Well, I know this goes a little off topic, but, Since this is a Chevy vs. Ford thread, I still need to lean toward my Chevy and my GMC, over my Ford, however, if we were to discuss the Best performer, I'd have to go with one of my Dodges (or Rams as they are now called). Besides the 94 Ford, the 2000 Chevy, and the 2008 GMC, I also have 3 Diesel Rams, a 2007, a 2010, and a 2011.
I know it's unfair to compare gas engine 1/2 ton trucks to diesel 3/4 and 1 ton truck, but geez, those Rams work endless, and I've never experienced a problem with any of them. The 2007 now has 322,000 miles on it, with the only expense being normal maintenance. Even the newest now has 164,000 miles. None of the three have ever had a repair.
I'm looking at retiring in about 3 years (or by the end of this year if Obama is reelected). My plan is to sell off all of the existing trucks, and buy myself a New Ram 2500 Diesel Crew Cab short bed, to serve as "car". I also thought about keeping the 2500 GMC, since that is my newest gas engine truck, and presently it has about 75,000 miles on it. It's a crew cab 1500 Sierra SLE, and with a 5.5' box. With the cold air intake and reprogrammer the 5.3L is putting out about 360HP and a similar number in torque. It's fun to drive, and if I'm real nice to it on the interstate on long drives it'll pull about 19 mpg's. I see no reason to get rid of it, just yet, and I like the idea of having a full size gas engine pick up as a second vehicle (even in retirement). Of course my wife will still have her car and SUV, too.
Wish me luck!
1994 Ford Club Wagon (Chateau) 5.8L (people Mover)
2000 Silverado LS 1500 4.8L Reg. cab, long bed.
2008 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab 5.3L short bed.
2011 dodge Ram Cummins 3500 crew cab dually LWB.
Last edited by Razoo; 09-22-2012 at 08:53 AM.