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Comparing Pickups

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by 32vld, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,984

    Every one their favorite pickup trucks. Out of the GM, Ford, Fiat (Dodge). What are the things that you like and do not like.

    I will start. I like that GM has a 6spd auto and variable valve timing. I do not like that it has traction control and stabilitrac.

  2. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Posts: 3,587

    My silverado doesn't have traction control. Is that a half ton thing?

    I like that gm 2500's and 3500s are compact, smaller than the others but same kind of capabilities.
    Hate that stupid sleeve they put in the receiver so I welded the prick in there.
  3. GreenI.A.

    GreenI.A. LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,132

    People will probably think I'm nuts for this. We run both ford and GM trucks, I keep a ford for my personal truck simply because of the keypad on the door. If it wasn't for the keypad I would be driving a Chevy or GMC. The only time I ever carry keys is if I jump into one of the other trucks
  4. jsslawncare

    jsslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,674

    Why didn't you label the Ford a IH or the GM an Isuzu? Ahh, I'm just kidding. I don't wont to start a posting war.

    When the Hemi goes I'm putting a 4bt with an Allision in my 2500. I think then I'd have the perfect truck.
  5. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,984

    That way on my brothers 1500.
  6. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,984

    Ford and GM own those other two. They do not own Ford GM.

    So what is it about that you do not like about Ford, GM, Dodge?
  7. Chris_NC06

    Chris_NC06 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Sanford, NC
    Posts: 6,565

    GM doesn't own Isuzu anymore nor does Ford own Navistar. I like my GM 1500, it rides good, the interior is comfy, 5.3 has plenty of power, but achieves reasonable fuel economy for a crew cab full size pickup. I bought the truck new in '09 and it's held up well after almost 110,000 miles, granted it hasn't been used as a work truck, but I drive it to my hunting camp and down rough dirt roads and the truck is as tight as it was brand new. When it comes time to buy a new personal ride, it'll be another Silverado/Sierra. I don't drive my other trucks enough to tell you too much about them. I do like that my Ford Super Duty's sit up nice and high though.
  8. gazoneyo

    gazoneyo LawnSite Member
    Posts: 51

    Don't like Fords. Ram is OK. GM is best. My 04 Silverado 1500 has 170k miles and zero problems.
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  9. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,711

    Everyone is one repair away from changing their minds. Admit it.
  10. smokenjoe_10

    smokenjoe_10 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 98

    I am a dodge guy that drives a Chevy on the farm and a Ford plowing snow for my buddy, I have a 5.9 gas in a 1500 and a cummins in my 2500. If I didn't have dodge I would be a ford guy.

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