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Old 09-01-2014, 10:46 AM   #21
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My policy is to buy new or buy from a government fleet. I got my 1993 dump truck with 12k on the odometer from a municipality and when I brought it to the local diesel shop they said they didn't need to inspect it for me. Apparently the City brought it in once a year to get a complete inspection, all fluids changed and any preventative maintenance done (fuel filter, air filter, etc). You will usually pay the same as private party or less, but you have to pay cash.
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I bought from dealer, they said tough titty! Wait, before I got an attorney they said they could give me $500 as he didn't make that much money on it when he sold it to me, whatever. Had 100k for miles, was a transport truck for a camper company, had researched it (carfax) and then talked to company. Had been all interstate miles hauling new campers to people. They had not changed oil before selling and it went to auction, so there was no way to trace who changed oil and put on wrong filter.
Oh so it was not the fault of the truck but the fault of the dealer putting on the wrong filter. That's the problem with buying vehicles from dealers as is. The car I just looked at for my wife had 2 options. Sold "as is" or you could pay a tiny but more and get warranty. We gonna hold out a bit so she can get new with the 10yr 100k warranty.

My dealer tried putting the wrong plugs into my truck. They were trying to install the 2 piece plugs and they said my truck had the 2 piece even though I knew full well it didn't. Another dealer even recommended putting diesel oil into my truck to quieten the tapping noise and they said it will be fine. They also put the wrong update into my trans when trying to fix the cracked trans filter too. Some of these dealers ain't got a clue what they are doing and they swear blind they know what they are doing. One master tech said my LSD was worn out and needed to be replaced yet he couldn't tell me how a diff functioned lol

Every time my truck has gone in for stupid little things it comes out with vastly bigger issues every dam time. I stopped taking it back there now its out of warranty.
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When I read things of what people go through at dealerships it reminds me why I work on my own stuff. So far no major break downs and over 300k on a suburban that I have. I guess I'll keep wrenching on my stuff.
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My policy is to buy new or buy from a government fleet. I got my 1993 dump truck with 12k on the odometer from a municipality and when I brought it to the local diesel shop they said they didn't need to inspect it for me. Apparently the City brought it in once a year to get a complete inspection, all fluids changed and any preventative maintenance done (fuel filter, air filter, etc). You will usually pay the same as private party or less, but you have to pay cash.
Here's a great place to shop for work vehicles.

http://www.govdeals.com/
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I had a noise in the front end of my last Caddy. It went to the shop 19 times. I was pissed to say the least. I vented my displeasure with Michigan. They sent me a check for 4550.00 for my time. How they come up with that number I'll never know. You would have to ask my attorney. The 4550 was what I got after all the legal expensives. I got fvcking tired of exchanging vehicles. They were actually picking my car up at my wife's school and dropping off a rental. They finally fixed it. They did some grinding on a part. I'm still not too sure about that fix though. I sold it and bought the newer model.

My point is your best bet is take it to the top, mine was under warranty though.
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I had a noise in the front end of my last Caddy. It went to the shop 19 times. I was pissed to say the least. I vented my displeasure with Michigan. They sent me a check for 4550.00 for my time. How they come up with that number I'll never know. You would have to ask my attorney. The 4550 was what I got after all the legal expensives. I got fvcking tired of exchanging vehicles. They were actually picking my car up at my wife's school and dropping off a rental. They finally fixed it. They did some grinding on a part. I'm still not too sure about that fix though. I sold it and bought the newer model. My point is your best bet is take it to the top, mine was under warranty though.
I have a noise in the front of my truck. That's cause it slid off the side of a mountain and down it 30' last thanksgiving. Still drives though... Probably needs some parts fixed. Lol
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I had a noise in the front end of my last Caddy. It went to the shop 19 times. I was pissed to say the least. I vented my displeasure with Michigan. They sent me a check for 4550.00 for my time. How they come up with that number I'll never know. You would have to ask my attorney. The 4550 was what I got after all the legal expensives. I got fvcking tired of exchanging vehicles. They were actually picking my car up at my wife's school and dropping off a rental. They finally fixed it. They did some grinding on a part. I'm still not too sure about that fix though. I sold it and bought the newer model. My point is your best bet is take it to the top, mine was under warranty though.
Going to the top can def help. When I first ordered my truck it was one of the first out the factory yet it was 2months late getting to me. I knew it had left the factory as I guy online I spoke to pulled it up on his system from my vin yet my dealer was telling me the whole factory was at a standstill because of issues in the build of the trucks.

