I may find it helpful in the future to tow.
Thanks for mho :)
Very efficient at wearing out quickly. The trend of trading out bigger naturally-aspirated engines that can go 500,000 miles for smaller, turbo-charged engines that, when driven VERY gently, can get better mileage for EPA tests is really a scam. Driven normally, you'll be using those turbos a lot, and it will stress that engine and wear it out completely in 100,000 miles or so, along with the turbos. Replacement cost for a new engine and turbos is about $15,000 plus labor - which means the truck will be mechanically totaled, instead of lasting 20-30 years as many older trucks have done. And it's all done so that the auto companies can deliver artificially high MPG ratings that the government is insisting on - but the cars themselves don't actually deliver in real-world use.Oh, and I hope you never need to TOW with an Eco-Boost, because you'll be running the turbos the entire trip, and you'll get 7 MPG and wear out those turbos way early. A replacement set will only set you back about $8,000.Like I said, it's a scam, but they know most people won't figure that out until they've owned the truck for 7 years and only then figure out that their $50,000+ truck is mechanically totaled.
@MrOracle I beg to differ. I own a fleet of old & new F-150s with EcoBoost V-6 engines. They've been hauling & towing all sorts of heavy stuff for me & my companies for many years now without a single major mechanical issue from any truck in my well-maintained fleet. Respectable driving, proper care & maintenance are all it takes.
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wow, that is legit. My next door neighbor had an old Dodge Powerwagon. I think it was from the 1940s/ He welded a boom to the front bumper and ran a winch off it.
Isn’t that the truck from Jeepers Creepers?
@Likes2drive Yes it is. Pretty much all my dream vehicles are from movies and such. My dream car is the V8 Interceptor from Mad Max.
Yeah movie cars are great, I like the Charger on Fast and Furious
@Likes2drive For me it's because movie cars can be heavily customized. Something like a Ratrod to me will always be better then any stalk car you would get a dealership. No matter what car we are talking about.
Yeah definitely, especially engine mods
Sorry to hear that. I had some electrical problems that were more annoyances than anything when I had my 2017 High Country. But since 2014 I’ve been getting one every 3 years.
I’m curious about their 2024 EV. Definitely won’t buy the first year model though
Nah, I've seen RAM's, and Silverados as well as the Toyota Hilux, the Mercedes X-class and Defender pick ups
@jamesgoldman HI Lux I've seen now that you mention it. I wasn't counting Defenders as pick ups.
Defenders had a pickup varient at the low end of the catalogue
@jamesgoldman Yeah, I was going to mention the defender in my original post, you can use them as a pick up.We dont really see pick ups in the UK though, we either use a defender or a transit.There isn't the same sort of pride and prestige for a working mans vehicle in the UK as you find in the states.
Yeah they are less common here that's for sure and the same for the working vehicles
@jamesgoldman I almost never see them. The Nissan Navara seems the most popular around here, followed by the Toyota Hilux and Ford Ranger. A lot of the fishermen also seem to drive very old and battered Isuzus.
LOL! That's what came to mind as well
There's miles of difference from the old Dodge trucks and a modern Stallantis "RAM" - and the differences are not good. What do you expect from a French truck?
@MrOracle What do you mean French truck
I always thought Dodge was made in America
The Chrysler Corporation ceased to exist in 2014, being sold to Fiat and becoming FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles). This came with a noted drop in quality. Then, in 2019, FCA "merged" (aka was acquired) by the French auto group, makers of Peugeot, Renault, and Citroën, and renamed the whole group Stellantis. Thus, all of the former remaining Chrysler brands (Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and RAM) are owned and operated by the French (primary) and Italians (minority).While some RAM trucks are still made in Michigan, more of them are now made in Mexico.
@MrOracle well I have a 2002 1500 Dodge ram dual cab long bed So I think I’m safe
Yeah, that's the real thing. You wouldn't want a new one.
@MrOracle OK great I appreciate your time
I think it would be the other way around in 5 years - the Tundra would feel sorry for you and your GMC.If you haven't been paying attention, the new ones aren't like the old ones. Anything after the mid-2000s are nothing but problems - big, expensive problems.
@MrOracle hhh Mr Oracle so which one is best on these monster trucks.
If you're talking about true monster trucks, those are complete custom builds, using no factory parts, so it makes no difference.
Flex fuel trucks are better , Chevy has them on all makes/models of vehicles produced , Ford isn't half bad in that regard either but I'm baised leaning more for chevrolet
update: I have been driving SUVs for the last 30 years. My last was a Chevy Tahoe. I needed a big vehicle because I had 3 kids. I priced a new Tahoe a couple of years ago and it was 60K. My kids are all grown and gone so I bought the F-150. I got it set up nice with V-8, club cab, Sport and Off Road packages, 20 inch wheels. I bought it at the end of 2019 and got it for 36K.
Some people actually use them
@Redstang88 Dicks? Yes I do. It’s fun, you should try it.
Fuck off. Some of us work for a living
nice screen name ;)