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Posted: 03/16/20 10:30am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hey back to the Ops question, if it drank a bunch of coolant there could be bottom end damage waiting due to mild hydrolock.

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Ya, OP you got a real lemon and 6 months in the shop over the last 4 years is a pile of ____ too.
But could happen to any of em, regardless of what the kids are arguing about the last 4 pages.
Buy the truck you want. Besides what are the chances you get 2 Ford lemons in a row? Lol.


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Chrysler products have always treated me well.

My 2012 3500 has had a few problems - fuel pump and power steering pump. But otherwise troublefree.

I am also in the camp that your current truck is a lemon. And I’d also say you need to put the dealer into the equation - a bad dealer/service center can make for a bad truck.


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Ram and Chevy are both good alternate choices.


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OP , wrong forum , the biased runs deep here, we got the Ford and Ram mafia going at each other on a regular basis . What makes you think another brand won’t be any different . You got bad one , it could happen again .

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I used to be extremely brand loyal; blind actually. I drank too much of the blue Kool Aid. [emoticon]

I left Ford because I was let down by them selling me a truck with such a terrible engine and horrible resale value. At the time I was looking for an upgrade, some of the Ford 6.7L issues were surfacing and I simply refused to go through it again.

I now have a Ram 3500, an Acura MDX, and a GMC Yukon and am very happy with them all, so to say I'm biased or brand loyal is incorrect.


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blofgren wrote:

I used to be extremely brand loyal; blind actually. I drank too much of the blue Kool Aid. [emoticon]

I left Ford because I was let down by them selling me a truck with such a terrible engine and horrible resale value. At the time I was looking for an upgrade, some of the Ford 6.7L issues were surfacing and I simply refused to go through it again.

I now have a Ram 3500, an Acura MDX, and a GMC Yukon and am very happy with them all, so to say I'm biased or brand loyal is incorrect.
You are biased! Anti Ford![emoticon]


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My 2015 F350's Lariat has been flawless in and out of 4x4, you got a lemon. BTW I have been in Super Duty's since 1999 and the only one that had issues was an 06 King Ranch with the infamous 6.0.


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I'm more of a GM guy. Most of my friends are Ford guys. Other than my 06 6.0 Ford that was nothing but problems. And my buddies 01 7.3 Ford where he blew a tranny (his fault). My GMs and their Fords have been reliable. Problem is such a small sample. I think GM is over their little issues on the new 2020 (mine is a July build so every warranty issue that exists I've had, but I knew that going in). Ford just started production on 2020s so I personally would give them 6 months to iron out those kinks.

Other than that, they all the are as reliable as HD pickups can be nowdays. Maybe consider which brand of your local dealer has the best service department.


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Posted: 03/18/20 08:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you're not comfortable with your current brand anymore, then choose a different brand. It really is that simple. The only person you have to answer to is yourself.

Somebody has a horror story for every brand. Somebody has a horror story for every dealer. A sample size of ONE is hardly scientific, but it's human nature to be "one and done" with anything.


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