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give your opinion why ford F series trucks are the #1 vehicle sold in the world.

white250white250 Posts: 68
I have had a chevy & dodge but, nothing tops ford in style , function , versatility , quality & price.


  • hutch7hutch7 Posts: 88
    A lot of people haven't owned one yet! POS!!!
  • amoralesamorales Posts: 196
    Owned '83 F150 Long Bed 5.0, '94 F150 Long Bed 5.0. These were most trouble free trucks. Have also owned Chevy, GMC full size and minis, 3 S10s, 1 Ranger and assorted imports and domestics since 1961. No Dodge trucks though. Currently own a trouble free 2000 C2500 5.7. Maybe because it is a 3/4 ton with all the extras (IE radiator cooler, tranny cooler, HD this and that.) BTW my Ford F150's all went beyond 150,000 mi. before i sold them. They are probably still running. I am loyal to none. If i like a certain vehicle, i may check it out thoroughly and buy it.
  • go to any racetrack and see how many FORD truck are pulling trailers with chevy race cars.
  • tj_610tj_610 Posts: 132
    I bet those #1 figures have something to do with fleet sales. Whether this is based on quality or the company's ability to attract large contracts I do not know. Anyone know what percent of F series sales are personal vs. business/corporate?
  • for the diverse field of pickup buyers.If you need a work truck get an F150XL with a stick and air and manual 4WD.If you need a personal vehicle that doubles as a hauler get an F150 XLT supercab with an auto and lots of power accessories.If you need a do everything truck all of the time and have a family....get an F150 Supercrew and go to work,shoprite and a wedding or home depot on weekends.The diverse configuration available of this generation of F150s really has no current equal,when you factor in the initial value and the resale/trade equity after 3-5 years.Chrysler vehicles always take a beating on trade /resale-it seems they just cant shake the third place image even after 30 years or so.In the late fifties and sixties a Chrysler sedan was an upscale vehicle.But a Dodge truck was just a horibble steering bad riding crappy feeling vehicle..General motors made some great pickups since the seventies and into the eighties,theres no denying that anywhere.So did Ford during that period of time.The 5.0 and 5.8 motors with Jack Roush developing( and blowing some up) taught Ford how to make them right.Enter the late nineties and thats where the gap widens.Gm sold on its prior reputation-I bought one-but it had some quirks that plagues the new Gm trucks to this day,some by poor design,some by poor workmanship-(Knocking engines,rear door glass that pops out,doors that are welded and dont shut right?).The Ford redesign had a better head start and the Triton motors did double duty in Police and Fleet cars and evolved into the great engines they are today.Gm stopped making Caprice Police cars and really only continued to develop the old 350 for Corvette and Gm F body cars (Camaro/Firebird).Chrysler took a stab at this truck thing again but with its rough running, gas guzzling unreliable 360 as its big engine.Not to mention a real ugly dashboard for the new Dodge truck.I was taught by my father that the pecking order 40 years ago was Gm first,then Ford then Dodge.Things have certainly changed over 4 decades and I hope we see more competition amongst the big 3 so as to bring more value to us consumers.No matter what manufacterer it comes from,if its a better product value we all win.Peace to all.
  • Because most trucks are used as a second car & part time truck, Ranger, F150 are not really workhorses and that is what they sell the most of. To me a TRUCK has to be a HD 3/4 ton -- 1 ton-- or larger to be a real truck. I have a 2500HD 4x4 ext cab & 2-F350 dooley's & they are used as TRUCK'S not daily people haulers.
  • txyank1txyank1 Posts: 1,010
    awful lot of folks out there who don't care what truck they drive. So they stick with Ford year after year after year.
  • lariat1lariat1 Posts: 461
    Fords are the most versatile line of trucks out there. You can get anything from a $15,000 or less stripper or a $40,000 one ton that will pull mountains and absolutely everything in between. I think that is what allows the f-series to sell so many. Ford does not rule in power or little gadgets but they rule in FUNCTION.
  • tbundertbunder Posts: 580
    yep, no one competes with them. and no one ever will either. gm's are getting better, but not even close to the super-duty or F150. if there is a tough load to haul or tow, you can bet a super-duty will be pulling or hauling it. gm's also have reliability and quality issues that are in question. how long has that s10 chassis been around anyway? 1982?
  • Like I have said before go to the race track and see how many Chevy racers have a FORD truck to pull their race car.
  • txyank1txyank1 Posts: 1,010
    in many mags......if you want a quick, good-looking Sport Truck buy a Chevy. If you want a work truck buy a Ford.
  • UMMM .... I think ford has the "quick, good-looking sport truck" that no other can beat, its called the Lighting..... I think ford has got the truck market covered on all sides. GM & dodge are lacking behind.
  • Topped by GM in 2001, and continuing in 2002

    (Must be a few Blue Oval defectors in the ranks!)

  • modvptnlmodvptnl Posts: 1,352
    Ford still outsells them chevy ones. It's when you COMBINE the GMC line you'll come out ahead. Good luck..............never mind.
  • bamatundrabamatundra Posts: 1,583
    Went to the site you listed. F-series outsells the Shakerados. Sorry to burst your bubble.

    F-series - 55370
    Shakerados - 51,184
  • modvptnlmodvptnl Posts: 1,352
    I'll give you a chance to delete before quad bags on you ............again. His post stated "GM" which is GMC and chevy combined.
  • bamatundrabamatundra Posts: 1,583
    Well - I guess that Quad could throw in the S-10 and the Ava-lose-my-lunch also. But we are comparing brands - aren't we?

