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trailernovice

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Posted: 03/24/21 08:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I concur with the 'vehicles are better than they used to be" folks... to my mind, the big steps were electronic ignition, fuel injection, and whatever changed in the steel in the 90s that keeps them from turning to rusty dust in 5 years... no need to choke the carb, pump the pedal just right, hope you haven't flooded it, and put in a wish with the nearest genie that it actually fires.. i go back to the days of "tuneups"..

In the past 20-plus years, having in this period owned trucks by dodge/ram 1500 [2], toyota tundra [2], toyota tacoma, and ford f-150 (all but the ford used in pulling a tt), and cars/suv's by toyota (2), ford, and jeep (3), not a one of any of these ever left me stranded because of a mechanical failure...and the only time any of those wouldn't start was because of a dead battery

But my 80s and early 90s cars were all trash;
Escort would actually sometimes turn off entirely if you lifted off the gas while at highway speed in fourth gear (you haven't lived until you have experienced the thrill of finding yourself suddenly and unexpectedly free-wheeling on an exit ramp with a semi getting bigger and bigger in the rear view mirror)...Dodge Shadow spit out the aircon compressor every 10,000 miles, like clockwork ($1000 or so a pop)...whole upper end of the motor in a hyundai ruined when the timing belt let go about 5000 miles before the book called for it to be repkaced.... and don't even get me started on the 77 dodge trucks

As far as vehicles it ain't like the old days.. it's much better


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trailernovice wrote:


As far as vehicles it ain't like the old days.. it's much better


None of the above exist on my 1922 Ford Model T





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Posted: 03/25/21 08:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

All the big 3 make a great truck. There are millions of them out there getting the job done everyday and you don't ever hear about it. Go buy and start having fun.


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220.000 miles on my 2011 Chevy 2500HD. Still running the factory brakes.
Fuel pump at 180,000. That's the only repair so far.


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specta wrote:

220.000 miles on my 2011 Chevy 2500HD. Still running the factory brakes.
Fuel pump at 180,000. That's the only repair so far.


That's why I'm keeping my 2012 GMC 2500HD 6.0 gasser. Had a leaky front axle seal repaired when brand new and never had it back to shop for anything. Oil changes, tires and low beam headlight bulb, everything else is stock and untouched.


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Why do people recommend Toyotas to replace 3/4 or 1-ton trucks?


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burningman wrote:

Why do people recommend Toyotas to replace 3/4 or 1-ton trucks?


Where?
The post asks about new reliable truck. Nothing about replacement.

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Kayteg1 wrote:

burningman wrote:

Why do people recommend Toyotas to replace 3/4 or 1-ton trucks?


Where?
The post asks about new reliable truck. Nothing about replacement.


Maybe you missed the first post in the thread.

It is implied by the OP who said he had a 2000 Ford F250 7.3, and also spoke about the new Ford 7.3 that is only available in 3/4 and above trucks.


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My next one will likely be the Ram 2500 with the tried and true Hemi 6.4 gas engine (save 9K vs Diesel). I saw a 2021 69K (MSRP)pretty much loaded including the tow package with...
Surround View Camera
Trailer Reverse Guidance
Cargo View Camera
Trailer Tow Mirrors with Trailer Spot Lamp & Power Convex Mirror
Blind Spot Monitoring (trailer included) with Cross Path Detection
3.5-inch Color Driver Cluster
Big Horn/Lone Star Grille

They also have the bigger cooling alternator...

AND even a sunroof for 58K after discounts and change here a week or so ago. It was the best deal I've seen in awhile. It had everything I would order... I can get 15 to 18 trade in on my 1500 and now days I'm only using the truck for towing and the transfer station so, that ought to do me till I"m personally done. I won't tow anything that is more than that can handle.

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Kayteg1 wrote:

trailernovice wrote:


As far as vehicles it ain't like the old days.. it's much better


None of the above exist on my 1922 Ford Model T


Did you get the roll up windows?

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