BEEF Poll: What’s Your Favorite Make Of Pickup?

We’ve been dealing with serious topics the last few weeks, so let’s try a more lighthearted one: “What is your favorite make of pickup?" Be sure to leave your thoughts on your choice in the comments section after voting.

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Anonymous
on Jun 21, 2014

Owned Ford Diesels , Chevy gas and diesels , three Dodge Cummings , have a 3500 4X4 with a bale bed on it , 6.4 HEMI . Wish they had put this motor in something a long time ago . Good mileage ( better than last Cummings ) pulls good , runs great and I don't care what you do to a diesel you can not make it sound as good as that HEMI ! Think one would be really fun to drive in a 3/4 ton instead of this heavy one ton .

Anonymous
on Jun 18, 2014

my favorite is the one that starts and if payed for!!!!

Anonymous
on Jun 18, 2014

My motto for my Ford F-250 is "HOOK UP, HAMMER DOWN AND DRIVE IT HOME"

Anonymous
on Jun 17, 2014

Bought a '67 Ranchero after getting out of the Navy back in the 70"s. Traded that for a new '77 Ford Courier. Great little truck! Next Ford was a 1977 3/4 ton Ranger for my oldest boy. It served to remind us how great Fords ride. Drove a mix of makes until 2010 when I traded an '05 Dodge for an F150. Wow! Now we have a 2013 F150 and a 2002 F250 SuperDuty with a V10. Love the ride!

Anonymous
on Jun 17, 2014

Love the power of my Cummins Dodge diesel!!

Anonymous
on Jun 17, 2014

Have one or two of each. Like the Studebaker the best. Easy to get the food in the window at sonic.

Anonymous
on Jun 17, 2014

I driven Chevy's pretty much all my life. but I have afriend that has Chevy/Ford/Dodge dealership. He drives a ford F-150 right now but switches trucks every 6 months. His "claim to fam" is this: Dodge for power, Ford for sitting up high and looking cool, Chevy for smoothest ride, more comfort and longevity. I think all three make much better trucks than in the past.

on Jun 17, 2014

Like all things, the best Makes and models change with time. Today with all of the turbos, computers, and computer aided systems it is getting harder to tell them apart. What I find interesting is that the companies with the closest ties to the original founders of the company seem to have some of the founder's vision and therefore do better. With Ford, the family’s desire to preserve its corporate legacy no doubt helped keep Ford out of bankruptcy in 2009, unlike General Motors and Chrysler. Henry Ford’s heirs' stock in Ford Motor has never been smaller, but it is worth more, and I'm told the family’s influence over the company remains as strong as ever. It shows. By the way, my Dad used to farm Henry Ford's property while recovering from TB. That's a health care system.

Anonymous
on Jun 17, 2014

Ford is the one if you want less trouble. Chevy is the one if you want to be in a strong group of loyal people. They spend a lot of time in the shop while the owners are bragging in the waiting room. I drove dodges in the service and when you shut the door it sounded like you were crushing a beer can. There drive train is ok, but the body is now catching up to the others.

Anonymous
on Jun 17, 2014

I have watched all of the major brands of pick ups as well as owned all of them. They all have their specific quirks, but I have decided the major difference in the big 3 is price. Which ever is cheaper between ford, GM or Dodge is the one I purchase. I have had similar performance from all three.

Anonymous
on Jun 17, 2014

Ford any model

Anonymous
on Jun 17, 2014

have been driving a 2001 7.3 Power Stroke for 13+ years now, 286,000 miles, minor repairs best vehicle I have ever owned. Bed is shot -rust- but will take you where ever you want to go. Worst mistake ever doing away with the 7.3 even if it wouldn't meet california standards.

Anonymous
on Jun 17, 2014

The 1939 3/4 ton Ford that my dad bought the year I was born and was used almost daily for almost 50 years has made not even consider any other brand.

Anonymous
on Jun 17, 2014

Love that cummins,Ram is alright to.Had three and 2006 had many drive train problems but that engine just keeps pulling.

Anonymous
on Jun 17, 2014

The one that is paid for.

Anonymous
on Jun 17, 2014

Ford is and will always be the best. Currently own 4 ford products with the oldest being a 2000 f350 power stroke with 275,000 miles and going strong. 2005 expedition with 93000 , 2008 Ford Focus with 76000 and a 2011 F350 powerstroke with 59000.

Anonymous
on Jun 17, 2014

drove ford pickups for 25 years swiched to chevy in 2004 and cant beleive how what a fool i was for 25 years

Anonymous
on Jun 17, 2014

Ford has been the most durable comfortable ride, American Made! Service great,

Anonymous
on Jun 17, 2014

I'm on my third F150 Super Crew 4 X 4 and love them. I put over 300,000 miles on my 2002. My 2006 currently has 245,000 and my 2011 is around 80,000. As you can see I drive a lot and comfort is also important, and it just don't get any better than these trucks. We also pull a 16 foot goose neck cattle trailer and a 24 foot goose neck equipment trailer. No problems with power to pull or breaking to stop.

Anonymous
on Jun 17, 2014

Dodge Ram 3500. I have 3. Problem free hard working trucks. My 2004 has over 300,000 miles, the 2008 has 240,000 and the 2012 is performing great. Put it on cruise control and pull a heavy trailer down the expressway and relax.

