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Jul 28, 1999 (10:54 pm)
so what is the best truck to buy...Dodge, Ford or Chev?...or is it best to just put the names in a hat and draw one out? Which one and why?
#599 of 605 CHEVY is all
Jul 28, 1999 (11:24 pm)
#601 of 605 not quite a hat
Jul 29, 1999 (2:17 pm)
Your asking about some peoples religion you know. In the end there are differences, but they are not that important.
Chevy rides the most like a car in my expirence. Their gas engines seem to be the best (after the latest re-design). Put a heavy trailer on the back end, or a big load on, and your head lights become yard lights for the man on the moon. If you want a truck for a plywood once in a while the chevy is good.
The best engine overall is the cummins diesel in the dodge. The Ford power stroke is right behind though, and has more power. Either one need more gears than you can get, as my friends with the double max weight trailers tell me. Get the 6 speed transmission if you can stand a manual. May have to wait on the dodge, but it is wroth it. Automatics don't stand up to diesels well. (though some have has luck, so long as you don't overload things, but then I consider overloading the point of a pickup)
Ford has the nicest overall suspention, but it rides like a truck. Dudge has problems with suspention and body quality. The old folks towing the 5th wheeler swear by their dodge, or swear at their other brand.
Hey dave40, can you know off that propaganda. My religion is christian, not Chevy.
Jul 29, 1999 (3:59 pm)
thanks for your input...when you read people's comments about all of these vehicles, it seems they all have major build problems. The Ford's wandering all over the road and chewing gas like it's free, Chev's polluting the roadside with leaking oil from every seal and the Dodges littering the roadsides with broken gearboxes...I hear Chevs spit out the odd gearbox too. I can't believe Chrysler still uses the 318 cu in engine...is this the same unit that has been around since the 60's?...John Deere's would have a more up to date engine in their tractors surely...
Jul 30, 1999 (1:20 am)
You stated my point. Dodge made junk for years and it takes time to rebuild that overall perception regardless of present-day standards. I never said Ford and Chevy were perfect;hell, I've had problems with all three. My input into this discussion is my expierences with all three for my firm. I haven't just personally owned two or three to pontificate about yet, many different trucks in which I simply balance pros and cons.
blugil and unsure,
I disagree strongly with your analysis with the driving of a Ford. Every source of motor press raved about the overhaul in 1997 about Ford's quality of ride. I don't know of the new Chevy but our 95s blow. Talk about man-handling! Those trucks were the worst "new" trucks we ever bought.
And yes Virginia, there are differences. It is not as simple as throwing a dart at a target to determine which truck to buy. That is a major cop-out. I've met many people that have strong emotions when comparing brands whenever they switch despite of brand preferences. I'm one of those people. I was a diehard Chevy fan and woke up when using our Fords and Dodges. I found major differences each unique to brand. Subjective and objective aspects matter.
Jul 30, 1999 (1:21 am)
Why don't you give us a web page to check out your nifty designs and leave type here?
#605 of 605 Front Porch Philosopher
Jul 31, 1999 (1:56 pm)
This topic has been split....
for performance purposes. Please continue in Topic 863 Dodge,Ford,Chevy-----Who Wins? - II.
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