$30,000 Pickup Truck Shootout

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  1. ak_cowboy

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    I am not reading it all but one dude said the F150 won 3 of 5 test and the dodge one 1 of 5 test. But dodge was 1st and F150 was 3rd! WTF!!
     
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    Bah, whatever. Their test may have the Dodge in first place, but that hunk of shat will be the first of the 5 to end up in the shop before it hits 30k miles. Not to mention the sawed off looking cab on the Ram is as ugly as the Tundra. Not to sound like a complete fanboy, but I feel like their "test" is BS. Ford and Chevrolet should have most likely been 1st & 2nd IMO. Looks like they meant the top 2 ugliest trucks were the Ram & the Tundra...
     
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    01f1502wd going up? yes i am.

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    ummmmm what?

    im soo confused

    To no one’s surprise, the F-150 — the lightest pickup with the newest, most modern engine — ran the fastest to 60 mph with a time of 6.97 seconds

    The F-150 finished the quarter-mile in 15.48 seconds at 93.31 mph. finishing first

    second but still in the top 2: In second place, but struggling a bit under the heavy load off the line (no wheelspin, just sluggish), the F-150 did the run in 17.96 seconds at 77.25 mph.

    first again: Empty testing proved the Ford better than the Toyota by nearly a foot and the Toyota better than the Ram by a little over a foot

    The winning empty time on the course was 66.62 seconds, set by the F-150.

    The fuel economy winner was no shocker, since the Ford was the lightest of our competitors by more than a few hundred pounds and had the smallest (and newest) engine. The F-150 recorded a solid 21.2 mpg.


    all that adds up to 3rd?:Wedgie:
     
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    It's like most test performed by supposed "unbiased" writers, they pick their favorite in the end rather then the better vehicle.
     
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    well chevy just purely sucked, but we already knew that.

    Interesting that Ford didn't do well in the hill grade climb, or the autocross salom. for being the fastest truck, but it is the lightest.

    They picked Dodge because it did everything well, if you look it was mostly 2nd or 3rd. If Ford did the salom better it probably would of scored better from what the writers are saying.
     
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    I'd rather have the Chevy then the Dudge. Sorry folks, I'm just not a fan of Dudge's. I know too many people that's had problem after problem with Dudge trucks. My own mother was one of them.
     
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    I ain't getting rid of my ford ever.
     
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    When I do, it will be replaced by another Ford. I'm super pleased with my 2002, it's pretty much been trouble free.
     
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    01f1502wd going up? yes i am.

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    ^x2. the only problems ive had are my fault because I forgot to do something or did something over its limits. but shes holding together pretty well after all the abuse haha
     

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