I need a new 4x4 to haul my camper. My past 2 were:
- '77F150 4x4 300 4spd and
- '91K2500HD extended 6.2Dsl 4spdOD Auto w/locking diff, loaded.
'77 was great (especially for the $500 price tag). '91 continues to be
riddled with electrical problems. Engine has been fine; plenty of power
for me and no turbo, quite. Paint sux. Front suspension sux. 1-Ch AL
Rear brake sux. Before this last vehicle I have always had a preference
for GM's and had owned and performed all the repairs on several.
I do a little fairly rough offroading in BC; somwhat less rough with the
camper is on. My daily commute is fairly short. The extra $6500 + taxes
and extra repairs and maint. doesn't make sense to me.
Looking for basic HD3/4Ton 4x4, std cab, 8'box, gasoline, Manual 6spd,
Manual xfer case, solid fnt axle, locking hubs, Locking Diff, Camper
mirrors & wiring harness, cruise. You know; A Truck. NOT a $58,000
freaking limosine! It seams the dealers don't want to sell $32000 Trucks
without 15000 wotrth of options. Am I the only one who thinks something
is very wrong here? <end of rant>
My experience so far is that Ford offers the most flexibilty when
ordering. Dodge quality may be slightly better (from owners I know).
GM: I haven't been able to find a new 3/4t 4x4 m/t to test drive!
My real question: Taking into acount the above what in your opinion
would be the best manufacturer to chose.
Thanks for your opinions.