GMC Sierra or Ford f-150

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Petr51488, Jun 16, 2004.

  1. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,377

    I wanted to get an opinion from you Guy's. I was thinking of getting a ford f-150 4 door.. or extended cab. But when i looked on ebay the GMC Sierra's a cheap. I could get a 2002 for about 16,000. I also wanted to use this truck as an every day truck. Which truck is better to use as an every day type? Which is more comfortable? And which can haul better? Any opinions? Pro's? Con's about both? Thanks
  2. WoodBrothersLC

    WoodBrothersLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 418

    Every person is going to take their side and be a "Chevy Man" or "Ford Man", but the truth is you gotta go w/ what works. My friend's dad runs a successful company where he runs about 12-15 GMC and Chevrolet trucks anywhere from early '70s to late '90s. Granted, he has a full time mechanic to fix problems, he swears by these trucks. He has a couple Fords, but they sit in the lot in the back of his office building. Just ask around and stick w/ what works.
  3. Burger

    Burger LawnSite Member
    from Montana
    Messages: 192

    I buy chevy for one reason, and one reason only. When it breaks, the Chevy dealer ship here takes care of me. The Ford Dealership's service Department is the laughing stock of my town. Thats ok, they spend most of their time fixing warranty claims anyway...
    Two Towns over? it is exactly the opposite. The Ford Dealership's service Department Rocks, put the chevy fella in the poor house.
    Use what works.

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,534

    Which is better--chocolate or vanilla?

    The answer to this question and yours will be nothing but personal preferance.
  5. polecat63

    polecat63 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,655

    I have 270,000 miles on my GMC, I haven't had a Ford last over 180,000. Could be I just lucked out with the GMC and had a few Ford lemeons, but GMC/Chevy has my vote.
  6. twins_lawn_care

    twins_lawn_care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 932

    I am still fairly new to this, but I agree with the posts, it's really what can work for you. I have owned Chevy's all my life, and juts feel more comfortable being familiar with them from working on them myself. I am a Chevy Man, but that's not to say I wouldn't be driving a Ford if it was better for my business.
    look at things such as repair costs, gas mileage MPG, towing ability, etc. things like that. then if you narrow it down to specific years of a couple trucks you are looking at, do some research on reviews of those trucks, and things that are noted to go wrong more often, such as big items like transmissions etc.
    all in all, make an educated decision, and you should have nothing to worry about.

    but to be plain and simple to answer your question. CHEVY :cool:
  7. hosejockey2002

    hosejockey2002 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,195

    Buy whichever one you like better. They are both good trucks. Despite what Ford guys or Chevy/GMC (same truck) guys may say, they are close to being equal in power, payload, price, reliability and durability. I'm driving a Chevy right now, but my next truck could easily be a Ford or Dodge.
  8. green writer

    green writer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Check out They give a projected cost of ownership based on the model and make in reference to insurance costs, maintenance, fuel, and repairs. It gives a pretty good idea how much you can expect the total cost of a vehicle to be-not just from the initial purchase. Maybe that can help you decide between the two.
  9. myoder

    myoder LawnSite Member
    Messages: 140

    I would go with GMC

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