Silverado Vs F150 Vs Tundra

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    Oct 29, 2009 2:38 PM GMT
    Ive been looking into getting a truck recently after i moved back to Texas and started working on my open property with nothing on it and Ive come to these 3 as my top choice.

    Does anyone have any experience with any of these i normally wouldnt suggest a Toyota truck but ive been lookin into it and its still on the bottom on the list i just wanted comments and experiences on all. my family has owned fords and chevys our whole life and chevys seem to have a long lifespan for trucks and my momma always said never trust a ford unless its a truck icon_smile.gif

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    Oct 29, 2009 3:44 PM GMT
    Ok, I might piss someone off so Im going to say it now DON'T TAKE IT PERSONAL wasn't my line anyway.

    My Mechanic has always said that Ford's are a poor man's truck. You have to take apart 1/2 the engine to get to one damn thing. He hates working on fords. I personally don't like them because too many friends of mine have died in car crashes in ford cars because of their structural design philosophy.

    I drive a Nissan Xterra and while I love it I will never again get any foreign vehicle because of part delays (thank God for my GM Major Guard Warranty Provided Car Rentals) and the A/C screws up more than Windows. Never again! Not to mention but there is a rather large recall under way on Toyota vehicles because of their floor mats. If they cant get the floor mats right... eh.. I'd be worried.

    Chevy, can't go wrong with it. Longest lasting, toughest thing on the road. Safety, Fuel Efficiency, Structural Design, the warranty, and from experience they are built like a damn rock. I got in to a really bad accident where some asshat T-bones my dad and I and flips our blazer over and dented in the frame 4 inches... the dumb ass said he wasn't speeding... RIIGHT. Tx DPS later told me if I had been in anything but a chevy, I'd have been killed since the car hit point blank on my door. My mother just bought herself a Cadillac CTS and let me tell you that I love that car... not just cause of its beauty and all the bells and whistles but because of On-Star. An asshole neighbor of mine that has been having problems with my family for sometime actually started stalking my mom and following her places. She used the On-Star system to get the police to box the asshole in and now we have a whole huge case building against this guy. I have to admit I have family that works/worked for GM but still.. I stand by GM because its proven myself to me time and time again. You said you live in Texas... ask yourself this... when on the highway how many old school Chevy's do you see? I see those old school suburban style Silverado's everywhere!
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    Oct 29, 2009 3:55 PM GMT
    Well I'm a Dodge Guy. Nothin beats a Ram, (they will always be a Power Wagon to me) w/a Mega Cab...



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  • JP85257

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    Oct 29, 2009 3:57 PM GMT
    1. Dont buy a Dodge or GM product because the government owns them.
    2. No matter how big it is a Toyota will NEVER be a Real truck.


    Stick with the Ford. Except get the Limited edition. Screw the XLT.
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    Oct 29, 2009 3:59 PM GMT
    Ford or Chevy. Can't go wrong with either. Although unless your hauling 1000+ lbs on a regular basis I'd say new Equinox + open trailer.

    Toyota trucks are in hot water right now over rusting frame issues. Brand new ones are probably ok.
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    Oct 29, 2009 4:05 PM GMT
    JP85257 said1. Dont buy a Dodge or GM product because the government owns them.
    2. No matter how big it is a Toyota will NEVER be a Real truck.


    Stick with the Ford. Except get the Limited edition. Screw the XLT.


    I'm waiting for GM to go IPO again... im going to have one sweet ass retirement muhaha.... icon_twisted.gif the older Dodge trucks were cool now... eh.. not so crazy about them. I don't get why you wouldn't him to get a GM because the "government" owns them. What's your fear on that... curious?
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    Oct 29, 2009 4:06 PM GMT
    JP85257 said1. Dont buy a Dodge or GM product because the government owns them.
    2. No matter how big it is a Toyota will NEVER be a Real truck.


    The government doesn't own Dodge.

    Considering the amazig GM product line coming out ove the next few years " government" stake is hardly anything to cry over.
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    Oct 29, 2009 4:13 PM GMT
    Kinda apples and oranges there. The Ford and Toyota are half-ton pickups, and the Chevy is a one ton. If you don't really need the hauling capacity of a 3/4 or 1 ton pickup, stick with a half-ton for the smoother ride. Of the three choices presented here, I would get the Toyota.
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    Oct 29, 2009 4:17 PM GMT
    My brothers and I have all owned several full size trucks over the years and I can tell you from personal experience that Fords hold up much better and are much more durable than Chevrolet. They have cheapened everything but the price of the new Silverado. In my previous job, I drove Suburbans every day for work. When we got a new-style Suburban, everyone fought over it for about a week - then nobody wanted to drive it. In driving the last body style vs. the new one I can see why.

