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Re: Where do folks go for consumer info on Pickup trucks
« Reply #25 on: April 12, 2017, 01:43:21 PM »
My experience with Jeep Grand Cherokee, Toyota Tacoma, and 3 VW Passats over 440k miles is directly opposite of what CR reports
Of which of those cars have you had good experiences with, and which bad?
And what made them bad if so?
Do a search and you can see my long, whiny road with my Toyota Tacoma.
There are a bunch of recalls on it and Toyota is doing everything possible to NOT do the right thing.
My VWs and Jeep were/are awesome.
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Re: Where do folks go for consumer info on Pickup trucks
« Reply #26 on: April 12, 2017, 02:11:56 PM »
A lot of time you can buy lifetime oil changes for under 1 thousand bucks and you will save a tremendous amount of money over the life of the vehicle.  My 2006 dodge has 170K on it an has had oil changes every 3K.....which equates to roughly 57 oil changes or $5,700.  I plan on another 57 too.   :chuckle: 
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Re: Where do folks go for consumer info on Pickup trucks
« Reply #27 on: April 12, 2017, 02:47:57 PM »
#1 do not put DEF fluid in the diesel tank! You will be purchasing expensive injection pumps and or injectors!
#2 3rd gen ram 2500 trucks and 3500s main difference is the springs. Buy a leaf pack from a one ton from some one doing a lift and you are most of the way there.

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Re: Where do folks go for consumer info on Pickup trucks
« Reply #28 on: April 12, 2017, 02:55:13 PM »
#1 do not put DEF fluid in the diesel tank! You will be purchasing expensive injection pumps and or injectors!
#2 3rd gen ram 2500 trucks and 3500s main difference is the springs. Buy a leaf pack from a one ton from some one doing a lift and you are most of the way there.

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Re: Where do folks go for consumer info on Pickup trucks
« Reply #29 on: April 12, 2017, 03:08:56 PM »
#1 do not put DEF fluid in the diesel tank! You will be purchasing expensive injection pumps and or injectors!
#2 3rd gen ram 2500 trucks and 3500s main difference is the springs. Buy a leaf pack from a one ton from some one doing a lift and you are most of the way there.

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Haha...if it's a 6.7 Powerstroke, you'll be replacing the complete fuel system to the tune of $8750.00+tax.
I know some one who did it on a brand new peterbuilt... $20+k later....

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Where do folks go for consumer info on Pickup trucks
« Reply #30 on: April 12, 2017, 03:09:44 PM »
#1 do not put DEF fluid in the diesel tank! You will be purchasing expensive injection pumps and or injectors!
#2 3rd gen ram 2500 trucks and 3500s main difference is the springs. Buy a leaf pack from a one ton from some one doing a lift and you are most of the way there.

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Haha...if it's a 6.7 Powerstroke, you'll be replacing the complete fuel system to the tune of $8750.00+tax.
I know some one who did it on a brand new peterbuilt... $20+k later....

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You know it's bad when Ford/Motorcraft sells a kit.

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Re: Where do folks go for consumer info on Pickup trucks
« Reply #31 on: April 12, 2017, 03:12:11 PM »
#1 do not put DEF fluid in the diesel tank! You will be purchasing expensive injection pumps and or injectors!
#2 3rd gen ram 2500 trucks and 3500s main difference is the springs. Buy a leaf pack from a one ton from some one doing a lift and you are most of the way there.

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Haha...if it's a 6.7 Powerstroke, you'll be replacing the complete fuel system to the tune of $8750.00+tax.
I know some one who did it on a brand new peterbuilt... $20+k later....

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You know it's bad when Ford/Motorcraft sells a kit.
The emmisions fiasco isnt to save the environment. Its to sell parts

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Re: Where do folks go for consumer info on Pickup trucks
« Reply #32 on: April 13, 2017, 01:53:11 PM »
All of the info you're looking for is handily located right here on Hunt-WA.
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ain't that the truth, everyone wants to defend their purchase...


So I got a 2016 Colorado.......  :tung:

KFhunter, what do you like or dislike about your Colorado?

I had a lot of problems at first, it took 3-4 trips to the dealer to chase down a wiring problem but once that was fixed I've really been enjoying it.  I read a lot of complaints about the seats but after a 3500 mile road trip to southern California and back I love them.  Make sure they fit you  :dunno:

I really like all the traction, torque management and stabilitrack stuff for daily driving, but when you need it off there's no way to turn it 100% off.  Yes, there's a dual zone switch to turn it off partially, then hold the switch longer and it supposedly turns it all off but it doesn't.   You have to remove a fuse.

I was hoping for better MPG. On the cali trip running 75 I got just a stitch under 20MPG, it fell off a cliff beyond 75 so I put cruse on 75. I also have the stock mud/snow tires not a highway tire.

transmission sucks.  It shudders and doesn't shift right because it's trying to save fuel all the time, so it's always a gear or two too low on a motor with no torque and falls on it's face a lot then you have to slam the throttle to get it to down shift.   Very annoying but fixable with a tune or throttle doohickey I did some reading about :dunno:  The V6 is a good motor but it's not about torque.  It's a direct injection Camaro motor


I think I got a lot more bang for the buck with the Colorado VS the Tacoma, but maybe not after resale as the Tacoma will retain value better.  I got a 2016 Z71 trail boss.   The new ZR2 is very interesting though, 8 speed transmission, lockers and more ground clearance.  Wish I would have waited.

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Re: Where do folks go for consumer info on Pickup trucks
« Reply #33 on: April 18, 2017, 10:02:36 AM »
KFhunter, nice review
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Re: Where do folks go for consumer info on Pickup trucks
« Reply #34 on: June 19, 2017, 01:44:39 PM »
I am thinking of getting a new truck this fall. going to get rid of my 2003 f-350 6.0. I think I am going back to gas. I don't tow enough to justify the diesel truck. Looking at the GMC Denali in gas. Any one have one? What mileage you getting?

 

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