24th Feb 2012, 15:04
My 1993 Ford F150 XLT 4x4 with a 5.0, auto trans, and 3.55 rear gears. It has 229,xxx, and I'd still put it against any Chevy.
I'm running 31x10.50x15 tires without a lift.
We live in Minnesota, so I know how everyone feels about rust, however my Ford is holding up a lot better than any of the Chevy's of its year.
As for styling, I prefer a truck that has slight rounded edges, than a spaceship that the newer ones look like.
As for the gas mileage, if you expect to have good gas mileage on a truck, go buy a Ranger or Colorado/S10. You buy a truck to work it, and if you're worrying about the average 243 miles per tank, then again, go buy a small rice burner.
I love my Ford, and wouldn't sell it for anything. When the motor goes, 351w and 5.0 engines are a dime a dozen 300-500. Will buy a rebuilt engine; let's see someone with a Dodge or Chevy do that.
As for now, I got 10 cords of red oak to deliver, and did I mention I'm sitting high in my Ford F150 XLT 4x4?
20th Jul 2012, 18:25
No, 302's are not notorious for blowing head gaskets at 200,000 miles, and to say Ford's new Triton engines are superior to a 302 is a pretty bold statement, and tells me you know very little about cars. Those police cruisers are very well maintained, and never miss an oil change, and you don't know what they had to done to them within those 400,000 miles.