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I will never doubt PT again
Old 11-09-2017, 07:33 PM
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I have learned my lesson, I will never doubt the wisdom of PT every again.

In January I got a 2016 Ford F-150 and I was super excited because it was my first brand new car. A lot of PT told me not to get it cause they fall apart, well you were right.

In March I had to get the rack and pinion replaced (and fight over the warranty)
In June I had to get my electric console (radio, nav, AC controls) completely replaced because nothing would work
Now, none of my windows will roll up. I rolled them down because it was nice out today and I like to drive with the windows down when the weather is nice. Well now they won't go up, good thing I have a garage to park it in overnight.

But in my defense, my mom has a 2002 Taurus with over 200,000 miles on it all she has to do is put gas in the tank and get an oil change. She has never had any major issues with it so I was hoping for the same luck. And her car gets better gas mileage than my truck does.

DW and I are considering just swallowing our pride and trading it in. Any truck suggestions? I really like the Nissan Titan and I hear they are pretty good. Ideally, I would like a Honda but I am not totally sold on their truck.


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Old 11-09-2017, 07:40 PM
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DH has a Toyota Tacoma with over 250,000 miles on it. It's a 2004. He loves his truck.
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Old 11-09-2017, 08:40 PM
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The men at the well-respected auto repair shop I go to told me to get a Toyota or Honda. They said they are built with low tolerance for vibration, (or is it high?), making everything hold together well. Some design comprises are sacrificed, I guess. But that settles it for me.
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Old 11-09-2017, 11:33 PM
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went through a car broker to get a new Honda CRV. This guy knows his stuff. He said American brands are cobbled together parts from all manufacturers. He cautioned us to stay away from The South Korean models, as well as Ford, Chevrolet and GMC.
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Old 11-10-2017, 03:57 AM
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My dad is a truck guy. He's had Toyota trucks since late 1993 (except for a short time when he had a jeep). He had an extended cab from 1993 to 2004, and got the prerunner he is currently driving in 2008. He has had very little trouble with either truck. He replaced the clutch on the first one when I was learning to drive and the prerunner needed a new starter selenoid (sp?) a year or so ago. He and I are Toyota people because of all our past toyotas needing only minor repairs over time.


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Old 11-10-2017, 06:15 AM
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Could you pursue the lemon law? It certainly seems like your truck might qualify.
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Old 11-10-2017, 07:45 AM
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My boyfriend has a F 150, I think same year (maybe 2015?) and he loves his. He has put A LOT of miles on it already, but takes care of it. I am not a truck person in general, but his is really nice, and I have come to appreciate it. I haven't driven it yet, though! It seems so big to me.

Sorry you are having bad luck with yours. I have a 2006 Jeep Liberty with 200,000+ on it, and I plan to drive it until it stops running (hopefully a little longer). My sister has a 2006 Toyota Tacoma (with 100,00 something miles on it) that she loves, though she is looking around for a new car. She said she was told that her truck is good for resale, that someone will snap it up fast.
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Old 11-10-2017, 08:12 AM
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I agree with the suggestion of a Toyota. All of the Toyotas that have been in my family have been extremely reliable and long-lasting. My parents currently have a Toyota Tundra that they're very happy with.
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Old 11-10-2017, 12:46 PM
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My husband had a Nisan truck and loved it.
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Old 11-10-2017, 06:22 PM
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We are Ford people. We used to drive Chevy. But they had problems with the starter, alternator, carburetor and my suburban had motor problems. I have driven an explorer and now an expedition and love them. Dh has had 2 f250 disels, and a new 2014 f150. All great trucks. The f150 was just too small so he is back to an f250. I'm sorry you had bad luck. Might try a Toyota. We have had great luck with Toyota. I drove my Sequioa forever. Our 3rd vehicle is a 4runner (our 3rd one over the years). Dh and his dad have owned Toyota trucks as well over the years and they run forever. Just too small for us and our farm now.


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