Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Great Falls, Montana
Re: Chevy, Ford, or Dodge pickup truck??
Good friend just gave up after 12th trip to dealer with his new Dodge. One bad example doesn't mean they are all bad, but he's now driving a bling loaded diesel Ford Crew Cab with long box. I'm not a Ford fan either, but I'd get a Ford before a Dodge/Chrysler. My choice since early 80's thru several pickups has been half ton GMC. I currently have a crew cab with a short box. I prefer the 60/40 bench cloth seats with fold down arm rest over buckets with center console-can't have rifle next to me between driver and passenger with buckets and console. The new 5.3 motor with over 300 hp runs stronger than I need, has 6 speed auto trans,tow/haul mode that changes shift points, manual mode with toggle switch to shift gears up or down (good in mountains so don't have to ride the brakes going down the mountain-just pull gear shift lever to M and shift down gears with toggle switch until you get the engine braking you want), the 4 wheel drive has a locked high range and low range plus an auto mode that moves traction between front and rear depending upon wheel slip, plus it has a two wheel drive mode and gets 17 to 19 miles to the gallon on the highway at elevations usually above 3500 feet depending upon speed. Whether you buy one or not, you owe it to yourself to at least go for a test ride in one.