Thanks for the information. Let's keep on topic. I'm a huge fan of the Dodge 1500 and the Toyota Tacoma. Either one would suit me just fine.
Really.toyota tacomas, will run forever i had one and my dad had one both went over 350k miles before we sold them and they both still ran great after giving them a beating and neglecting them. I will only buy toyota trucks at this point. Relatively speaking i find domestic brands to be vastly inferior in reliability. Every ford ive ever known anyone personally to own, only made to the 200k-250k mile range before it was junked. Ive never seen a domestic truck with 350k miles on it.... Not once.
Calm as a cucumber JB.Actually i didnt bash anything, i just wrote what my opinion is and preference along with what ive personally seen/experienced. Im not claiming to be an expert or that i know tons of truck owners. Just adding my thoughts to the conversation, i think in an apporpreate manner.
Calm yourself, no need to get upset. I wasn't trying to hurt anyones feelings here. this is an adult discussion isn't it?
GM and Ram sell a lot because they are crap and they give them away. Those numbers dont mean squat. Toyota and Ford rule.Calm as a cucumber JB.
Just hate the Taco is the best truck out there. It's just not true. It may be to it's owner but not to the stats. Currently the lowest cost of ownership for a truck is the F150. Will that change next year? Maybe, maybe not.
Ford and GM sell more trucks than Toyota sells all year in a month. Dodge isn't to far behind. Imagine if Toy sold that many trucks (will never happen). I would bet the Toyota rep would go down because the more that are on the road the more the reliability would go down based on hard use and sheer numbers.
To say that Ford trucks only go to 200 -250k is just nonsense. I have 2 friends with Tacos (both Surveyors) and both those trucks have been money pits. It's all in how you drive and maintain them I guess.
I'm glad you like your truck. I'll be buying a new one next year. Not sure what I'll buy but it won't be a Tundra or Taco unless they put some toughness and improvements to them. Especially suspension and getting rid of the cheap interiors.
Seams to me the Toyota Tacoma scores pretty good.