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Old 04-02-2014, 11:03 PM   #17941
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I was just thinking I have only been driving for 18 years and I have had over 20 cars and trucks. I have owned every brand from Toyota to GM. I have had decent luck with all of them.

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Been driving since 1954, 1956 legally, owned 2 Fords, a Nash Rambler convertible, 2 Chrysler Products, 2 Studebakers, 3 Cadillacs, 2 Buicks, 2 Pontiacs, 10 Chevys and the only ones I had problems with were the 2 Fords. I'll stick with the old 96 Caddy TOWTA has and my old 05 Silverado.
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Old 04-02-2014, 11:48 PM   #17942
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I hate to say it but the most reliable cars I have had have been the imports. It is kind of a shame.

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If you haven't had fords since the 1950s how can you judge a ford nowadays? I think anyone can make as big of an argument that gm's are turds just as someone else will hate on dodges. I've had all three and personally the ford has been the best. My Chevy lived in the shop and the dodge had tranny issues.
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If you haven't had fords since the 1950s how can you judge a ford nowadays? I think anyone can make as big of an argument that gm's are turds just as someone else will hate on dodges. I've had all three and personally the ford has been the best. My Chevy lived in the shop and the dodge had tranny issues.
Just haven't seen one I like well enough to get rid of what I have or had at the time.
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I've owned 34+ cars in 32 years.
3 Fords - 97 expedition with 5.4L piston slap that they said was "normal". You would have thought the rod was coming out of the block. '99 F350 that was a beast of its day, but with constant injector problems and '97 Cobra Mustang convertible - FUN car no problems, but only had 3k miles on it.
(2) dodge - Caravan and a Dakota both had antilock brake problems

The rest being 3 Hondas and GM's with no problems. (Ok - my first car was a used Vega that I put 2 motors in and 3 trannies).
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Having owned over 43 vehicles in my driving career, kind of gives one a real perspective on what these vehicles are all about. In days past, there were distinct differences in previously made vehicles. Having the opportunity to drive most cars that are on the market today, on a daily basis, I can honestly say, there are not that many differences between the major manufacturers out there. The foreign made vehicles offer more diversity than American made vehicles. The Ford Truck line are by far the most comfortable to sit in and drive. That alone impress's me, the Chevy Truck line offers some of the better engine combinations, except for their diesel. Would be a tough decision today picking a new tow truck!!!!!!
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Old 04-03-2014, 09:03 AM   #17947
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Having owned over 43 vehicles in my driving career, kind of gives one a real perspective on what these vehicles are all about. In days past, there were distinct differences in previously made vehicles. Having the opportunity to drive most cars that are on the market today, on a daily basis, I can honestly say, there are not that many differences between the major manufacturers out there. The foreign made vehicles offer more diversity than American made vehicles. The Ford Truck line are by far the most comfortable to sit in and drive. That alone impress's me, the Chevy Truck line offers some of the better engine combinations, except for their diesel. Would be a tough decision today picking a new tow truck!!!!!!
Wow Kick I couldn't have said it any better myself. My thoughts exactly. I test drove all three major brands of HD diesel trucks several times before going with my Ford. I still feel that I made the right decision. I have had it for a year and better than 22000 miles. It is everything I expected and more. I have said it before I am not partial to any one brand but I must say this is one of the best vehicle purchases I have ever made.

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We recently had an attractive young lady order an f350 top of the line diesel pickup. Maroon ext. Tan leather interior turbo diesel with all the bells and whisles, 65k on the sticker. I went to the rail yard to pick it up, very impressed with the raw power. When i arrived back at the dealership her salesman has contacted her about the trucks arrival. She spent 3 hours going over this beast from bumper to bumper, her first even ford, before all chevy's, the dealership gave her like 10k off the msrp, another good deal, i would have taken it home;




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Wow Kick I couldn't have said it any better myself. My thoughts exactly. I test drove all three major brands of HD diesel trucks several times before going with my Ford. I still feel that I made the right decision. I have had it for a year and better than 22000 miles. It is everything I expected and more. I have said it before I am not partial to any one brand but I must say this is one of the best vehicle purchases I have ever made.

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We recently had an attractive young lady order an f350 top of the line diesel pickup. Maroon ext. Tan leather interior turbo diesel with all the bells and whisles, 65k on the sticker. I went to the rail yard to pick it up, very impressed with the raw power. When i arrived back at the dealership her salesman has contacted her about the trucks arrival. She spent 3 hours going over this beast from bumper to bumper, her first even ford, before all chevy's, the dealership gave her like 10k off the msrp, another good deal, i would have taken it home; ;
The only thing I don't like about the Fords is that light tan interior. No way I would own one with that. This is a truck it will get dirty.

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Well April Showers is sure proving itself, with it only being three days into the month! We have had some heavy rains since yesterday, with flood warnings out until tomorrow afternoon! Even some hail overnight.......uuuggghhhh.....
Turbs do you think you can turn the sprinkler system off?
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