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ford makes lemons----------

Postby run-n-gun » Wed Aug 03, 2005 7:28 pm

don't buy a ford pickup from xxxxxxxxxxxxx in pa. been towed 6 times and to the garage 8 times in past 10 months ----17,000 miles. invest wisely and buy a chevy.


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Postby donell67 » Wed Aug 03, 2005 9:53 pm

1 bad one in a million aint bad.
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Wed Aug 03, 2005 10:15 pm

Yeah, sometimes lemons come out.....

But if he had bad customer service, then thats a whole nuther story! :thumbsup:
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Postby bgoldhunter » Wed Aug 03, 2005 11:13 pm

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Sorry, but as I have said, I will never buy a new Chevy again.

Super Duty is where it's at!
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Postby Robberwood » Thu Aug 04, 2005 12:34 pm

Thats right, just dont buy american... hahaha yota!
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Thu Aug 04, 2005 8:34 pm

bgoldhunter wrote:
Super Duty is where it's at!


:withstupid:

Heck yeah :salude:
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Postby duckbuster » Thu Aug 04, 2005 9:18 pm

u guys want durability get the cummins, only way id buy a dodge :thumbsup:
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Postby DuffMaN » Thu Aug 25, 2005 1:12 am

Could your problem be that its a FORD? :mrgreen:
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Postby bowhuntr4ever » Sat Oct 01, 2005 10:03 am

duckbuster wrote:u guys want durability get the cummins, only way id buy a dodge :thumbsup:


have fun with them while they last because ford owns cummins now and ford is not going to let dodge put them in their pickups
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Postby bgoldhunter » Sat Oct 01, 2005 11:23 pm

Ford has owned Cummins for years now. There has been talk of Dodge using Daimler diesels, but for now they are still using Cummins, as Ford is staying with International (Navstar).
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Postby xfps » Sun Oct 02, 2005 8:47 pm

Have any of you guys noticed that huge building that is attached to all ford , chev, dodge , ect. dealers?
That building is the service dept. it were all those broke trucks go.
Oh yea there is a reason its the BIGGEST part of any dealer.
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Postby xfps » Sun Oct 02, 2005 8:54 pm

and for all you dodge lovers just look up the definition dodge:
ie:dodge ( dŏj ) v. , dodged , dodg·ing , dodg·es . v.tr. To avoid (a blow, for example) by moving or shifting quickly aside.

To avoid..Bahahahahhaahhahahaha!!!
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Postby BLACKDUCK » Sun Oct 30, 2005 6:48 pm

xfps, that was funny.. did you know i have removed and reinstalled so many dodge transmissions i can do it blind folded no lie.....

super duty is where its at..
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Sun Oct 30, 2005 8:22 pm

BLACKDUCK wrote:super duty is where its at..


:withstupid:

Amen! :salude:

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Postby Cephous » Tue Nov 29, 2005 1:09 pm

If Ford is smart, they will stick with the Powerstroke. Why would they put that loud Cummins in a truck? The engine they have now is great!
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Postby bgoldhunter » Tue Nov 29, 2005 1:31 pm

They will. Check out the new Powerstroke slated for production in 2007. 6.4L Twin Turbo...horsepower and torque figures have not been released, but a Ford exec stated that it will have considerably more of both over the competition. I'm starting to save my pennies now!

Also I misspoke..Ford no longer owns any part of Cummins. My fault for not keeping up with the market.
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Postby 98ramtough » Tue Nov 29, 2005 1:33 pm

Actually no, they don't. Cummins owns exacly 0% of cummins stock. This can be found right on the Cummins website under FAQs. Ford once owned a small small portion of the stock, but now they own none of it. Ford would love to get thier hands on that engine though. Ford may change engines every so often, but that cummins hasn't changed in many years. 5.9 for quite sometime now :thumbsup:

bowhuntr4ever wrote:
duckbuster wrote:u guys want durability get the cummins, only way id buy a dodge :thumbsup:


have fun with them while they last because ford owns cummins now and ford is not going to let dodge put them in their pickups
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Postby bgoldhunter » Tue Nov 29, 2005 1:36 pm

Dang 98...you reading my mind?
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Postby 98ramtough » Tue Nov 29, 2005 2:21 pm

bgold- I like all three of the big diesels. The cummins 5.9 engine is tuned way low compared to what Dodge could sell it as. All the other engines are tuned to run at the peak so the engine works harder. You can get a lot more out of a cummins than what it comes with stock. All dodge will have to do is keep turning the engines up just a little bit to stay just ahead of Ford/Navistar's pickups. The cummins is just a more widely used engine. You find it in dumptrucks, tractors, school busses, Small semis etc. If you look back at all of the most reliable and economic engines, the strait blocked models always rule. Why are all big diesels straight block 6s? Cummins does something right....

Most will agree that cummins is one awesome motor, but the big question is, when will dodge finally put a nice automatic tranny behind it. That is the only reason why I would buy a ford or chevy, more cab room and an automatic tranny. My wife scares the hell out of me when she drives my pickup with the stick. I just picture here inline at the starbucks drive through and accidently letting the clutch out (killing it) but the truck lunges and doesn't die. I have nightmares of her running over a little car lol... I wish dodge would make a quality pickup to put behind the engine!

I should change my name to 98cummins :laughing:
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Postby bgoldhunter » Wed Nov 30, 2005 2:06 pm

I think Dodge has made vast improvements in the last decade on their trucks. I would consider them higher quality now than the trucks the General puts out.

I have also been surprised that Dodge has not put a nice auto behind them either. Especially since both the other guys have 'em.

If for some reason I don't get a Super Duty as my next rig, Dodge is the only other choice for me.
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Postby Oregon Honker » Wed Dec 21, 2005 8:46 pm

Ill buy a ford cornbinder any day
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Postby Duec66 » Tue Dec 27, 2005 12:49 am

Bgoldhunter, you've got to be joking, A dodge diesel truck is a diamond wrapped in crap. :umm:

Sorry, I should have read your whole post. :oops: But GM puts out a way better rig than dodge (not talking about engines).

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Postby Duec66 » Tue Dec 27, 2005 1:04 am

I traded in a 99 Toyota Tacoma for my 02 F-150 supercrew and I didn’t have half the problems with the taco that I’ve had with the Ford. Luckily it has all been nickel and dime stuff I could fix myself. I still would not give up the power and comfort of my Ford. Toyotas do make a quality vehicle though.
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Postby bgoldhunter » Tue Dec 27, 2005 5:09 pm

Sorry, Duec, but I've turned wrenches in a Ford garage and now work for Chevy after I moved. The Chevy has a nice ride, but that's all it has going for it. There are some serious build quality problems with GM. I had my 2500HD for 8K miles before I got tired of them and traded it off for my wife's Tahoe. Her truck has a bunch of problems too, uncalled for in something that stickered for almost 50 grand.

Can't afford a new one, so going to look at a used Super Duty later this week....
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