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specta

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Posted: 12/16/20 06:49am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Faststreak wrote:

Sounds like if you drive a Ford you have to get it fixed a lot.??


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He did say that you will get it fixed everywhere you go.

Getting it fixed in Mexico, Ecuador, and France is not much of a buying incentive to me. [emoticon]

"Don't we have 10 Ford dealers for each Dodge dealer in this country?
and 100 Ford dealers for each GM truck dealer?"

No. There are approximately 3000 Ford dealers, 3000 Chevrolet dealers, 2500 Ram dealers and approximately 1900 GMC dealers.


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specta wrote:

There are approximately 3000 Ford dealers, 3000 Chevrolet dealers, 2500 Ram dealers and approximately 1900 GMC dealers.


Really? Where those number come from? Are those truck dealers?
When I was shopping for new truck in California, I searched in 1000 miles radius and had over 20 Ford dealers ready to work with me, while single Dodge dealer would not answer emails.





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Dealership availability is a valid point, at least in my area.

20 years ago pretty much every town in Nevada had a GM dealer. Closest town to me had 2 - one sold Chevy, the other GMC/Buick, etc. A few years ago GM made a corporate decision to close all their dealerships in rural communities. Caused a big uproar at the time but GM went ahead anyway.

Nevada is huge - 7th largest state in the US. If you want to buy a GM product these days you have 3 choices - the Reno area, the Las Vegas area, or Elko, Nevada. It is about 500 miles from Reno to Las Vegas, or Elko to Las Vegas, and 300 miles from Reno to Elko.

So why would any of us in rural Nevada buy a GM product? Got a recall, or dealer service - you have to drive hundreds of miles?? Whereas Ford does have a dealership in most small towns, as does Fiat (Dodge).

If GM won't support us, why should we support them?


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Lincoln dealers service Fords as well.

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Kayteg1 wrote:

specta wrote:

There are approximately 3000 Ford dealers, 3000 Chevrolet dealers, 2500 Ram dealers and approximately 1900 GMC dealers.


Really? Where those number come from? Are those truck dealers?
When I was shopping for new truck in California, I searched in 1000 miles radius and had over 20 Ford dealers ready to work with me, while single Dodge dealer would not answer emails.


Google.

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deserteagle56 wrote:

Dealership availability is a valid point, at least in my area.

20 years ago pretty much every town in Nevada had a GM dealer. Closest town to me had 2 - one sold Chevy, the other GMC/Buick, etc. A few years ago GM made a corporate decision to close all their dealerships in rural communities. Caused a big uproar at the time but GM went ahead anyway.

Nevada is huge - 7th largest state in the US. If you want to buy a GM product these days you have 3 choices - the Reno area, the Las Vegas area, or Elko, Nevada. It is about 500 miles from Reno to Las Vegas, or Elko to Las Vegas, and 300 miles from Reno to Elko.

So why would any of us in rural Nevada buy a GM product? Got a recall, or dealer service - you have to drive hundreds of miles?? Whereas Ford does have a dealership in most small towns, as does Fiat (Dodge).

If GM won't support us, why should we support them?


I live in a rural county with a total population of about 21,500.
We have a Chevy/GMC, Ford and a Dodge/Ram dealer in a town of less than 8000.

Why would anyone buy something they don't like??

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When I was shopping last, I ended up buying a used one. Same story for me, the Ford dealers responded by email, and the Ram dealers wouldn’t. I found it pretty weird. They wouldn’t even give me specifics on Chat and they were always on. Again, weird.

Any way, I saved 30K or so buying used, so I guess that’s something. I guess they were just trying to give me good service. [emoticon]


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Gary Morency wrote:

Your the first person I,ve heard from with a DRW I was wondering what kind of mpg you get hauling the camper. I have a 18 3500 Ram with a Cummins and only thinking of trading because of these emission problems I read about Thanks for any info.Also how does it pull on long New Mexico grades.


Averaging around 10 mpg ,with the camper loaded have the 6.4 with the older 6 speed and the camper weighs a little over 6k loaded .


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specta wrote:


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Here's a 2020 Chevy 2500HD WT. THEE ugliest truck on the road.

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I'm glad that I'm not looking for a new truck. I'd want a Chevy but they are soo butt ugly I don't think I could own one. LOL


At least there's GMCs for anyone who has to buy a new GM HD currently...
I don't get it. The Chevy 1500s and Tahoes are money. It's like they dropped a 1500 on it's nose off a hoist and picked it up and penned the design for the HDs.

You know, you can tell it's a Chevy, but it's like if you got in a head on accident and put your face through a windshield. People would probably still recognize you, but....


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Kayteg1 wrote:

Don't we have 10 Ford dealers for each Dodge dealer in this country?
and 100 Ford dealers for each GM truck dealer?
When you drive Ford - you will get it fixed in Mexico, you will get it fixed in Ecuador, you will get it fixed in France.
Try that with the others?


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* This post was edited 01/08/21 05:12pm by Grit dog *

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