1. Joe
    Joe October 5, 2014 at 2:02 pm | | Reply

    I’ve had Fords for 25 years. I slipped up with a Chevy once and it was a mistake. Diesels are another matter. I’ve heard good things about the duramax. but I think its true that an old Fords a good Ford. Way to go. And my ex-wife drove a dodge ram and she drove it about like you’re talking about in this story. and i was glad to see it and her go.

  2. Janet Morocco
    Janet Morocco October 5, 2014 at 9:18 pm | | Reply

    My boyfriend totaled his Tacoma taking a washboarded road just a little too fast just a little too soon after a rainstorm. We gave up pickups for Jeeps after that, which serve our needs better, but still, five years later, every time he hears, thinks, or sees a Toyota pickup, he sighs under his breath: “my god I miss that truck.” Like it was his dog. Or a better, nicer, more forgiving sort of girlfriend.

  3. Andy Shepheard
    Andy Shepheard October 6, 2014 at 5:15 pm | | Reply

    Yeah I agree about the dodges, good drive train and engine, but thats it. I have been driving ford diesels for 12 years, I have overloaded it and towed half way across the US and have had few reliability issues. I had a diesel chevy suburban which always needed work , would blow black smoke and dog for power til I sold it. Another great thing about ford is that they never took bailout money from uncle sam during the recession.

  4. PS
    PS October 9, 2014 at 10:52 am | | Reply

    Dodge guys have attitude? Really? More than other guys have attitude? I’ve been a Dodge guy forever, but mostly in my mind, and only because my uncle Herb was a Dodge mechanic back in the day. When i got my first (and only) Dodge truck, it was a 1967 Power Wagon. It could do anything, and did it all better with at least 500 pounds in the bed. Uncle Herb never saw the truck, but he knew it inside and out from memory. In his memory, i named the truck Uncle H.

  5. thomas
    thomas July 13, 2017 at 10:25 pm | | Reply

    look say what you want, and I get that some dodge owners are cool but most the time dodge owners have to try to intimidate people with there trucks because they’re insecure in other ways. that’s why when I am driving with my mom, a dodge pulls in front of us and dumps coal on us so we can’t see.

  6. Andrea Morgante
    Andrea Morgante July 14, 2017 at 9:12 pm | | Reply

    I loved this episode about Trucks. It brought back many memories of the more than 20 trucks I have owned and driven as a landscaper over the past 40″years . Internationals, Dodges, Fords, Chevys, a Mercedes, Isuzu and Toyotas, diesels and gas 2 wheel and 4 wheel, standards and automatics, stake body’s, dumps each with a distinct personality. and behaved differently with each driver. Some were bought new but many were well broken in before they became part of the fleet. I learned to drive a truck in a hay field when I was about 12 but the first truck I owned was a used 1967 3/4 ton international standard without power steering, you needed muscles just to steer the beast. I am a woman about to turn 65 and just spent $1,000 to get my 1996 Ford 150 back on the road and also own a 2003 Ford 350 that i bought new and figured it would be the last truck I own. Just wanted you to know there are a few women who also have strong relationships with their trucks. Having a great local mechanic has been key to keeping me and my crews safe as we do our work .

  7. Dan Woodbury
    Dan Woodbury July 19, 2017 at 7:53 am | | Reply

    Great story, I really enjoyed it. I once had a Chevy pickup that was an early 70s model with an early 80s bed. It was a plowing monster. My friend used to wear a winter hat with a pom-pom on top to protect her head from bashing on the cab roof! (Yes, we lived on a dirt road.)

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