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      05-31-2020, 07:31 PM   #1
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Looking for a new truck

So I know some of you guys have to be truck guys. Looking to get a new used truck. Not a fan at all of any non American truck so dont suggest a Toyota or Nissan. Not a Ram fan either.

Mainly looking at 2014+ GMC Sierra, 2015+ F150 and 2012+ ford raptor.

Opinions? Leaning towards the GMC, have not test driven any yet however I've driven a couple 2019 F150 EcoBoost and 5.0
Will be SLT Denali or Lariat King Ranch Platinum.
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      05-31-2020, 08:10 PM   #2
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As a owner of a small fleet of F150s and F250s I would go with the Fords. I've had every brand and most sizes and only the Fords have handled the tasks and wear the best. I usually get about 230-250k miles before taking them out of service. Just sold a f150 with 200k and it was still a great truck. Just recently picked up a new 250 with the Boss 6.2l and man is the truck fun to drive. Endless power and the sound is heavenly!

While GMC is nice their trucks have too many blind spots imo and I don't like the dealer service compared to Ford.

If I were you I would get the Platinum F150 but with out the ecoboost if possible. The normal engines get great mpg with out the extra crap that will service you to death in the future. That said I have to look at things a little different.

Hope this helps!
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The GMC Sierra 1500 will be a favorite with tall drivers and their passengers since it has a much greater head- and legroom than the Ford F-150. With the Ford F-150, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the GMC Sierra 1500, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.
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      06-01-2020, 12:48 AM   #4
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So I know some of you guys have to be truck guys. Looking to get a new used truck. Not a fan at all of any non American truck so dont suggest a Toyota or Nissan. Not a Ram fan either.

Mainly looking at 2014+ GMC Sierra, 2015+ F150 and 2012+ ford raptor.

Opinions? Leaning towards the GMC, have not test driven any yet however I've driven a couple 2019 F150 EcoBoost and 5.0
Will be SLT Denali or Lariat King Ranch Platinum.
Driving wise RAM is the most comfortable and quiet. My cousins has 2015 GMC and my brother 2016 RAM and I drive with them many times. Interior I like the ram much better. My brother carries a trailer 16" with about 7k lbs for few years and the truck is super reliable haven't bean to the dealer not even once, he bought it new. About the GMC reliability he had few issue with vibration, and brake pedal and that's all. About Ford they are crap, way to many issues they have that I hear from people.
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      06-01-2020, 07:37 AM   #5
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Well if you are considering GMC you should really be open to the comparable Chevy models in order to have the widest choice.

It's hard to go wrong with pretty much any full size GM or Ford pickup.
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If you can swing it, GMC 1500 Denali. That's the only trim I was considering before picking up my RAM 1500 sport.
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I have an F350 now but had an F150 5.0 Platinum before that. First truck I ever owned. I went and looked at the RAM but I didn't care for the interior and overall look so I dismissed it. Then I went and drove the GMC first and then the Ford. As someone who had never driven a truck before and really had no desire to have a truck (just needed it to tow) the Ford was sooooo much better it wasn't even funny. As soon as I drove the F150 I knew it was the one. The ride on the GMC was very truck like and rough compared to the F150. I also found the interior and features on the F150 Platinum much better than the GMC Denali.

I reeeeeaaallly liked my F150 and would buy another in a heartbeat. Only reason I trade it for the F350 was because we got a bigger RV and it was just too much for the F150. Even then we hauled it from FL up to Maine and back with that F150. It was sketchy when it got windy, but it still managed to get it done!
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      06-01-2020, 05:26 PM   #9
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No plans for towing with it. Already have a 2013 F350 powerstroke.
This truck will be my daily driver.
Trying to stick with a V8 as good as the EcoBoost is, it simply will be more costly to repair in the long term due to more parts and turbos.
As far as fuel efficiency I'm surprised to see that people are stating the ford is more efficient.
Regarding the GMC vs Chevy thing. They're basically the same truck however I prefer the appearance of the GMC better. No other reason however if I'm spending the money I'd rather get the truck I like the looks of better. I definitely like the gmc styling better than the ford but I've driven the fords and they're quite nice to drive.
I am slightly worried about the reliability of the ford. My last F150 (was a 5.4 3v) had lots of issues. However I daily a 04 expedition right now with 218k and I'd drive it across country without fear. My powerstroke mechanically has been reliable but I've had some electrical issues which kind of worries me given it's a newer truck like what I'm shopping for.
Ford would likely be a 5.0
Not driven a new 5.3 or 6.2 would I be satisfied with the 5.3 knowing how powerful the 5.0 is or should just look for a 6.2?
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Can't go wrong with pretty much any 1/2 ton in those years if you aren't towing or hauling heavy things. Pick the one you like that has the comfort and features you want.

