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Old 04-04-2014, 05:42 PM   #31
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i think IIRC, most all of the Toyota vehicles in the US have been made in the US for about the last 15-20 years now. Honda and Nissan have factories here in the US as well.
So if that's true, saying I wanna "buy American" really doesn't mean anything anymore huh?
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So if that's true, saying I wanna "buy American" really doesn't mean anything anymore huh?
pretty much! some Ford trucks and vehicles are made in Canada and South America. some Chevy trucks are made in Mexico and Canada just as some Dodges are. lots of the parts on so-called American vehicles come from outside the United States.
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Toyota trucks are mostly made in Tennesee and Texas now. Their 4Runners, and LandCruisers are still made in Japan, and actually still retain higher reliability numbers. They also have high prices due to the additional taxes. I saw a 2014 4Runner that was priced at $43,000 and a used 2011 LandCruiser going for $73,000.
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1/2 ton Silverado or GMC with 5.3 liter V-8 extend a cab should do fine. These trucks have more leg room in front than Ford or Dodge, are lower than Ford and Dodge in height (easier to get in and out of), more comfortable tilt in back seats than Ford or Dodge, have 9600 lbs. tow weight capacity (newer 1/2 tons have 11,000 tow capacity), and get about 15 miles per gallon.

I've had several Silverado's and GMC's since 1999 and they were still running fine with over 150,000 miles on them when I sold them and bought new. A couple of them I've had and sold that I know of have over 500,000 miles on them. If the service intervals are kept up without fail these trucks just keep on going.
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I believe Toyota is also non-union if that makes any difference!
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One of my good friends is a tech at a Ford Dealership, He says to steer clear of their "eco-boost" V6. They have been out long enough now, that they are seeing some higher mileage ones coming in with head gasket / rear seal / sensor problems. He thinks it's due to the heat created by the twin turbo's, and normal operating temp being higher. Also seeing alot of turbo failures on higher mile units. Plus he said these engine's need to operate at higher RPM,s to make any power / torque, which could also be a problem in the long run. He also says they don't get anywhere near the stated fuel mileage. Most of my 4x4 buddies are gear heads, or techs, so this kind of stuff seeps in...like it or not...lol..
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It's not really a Ching-Chong truck. If I'm not mistaken, NON of the Toyotas are imported from Asia. Also, my buddy has one of the newer Tundras with the big V-8 Motor. It has hauled 4 tons of stove pellets on a trailer, one ton in the bed, (it's rated as a 1/2 ton 10K LB towing capacity), with no problem. Now, if you need to haul much note than that, you really need a one-ton, which Toyota doesn't make anyway.
I know.....My latest project Dodge has a sticker in the door jamb " ASSEMBLED IN MEXICO - WITH FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC PARTS "... My Cousin works at the Toyota plant in KY, They provide alot of good paying American jobs, i have nothing against them.... Just hard to go full redneck in a zip-zap truck.....
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Mmmm, it's not always the truck that makes the redneck....
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Mmmm, it's not always the truck that makes the redneck....
Yea.....But that gets a little weird..Your talking about the Lesbian (softball playin ) rednecks.....? Right..?
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My Ford F150 is a 1998 and is going to turn over 200,000 sometime in the next week. I've owned Chevys and Fords when this one meets it's maker I'm getting another Ford. Not a brand new one, I'll look for something a couple of years old and let someone else pay the $10,000 extra for that new car smell

I've hauled my deer home in it, my dear home in it, hauled everything imaginable, appliances, lumber......my dog loves riding upfront.........this winter I have towed 18 wheelers with it and pulled tractors out of the ice. Up and down coolies out west.......If a machine can be a friend then my truck is right up there in my group of 'besties'
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