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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-22-2008, 11:14 PM Thread Starter
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Why We Buy Ford

Check out this thread, If its true, I believe it. These are the reasons that we buy and keep our Fords even if they don't get the best mileage.
http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/gen...f350.html:ford

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sounds like a dodge.lol.just kiding
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I owned a non-diesel Dodge truck back in early 2000. I was doing brake jobs every 30,000 miles, tons of rattles and squeeks, the alignment was always off after at least 5 attempts to fix it. The truck was total bull sh*t.... Altough it looks like the new trucks are much better.


My 08 drives like a Cadillac, best truck I've ever owned.
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i think its funny how people flame the dodge.

You can come here and read about people with stock ford fender flares peeling off, radio turning off for no reason, radiators going out 4 or 5 times leaving drivers stranded, etc.

They all have problems. sounds to me like he just got a bad truck because with the newest programming the 6.7ls are doing great.
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Not really thats dodge for ya, not to bash em I want a viper and a ram srt-10, and Id also take a 1500 over a F-150 no offense but 300hp isnt truck numbers anymore. From personally experience they seem to break down a bit more than Fords. My dad's 04 F1500 already got the differential rebuild at 43k, and it needed a host of new items like a throttle body and injector cleaning forgot the rest all at 40k. My Lincoln didn't need all that till about a month ago at 80k, but thats beside the point, i'ts a good truck and it gets you from a to b while being able to haul a lot of stuff.
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If I tried I could find endless posts of FORD problems. FORD and CHEVY guys don't like dodges. That's the long and short of it. They all have their problems. This is a never ending totally resolveless issue. I am a Chevy guy who now owns a Dodge for the Cummins. I will probably put a 12v in m 1969 Jeep Gladiator eventually. The Toyota flatbed 4x4 will get the 3.3l Cummins industrial engine eventually and my '89 S-10 blazer sport 4x4 will get the 3.3 as well. Only reason I go into conversions is because if you want to rag on something, build something you are prefferential to . As posted in your link, they are built by humans and so there will be problems. Not verbatim, but there is the point.
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Not really thats dodge for ya, not to bash em I want a viper and a ram srt-10, and Id also take a 1500 over a F-150 no offense but 300hp isnt truck numbers anymore. From personally experience they seem to break down a bit more than Fords. My dad's 04 F1500 already got the differential rebuild at 43k, and it needed a host of new items like a throttle body and injector cleaning forgot the rest all at 40k. My Lincoln didn't need all that till about a month ago at 80k, but thats beside the point, i'ts a good truck and it gets you from a to b while being able to haul a lot of stuff.
I have a Viper and trust me it's barely a Dodge. They hand assemble them and only make 3 per day.
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I have owned 2 different dodges in 4 years with combined mileages of almost 100k.
1 was a 1500 with the hemi and now I own the 2500 with the cummins. Both trucks have been rattle and squeak free. Outside of some new vehicle adjustments when I purchased both trucks they have been trouble free as well. I owned 2 F-150's before my dodges and both of them were much noisier in cab and both rode terrible compared to my Dodges. Neither had the power of my Dodges, or fuel mileage (except for the hemi). BOth of my dodges towed better.

So for me I have had good luck with Dodge.

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