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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by manfred the wonder d, Nov 14, 2017 at 9:24 AM.
Don't argue with a man driving a dodge.
He's allready pissed off.
i would think he would be happy the thing is running under its own power, being as its
Lol.............................but sadly all the not-so-big three suck these days. Their dealerships suck even harder.
I remember the 70's and 80's, when Dodge/Chrysler/Plymouth were largely considered the worst cars on the market. I've never recovered from that, and will never own one.
i am a big fan of ford - i have had a lot of good fords, no bad ones.
but really seems like chevy is the best offering for modern trucks these days.
not that i have more then a passing interest in something so new i cant work on it with just some hand tools and a jack.
I think Dodge makes some of the most aesthetically pleasing vehicles on the road. Unfortunately, it begins and ends right there for me.
We had to do some "training" on changing a tire (after 50+ years of driving, the Gov't feels I needed training==actually one of our bios got a flat and called our manager at home on Sunday to drive 100 miles to change the tire!).
Any way, our big Ram truck: Busted a hubcap while taking it off. Jack handle bent while cranking the truck up. Bent back by pounding it on the ground.
Owners manual on the Ford Escape says the cabin air filter is in the back==it isn't ==it's under the hood!
"Automatic" check engine light has a box behind the glove box on my (former) '90 Ramcharger. Says "Insert paper clip or small screwdriver into slot to reset"==has no slot!
'92 Ford Bronco==parts (wipers, etc) failed before 90 days were up.
1999 Jeep Cherokee= Repairs cost $100 more than the payments did the first year (bought used from a Jeep dealer.
American loyalty only goes so far!
Back in the 80's Dodge did some really great air conditioners.
I'm a Ford guy at heart but my work car is a 2015 Ford escape and it is a horrible vehicle. HVAC system fogs the windshield in cold weather immediately when first started and takes forever to clear. Check engine light comes on once a month and has to be serviced at the dealer. Tires wore out at 17k miles. No tow points anywhere front or back. Easily gets stuck in a few inches of snow. Rattles and squeaks and gets awful gas mileage.
I hate everything about it.
Previous work vehicle was a 2004 Chevy suburban. Loved that thing.
I gots a dodge.
I love it.
It rides like a dream.
I accept its issues (my son wants me to put a fiat badge on it).
I liked my dandy little Dodge trucks. 'Ol Blue was a '73 W200, warmed over 360 and would blow the doors off 350 Chevys. Especially on the top end. The speedo would just keep climbing and climbing and climbing. And a '75 D200 I used for a large pickup camper and also for pulling a travel trailer. Both had 727 Torqueflites. 205 trans case in the W.
Outside of the fact they were rust buckets, like everything in those days, I liked them.
Almost forgot, I always carried a spare ballast resistor for the ignitions though. They had a tendency to fail occasionally.
I must respectfully disagree about the Dodge being aesthetically pleasing. Recently I rented a Dodge Durango in Hawaii for a week. Background: I’ve been driving Avalons and Camrys for years. I’ve had a 2018 Camry for about a month.
When I picked up the car I sat in it for a while to get familiar with its operation. It was clunky, thick and “brutish.” Now, I’m talking about appearances. It took a while to get used to the round gearshift but that is about old habits, not aesthetics. Nothing on the vehicle was sleek or refined. It worked fine in all respects but I didn’t like the “brutish” look. It was ugly to put it bluntly.
Now I understand that it’s a SUV and aimed at a much younger audience than I fit into, but I’m sure that the designers could have “sleeked” it up a bit. This is just my humble opinion.
Fiat/Chrysler is not on my want list.
Had a couple over the years and they were not good.
My son and I both have 2014 Ram Sports with the Hemi. Mine is 4x4 with 392 rear and his 2 wheel with 327 rear, I think. He has 80k on his, used as a work truck. No issues. Mine has almost 12k with no issues. Rides great and a lot of power. Love it.
Edit: We bought them the same day in Oct.
On my second Dodge, its a great truck and hauls @ss. Looking at a 6.4 charger for the family.
Yep. Better (much) QC and they could own the American made business.
No issues at all with numerous Dodge/Jeep vehicles. Most reliable new and used vehicles I’ve ever owned. Same can’t be said for the GM cars I’ve had in the past. No interest at all for Ford products.
4 of 7 on this list are Dodge/Chrysler, as I would expect.