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Ford F-150, Ford F-250, Ford F-350, Truck
#3 of 129 Probably because they are most trouble free.
Feb 10, 2002 (8:42 am)
Owned '83 F150 Long Bed 5.0, '94 F150 Long Bed 5.0. These were most trouble free trucks. Have also owned Chevy, GMC full size and minis, 3 S10s, 1 Ranger and assorted imports and domestics since 1961. No Dodge trucks though. Currently own a trouble free 2000 C2500 5.7. Maybe because it is a 3/4 ton with all the extras (IE radiator cooler, tranny cooler, HD this and that.) BTW my Ford F150's all went beyond 150,000 mi. before i sold them. They are probably still running. I am loyal to none. If i like a certain vehicle, i may check it out thoroughly and buy it.
#4 of 129 FORD TRUCKS
Feb 11, 2002 (4:34 pm)
go to any racetrack and see how many FORD truck are pulling trailers with chevy race cars.
#5 of 129 Not sure, but...
Feb 11, 2002 (7:53 pm)
I bet those #1 figures have something to do with fleet sales. Whether this is based on quality or the company's ability to attract large contracts I do not know. Anyone know what percent of F series sales are personal vs. business/corporate?
#6 of 129 Just the right mix of quality,value,style.....
Feb 11, 2002 (8:46 pm)
for the diverse field of pickup buyers.If you need a work truck get an F150XL with a stick and air and manual 4WD.If you need a personal vehicle that doubles as a hauler get an F150 XLT supercab with an auto and lots of power accessories.If you need a do everything truck all of the time and have a family....get an F150 Supercrew and go to work,shoprite and a wedding or home depot on weekends.The diverse configuration available of this generation of F150s really has no current equal,when you factor in the initial value and the resale/trade equity after 3-5 years.Chrysler vehicles always take a beating on trade /resale-it seems they just cant shake the third place image even after 30 years or so.In the late fifties and sixties a Chrysler sedan was an upscale vehicle.But a Dodge truck was just a horibble steering bad riding crappy feeling vehicle..General motors made some great pickups since the seventies and into the eighties,theres no denying that anywhere.So did Ford during that period of time.The 5.0 and 5.8 motors with Jack Roush developing( and blowing some up) taught Ford how to make them right.Enter the late nineties and thats where the gap widens.Gm sold on its prior reputation-I bought one-but it had some quirks that plagues the new Gm trucks to this day,some by poor design,some by poor workmanship-(Knocking engines,rear door glass that pops out,doors that are welded and dont shut right?).The Ford redesign had a better head start and the Triton motors did double duty in Police and Fleet cars and evolved into the great engines they are today.Gm stopped making Caprice Police cars and really only continued to develop the old 350 for Corvette and Gm F body cars (Camaro/Firebird).Chrysler took a stab at this truck thing again but with its rough running, gas guzzling unreliable 360 as its big engine.Not to mention a real ugly dashboard for the new Dodge truck.I was taught by my father that the pecking order 40 years ago was Gm first,then Ford then Dodge.Things have certainly changed over 4 decades and I hope we see more competition amongst the big 3 so as to bring more value to us consumers.No matter what manufacterer it comes from,if its a better product value we all win.Peace to all.
#7 of 129 # 1 sold truck
Feb 13, 2002 (7:28 am)
Because most trucks are used as a second car & part time truck, Ranger, F150 are not really workhorses and that is what they sell the most of. To me a TRUCK has to be a HD 3/4 ton -- 1 ton-- or larger to be a real truck. I have a 2500HD 4x4 ext cab & 2-F350 dooley's & they are used as TRUCK'S not daily people haulers.
#8 of 129 Because there's an
Feb 13, 2002 (7:46 am)
awful lot of folks out there who don't care what truck they drive. So they stick with Ford year after year after year.
Feb 13, 2002 (1:22 pm)
Fords are the most versatile line of trucks out there. You can get anything from a $15,000 or less stripper or a $40,000 one ton that will pull mountains and absolutely everything in between. I think that is what allows the f-series to sell so many. Ford does not rule in power or little gadgets but they rule in FUNCTION.
#10 of 129 'nuff said......
Feb 14, 2002 (1:25 am)
yep, no one competes with them. and no one ever will either. gm's are getting better, but not even close to the super-duty or F150. if there is a tough load to haul or tow, you can bet a super-duty will be pulling or hauling it. gm's also have reliability and quality issues that are in question. how long has that s10 chassis been around anyway? 1982?
#11 of 129 FORD TOUGH
Feb 14, 2002 (9:01 pm)
Like I have said before go to the race track and see how many Chevy racers have a FORD truck to pull their race car.
#12 of 129 It's been said many times
Feb 15, 2002 (6:07 am)
in many mags......if you want a quick, good-looking Sport Truck buy a Chevy. If you want a work truck buy a Ford.