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Old 05-07-2013, 08:04 PM   #2431
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People usually have enough respect to TOW a Chevy home in the event one breaks down on the road; whereas the Ford owner will usually be so fed up with that truck that he/she will just walk off and leave it sitting on the side of the road like a rapidly-rusting warning to anyone foolish enough to even consider one of those blue oval vehicles (or a source of much-needed parts for the next ford-owner to push his truck past there on the way to NAPA).

LMAO! thats awesome. My real question was going to be if the chevy vs ford thing was still relevant. This way did turn out o be more fun
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IDK, why is it that you se a LOT of pre 1990 Fords on the road, but rarely any pre 1990 Chevys?

Seriously. I see like 10 old fords for every 1 old chevy.
Where I live this is still the most common truck you will see on the road.. I think they even outnumber the "modern" trucks!!

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Just carried my new Ford work truck to the shop. It's due for it's first transmission swap, at the same time it's due for it's first oil change.
I told you, you need a Deere, and a Chevy.
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I told you, you need a Deere, and a Chevy.
Hey, I was raised a Ford man, but I've been bitchin about their plummeting quality and overpriced broke down crap for a while now...

Funny thing, this V6 Ford, bone basic truck costs 10K MORE than the dodge tradesman we could've gotten, with V8, air conditioning, CD, auxiliary jack, USB, 4 wheel drive, power windows and locks, tilt and telescoping wheel (big bad Bubba really needs that), and cup holders that aren't hidden under the console.

Um, in comparison, I listed the stuff the Ford DOESN'T have...
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That's just government thinking that they can save some dough on a low end models.

The cost savings between v6 verses a v8 in fuel consumption probably not much difference once you weigh them down with equipment and stuff.

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That's just government thinking that they can save some dough on a low end models.

The cost savings between v6 verses a v8 in fuel consumption probably not much difference once you weigh them down with equipment and stuff.
Were pointed out the price point. Nearly 10K cheaper with the dodge to purchase (I think it was 9,750).

The fuel difference? I'm getting exactly one more mile per gallon with the V6. And I'm not carrying nearly as much weight. When we moved our equipment to the new truck, I stowed a ton of junk we don't use in our storage shed. I'm at about half the weight I carried in the V8 truck.
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Were pointed out the price point. Nearly 10K cheaper with the dodge to purchase (I think it was 9,750).

The fuel difference? I'm getting exactly one more mile per gallon with the V6. And I'm not carrying nearly as much weight. When we moved our equipment to the new truck, I stowed a ton of junk we don't use in our storage shed. I'm at about half the weight I carried in the V8 truck.
Doesn't make any sense to me.
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Were pointed out the price point. Nearly 10K cheaper with the dodge to purchase (I think it was 9,750).

The fuel difference? I'm getting exactly one more mile per gallon with the V6. And I'm not carrying nearly as much weight. When we moved our equipment to the new truck, I stowed a ton of junk we don't use in our storage shed. I'm at about half the weight I carried in the V8 truck.
You ought to do a cost comparison and get them to buy a CNG or bi-fuel truck next time; the biggest limitation is the range of the vehicle.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ford-F-150-7700-GVWR-SUPERB-2004-Ford-F150-Bi-fuel-CNG-gasoline-43-kmiles-NEARLY-NEW-/221223694435?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item3381f5b063
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You ought to do a cost comparison and get them to buy a CNG or bi-fuel truck next time; the biggest limitation is the range of the vehicle.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ford-F-150-7700-GVWR-SUPERB-2004-Ford-F150-Bi-fuel-CNG-gasoline-43-kmiles-NEARLY-NEW-/221223694435?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item3381f5b063
And finding fuel?
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gaH! I started a discussion on trucks! What the hell was I thinking? When will will I learn to use my powers for good instead of evil?!!

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