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Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by ProStreetCamaro, Jul 8, 2006.
That's fine - numbers do not lie. So why can't Chevy sell these? They will NEVER catch the Super-Dutys for long-term durability.
What I found interesting is that Dodge makes a 4 door non mega cab 8foot bed that they could draw from but didn't??? Was it because the price was 5g's less than the chevy and performed as well or better? I bought my mega cab for right at 36000 though it is only a 3/4 ton and not a dully but I put it up against my moms s/o that has a GMC extra cab with the duramax. I am getting 2 mpgs better than he and will out run him while hauling our trailers( oh yeah he has a smaller trailer and less people in his vehicle). I am not saying that chev, Gmc or ford is bad but I have a feeling that this is a bit biased.
I say when you test you test apples to apples and not apples to carrots.
I belive all makes have in the same model good trucks and not so good. It depends on what day it was made and what mood the workers were in.
I would be willing to bet every comparison posted to the public is just a test of which company pays more. Test drive each vehicle, then see which one is best. There is a reason Ford controls 50% of the commercial market.
Durability? You mean the 4 engines that went out at 60,000 to 80,000 miles in all our ford trucks or the brakes that went out every 3k to 6k miles? We will never own another ford truck. Or maybe my uncle would say he loves his 2 year old F-250 deisel thats had brake calipers lock up, injectors go bad and injector pump and has been to the dealer 5+ times in 2 years. Fords have never treated us good but GM's have.
And about the test they are 100% correct. The Duramax with its 360hp and xxx pounds of torque with an allison trans behind it is the best combo on the road right now bar none.
I wont even get started on the dodges and there brake problems and transmission problems.
I was just looking at the new chevy. It had Dual power,Heated seats and alot of everything else.
I like how its has all the options like are new chevy Malibu Does
Chevy has definatly come a long way over the years and they have greatly improved there interiors which is the one thing they were always lacking in.
Ok I was just thinking that people may think I am bashing ford and dodge. Well im not but it sort of came out that way. We have just had so many problems with them that we shouldnt have had. I know everybodys experiance is different and if something works for somebody then thats great!
The Big 3 in general makes great trucks, each has its own pro/cons. It really comes right down to personal preference and what has treated you well in the past.
That test was such a joke. Throw 6 speed manuals in all of them and see who comes in first place ... dodge/cummins.
6 Speed automatic. Chevy