    The radio and climate controls are impossible to use without taking your eyes off the road. The ride was terrible and it was a 2 wheel drive, the others were 4 wheel and STILL rode better and the seats were horrible. It got to the point where guys were volunteering to drive anything BUT that Suburban.

    My brother, a hardcore Chevy man all the way, has a 2004 Silverado. He had to take it in for some work and they gave him a new Silverado as a loaner, trying to talk him into trading. I about fell through the floor when he took it back and told the sales manager to give him a used car to drive because he hated the truck that much and would probably trade for a Ford the next time unless Chevrolet redoes the ugly body and horrid, cheap interior.

    Best thing though to do, as with any car purchase, is to test drive similarly compared vehicles and see which one you like best. I'd avoid the Toyota at all costs, I see too many of them on flatbed wreckers being hauled from the side of the road. Personally I like the new GMC. I think it's much nicer and classier than a Chevy Silverado.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Oct 29, 2009 4:20 PM GMT
    I have had 3 FORD F-150's and loved every one of them. My brother has a Silverado and he has had trouble with it, and it doesn't seem nearly as well built -- especially the interior. I had a Chevy Tahoe once and hated it, and they are basically the same suspension and engine as the Silverado.

    Also, my first 2 trucks were 4-wheel drives and I never used the 4 wheel drive so this last one I just got 2 wheel drive. I'm glad I did because they are cheaper and get better mileage. If you're not going four wheeling, you'll probably have no need for 4 wheel drive.

    I don't know much about the Toyota other than it looks bigger, costs more, and probably costs more to maintain.
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    Oct 29, 2009 4:23 PM GMT
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    JP85257 said1. Dont buy a Dodge or GM product because the government owns them.
    2. No matter how big it is a Toyota will NEVER be a Real truck.


    Stick with the Ford. Except get the Limited edition. Screw the XLT.


    I'm waiting for GM to go IPO again... im going to have one sweet ass retirement muhaha.... icon_twisted.gif the older Dodge trucks were cool now... eh.. not so crazy about them. I don't get why you wouldn't him to get a GM because the "government" owns them. What's your fear on that... curious?
    Just not a fan of anything gonig on right now. Just like why I am dropping my Bank of America accounts and going over to US bank because its the only American owned bank and they didnt receive any bail out money.

    FORD is the only choice for me as far as american products go. Well trucks anyway....Ill stick with Nissan for cars.
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    Oct 29, 2009 4:25 PM GMT
    ATC84 said
    JP85257 said1. Dont buy a Dodge or GM product because the government owns them.
    2. No matter how big it is a Toyota will NEVER be a Real truck.


    The government doesn't own Dodge.

    Considering the amazig GM product line coming out ove the next few years " government" stake is hardly anything to cry over.


    Oh and even before the government took over GM they NEVER had an amazing product.
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    Oct 29, 2009 4:28 PM GMT
    sweet so im canning the tundra cuz everything i thought about it seems to be true and popular opinion, but damn, ppl either love or hate chevys and fords. i guess the best bet is to just go to the dealership and try em on for size.

    i feel the same about both ford and chevy but i think i need to watch some more Speed TV i learn alot of shit and its koo as hell
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    Oct 29, 2009 4:31 PM GMT
    waxon saidsweet so im canning the tundra cuz everything i thought about it seems to be true and popular opinion, but damn, ppl either love or hate chevys and fords. i guess the best bet is to just go to the dealership and try em on for size.

    i feel the same about both ford and chevy but i think i need to watch some more Speed TV i learn alot of shit and its koo as hell


    You can always get the Chevy and try it for 60 days. if you don't like it... just take it back.... I will take the liberty of saying this at the risk of being cliche but "May the best TRUCK win." icon_cool.gif
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    Oct 29, 2009 4:34 PM GMT
    Since I saw you in are from SA check out Ancira. I knew some ppl there back in the day. http://chevrolet.ancira.com/
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    Oct 29, 2009 4:39 PM GMT
    Ryan_Andrew saidSince I saw you in are from SA check out Ancira. I knew some ppl there back in the day. http://chevrolet.ancira.com/



    yeah this is such a badass time to buy a truck cuz no1 wants em right now, (except me) and theres so many good deals, im like a kid in the candy store when i go to the dealership.
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    Oct 29, 2009 4:46 PM GMT
    im really diggin the SVT Raptor but they only come in short bed and no crew cab option, but damn....look at it

