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Ford lovers --- dont jack me around

be honest ---- I see lots of old inventory sitting on the lot.   Makes me want to start looking --- but I also see this article in consumer reports:

  • Ford's problems don't end with the perennial MyTouch issues. Several models powered by the turbocharged V-6 EcoBoost engine -- Ford's answer to retaining power while boosting gas mileage -- got poor ratings. Of 34 Ford and Lincoln models in the survey, only the F-150 pickup with the 3.7-liter V-6 engine was rated above average. Nearly two-thirds of those models ranked much worse than average.
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Of course Consumers Report states Toyota at the top.   I take that all with a somewhat a grain of salt --- my wife has a Honda and we have had no problems -- however the maintenance schedule is much more expensive then my truck.  

I have owned a ford and the rest of my trucks have been chevy.   I have been vocal on my last chevy.   The dealer worked through all the issues and they all have been resovled with no money out of pocket.  

I hear all the ford BS on here --- believe me if buy one --- and its reliability is like what consumers shows (pickup a copy of the magazine ---- it lists dodge and chevy / gm over ford for reliability.   I have a hard time believing over dodge -- but who knows plus the fact that so many people own them --- are they all ford lovers like the fboers that they wont say a bad word about them???? 

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So give me the down and dirty on how many times you had to take your truck in to have it repaired.   Warranty or no warranty repair.   I would like an honest opinion --- thanks in advance.   short

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I sort of put the EcoBoost in the same catagory as computor software updates latest I-phone etc.   Let someone else be the proving grounds (work the bugs out).  I may jump in after a couple of years.

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In fact, we’ve seen some Japanese brands tumble, with Subaru, Scion, and Nissan all losing several positions over last-year’s rankings. Meanwhile, Audi, having shown steady improvement in vehicle reliability during recent years, moved up four places this year to finish fourth overall—the top European carmaker in the survey. Three Audis—the A6 2.0T sedan, Q7 SUV, and Allroad wagon—have "much better than average" reliability. Volvo jumped 13 places to seventh.

Domestic brands are led by General Motors, with GMC, Buick, and Chevrolet ranking above the brands from Chrysler Corp. and Ford Motor Company. GMC is the lone domestic brand in the top 10, claiming the 9th spot. Buick is close by in 12th spot. All Buicks except the V6 LaCrosse were average or better. The only dark spots for Chevrolet are the Camaro and Cruze, both of which earned below-average reliability scores.

Despite climbing five spots to 18th, Chrysler models are still below par overall. Ram is next in line at 19th, with Jeep at 23rd and Dodge at 24th. (Because the Fiat line was limited to the 500 when the survey was conducted, we do not have sufficient models to have included that brand in the rankings. We require at least two models for this ranking.) Some of the automaker’s most reliable models, such as the Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot SUVs, didn’t score well in our testing rendering them ineligible for a recommendation. And the better-performing Jeep Grand Cherokee V6 has fallen well below average in reliability.

Ford and Lincoln crowd the bottom, with only Mini scoring worse.

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 My 2011 GMC just clicked over 50,000 miles and it is the first pickup I have had absolutely nothing wrong with.  Not even a little thing.  No warranty work, nothing.  I am knocking on wood as we speak.  I normally trade every 2 years, but this one I am reluctant to trade.  I got the 6.2 with the max tow package(extra leaf), backup mirror, color match topper. 

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All by:  Benjamin Franklin.

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I have had mine since January (2013 f150 limited) I don't use it as a hunting veichle and haven't towed a whole lot with it. I just turned over 5000 miles with it. All and all even tho I don't drive it often,when I do I couldn't be happier. Is the overwhelming amount of power they claim and fuel mileage what they say? I certainly don't think so. But all in all it's by far the best truck I have had so far. From the amount of space to the way it hugs the road. I'm not very biased considering my main hunting towing rig is a GMC. Couldn't tell you about issues because I haven't had any yet. But all in all when I went to test drive Toyota GM and Ford, ford was just the one I liked most. Every truck has issues every truck has positives. I couldn't tell you about better incentives or maintenance cost or how the mileage stacks up. Just know I'm pleased with what I got...

 

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Go get a "RAPTOR" problem solved :)

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megamuley30 Said:
Go get a "RAPTOR" problem solved :)

Then you can jump it like this:


"Diligence is the mother of good luck."

"The constitution only gives people the right to pursue hapiness.  You have to catch it yourself."

"Well done is better than well said."

"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."

All by:  Benjamin Franklin.

"The solution to any problem - work, love, money, whatever - is to go fishing, and the bigger the problem, the longer the trip should be."

Author: John Gierach

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5800 miles on the wife's F150 with the ecoboost, no problems yet.  We aren't getting anywhere near the mileage advertised.  About 18 on the highway, 14-15 on average.

One thing I will say about it though is that it's a real pleasure to drive.  Very quiet, comfortable and smooth on road.

Another thing I will add, and this just may be me showing my age, is that I don't appreciate the overly fancy radio, climate control, etc, etc.  I like buttons, knobs and sliders.  You can get quite distracted trying to turn the frigging heater on.

“Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it.” ~ Mark Twain

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Almost 10k on my 2013 eco.  So far so good.  The power and ride are amazing.  Mileage is good but not great.  Love the interior.  I'd buy another.


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