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Archie F. Swin
03-08-2007, 06:57 AM
While confidence is high that this thread will burst into flames or spiral into chaos...I thought I'd give it a shot hoping some of you have a substantiated take. I know there are some whom dwell here that are current or former car dealers, wrenches, and what not.

Along with considering a Jeep Wrangler to replace my daily driver, I will also look at some 6 & 7 year old full-size trucks based on their affordability and abundance. I would love to hear some opinions on Ford F150 vs Chevy/GMC C/K 1500.

boogblaster
03-08-2007, 07:00 AM
Chevy looks better Ford will outlast it ....

Skip Towne
03-08-2007, 07:05 AM
Chevy looks better Ford will outlast it ....
You got a Ford that will out last my Chevy Astrovan? 352,000 miles and still going.

kepp
03-08-2007, 07:10 AM
Chevy looks better Ford will outlast it ....
Unless the F-150 spontaneously combusts. They did a recall on that, right? ...something about the cruise control switch... Make sure it has been fixed before buying any F-150 in that age range.

ILWarpaint
03-08-2007, 07:58 AM
Ford trucks have been the best sellers for 30 consecutive years for a reason.

Lzen
03-08-2007, 08:06 AM
I have an 03 F150. I bought it instead of a Chevy for a few reasons. I was told by a knowledgeable source that Chevy interiors tend to fall apart. Plus, the Ford cabin is quieter and safer. Just some food for thought.

Iowanian
03-08-2007, 08:09 AM
I've got an 00 F150 4x4 with about 100k. I've had not major problems.

booyaf2
03-08-2007, 08:16 AM
Heres what I've owned since high school. Only troublesome one was the first one, but that was the one mom bought that i pretty much trashed, so the transmissions and rear end was self inflicted wounds. If you want a reliable tough truck, I always say go with a ford. I really don't think theres anything wrong with a chevy, but I don't plan on switching till i get a bad F-150.
1986 F-150 4x4
1990 F-150 4x4
1997 F-150 4x4
2003 F-150 4x4
2006 F-150 4x4

StcChief
03-08-2007, 08:28 AM
If your aren't going to 'heave use' the truck Chevy will work.

Long term heavy use no Question. FORD.

burt
03-08-2007, 01:58 PM
According to Polk, there are more Chevy trucks regestered than ANY other truck. Ford trucks MAY out sell Chevy, but there is undeniable proof that Chevy's outlast Ford.

recxjake
03-08-2007, 02:01 PM
According to Polk, there are more Chevy trucks regestered than ANY other truck. Ford trucks MAY out sell Chevy, but there is undeniable proof that Chevy's outlast Ford.

The new Silverado is very very very close to passing the F150 in sales this year.... Then you add the Sierra.... GM owns the truck market

recxjake
03-08-2007, 02:02 PM
"The longest lasting truck on the road"--- Chevy Silverado... the numbers don't lie

Brock
03-08-2007, 02:05 PM
"The biggest selling truck on the road"- - Ford F150....the numbers don't lie.

StcChief
03-08-2007, 02:06 PM
It's that whole Professional Grade thing :rolleyes:

Iowanian
03-08-2007, 02:07 PM
I have to admit, It makes me a little uncomfortable being in a thread where Rex and Dale are rubbing petroleum jelly over one another.

burt
03-08-2007, 02:09 PM
The new Silverado is very very very close to passing the F150 in sales this year.... Then you add the Sierra.... GM owns the truck market

Yes, it is a numbers game. Accord counts 2 door AND 4 door Accords when they reports sales, Toyota counts Camry AND (Camry) Solara when they report their sales....so they can claim #1 best selling automobile. Chevy reports Impala, Malibu, and Monte Carlo, each separately.... If Chevy reported all three under an umberella name, like Honda and Toyota, Chevy would have the #1 best selling automobile, because combine the sales of those 3, they outsell the Camry.

With that said, though I sell Chevy's, I have nothing against Ford OR Toyota. I do chuckle at your signature tho.....

Vehicles recalled/produced in the last 3 years :
GM has recalled 8.7% (1,157,900/13,290,487)
Toyota has recalled 10.5% (719,541/6,862,868)

burt
03-08-2007, 02:12 PM
I have to admit, It makes me a little uncomfortable being in a thread where Rex and Dale are rubbing petroleum jelly over one another.

um, eeewwwwww. bad visual, bad visual.............

I don't get on a soap box about Chevy's but Rex and I do tend to agree about SOME GM issues.

burt
03-08-2007, 02:14 PM
"The biggest selling truck on the road"- - Ford F150....the numbers don't lie.

Okay, so ask yourself.....Do I want to purchase the biggest selling truck on the road, or the longest lasting? I believe I would purchase the longest lasting.

Brock
03-08-2007, 02:16 PM
Okay, so ask yourself.....Do I want to purchase the biggest selling truck on the road, or the longest lasting? I believe I would purchase the longest lasting.

Since there isn't really a nickel's worth of difference between the two, I'd buy whichever was cheaper.

Radar Chief
03-08-2007, 02:32 PM
Since there isn't really a nickel's worth of difference between the two, I'd buy whichever was cheaper.

