Here’s Why Ford is Better than Dodge, Chevy, and Toyota

Here’s Why Ford is Better than Dodge, Chevy, and Toyota

rev up your engines today I’m going to
talk about what makes the full-size f-150 pickup truck probably the most
popular best full-size pickup truck around and in this case it’s a 2004 and
effects for off-road version and as you can see even all this thing’s been
ridden hard and put up with it’s got a 166 thousand miles on it sixteen years
off still going strong still original engine original transmission original
transfer case and that’s being the FX4 not gigantic in the back but there
are seats in the back even got the Texas hand it’s got the vulnerable 5.4 liter
v8 engine this particular one puts out 300 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of
torque got a lot of pulling power this thing can tow 9,500 pounds and the bed
can carry 2,900 pounds so it has no problem carrying me around it’s got dual
exhaust through that great v8 sound weather just got a nice idler you’re
rubbing it up that sound alone made Henry Ford
Millions this is one serious work truck they
aren’t great on gas but that’s not what this is for this is a serious work truck
I run in one of these years ago when we went to Lake Tahoe in the winter they
had like 300 something matches of snow got the all-wheel drive one never got
stuck had no problems they gave me a choice at the rental sooner they said
you can get a car but you’re gonna have to put chains on it or you can get a
four-wheel drive Ford and I said give me the Ford there’s serious ground
clearance for driving but not the insanity of those nuts that put them way
way way up in the air it still handles really good in the
mouth to be honest off in between hundred and fifty two hundred and twenty
thousand miles you might have to do the transmission over before it has
remanufactured ones available they work quite well and no matter where you live
you can always get parts for Ford’s at least in North America but I mean hey
they got big plants all over the world a lot of people don’t know this but for
decades Ford has been the largest selling vehicles in England so the
English use them all the time too they’re not bad into these big gigantic pickups
over there the roads are too small but here in Texas we got lots of Road plenty
of room for a big old pickup they got killer air-conditioning for our
hundred-degree 95% humidity days here in houston but these v8 engines put
out a lot of heat the heaters work ready too you’ll melt yourself air in Texas
and when I rented the one in lake tahoe freezing cold outside I had to turn the
heat down to low got too hot inside just the general comfort level is nice these leather seats are great this thing’s old it’s a work trucks so of course it’s all
worn out here but hey otherwise it’s still in pretty decent shape to the
badge of a workman’s truck see it’s all worn out the driver seat but on the
other seats the love is pristine my customers never had a problem with the
all-wheel-drive system you can have it on two wheel or we life or we all all
just by the flick of a switch and yeah this is all the one came a basic CD
player stuff as you can see my customers already put the Sirius XM radio with it
and that’s all the other listens to and really far has been perfect the suspension system of these things over the years this is an older one in the
present decade hey they’ve upgraded the suspension systems my wife doesn’t like
riding in pickup truck she says their too high their too bumpy three years ago I was Road testing I took her for a ride she said I don’t wanna I hate riding in those trucks
she says this thing really rides good because they perfected that too they’ve
made it so that somebody wants a cushy ride you can get a cushy ride even
though it’s Oh f-150 it’s a whole range of trucks various options you can stick
out but when it comes out for 150 I’m a traditionalist I like the plain v8
engine no turbocharger gasoline direct
injection none of that high-tech stuff that’s
going to break a plain old fuel-injected v8 engine that with minor maintenance
can run these things can last in definitely I get customers of them had
five hundred thousand miles on they were on their second transmission but you’re
getting your money’s worth even if you got to put a little bit of money and
something like that that’s a comparison I got customers have Silverado pickup
trucks any automatic transmissions in them they will last generally less than
half as long as these ford transmissions will ford really was the one who started
mass-produced v8 that were affordable and lasted a long time I don’t have
foolish things and I’m like GM and putting a 4-cylinder which is proven to
be a massive failure anyways you get one of these
I advise don’t get one of those v6 ones stick to the normally aspirated v8
engine because a lot of those tests are kind of lies you put a 4-cylinder engine
the back pickup truck it can have higher gas mileage ratings but yeah you start
tolling a bunch of stuff and fooling with a payload those ratings go right
down a toilet big v8 engine can handle it the other engines when you stress
them out they’re gonna wear out faster but their guest mods are gonna go right
down the toilet no I do have to say I’m impressed by one new technology they put in they got that massive 10 speed automatic transmission that they also
put in the Mustangs they had a little problem here and there with software
which they could easily correct but the transmissions themselves are extremely
large extremely powerful and they actually get decent gas mileage because not only their 10 speed transmissions but the last three gears are overdrive
to get the most gas mileage you can when you’re just cruising down the road and a
set speed not take it Toyota Tundra they make a nice big truck too but the sales
are nothing compared to these f-150s because you gotta face it
Toyota they’re not in the business of making large trucks
that’s not where they make all their money both sides trucks is more of a
sideline for Toyota they sell a lot of small and midsize pickup trucks with
your excellent trucks but full size yeah floors been making them for so long and
they just keep perfecting them as time goes on and it’s aspect the up 150 kind
of takes after the Japanese business models are starting out and over decades
improving on the pickup truck scene what people want adding it in all right in
the later model once they started putting a whole bunch more aluminum so
they had seven eight hundred pounds or more or less weight so they got a little
bit better gas mileage they’ve improved these things incrementally over the
years which is what the Japanese have traditionally done with their good
manufacturers so I mean they copied Henry Ford on a mass production of cars
maybe Florence turned around took a page out of the Japanese playbook improve
them incrementally over time don’t throw the baby away with the bathwater if you
make a mistake fix it and then go on and improve that because there’s a lot of
guys out there looking for a serious work truck just decide what you want if
you’re really serious about pickup trucks I’d say start by looking at the
Fords and especially if you’re looking for a used work truck Rams they can be
okay when they’re brand new but when they age man do they fall apart you do
not want to buy a used ram I’ve Customers that bought new ones they’re okay for maybe 80 90 thousand miles before they started falling apart but you never
want to buy a used one high mileage I’ve made customers my Fords it had 200,000
miles put another 200,000 miles on and sadly he used to be able to get that
with his Chevy pickup truck and I was a young mechanic in the 60s Ford and Chevy there were neck and neck over who makes the better pickup trucks but quite some
time ago years ago Ford pulled way ahead of them I mean the
only thing Ford making the United States now is pickup trucks SUVs and Mustangs
they’re spending a lot of time with pickup trucks they sell a lot of them they know what their doing I never buy new anything because as far
as I’m concerned they all cost way too much brand-new so I look around for a
good used one if you’re in the market they’re used by a lot of commercial guys
if they buy something that falls apart their business isn’t gonna buy another
one here again we got the Japanese philosophy coming through make your
customers happy and they’ll keep buying your vehicles, so if you never want to
miss another one of my new car repair videos remember to ring that Bell