    It is funny how GM zealots try to play with the numbers.
  • eric2001eric2001 Posts: 482
    When you kept slamming the Silverado after the Edmunds long term test, did you care that it was really a GMC? Seems like double standards to me...
  • I'll admit right up front that I like GMCs over Fords. But, I'll admit without bias, that Ford trucks are the real work horses. I stated many moons ago a FACT that the oilfield uses mostly Ford trucks because they will not overheat while running for 24 - 72 hours (downhole cement jobs) like other makes do. They are tough. But I still prefer a GMC/Chevy for my daily commuter.
  • tbundertbunder Posts: 580
    that's a weird admission and theory.
  • You know the animal the Lemming. That's it, it's the same kinda deal as that!
  • For the record, I drive an F150 SuperCrew. And it is not used as a "work truck", but as a versatile suburban hauler. I can drive around white collar clients on leather seats with a choice of air conditioning or an open sunroof. I can take three kids to Grammas house for Christmas and bring back a truckload of toys. And I can haul sand or dirt and other gardening supplies with aplomb. I can also pull a 28 foot travel trailer for summer camping.

    When push cam to shove, my Ford was cheaper than other models that could claim to do all of the above.

    Also for the record, I am of the opinion that Ford people and Chevy people should put away their historic fueding and concentrate on the real opponents: Toyota people and Honda people. I hate those window stickers with the little brat boy pissin on a bow tie or a blue oval.

    I bought a Ford truck for its overall good blend of power, size, and reasonable price (in comparison to other makes). The runner-up was a Chevy: I would have bought an Avalanche except that, well, it truly is a little too goofy looking and being a new model, it was commanding a little higher price than my Supercrew. If they had only shown some restraint on the plastic cladding inside and out, and priced it a little lower I might have bought one.

    I admire what Dodge has done with its truck lineup the last 7 years, but their engines are a notch below the Ford Tritons and the Chevy V8's.
    The backseat of the quad cab is also small as the size of the Ford SuperCAB's rear seat, and nowhere near the size of my SuperCREW's.
  • >I hate those window stickers with the little brat boy pissin on a bow tie or a blue oval.<

    I agree. Ford, Dodge and G.M. have made good progress recently. The Ford Triton 5.4L recently replaced the Tundra 4.7L on the Wards Auto 10 best engines list. The G.M. Duramax 6.6L diesel made the 10 best list for the second year in a row. Dodge upgraded their 1/2 ton truck with 4 wheel disc brakes. Ford Supercrew was well designed from the beginning. But Chevy Avalanche, while perhaps overstyled, has managed to make its "change for a dollar" features work without rattles and small feat.
  • oldharryoldharry Posts: 413
    In calander year 2001 F series did sell the most of any brand, but the Superduty is not the same truck as the F-150, so combining them is like combining GMC and Chevrolet.

    2001 sale totals rounded to a thousand:

    1. Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 465,000, not including 2500 & 3500 or GMC.

    2. Ford Superduty_________ 390,000, all F-250 or larger

    3. Ford F-150 ____________ 346,000



  • tbundertbunder Posts: 580
    but you're wrongo bud. gm tried, but still didn't succeed. read the article if you want. last time i checked, forbes wasn't an auto site, as you so evidently proved.

    make sure you notice all the milestones and innovations the F-series set and started.

    one more thing, this came from your article:
    "It's always worth taking a closer look at the numbers".
    looks like they forgot to do that- what number is this- 11,0000?
    looks like forbes has beef with ford. even so, ford still outsold gm in trucks any way you look at it. a sale is a sale bud. keep trying though my man.

  • Straight from gm & ford....

    F series sales 911,597

    All full size chevrolet trucks including the avalanche is 769,006

    Lets keep the "apples to apples" easy... next you are gonna want to break down sales figures according to options on the trucks.
  • Cut to the chase: GMC/Chevy trucks have a more classy, subdued fascade than the Fords do: That is the main reason that I prefer the GMC line. Kinda like why someone would buy a Jaguar or an Alfa Romeo Spider. You KNOW that it is not going to have the reliablilty of a Honda or Toyota, but man, what a classy look it has. And sometimes the feeling of driving what you want is enough. . . without being analytical or over-zealous in defending why you bought it. Get my point?
  • white250white250 Posts: 68
    If anyone is being " analytical or over-zealous in defending why you bought it " its you !!!

    Look at what this dicussion is about ---- FORD'S

    And you come in here to "defend" your prefence to gmc/chevy trucks.

    You chevy guys crack me up..... lol
  • tj_610tj_610 Posts: 132
    I doubt this will have much sales impact, but I sense a disappointing trend in Ford design. One thing I like about Ford trucks is the noticeable difference in their truck series, apart from obvious size differences. This is unlike GM, Dodge, and Toyota in my mind, since their different trucks just look like shrunken/expanded versions of each other. But if the new Explorer and Expidition models I have seen are an indication, Ford is blurring the lines between Ranger and F-150 appearance. I hope they keep the Super Duty series as is.
  • mrb11mrb11 Posts: 58
    Ford Truck......Ugly...Look like Dodge
    Ford Truck power plants....Dogs
    Ford Truck ride......Like Sherman tank
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