“Modular design philosophy”. Ford hasn’t really used that, particularly lately.
If you don’t do any work on your own truck and just use it ‘till it’s done then get a newer one, go Ford.
If, however, you plan to keep a truck for a while and do some work on it as it’s needed, go Chevy.
From ’55 to ’93, Chevy engines didn’t change much. Parts are interchangeable. After ’93, the only thing that changed was the cylinder heads and intake manifold to accommodate a steeper valve angle and fuel injection. Since then, the latest change was ‘round ’98 with the Vortech engines, full sequential TPI, CDI ignition, yada yada.
Personally if I were look’n for a new truck I’d go Toyota, but that’s partially just to get Jake stirred up. ;)

StcChief
03-08-2007, 02:40 PM
“Modular design philosophy”. Ford hasn’t really used that, particularly lately.
If you don’t do any work on your own truck and just use it ‘till it’s done then get a newer one, go Ford.
If, however, you plan to keep a truck for a while and do some work on it as it’s needed, go Chevy.
From ’55 to ’93, Chevy engines didn’t change much. Parts are interchangeable. After ’93, the only thing that changed was the cylinder heads and intake manifold to accommodate a steeper valve angle and fuel injection. Since then, the latest change was ‘round ’98 with the Vortech engines, full sequential TPI, CDI ignition, yada yada.
Personally if I were look’n for a new truck I’d go Toyota, but that’s partially just to get Jake stirred up. ;)

or Nissan but I've had very good luck with them.
Neighbor is big on Ford.

It's all about personnel preference.

HemiEd
03-08-2007, 02:42 PM
Okay, so ask yourself.....Do I want to purchase the biggest selling truck on the road, or the longest lasting? I believe I would purchase the longest lasting.


Tastes Great! Less Filling!



Buy the "bowtie", they look better. The Fords are butt ugly, and Ford has never been able to make up their mind on a firing order. That drives me crazy, idiots!

CrazyHorse
03-08-2007, 02:49 PM
According to Polk, there are more Chevy trucks regestered than ANY other truck. Ford trucks MAY out sell Chevy, but there is undeniable proof that Chevy's outlast Ford.

Ford sell a lot more fleet vehicles.

This makes thier total sales numbers high, and thier durability numbers low.

ferrarispider95
03-08-2007, 02:58 PM
I am Chevy person, but owned a 2000 Harley Davidson F-150 and did not have one bit of a trouble with it and put about 90k on it.

I can tell you that the 5.4 gets sh*tty gas mileage. I was lucky to get around 10 in town and about 15 on the highway.

ferrarispider95
03-08-2007, 03:01 PM
here is a pic, great truck, sold it a few months ago.

kstater
03-08-2007, 04:25 PM
Chevy, ALWAYS Chevy

Fairplay
03-08-2007, 04:28 PM
I have a ford truck and it has done well for me.

You can't beat the ride, smooth for a truck.

el borracho
03-08-2007, 05:22 PM
'03 F-150 4X4, here. Of course, it only yesterday turned 30k miles so, for now, it's perfect.

macdawg
03-08-2007, 08:20 PM
Sorry I don't have any input other than I like the look of Chevy/GMC's better but somehow trust Ford more.

PLEASE! Any advice for me PLEASE!? I want a V8 old cheap truck to beat up and drive for a year or two, tow my friends boat, toy around with a bit of off roading, daily driver & I work 5 minutes from my house so I don't have to drive much.

I can sell my car for about 2000. My friend bought a burgandy 98 F-150 with 180,000 miles from an old man who was the only owner for 2 grand about 6 months ago, he bought a new truck a couple months ago and decided he doesn't need two trucks. Looks & drives just fine. He told me he'd give it to me for 1800 and just pay him 300 a month, he manages an auto shop, it has all new tires & he says if it ever needs anything I can take it in to him for free.

I'm not crazy about the truck but I really want to get rid of my car and it seems like a good deal to have some fun with this truck and just tear it up for a year or two then upgrade, only concerns are the high miles and I don't like the color, not sure if it'd be worth the trouble to get it painted, of course I don't expect everything to be perfect considering how friggin' cheap it is :)

Or I would could sell my car and find a different truck with a budget of up to 7-8 grand or so, Ford, Chevy, or GMC, V8 shortbed preferred, black, white or blue colors preferred.

anyone got some advice for me?

Buzzsaw
03-08-2007, 08:46 PM
I've got a 2000 Silverado with the 5.3 Vortec. I absolutely love it. Never had a breakdown or any problem of any kind.

el borracho
03-08-2007, 08:57 PM
anyone got some advice for me?
$1800 for the truck and you get cheap/ free maintenance? I advise you to buy the truck and take it to 1 Day Paint and Body. For less than $500 you can have it painted any color you wish.

Valiant
03-08-2007, 09:07 PM
Ford trucks have been the best sellers for 30 consecutive years for a reason.



Means jack shit, The only reason they have been best sellers is because of fleet orders and them being cheaper... There is no quality superiority or inferiority between chevy and ford.. I have owned both.. What you just wrote is pure propaganda... Are you the anti-rex???

Skip Towne
03-08-2007, 09:30 PM
In 1954, the Corvette was dead in the water and about to be discontinued by GM. It's straight 6 with 3 side draft one barrel carbs just couldn't compete as a sports car. Then they hired a guy named Zora Duntov who said he could save the Corvette with a new engine he designed. It was the first "small block" Chevy engine. The 265 cu in. engine. It not only produced nearly twice the horsepower of the 6 cyl. but it weighed less to boot. After producing the 283 and the 327, Chevy finally settled on the 350. All of them of the same design as the Duntov 265. The last I checked, an intake manifold from a 265 would fit on a 327. Talk about getting it right the first time!! Also, the Chevy 4.3 litre V6 is simply a 350 without the last two cylinders. For this reason, Chevy parts are much easier to find both in a parts store and a salvage yard. Ford likes to change shit every year so nothing will fit except that exact same year and model. Ford trucks outsell Chevy for a reason a couple of posters noted. They are cheaper and sell more fleet deals. They certainly aren't better.

KC56DJ
03-08-2007, 09:32 PM
i drive a 94 chevy an i can tell you its a nice smooth ride, but its a gas guzzler, my truck jus hit 220,000 so they are reliable