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#16 JDBrian OFFLINE  

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Posted September 02, 2014 - 07:07 AM

Older vehicles of any brand are subject to unexpected breakdowns. Every part on a vehicle has a service life. If you keep one long enough you start to find that out when unexpected things start to break. Most people probably never have the rear dif. serviced. When you buy used you often have no idea how something was used and maintained. Cars, or trucks are expensive. My take on it is this. You Drive... You Pay!  Drive new and it's depreciation that costs you. Drive used and it's the repairs. Finding a genuinely well maintained and low mileage used vehicle for a reasonable price isn't easy. 


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Posted September 02, 2014 - 07:45 AM

Well, didn't think this would turn in to brand versus brand war  :D

 

I will say, I have owned all 3 "big" brands. 3 Jeeps, a few Fords, and grew up on Chevys. 2 of the Fords were bought brand new, the rest were used.....and the Fords have been probably the worst. Well, other than this Jeep Liberty, now that is a piece 'o poop!

 

JDBrian, I know the previous owner, rearend had been service a few years ago, i have service receipt. This thing still only has 123K miles, you would thing the rear end gears would be the last to go out. I think the 4-4500# load I pulled a few weeks ago along with a new driver learning how to drive a stick shift is what did them in. There is no shavings in the oil, just broken teeth so it must've been a couple hard jerks that did it in, not excessive wear over time.

 

I have been nicely warned by friends about just replacing the gear and not the rest, but we have no extra money, I cannot set up the pinion properly, and the ring and pinion gears show almost no wear, and bearings are all tight. I will roll the dice with it. My son was very disgusted last night, he's ready to sell it. We still have to get some exhaust, new windshield and replace both the front radius arms and brackets, looking at another $5-600 for that stuff at least.

 

Hey Alan----   :shoot3:  :watching_you:   :D


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Posted September 02, 2014 - 07:53 AM

Do what you can and hope for the best.

 

Used vehicles are a huge risk now days. With the hurricanes and floods damaging tens of thousands of cars, you don't know what you will get. A transmission and rear end that had salt water in them for a couple of months? An engine with rusted valve stems and rings? You can bet that even though they were "totalled"  many have been cleanned up and resold. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted September 02, 2014 - 09:38 AM

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Posted September 02, 2014 - 01:26 PM

1983 f150 4x4..runs like a tractor!!!



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Posted September 02, 2014 - 02:00 PM

Will the Chevy verses Ford thing ever end :deadhorse: .

I've had good and bad from both makes so the best I can give either is an 8 out of 10. They are both machines designed and assembled by humans. That's one mark against them before they get out the door.  :wallbanging:   I was a Chrysler person for many years. Boy did that go South with the last two new ones.  :mad2:

Buying used is always a shot in the dark unless you know how it was treated before you came along. 

 

I agree with Chris.  I have owned Ford and Chevy trucks and personally I have found neither one any better or any worse.  I now own my first Dodge truck and I bough it used.  I've had to make a few repairs since I bought it.  I knew going into it that it was a crap shoot and just hoped that I had done my home work correctly.  

 

I see this same type bashing over on the MC sites as well.  It just seems that if it is mechanical then this type thing goes on. 


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Posted September 02, 2014 - 03:21 PM

Yeah you may as well ask which is better to be a dem or rep


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Posted September 02, 2014 - 08:03 PM

Most brand bashing is just good fun, they all break, even those holier than thou Toyuccas! :D


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Posted September 02, 2014 - 11:05 PM

 

 

Most brand bashing is just good fun, they all break, even those holier than thou Toyuccas!  :D

You got that right. If it's mechanical it'll breakdown eventually. 


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Posted September 03, 2014 - 05:43 AM

I guess I don't see it as brand bashing instead looking at it as helping the buyer beware.



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Posted September 03, 2014 - 06:21 AM

Well.... You know 90% of fords are still out on the road today!

It's because they never made it home :bigrofl:

 

 

Really, I don't care what brand of vehicle, I mainly drive chevys, but I've had lots of problems with them.

I'm leaving today to go get a small Mazda pickup, I have a ford dump truck, also have a '74 VW bug and '79 VW bus.

We all know that the "CLASSIC" VW's are the best vehicle anyone could ever buy :worshippy1:  :thumbs:  :D :smilewink:


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Posted September 03, 2014 - 08:17 AM

Yeah you may as well ask which is better to be a dem or rep


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Well, since you brought it up......

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think every admin/moderator  just felt a rush of panic  :poke:  :bigrofl:


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Posted September 03, 2014 - 08:30 AM

Well, since you brought it up......

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think every admin/moderator  just felt a rush of panic  :poke:  :bigrofl:

 

I had my finger on the Red Button! :smilewink:


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Posted September 03, 2014 - 09:40 AM

 

 

We all know that the "CLASSIC" VW's are the best vehicle anyone could ever buy 

I resent this. Everyone knows it's Studebaker  :thumbs:

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Posted September 04, 2014 - 08:27 AM

Well, found out a little more on this story last night.

I knew my son let his best friend drive the Bronco the same day it broke. He's a good kid, but also just learning a stick so if he did it trying to learn, I am not majorly upset.

Fast forward to last night, my wife was picking our daughter up from band practice, just happened to be talking to a kid in our son's class she knew. He started asking about the Bronco and how it got broke. He then told her he did't want to be a snitch, but he saw our son let a buddy drive it and that kid was trying to get it to do burn outs. DING DING DING, we may have a winner. :mad2:  :mad2:  :mad2:  

 

Let's just say, there is going to be a heart to heart tonight after I get home!

 

Ordered gears and clutch discs yesterday, man those little things are expensive. Of course, we have the Limited slip so the spider gears were almost double $$$ of the open diffy :wallbanging:


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