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Old 04-22-2011, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Our extended family has had three ford rangers go over 250K I have one right now (bought from my dad) that is at 138K and going strong. No major problems with any of them. (Except a deer ran into ours and smashed it up a lot - had to be repaired).
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Old 04-22-2011, 04:03 PM
 
Location: U.S.A.
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There are several recorded instances of trucks and vans from the big 3 that have exceeded million mile marks. Just google and see what you can find.
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Old 04-22-2011, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Indiana
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There are several recorded instances of trucks and vans from the big 3 that have exceeded million mile marks. Just google and see what you can find.
Just go down to your local Ritchie Bros. auction. They always have a ton of domestic work trucks that are beat to hell and regularly have over 300,000 miles. The ones I've seen fire right up.

In fact, the last one I was at had a 2004 Chevrolet 2500HD with the 6.0 that had 337,000 miles on it. It was in pretty good shape for having 57,000 miles a year put on it.


***Well here is another late model Chevy with over 300,000 miles thats in good shape. http://www.rbauction.com/details-en_...kup_3001880/ci

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Old 04-22-2011, 07:24 PM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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A few things I have learned over the years.
You rarely if ever change political views.
You never change religious views.
You absolutely positively never change the opinions of who makes the best vehicles.
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Old 04-22-2011, 07:38 PM
 
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A few things I have learned over the years.
You rarely if ever change political views.
You never change religious views.
You absolutely positively never change the opinions of who makes the best vehicles.
That is true words of wisdom if I ever read a wise statement
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Old 04-22-2011, 09:05 PM
 
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First poster shows as not a member. They can try to pull a fully loaded gravity wagon with a little Toyota, Honda or Isuzu pickup to show how weak those tiny little pickups are. The strongest built and highest quality trucks ever made bar none are the 1967 thru 1979 Ford pickups. No truck made made today is anywhere near as strong as these old Fords were and are.
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Old 04-22-2011, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Niagara Falls ON.
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Well, I have had a few American trucks in my lifetime and I found them to be awesome vehicles. I had one 1978 GMC half ton that was abused like no other truck you could ever imagine. It was a roofing work truck and I thought nothing of putting a skid of shingles in it and driving to a close by job. That's 5000 lb in the back of a half ton. Anyway, I finally scrapped her when she had 650,000 hard working KM on her. I had quite a few of them that were just as good, some Chevs, GMCs and Fords. I had one 1974 F350 crewcab longbox dumptruck. That thing was just the cat's meow. I made hundreds of thousands of dollars with that truck. It was freaking indestructable and so handy. You could put a crew of 8 in it in a pinch. All the rest of the roofers were spending tons of money on bins and disposal but I just parked it under the roof, filled it up and used the debris to fill gully on my farm. I had another 81 F150 short box. After using it for many trouble free years I gave it to my son in law and he's still using it and he restored it to mint. I got that one used in Tennesse so it's in miles and right now it has 350.000 on it. Don't tell me American trucks are no good. I just don't believe it.
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Old 04-23-2011, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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In all honesty it's a national pride thing mostly. While I will admit I wouldn't beat on a Tundra as badly as I would an F250/350 I certainly would expect it to out last an F150 which they easily do.

I don't think well ever see a true HD truck out of the Japanese. It really doesn't make good business sense due to the whole national pride "American trucks are better" attitude.

When it comes to small trucks. That's a different story. Having owned several different brands both American and Japanese I can honestly say that the Tacoma is the most reliable and capable small truck out there. The Ranger and S10/Colorado are some of the worse trucks on the market with the Frontier a very close 3rd. At 240K my Tacoma has not needed anything other than routine maintenance to keep it on the road. Compare that to a 2001 Ranger I purchased new. I owned the first truck for 8 months and put only 3700 miles on it due to repair issues. I put over 10000 miles on various rentals while that truck was in and out of the shop. Ford eventually offered to take the truck back and I got a new 02 model. The 2nd truck lasted 5900 miles before the transmission quit. After that repair there were numerous other problems until I filed for lemon law which ford did not contest and took the truck back.

Sorry guys. You can stand in the back of you trucks and beat you chest with your American pride all you want. I fix car and trucks for a living and the truth is pretty obvious. American car and truck manufactures are still years behind the Japanese but Ford and GM are starting to catch up. The new Mustang, Fusion and Taurus are proving to be pretty good cars. The New Camaro and the small SUV are also pretty good. It will be a few years before we know just how well they hold up.
I bought a new S10 in Feb 03. Haven't had any problems with it.
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Old 04-23-2011, 12:18 AM
 
Location: Earth
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I bought a new S10 in Feb 03. Haven't had any problems with it.
I had a '93 that had 186k on it when I sold it still running and driving. Outside of typical wear maintenance and all the abuse I threw at it, it actually held up. I now have a '91 with 147k on it still running pretty good. I've had to fix some small stuff due to age and neglect. I did have a '97 that had engine and transmission issues. Biggest problems of my older ones were paint peel issues. But the S-10's were often worked hard and hung up wet. Not so sure about the 1994 and up models but the 1986-1993 models were pretty good.
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Old 04-23-2011, 01:05 AM
 
Location: Eastern Missouri
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Maybe if you want to know why the japaneese will never take over the heavy duty pickups, it could be from a lack of ability on their part. BTW, I did see a couple 1 ton test toyota duallies. Diesel powered too. They simply were not getting the results they needed to market them is what the guy driving 1 of them told me. They were hot shoting them with 10,000 lbs total to tow and they were having too many issues with them. Following them were 2 teams of engineers driving Ford and Chevy 4 door ca trucks with full utility beds stocked full of tools. I kinda thought it was funny they couldn't trust their own truck.
After finishing getting fuel, I pulled out pulling the 48 ft trailer and 2 racecars in it with my F350 thinking, "I'm gald I have this Ford".
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