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Nissan Titan, Ford F-150, Exterior, Engine, Interior, Transmission, Truck
#1141 of 1169 Re: 1985? [jeffbond]
Mar 24, 2005 (6:29 pm)
Didn't know that Ford was a "mark of disgrace." Guess I'll get rid of mine, kind of like driving around a scarlet letter.
Goodluck with your vehicle hunting!
BTW: Next time you think Found On Road Dead, think First On Race Day instead
#1142 of 1169 Re: 1985? [jrc346]
Mar 25, 2005 (6:57 am)
My dis-like for Ford products comes from having 2 lemons, a F-150 & Mustang GT that not a single ford mechanic could figure out the problems, but the Ford also doesn't suite my driving styles I.E. Soft front end and stiff back.
BTW, I will agree with you on you "first" comment only if it Pertains to "ChampCar Racing" and not the nascar series.
#1143 of 1169 Re: [texas_ford_guy]
Apr 02, 2005 (1:28 pm)
Hey Texas Ford guy, I am a Ford guy too my dad and his dad. I still own the 1966 Ford f-100 my grandfather bought new in 1966 it has 100000 miles on it and looks almost like new even though it is unrestored. I also have a 1967 Mustang Fastback that I have owned for 21 years. I currently drive a 98 f-150 and I wanted to buy another f-150 despite the bad service I feel like I received on my current f-150. I did test drive an 05 f-150 super crew 5.4 engine and they are getting the prices right on these things. I really wanted to like the new truck and buy one but I can't make myself do it. When you push the throttle on the new ford almost nothing happened this thing will not keep up with my current f-150 5.4. This is not to mention the reliability problems Ford is having and trying to sell us.
In recent years I have stayed away from ford products for my wife and daughter because I don't want to work on them, they drive a Lexus GS 400 and Honda Civic respectively.
I really want to buy an American Built truck but unfortunately they don't build em anymore the fords parts are from Canada and Mexico. So what other choice do I have? A Gmc or Chevy or god forbid a Dodge yea right they are really JUNK. Sorry if it sounds like I am venting but I am but not on you. I am venting on the American auto makers.
I am going to make one of those misguided purchases and buy a 2005 TITAN CREW CAB LE RED ALERT.
#1144 of 1169 Re: [titaneese]
Apr 02, 2005 (2:15 pm)
>>> really want to buy an American Built truck but unfortunately they don't build em anymore the fords parts are from Canada and Mexico. So what other choice do I have? A Gmc or Chevy or god forbid a Dodge yea right they are really JUNK. Sorry if it sounds like I am venting but I am but not on you. I am venting on the American auto makers. <<< Of course, the Titan after two years doesn't have any better reliability record or reputation. Dusty
Apr 02, 2005 (3:48 pm)
The F-150 is rated most dependable in it's segment, and the Titan received last place by JDPowers.
#1146 of 1169 Re: Title [ANT14]
Apr 03, 2005 (5:19 am)
Like I said in my original message: push on the gas pedal and nothing happens. Please read the F-150 posts and see how the ford dispute resolution board is telling customers; sorry can't help you. At least with the Nissan they have issued a bulletin and they are repairing their brake issues. None of them are perfect not even Toyota. And at least with the Nissan they will get out of their own way.
Please note: I am a FORD Man and will always be despite what I've said I am still considering the f-150 just because they are getting so right on the price (about 8100 off msrp as far as my quotes) and yes the ford is very nicely refined and smooth I do like that part of the truck. I am still trying to figure into the price of the new ford, how much will I have to spend on performance mods to make this thing run the way I think it should.
Apr 05, 2005 (1:59 pm)
Been talking w/a Chevy guy today who dislikes Nissan but everything I've read indicates the Titan is a great overall truck with exceptional pulling power and fantastic looks. I'm about six months out from taking the plunge but wanted to ask Titan owners about their gas mileage. How bad is it (my neighbor says he gets 13 city/17 hwy)? Is it similar to the other makes? Anyway to improve it such as Flowmaster products?
Apr 08, 2005 (7:57 pm)
Similar to a Dodge Hemi. Expect 13 in the city and 15-17 on the highway. Expect single digit mileage in the city if you have to beat everyone from the stoplights.