Anonymous
on Jun 17, 2014

We have a 1995 Ford with 665,000 miles. A 7.3 power stroke. Over half of those miles are with a trailer behind it. No major problems. The engine has never been apart. Have had a Dodge 3500 for the last few years. Very good vehicle. Have had a couple of Chevys over the years. Now that was a mistake.

Anonymous
on Jun 15, 2014

I drive a 96 F-250 powerstroke 7.3 with 195000 miles. Still the best starting and running truck on the outfit!

Anonymous
on Jun 14, 2014

2006 F-150 SuperCrew Love it !!! Does whatever is asked of it. 145,000 miles have done nothing but change oil...

Anonymous
on Jun 13, 2014

Ford's, hands down, for power, comfortable ride, adaptability and also the durability. Not to mention price, style and warranty. Trucks, tractors and like on my farm are Ford's, or a version of them!!

Anonymous
on Jun 13, 2014

My Fords have been great and I still love my 6-speed manual that is unavailable. I am giving Ram a second look because of the available standard transmission but I load and use my truck the old fashion way and nothing has stood up to the Fords.

Anonymous
on Jun 13, 2014

Have used Chevy, GMC, & Ford. I don't usually pull out the farm truck unless I'm going to load it down or pull a trailer or bounce across the hills, pastures and creeks. We don't get the diesel engines because the fumes make my wife (also my best hand) sick, and we keep using them as long as they are reliable.
The old Chevy 350 gasoline engines were solid, tough, trouble-free, but not hoss enough. 454's were plenty of hoss, but always needing repair. Drove 3 Fords with the 460 until they were ready to fall apart from rough roads, but the engine was still good in each. They had plenty of power and needed little in the way of repairs. Currently driving a 16-year-old (this month) Ford with the V-10, still a solid truck and less than $800 in repairs other than belts and hoses.
I've never had a bad Ford. My neighbor has never had a good one. He had one of the early Dodge Cummins trucks and several since, says they are "a great engine surrounded by a (blankety-blank) Dodge", but he keeps buying them because "they are so good when they are running right".

on Jun 13, 2014

The first "new" pickup I ever owned was a Ford F-150. I bought it after the auto bailout as a gesture of support to Ford for not taking the gov't handout. Turned out to be the best pickup I've owned, and I haven't bought anything but a Ford -- pickup or passenger -- since then. Great products.

Anonymous
on Jun 13, 2014

Ford has a solid product. They did not take a taxpayer bailout, or screw their bondholders for the benefit of the unions.

Anonymous
on Jun 13, 2014

Always had chevy's, they always had problems. I went to ford and had only one to two very cheep problems with very high mileage. Seen too many dodges with major problems and once they were fixed never ran right.

Anonymous
on Jun 13, 2014

A few months back I traded a 2013 Ford Eco bost Platinum for a 2014 Chevy High Country standard V8. I trade 1/2 ton premium pickups almost annually and have tried all US mfgs. The Chevy is the best one I have owned, road mpg 24 compared to Ford 18, great ride, good tow pwr and the Nav pkg/input is easy to use compared to the Ford.

Anonymous
on Jun 13, 2014

The Ford Super Duty with the 6.7L Power Stroke is, "Hands Down" the strongest, best pulling, best performing, working truck on the market today!! If you disagree, drive (USE) one and you'll believe!

Anonymous
on Jun 13, 2014

Had a 75 ford with the twin I beams, mistake. Had an 84 Ford crankshaft broke with less than 8 thousand miles. 97 power stroke, injection pump went out with less than 40 thousand a second time at 60 and the transmission blew around 70. No more "Fix Or Repair Daily" for me.

Anonymous
on Jun 13, 2014

Nothing rides and pulls like a Chevy!

Anonymous
on Jun 13, 2014

they did not take any gov. bailout money.

Anonymous
on Jun 13, 2014

Always had fords until I got a 2005 ford diesel lemon 6.0 need I say more. Last two trucks have been ram 2500 no problems good milage very comfortable, plenty of power.

Anonymous
on Jun 13, 2014

had a powerstroke 15 years ago...vowed to never own one again

Anonymous
on Jun 13, 2014

Built tough, trouble free, can tow a real load.

Anonymous
on Jun 13, 2014

love the cummins also

Anonymous
on Jun 13, 2014

Ford Super Duty diesels have been the bed rock of work trucks forever. Ford better wake up and put a diesel in the F150 to catch up with Dodge!

Anonymous
on Jun 13, 2014

Having one of the old 7.3 Ford diesels, I totally agree with your first sentence! Nothing beats a Ford diesel.

However, sad to say, I think Ford had dismissed the idea of the 150 ever being used for anything more than a glorified passenger vehicle. The 250 is now the beginning of the working pickup line.

Anonymous
on Jun 13, 2014

Love that cummins!

Anonymous
on Jun 13, 2014

Have had extremely good luck with Fords, currently have F-150 - F-250 - and an F-350

Anonymous
on Jun 13, 2014

Trouble free,comfortable,good diesel engine

Anonymous
on Jun 13, 2014

Cummins!! I would have chose Ford for the 1/2 ton's, but my favorite pickup is the Ram 2500/3500

Anonymous
on Jun 13, 2014

Overall the best.

Anonymous
on Jun 13, 2014

American made, reliable, service available everywhere, (even on a mountain top in Colorado hunting country).

Anonymous
on Jun 13, 2014

Moves whatever I put behind it.

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