Chevy, Ford, or Dodge

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by "Ground Control", Aug 15, 2006.

  1. Birdhunter1

    Birdhunter1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 312

    You call a Chevy a truck too?
  2. Mike33

    Mike33 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,649

    Why dont you ask 3 different kids what is the best toy store.
  3. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,707

    chevy, that is my personal oppinion.

    but really, close your eyes and pick.
  4. bobcat9957

    bobcat9957 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

    When toyota makes something I can put my 9' fisher on they will have a truck.
  5. Proscapez LLC

    Proscapez LLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

    I have had Fords, Chevys and GMC.
    Every automatic Ford I have had, has had transmission trouble at one time or another.
    Chevys and GMC's are the same, both brands have been great trucks to me.

    I even had a Toyota, and there quailty is crap. I will never own anything made by Toyota again. and the service required on the toyota is even worse.

    Change plugs every 40k-50k miles, change there extended coolent every 30k miles, transmission fluid every 20k-25k miles, vavles need to be lashed every40k-50k miles, engine trouble, transimission trouble. I can really do without that kind of quailty!
    I feel for the people who buy that toyota junk.
  6. Budget

    Budget LawnSite Senior Member
    from Pa.
    Messages: 368

    Two friends of mine work at diffrent Ford dealers and they said, buy a Dodge or a Chevy. Toyota makes a truck? to this day i never saw a Toyata pull a 16ft. trailer loaded. To me they are people who want a truck but don't need one.
  7. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,711

    any one who says toyota trucks are crap is just crazy! my first one lasted 23 yrs and 300,000 trouble free miles. the valves were only adjusted once. i did change the oil every 3k and trans fluid every 30,000 k but its easy on a toyota-they have a drain plug on the pan like every one else should. my 03 tundra hasnt been back to the dealer once since new. does the us build this kind of quality ? hell no!
  8. Howie's Lawn Care

    Howie's Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 512

    I've owned a 1989 Ford Ranger and a 2000 Ford Ranger. I can''t really compare them to the real workin' trucks, but I will probably be sticking to Found On Road Dead trucks. One mechanic told me he hasn't seen a Dodge automatic tranny not fail, and they seem to be for sportin' around town more than work. I drove a 1999 and 2002 Ford F-250, and love the way they ride. I see Ford's trucks used for commercial use probably 10 to 1 when compared to Chevy, in my area.

    I DON'T here about Chevy transmission porblems like I do of Dodge and sometimes Ford. It is often just the age of a truck, but I think Chevy has the best combo of engine and tranny life.

    1. FORD
    2. CHEVY
  9. Idealtim

    Idealtim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 939

    Ford. Its as simple as that. the mid 90's diesel one tons can still go head to head with 2006's for pulling capacity for my money.
  10. Albemarle Lawn

    Albemarle Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,544

    6th year in my Fuso.

    Service: Oil, brakes, tires, light bulbs.

    Problems: Only related to aftermarket truck body.
    No problems with Fuso portion.

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