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Which truck should I get as a daily driver?

Ford F-150
16
32%
Ram 1500
6
12%
Chevy Silverado
10
20%
Nissan Titan
1
2%
Toyota Tundra
12
24%
Other (specify in comments)
5
10%
 
Total votes: 50


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Re: Best Truck?

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Post by cb1000rider » Wed Aug 26, 2015 3:20 pm

glock27 wrote:Get the eco boost 3.5. In the 150
It's an interesting motor, but only provides mild MPG improvements over the alternatives. Apparently it does provide better torque than the V8 down low. The big advantage of it, IMHO, is if you're going to tow at high altitudes.

What's amazing about the F-150 when I looked recently was that the 1/2 ton truck could be configured in a manner such that it's capable of towing about 16k. That's darn impressive for a 1/2 ton truck.

Then again, if this is just the daily driver, I'm not sure that towing more than 10k lbs is the primary objective.

All of the manufacturers have built a dud once in a while. I don't think that it dooms the entire generation. That includes Ford - just have a look at the value of a truck with a 6.0L diesel motor.

Last 1/2 ton I had was the Tundra with the 5.7L. Great truck. Great brakes. I wouldn't want to drive it every day just in terms of fuel economy.


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Post by george » Wed Aug 26, 2015 3:28 pm

Drove many Fords in the oilfield, never got less than 200k out of any of them. And driven by crazy roughnecks.
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Post by longhorn86 » Wed Aug 26, 2015 4:17 pm

I have owned several Fords over the past many years and was very happy with each one of them with the exception of the last one I owned. It was a 2006 F250 Super Duty Powerstroke. Only had 72,000 miles on it when I dumped it, gave me nothing but problems.

I voted for Chevy, cause I really love my new 2015 Silverado. Rides like a dream!
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Post by cb1000rider » Wed Aug 26, 2015 4:21 pm

Yea, that's the 6.0L motor that I mentioned. A disaster unless you were fanatical about the maintenance and fixing the issues that lead to typical problems.

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Post by Javier730 » Wed Aug 26, 2015 4:31 pm

All those are good trucks except for Ford. Ford has great trucks. :coolgleamA:
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Post by mojo84 » Wed Aug 26, 2015 4:35 pm

Government Motors seems to be holding its own.
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Post by rmoraes » Wed Aug 26, 2015 4:48 pm

B"H
Planning my next vehicle: Honda Ridgeline. 6 cyl and all I need
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Post by troglodyte » Wed Aug 26, 2015 5:05 pm

I drive a '99 F-250 crewcab 4x4. Over 170K and no major issues. Since I have a company truck I don't put many miles on it now.

We're looking at a (used) truck for my wife. I'm really intrigued by the Ecoboost. I have a buddy with one and it is impressive. The way my wife drives she will be able to take advantage of the fuel savings and still be able to haul all her stuff.

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Post by Topbuilder » Wed Aug 26, 2015 6:31 pm

GMC! Where's the GMC button.
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Post by LeakyWaders » Thu Aug 27, 2015 1:34 am

I have a '08 Ridgeline and my ONLY complaint is that the hood liner has separated from the roof and is sagging significantly. I find the trunk very comfortable. I am 5' 9" short and fit the seat well. My supersized friends prefer their larger vehicles if we decide to car-pool. The Honda's ride is better than any pick up I have owned or driven before. I think the comfort comes from the uni-body construction. The bed is a little short but when needed I slide the bed extender into the towing receiver and tie down the load.....problem solved. It fits in my garage better than a full size PU. Hope this helps.
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Post by jmra » Thu Aug 27, 2015 4:08 am

My last 3 trucks have been Ford, Chevy, Tundra. Loved the ford and the tundra - will never buy another Chevy.
If I were buying today it would come down to who has the best deal and the most bells and whistles between the ford and the tundra. My brother (a Toyota lifer) just bought and pulled the trigger on the new F150.
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Post by Salty1 » Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:35 am

I have owned Ford, GMC and Dodge. By far the Dodge Ram 1500 was the best as far as ride quality, comfort and technology. I averaged about 19 mpg with the Ram (4x4) and could have done much better if I kept my foot out of it but the Hemi has so much power and begged to let it run.
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Post by Syntyr » Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:41 pm

Ford Raptor! But no way can I afford 60k for a trucks
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Post by The Annoyed Man » Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:43 pm

I don't have a pickup truck, but I bought a 2015 4Runner Trail 4x4 in March, and I am very impressed with Toyota's quality. My neighbor across the street has a 2013 Tacoma TRD and they love it. I realize that is smaller than the Tundra, but if the Tundra is built to the same quality as my 4Runner or my neighbor's Tacoma, it would be a great truck.
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Post by Paragrouper » Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:55 am

Bought my first Nissan in '84. I'll stay with the brand
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