Couldn't get anywhere with fords customer service or the dealer on when it will be here. Another guy on the forum who had more access than the last guy said my truck had been shipped to Cali by accident and it was waiting for a slot back. He advised me to reject the truck as 2 rounds of rail dust at that distance was a bad thing for the paint.

I spoke to my dealer and they got pissed that I was able to get this information and they took it up with ford. Ford called me and started giving me crap about how I found this Info out and I wouldn't tell them so they basically said tough luck on your truck it gets there when it gets there.

That same guy gave me the direct number to one of the company CEO's offices. The woman flipped out when I called and she also wouldn't do anything because I was not meant to have her number. The same guy then gave me the CEO's direct number. I called that and he said he will look I to this and he also asked how I got his number.

That woman ended up calling me back in less than 2mins and her tone changed. They sourced a truck almost exactly like my order but without the trailer tow package which I didn't want anyway and then gave me free servicing for 3 years with x plan pricing ontop.
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I have a noise in the front of my truck. That's cause it slid off the side of a mountain and down it 30' last thanksgiving. Still drives though... Probably needs some parts fixed. Lol
sounds like maybe just an alignment will do the trick for you.

My Check engine light just popped on and started running like chit. Hopefully only o2 sensor or something simple. I have to check the code. Perfect timing for the "my ford has to go" thread.
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I just spent 1500 on all new ball joints and egr valve for my f250. I think I spent about that in 6 years of ownership on my tundra.
Yes. I have an 04 tundra. Ive put 90k on it. Ive replaced the battery and done the front brkes twice. 700 in 7 years.

Its been in a couple accidents too. Insurance repaired and still runs very well.
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Yes. I have an 04 tundra. Ive put 90k on it. Ive replaced the battery and done the front brkes twice. 700 in 7 years.

Its been in a couple accidents too. Insurance repaired and still runs very well.
I was a Toyota man until I needed to tow. My trailer owned my tundra. Was down right scary at times.
I saw a dually tundra with a hino diesel way back in 2007 at sema in vegas. I thought for sure they would have made one by now.
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I was a Toyota man until I needed to tow. My trailer owned my tundra. Was down right scary at times.
I saw a dually tundra with a hino diesel way back in 2007 at sema in vegas. I thought for sure they would have made one by now.
Dually, Diesel Tundra? Don't tease me! I will be all over one when that happens. My trailer is 14k, no way a Tundra could pull it daily.
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http://www.pickuptrucks.com/html/aut...radually1.html



Looks like it would be sweet.


I've had ford, dodge, chevrolet and toyota.


They were all pretty good to me, but I've found that the ford's have been the most hassle free. I've had 4 superduties. For 100k miles I've only ever changed oil and filters. And spark plugs I guess.

Never had a breakdown on any of them. Although my current f250 does need a new manifold. It is a weak spot for sure

I agree, if you are breaking springs, you are likely abusing the truck.
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That would be a sweet ass truck! I want 1!
I like the hino running gear and the manual transmission.

The fancy crap I could do without.
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I'm kind of fragile, I like the fancy stuff, lol. Makes going to job sites cozy.
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I've had ford, dodge, chevrolet and toyota.


They were all pretty good to me, but I've found that the ford's have been the most hassle free. I've had 4 superduties. For 100k miles I've only ever changed oil and filters. And spark plugs I guess.

Never had a breakdown on any of them. Although my current f250 does need a new manifold. It is a weak spot for sure

I agree, if you are breaking springs, you are likely abusing the truck.
I'm 63 years old do you really think I would abuse my truck. Have a look at the Ford 150 forums. Search front springs...transmission issues...steering columns seizing up...exhaust manifolds cracking...fuel pump control box rotting out...spark plugs that will break taking them out . I'm not making this stuff up. I have owned a lot of trucks,my last two F150s were great this one POS .
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I have to have the fancy crap. This is why I buy new, to get the latest fancy cap
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All a truck needs is AC.
Prefer rubber floors and crank up windows.
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That's the other good thing about the .gov auctions. My 2003 F350 has rubber floors, crank windows and a/c. Pretty tough to find in a newer truck.
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I'm 63 years old do you really think I would abuse my truck. Have a look at the Ford 150 forums. Search front springs...transmission issues...steering columns seizing up...exhaust manifolds cracking...fuel pump control box rotting out...spark plugs that will break taking them out . I'm not making this stuff up. I have owned a lot of trucks,my last two F150s were great this one POS .
You old people are pretty rough on trucks. Mounting curbs at speed, reversing into posts, driving around in first gear at 6000rpm, putting the wrong fuel in etc etc lol

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