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I'm gonna need a new vehicle sooner rather than later.

I'm trying to decide between three options right now:

Dodge Ram Toyota Tundra Ford F-250


What do you guys think? Pros/Cons
 

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Oh boy, you need to go to the "taxes" thread and see the post where I talk about Toyota. nuff said.

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the one thing I'm concerned about with the Toyota is the towing/bed capacity. I want something that I can tow a 25' boat/trailer with and not really know it's there.

From what I hear the Tundra is pretty tough to beat, I just don't know anyone that tows something substantial with it.
 

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Trucks

1Chevy/GMC,Only 2nd to toyota in wquality and design,Justthink they are well built and desined.
2Dodge,I think front ends are too week on 1/2 ton models, I like there trucks but QC always been issue for me.
3Toyota,Great truck but know HP or towing capacity.
4Ford, Not thaty I dislike fords I just dont like there quality and design. I used to work for ford teir one suplier and I wouldnt own one.

If you didnt need HP and pulling capacity Id go with the toyota. Its not a puller and designed to be quick city truck.

Id pull up consumer reports rating on all trucks too see what they say also.
 

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I own a Dodge 2001 ram, and I used to own a 1990 chevy 1500. My advice to you is buy a Chevy. Best truck I ever owned. My Chevy had 150,000 miles on it and it still ran better than my dodge does now at 35,000. Dodge looks rugged but it doesn't have the power and doesn't seem to be built as sturdy as Chevy. I'm hearing noises from my Dodge that makes it sound like its 10 years old. As for Ford, never owned a ford truck so can't form an opinon on it.
 

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My buddy that I shoot trap with works at a truck repair shop and he drives a brand new Ford f250. He says he works on enough trucks that he knows which is best. He said the tranny's go out in the dodges and the motors go in the chevy's. Plus that f250 aint gonna have a problem pullin anything. I got a 2001 f150 supercrew with the 5.4L triton V8 and we pull our 23ft flatbed trailer and 4 4 wheelers plus the gear in the bed. Couldnt even tell it was back there.
 

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Hey George

George, i used to work in Auto industry for 7 years for a Ford teir 1 Suplier. I can tell you the vehicle we built at least 50% was manufactured in Canada,Mexico,Japan. It was assembled here.
Most vehicles are built that way anymore. Its a big scam MADE IN AMERICA as far as auto industry is concerned,Assembled in America YES

I sugest consumer reports they are best at true analysis you will get.

I can tell you ,there are ALOT of In house quality issues building any vehicle. There are some massive reworks/recalls done mostly before consumer even sees them.

Here is a good tip, Make sure model has been in production for at least 3 years and 1 year for major engineering changes.
It takes that long to get production bugs out of them. Somtimes it takes that long to get engineering changes to correct flaws.
Good Luck
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I never ruled out Chevy........I just didn't look much into them. You hear so many horror stories from people who own different vehicles........makes it tough to decide. I like the way the Ford looks and know it has plenty of power. I know Chevy can pull pretty good also.

I think the F-250 would be my favorite choice. I think I'll go look at them now. Or should I go fishin'?
 

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I own Chevy's and never had problem. You should look into one.;)
 

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We like chevy's and we just got a new toyota tundra. Both are nice, but we avoid the Ford. My uncle has a tundra and he likes it a lot so my dad bought the same one. It's comfortable, has plenty of room.
 

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I went to see some trucks today.........some nice stuff out there.

The one that stood out the most was an '03 F-150 XLT which had the 7700lb. tow capacity, supercab, 4x4, 6' bed, 4.6v8........had a descent price. Told the salesperson I had to pay off my boat first..........she offered to give me a check for the balance of the boat to pay it off..........I sensed a bit of BS behind it. They tend to back off and could care less if you are there when they get it through their heads that you are not buying that day.
 

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That is where I went. What is your horror story from there? Only reason I went there is because I could see nearly all of the selection. DEFINATELY NOT to buy.........TOO many bad stories.

My friends dad bought a car from there, it started acting up so he took it in because it was under warranty. He TOLD THEM what was wrong with it..............after dickin' around with other things they realized he was right.........after nearly a week and a half.

Good prices, ****ty service.
 

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my ford blew up just past warranty.they took it in and said they needed to contact ford to see if they would honor the warranty or maybe part.after not hearing from them for a while i called them and they said they had not heard from ford on the matter.after a few more calls to them and the same story.finally they informed me that ford wouldn't honor anything.and if they wanted them to fix it which would cost about 1600.00 for rebuild.i said my brother in law would pick it up the next day and he was going to get a new engine for it.well they informed me that the engine parts were spread all over the floor as they had to investigate what the problem was,which they never really pin pointed before ford would honor it.then they informed me that i owed them 600$!i sighned nothing or agreed on anything.this was total surprise.well angrily i told them to go ahead and finish the job.and i must add they did a good job.i have got another vehicle there,the silver bullet and it has been great and thats why we got the ford truck but we informed them that it would be our last vehicle there and i felt they could care less.there was no reason for this to happen.we had computer records at valvoline showing oil changes every 3000mi.or whatever it is and there was a new valv. sticker on the winshield and the engine oil level was full when it blew.
 

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I never go to Ripoff ricart....The biggest con in the world.;)
 
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