/search/2...ll-mpg-ranges/

Basically, it is not the rating supplied by so-called non-biased publications but those from personal experience and always knocking someone's vehicle due to brand or rating gets old.
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Old 10-11-2016, 08:44 AM   #43
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I share that opinion of Consumer Reports, even tho I'm still a subscriber. I take their ratings with a grain of salt, maybe even a 40 lb bag of salt. Reason being, I purchased a grill based on it having a " Best Buy " rating. I influenced several other friends and relatives purchase of the same model. While good at first, after 2 years it required two thirds of its purchase price in repair parts to replace rusted out burners and grates. Everyone else had the same experience.
No longer will I blindly follow their recommendations.
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Old 10-11-2016, 08:52 AM   #44
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I'VE GOT 6000 MILES ON MY 2016 Nissan Titan xd sv PULLS GREAT GETS AROUND 20 MPG DAILY DRIVING LOADED IT REALLY DEPENDS ON WEIGHT I'VE SEEN 9 TO 15 PULLING CAMPERS AND TRAILERS
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Old 10-11-2016, 09:24 AM   #45
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Agreed. While one person may have good luck, Consumers Union, publisher of Consume Reports, has thousands of people that send in their ratings. Those ratings represent the actual owner's experience(s) and THEIR ratings of the vehicle (or other product) they have owned and used. As the rating is anonymous to other readers, I doubt it is likely that the rater gives a better rating when it isn't warranted. I've been a "member" for over 25 years and take the ratings quite seriously.
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Remember you get what you pay for, and giving the big 3 companies competition is what put the country in the mess it's in.

Give me a ford chev or dodge anytime!
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Rumor is the Cummins will not be offered in the 2017 Titan. Is that true?
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Rumor is the Cummins will not be offered in the 2017 Titan. Is that true?
Dunno. Where did you see/hear the 'rumor"? Was it a legit place? The site guys are pretty good at following up on "rumors"
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Remember you get what you pay for, and giving the big 3 companies competition is what put the country in the mess it's in.

Give me a ford chev or dodge anytime!
I remember those days. My Dad's a Chevy man, and I caught an earful at every family gathering when I bought my first Ford. And I'll never forget the bickering when Toyota got into NASCAR. However, Edmunds published an article highlighting the most American trucks of 2015 and Toyota was tied for first in most American/ Canadian parts. Go figure.

I usually try to buy American, and wish more Americans would buy Apple over Samsung, Microsoft over Sony, Cadillac over Mercedes. Not even sure why people often bash American, big box stores like Walmart, Home Depot, and Lowes. Let's not jack this thread and start the debate here. If you want to give me an earful, send me a message.

And yes, I'm still strongly considering the Titan XD...I know, Dad. Tried to look at a Cummins Titan XD yesterday and they didn't have any on the lot.

I'm glad the OP is enjoying his Titan, and appreciate the input from everyone.

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"Most American Trucks" What the hell does that mean???
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