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Aren't you glad you bought a Dodge?

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Old 07-19-2013, 08:45 PM
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Found this thread re-posted over on cumminsforum which was also reposted on AR-15.com

This just gives me another reason to NEVER buy a Ford...

http://www.f150forum.com/f70/first-t...lew-up-208912/

Quick summary: That poor bastard has a 2012 F150 ecoboost he bought brand new, it has something like ~30k miles on it now, and the first engine threw a rod out the side of the block at like 20k miles...

after a bit of a run around from the dealer and a week later, they decide to warranty replace the motor...2,000km later (he is in canada) motor number 2 throws another rod out the side of the block!!

again more run around and BS from Ford, eventually gets another new motor...and now motor #3 blew up too!!!! WTF?! he is still in a battle with ford and being much calmer than anyone I know would be about this, and trying to work with Ford cause he just wants out of the truck at this point... he even offered hey give me fair market trade value for it and I will buy a new truck...dealer won't even do that for him...they offered him like 10k+ less than the truck would be worth had they not known that it has been through 2-3 engines now...what a bunch of f-tards over there at ford motor company...

I don't like Fords at all to begin with, but I feel for this guy...That's some f-ed up chit ford is putting him through over a Ford manufacturing defect and **** poor mechanics that shouldn't be allowed to touch a vehicle.

shame on ford for not making it right in the first place, and shame on the dealer/mechanic(s) for parts slapping the truck without diagnosing why the engine failed in the first place and fixing the issue rather than slapping a new short/long block in and sending the customer on his way...
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Old 07-19-2013, 09:07 PM
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that would definitely suck. i think i would have hired a lawyer by now and went for getting the full amount of money paid for it plus some for all the bs gone through. having 1 engine blowing a rod is a fluke but blow 3 is just ridiculous. i would want all my money so i could buy a real truck.
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Old 07-19-2013, 09:52 PM
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Would Dodge be any different if a truck came in with similar issues? Doubtful. They're going to fix it as cheaply as possible.

There's plenty of horror stories about dealership and warranty work in the 3rd/4th Gen Section.
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:03 PM
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dodge won't even warranty/recall a dash or plenum. good luck on an engine.
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:55 PM
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Yeah but you can still run it lol

The hemis have 20 lbs bearings and pretty crazy tolerances

Situations like that depend on local dealer some would've given him a better deal and some would've done worse
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Buddies '12 Hemi left him on the side of the road 3 times with electrical issues, lemons happen.
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Old 07-20-2013, 02:42 PM
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To the question posed in the thread title; "Aren't you glad you bought a Dodge?"
Hell yeah!...
I didn't have to start replacing stuff until ~97k with front brakes... I was well into the 100k mark before other items needed replacing, and now at 161k I'm getting to more major repairs.
But this is 1 vehicle life times, so it is to be expected... my Dodge has been cheap motoring.
As was the wife's 2000 Neon with 164k on it, before moving to a new Dart.
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Old 07-20-2013, 03:28 PM
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Im glad, until it starts spitting fluid and breaking parts. I had the option at my dealership between this 1998 Dodge and this 1995 Ford Diesel.Decided to chose the dodge. My friend had one of these newer Fords a 2009 or 2008 something like that. It was an F150 and he had so many problems just at 50,000miles:cylinders misfire, Spark Plug failures, Tie rods, Head Gasket and the list keeps going on. According to the tech at Fords they found problem after problem after problem and wanted him to pay full out of pocket cost for all repairs. My friend actually just traded that lemon in not to long ago for a 2001 Dodge Ram 2500. The dealer down here always hooks us up so thats a plus... Hoping to have my Ram for a while though...
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Old 07-20-2013, 07:33 PM
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wow, that's a horror story, but all brands have at least one dealership who tries to rip you off. the dodge dealer I go to tried to tell me I needed new ball joints and tie rods on my ram and they wanted $900 for it. I brought it to an independent shop and they did a full inspection of the truck, all they found was that I needed new tie rods and they also found all the money I've made in the last 5 months in my gas tank lol
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I would like to know why he keeps tossing rods...... is that a common problem with that motor? Or is it his driving habits?
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I love my Dodge. Been one of the most reliable vehicles I've ever had. Sitting at around 170,000 miles now. I recently bought a 97 Expedition 5.4 with 3.73's in it and was going to sell my truck but I just couldn't do it. I really don't like the Ford that much but it's better for hauling around the family. Expedition gets worse mileage than the Dodge and is considerably slower. I can't even use the cruise control in Florida because it will kick down to 2nd gear on EVERY little hill. I'm in Tennessee right now and the Expy has a hard time going up any of these hills- the Dodge just cruises right up in o/d.
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Old 07-22-2013, 02:32 PM
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put a turbo on it

vehicles with turbo's hardly know what a hill is...when you get on a hill, it just spools the turbo more and increases power at the same engine rpm level... power is no longer a fixed point on an rpm band like a naturally aspirated motor...your power band is variable on a turbocharged rig. the more load you put on the engine, the more power it makes...
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put a turbo on it

vehicles with turbo's hardly know what a hill is...when you get on a hill, it just spools the turbo more and increases power at the same engine rpm level... power is no longer a fixed point on an rpm band like a naturally aspirated motor...your power band is variable on a turbocharged rig. the more load you put on the engine, the more power it makes...
If I put a turbo on anything I'd put it on the Trans Am or the Monte Carlo . I don't mind the trucks not being fast- just irritating the Expy can't get up a hill without losing a lot of speed or downshifting.
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Get rid of the Expy then. lol
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Old 07-23-2013, 03:50 AM
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My brother has been a lifelong Chevy guy, and Dodge hater. I remember he gave me so much crap when he came home and seen my Dodge in the driveway for the first time. A couple years ago, he let me drive his 03 S10 as much as I wanted, while having me sell it for him. He went out and bought a 06 F-150 Crew Cab Lariat. He's had so many problems out of that truck, it's not even funny. I think he's almost paid for the truck over again just in repairs keeping the stupid thing on the road. The past couple times his truck has had to be repaired at the dealer, the Ford dealership actually gave him a Ram loner truck. He's had nothing but good things to say about it, and I think that his next truck might actually be a Ram, thanks to the Ford dealership.
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:53 PM
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Ahahaha.

he shoulda kept the S10...

I have an older one and love it. super easy to work on and very reliable. not much that can go wrong with it because it's so damn basic...

only complaint other than gearing and wanting to swap the trans that I've just been too lazy to do (already have a donor vehicle for the trans) no A/C! lol so when it's a warm/hot day I drive the ram...when it's a cooler day I will drive the S10.
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My friend just recently bought a 2010 SportTrac Limited. He loves the way the truck rides and the power, but he has been having issues with the traction control, ABS sensors, air bag lights, and seat belt sensors. lol


Granted, it's nothing compared to the Tundra he just got rid of, would always overheat in traffic, burned out, etc..
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My dad use to have a Tundra, It was honestly a really reliable vehicle.Currently at 160,000 some miles with very few parts needing change. Now for the cons, He literally has to replace is battery every year in that Toyo.And even though some toyo's are made here. I still don't consider it
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He had a lemon. Truck couldn't get out of it's own way either. It was the later facelifted version, 2005 I think. 4.7 V8. I can peel better than that truck could, he could never even break the tires loose at all. lol
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Old 07-23-2013, 04:38 PM
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Since we're ragging on Yoters, the wife's 1997 Corolla, auto, with over 233,000 miles on it is still on the factory alternator, only 1 timing belt chain needed so far, no other major repairs have been needed.

Still gets almost 30mpg.
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