In the GMC, the 5.3 and 6.0 are bulletproof. Since you aren't towing, the 5.3 will be great.

I don't know the Fords, but if I had a choice today, I would get a Ford Platinum over a GMC Denali.

Not a fan of Rams but that is not fact based, just my preference.

I drive a 2015 Chevy 2500HD with the 6.0. It's a work truck and a beast, but for a daily, it can be bone jarring on bad roads. In the DFW area, it was great as the roads are luxurious. Here in OH, it's ok. In NYC, it would cause internal bleeding. But I need it to tow my 10,000 lbs fifth wheel and haul heavy things. I would rather have a 1/2 ton for a daily for sure.
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      06-01-2020, 06:12 PM   #11
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I might load the bed with a couple dirt bikes or a 4 wheeler, maybe pull a trailer with my golf cart or light duty stuff but otherwise if it's anything heavy I'll use the diesel. Like you i have a 5th wheel but mine weighs 13,500lbs so the f350 isn't going anywhere but it's a huge truck and ride is harsh unloaded. I'm in OH as well the roads aren't great haha
I'm really leaning towards the gmc I'm worried about the paint being thin and given it'll be my first GM reliability of electronics and non engine components that I know nothing about.
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Hey, I just realized we are both from Cincy. I live in Loveland.
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I have a 2012 Raptor for the last 8yrs. You couldnt give me anything else in the truck world for it. I will never part with it.
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Hey, I just realized we are both from Cincy. I live in Loveland.
No way haha I'm in milford. Small world lol
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I have a 2012 Raptor for the last 8yrs. You couldnt give me anything else in the truck world for it. I will never part with it.
I absolutely love the look of the raptor and its capability. It's just hard to find one nearby for a decent price and I worry about it being beat on. If I can find one I like close enough I wanna test drive it. What is your insurance cost like? Any different from a regular f150?
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I absolutely love the look of the raptor and its capability. It's just hard to find one nearby for a decent price and I worry about it being beat on. If I can find one I like close enough I wanna test drive it. What is your insurance cost like? Any different from a regular f150?

Love the Gen 1 Raptor and currently have a Ď19 Agate Black and a great stable mate to my M. IMHO, itís a bit overpriced, but so far a great truck. There doesnít seem to be a difference with insurance as itís classified as a 4x4 F150. Find a good one and pull the trigger!
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Love the Gen 1 Raptor and currently have a Ď19 Agate Black and a great stable mate to my M. IMHO, itís a bit overpriced, but so far a great truck. There doesnít seem to be a difference with insurance as itís classified as a 4x4 F150. Find a good one and pull the trigger!
Biggest thing holding me back is that 6.2 seems to be thirsty. I've read about 16mpg highway vs 20mpg highway with the gmc 6.2 and 22/24mpg with the 5.3
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Americans worrying about the price of gas, it's damn near free!
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I'm a former truck guy - F150 and F250 diesel for a combined 22 years and 380,000 miles of ownership.

What are your towing and hauling requirements? Diesel is king in this area.

If diesel is not required, forget the gas hog V8s and look at the modern highly efficient engines. I am a Ford guy. GM trucks are also fine for millions of people.
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Americans worrying about the price of gas, it's damn near free!
This year.
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Gas may be cheap right now but not very long ago it was over $3/gallon and that adds up.

Towing i stated that i already have a diesel truck. Im looking for something to drive everyday and use for light duty truck needs. I prefer the V8 options for reliability. Longterm i think the ecoboost options will need more maintenance given my previous experiences with multiple turbo vehicles.
Given the GM uses cylinder deactivation they dont seem to be that much of gas hogs unless you put your foot in it.
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