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    Oct 29, 2009 4:48 PM GMT
    My family has been farming this piece of dirt for 140 years now and we've had just about every make of truck there is, over the years. The conclusion that I've come to: Unless you're going to have a big fleet of vehicles, it's best to buy a good solid SUV with a towing package. You can buy several good heavy-duty trailers for specialized tasks for far less than the cost of a second vehicle. I keep an enclosed trailer, a dump trailer and a flatbed. The SUV-trailer combination has far more cargo capacity than a pickup bed, and it's much more convenient for a daily driver. Consider a trip to the city for supplies: you load up an SUV then lock it up securely while you go out to the clubs. You can't do that with a pickup. (You may need to beef up the rear springs of the SUV for serious towing.)

    edit: I've had similar issues with weekend trips. If your sports involve expensive gear (camp gear, scuba gear, kites, etc.) it's best to be able to lock it up in an SUV. It's too easy to steal stuff out of a pickup.

    As for the trucks, just our personal experience, in alphabetical order:

    Chevy/GMC: Eh, they're OK. Require a lot of repairs, but they're easy to repair. Good interchangability of parts. Cost per mile is relatively high.

    Datsun/Nissan: Very dependable and economical, but just too small. Repairs fairly straight-forward. (Haven't bought one in over 20 years now.)

    Dodge: These tend to be the longest lasting ones, but ours tend to be the big flatbeds that nobody wants to drive unless they really need to move ten tons of something. They spend a lot of time sitting behind the barn so we never put a lot of miles on them. Fuel usage is atrocious. The engines have been reliable, but both current ones have transmission issues that have been expensive to fix. Cost per mile very high.

    Ford: 100% lemons. Never will spend another dime or day of my life on these. Cost per mile almost infinite.

    Jeep: Simple, reliable. Fun to drive. A bit too small and light-weight for any serious work though.

    Toyota: Extremely dependable and relatively economical, but ours have been a bit on the small side. Require few repairs, but the repairs are a bit tricky. My 4-runner (300k miles and counting) with a 10-foot trailer will out-haul an F-250, but in the winter time, I have to take off my boots and coat to fit behind the wheel.


    Edit: Oops, forgot the cornbinders. International Harvester - so fugly it's cool. When you don't need to go over 45 mph and want to turn heads. Cost per mile? If you have to ask, fuhgedaboudit.
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    Oct 29, 2009 5:22 PM GMT
    when's the last time you heard ANYONE complain that their toyota is an unreliable, shoddily built, rusty, low quality POS? icon_exclaim.gif
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    Oct 29, 2009 5:28 PM GMT
    I've had two F-150's and love em.

    Ford is the only American Car company that can make a decent vehicle. And doesn't need comrade Obama to run the company.
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    Oct 29, 2009 5:36 PM GMT
    floor mat recall is all im saying... and yes while that raptor does look bad ass and even gave me a slight semi.... i gotta go for more than looks... i think of amy truck as my other boyfriend. In fact my trucks name is Phoenix. The one that really makes me bend over is the Texas Edition Silverado..... AMAZING!
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    An uncle of mine that used to work for GM bought one of those in Red and omg... is an orgasm on wheels. fuckin love it!
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    Oct 29, 2009 5:41 PM GMT
    OCN8 saidI've had two F-150's and love em.

    Ford is the only American Car company that can make a decent vehicle. And doesn't need comrade Obama to run the company.


    Found On Road Dead, Fix Or Repair Daily, .... I don't think thats reliable by any means. GM got lazy and its like my uncles and I were talking about GM you see their change especially in the Cadillac lines... here is something to look at and think about. Trust me GM is coming back and no one will be able to kick its ass again.




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    Oct 29, 2009 5:49 PM GMT
    buy a VW Touareg Diesel
    it can tow 7,716 lbs (3,500 kg); 18 city mpg and 25 hwy; torque 406 lbs-ft @2250 rpm


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    Oct 29, 2009 5:51 PM GMT
    I used to be a Silverado fan. But the current generation is just ugly. And their interior is cheap. Stuff rattles and falls apart over time. However, they're decent work trucks, and they're mechanically reliable.

    Ford isn't too bad either. I'd get one over a Silverado just because it looks better.

    But my final decision would be the Tundra. I like the current generation a lot. The styling is more boxy and aggressive looking. Interior is better looking than the Silverado and F150. And they're very reliable and long lasting. Plus, they're made in the USA. Only drawback is they tend to be more expensive. But they do have better resale value, if you ever decide to sell it.

    I think you should pick based on price and styling. And towing capacity, since you're actually going to be using it as a workhorse. You can probably get some awesome deals on either the F150 or Silverado.
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    Oct 29, 2009 5:57 PM GMT
    I personally hate the interiors of anything GM. Their truck interiors have basically remained the same since the 70's.