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No More Fords

Old 02-17-2019, 09:52 AM
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I can say that I have finally got rid of my last Ford. I have own one my entire life. My first one was a 70 f100. It was in the early 80ís and the cab mounts rusted out, broke a motor mount and then dropped a driveshaft. All before 30k morning miles. I should have known then that Fordís were POSís. You donít and dumb! I owned all sorts of models throughout my life. From wagons to fairlanes and torino to F150ís, my last one was an explorer. Between wheel bearings every 50 or 60k miles and having the trans die at 110k. Then various parts. The trans goes again at 200. I am very particular and maintenance was regular. Sad to say goodbye but I just couldnít see myself spending 40 or 50k on a new explorer or 150 and deal with the BS. I am now a satisfied owner of a GMC Sierra 1500. It was a tough choice but I think a smart one considering the aluminum issues with the 150.
Old 02-17-2019, 12:24 PM
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Fords are supposed to be "Built Ford Tough",,,,,,,,but Chris I have a little problem with a vehicle that was well maintained , but rips out a motor mount and wrings or snaps a driveshaft. How did you manage to do all that.? Rust picks no special brands.
Some guys can manage to wring a 4 inch driveshaft, fracture universals, and some other nasty things to transmissions.
Let's face it, Ford does have it's share of problems and so do the other manufacturers.
Did you purchase the Sierra new or used? Hope you have better luck with the GM vehicle. Have owned both Ford and GM and the ones I have owned have served me and the family well so far. Would you keep us in the loop and let us know how your new purchase does, thanks.
For what it is worth,
If your vehicle is a late model or brand new , the first time that check engine lite goes on and out of warranty your checkbook will now be part of the repair facility.
They ride great, perform well, and come with a high price tag, but repairs can become very expensive compared to the older vehicles.
All the best !
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