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Old 06-28-2011, 08:25 PM   #41
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I would like some info on the problems with the 6.7? Both the GM and Ford must use the DEF now, but Dodge will use it next year to meet the EPA rules, read this in Trailer Life. While i have not had the new 250 very long, it sure seems solid and I don't know that I am towing a 30 FW back there!
You always hear about the one problem that all manufacturers have and never hear about the thousands of good ones. I bought a Ford based upon the fact that their quality ratings have been steadily improving and they managed their company efficiently enough to avoid the taxpayer funded bailout.
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Old 06-28-2011, 08:28 PM   #42
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You always hear about the one problem that all manufacturers have and never hear about the thousands of good ones. I bought a Ford based upon the fact that their quality ratings have been steadily improving and they managed their company efficiently enough to avoid the taxpayer funded bailout.
I agree with you. I have seen and owned good ones of all makes I have been lucky never had a lemon those are the ones we all hear about the most.
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Old 06-28-2011, 10:02 PM   #43
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True, most people come online to complain instead of praise their trucks. When things normal it's not big deal, but change one aspect of a perfect life and everyone has to hear about it LOL
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Old 06-28-2011, 10:13 PM   #44
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True, most people come online to complain instead of praise their trucks. When things normal it's not big deal, but change one aspect of a perfect life and everyone has to hear about it LOL
You are right on
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Old 06-28-2011, 10:29 PM   #45
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"You always hear about the one problem that all manufacturers have and never hear about the thousands of good ones."
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My experience is that people just don't want to hear anything bad about their vehicle, and truck owners are the worst, especially after they just shelled out 40 or 50 grand for that shiny new mine-is-better-than-yours truck.
I like my old one. It might ride like a wagon when empty, but is comfortable when pulling, and doesn't give me any problems.
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:10 PM   #46
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"You always hear about the one problem that all manufacturers have and never hear about the thousands of good ones."
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My experience is that people just don't want to hear anything bad about their vehicle, and truck owners are the worst, especially after they just shelled out 40 or 50 grand for that shiny new mine-is-better-than-yours truck.
I like my old one. It might ride like a wagon when empty, but is comfortable when pulling, and doesn't give me any problems.
I agree 100%. I tend to like raw data, then the conclusions I draw are my own. I have seen the data on warranty claims per vehicle sold for the big 3. That way I had a pretty good idea which diesel's had problems down the road. Still ended up with the highest warranty claim per vehicle sold truck line, but I knew what I was getting into and it is old enough people have managed to find ways to fix most of those design defects. Of course the reason is it was much cheaper.
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I agree 100%. I tend to like raw data, then the conclusions I draw are my own. I have seen the data on warranty claims per vehicle sold for the big 3. That way I had a pretty good idea which diesel's had problems down the road. Still ended up with the highest warranty claim per vehicle sold truck line, but I knew what I was getting into and it is old enough people have managed to find ways to fix most of those design defects. Of course the reason is it was much cheaper.
With that being said, you failed to say which truck you own
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Old 06-29-2011, 01:06 PM   #49
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Cummins from junkyard, super glue, duck tape, and your excursion is a cummins!!! Haha! .....Maybe a little more glue and scissors...
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funny you should say that...I do plan to drop a 6bt after I blow up the 6.0. Cummins swaps are big business, lots of kits out there.
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