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  2. Fords used to be good, the new escapes and explorers are Trash though!!! Almost as bad as equinox!! I know of three family friends that have explorers and they all hate em lol. I’m sticking to my Land cruiser and Lexus LS and ES.

  3. Bought a used Dodge ram 1500 5.7 hemi with 123k I'm at 170k and it's still a beast stop bashing Dodge the 2007 ram is a awesome truck especially the Laramie

  4. My 2000 F150 Lariat 4×4 with the 5.4 Triton is still getting me to work and back and I live in Canada. She's not as pretty as she was in 2000 but 19 years of salt winters will do that. 😉

  5. I like Scotty but that’s just his opinion
    I been driving Chevys all my life and all them ran well with over 200,000 to 300,000 miles
    I live up north where I had to junk them for rusting out before the trans or motor went out

  6. I dont know. I have a 97 ram 1500 360 with 428k miles. Still going very strong. My dad had an 05 2500 24v had 600k when it was stolen. Was just then having trans problems. Now he has a 2014 2500 6.7. Has 175k and its been fantastic so far.

  7. Toyota tacoma, they are and maybe still are bullit proof, when I came to North America, to work & live from the UK ( born & raised) I purchased a dodge ram 1500 1997, it is good, purchased it in 2016, just changed the battery for a over sized one, the toyota tacoma and tundra, too, Godbless,

  8. Maybe the naturally aspirated are good not sure, but what I do know is the eco boost sucks my boss bought a v6 turbo platinum engine when knock knock at 40000 miles and a work truck transmission went out at 30000. He fix them under warranty and sold about 2 ram

  9. Scotty THAT may have been the case in 2004, but now with the 2020 models, RAM is the very best pickup HANDS DOWN. People HATE Ford’s use of Aluminum beds as they get holes in them and the Ford’s suspension gives out with the smallest off-road use while RAM’s air suspension is far superior.

  10. I have a turbo 6 cylinder F150. I love the truck and the V6 is great until you put a trailer behind it them mileage goes way down. Plenty of power just poor gas mileage. My next one will have the V8.

  11. What about the spark plug problems with those Ford V-8s? 99-early 2004 the threads would strip and the plug would be shot out. 2004-2008 the plugs would get baked in and tend to break when you tried to remove them? Any comment?

  12. What does a serious work truck actually mean? Does it need less maintanance? Does it need to be run constantly to be cost effective?

  13. You are delusional! Lowest horsepower, least torque, thinnest frame, lightest truck, lowest displacement, lowest towing capacity, lightest overall curb weight, worst feul economy despite having the smallest motor making the least power, and one only need look online and see for yourself how horribly they do in the real world, they have the record for the most warranty complaints for new trucks (look it up, I'm completely correct) the only reason the sell so many units is that they are thousands less than a better truck, so fleets always buy them due to cost, theres also plenty of stupid people that buy them as well. Hard to take you seriously when you bold face lie! I'd buy a damn ridgeline before an f1shitty

  14. I don't get Scotty's recommendation of the F150 either. My brother and I bought one with 90k miles as the family truck a decade ago. Ended up replacing the transmission within a couple of years. Never again. The family truck is now a Tundra. Don't see ever having to replace it.

  15. They have 100K spark plugs that break off in the motor when mechanics use the special removal kits still. All wheel drive is NOT four wheel drive. A Ford F150 can NOT tow 9,500 lbs. Scotty who's telling you this stuff, man?

  16. Thoughts on the oiling problems of the 5.4 L that leads to can phaser failure and ultimately a new engine? The 5.4L concerns me if oil changes aren’t done religiously at 3000 miles

  17. Everyone I know that has a Ford F-150 has had rear end problems that Ford refuses to fix. I have had two RAMs in my lifetime and both been great trucks. My former Ford neighbors are now driving RAMs. There is a reason RAM has moved into the number 2 spot.

  18. hay scotty didn't you always knock on ford any way why are you saying it is good over Toyota. you always gave coodoze on Toyota over any thing else

  19. WOW! A WHOLE 166k miles? And that SHITTY 5.4 V8? Come on. Spark plug issues, roller rocker issues, and under powered as hell compared to the same year competition… You need to retire.

  20. Most popular pickup truck in the UK is a…………… Ford!!!! A wild track which is a Ranger with 4×4 heavy duty axles, transmission from a F250 and a 3.2 liter diesel. They are bombproof.. We like simple reliable cars that last here in the UK with decent size engines as most buy the cars here, they don't rent. Ford clean up because that is what they provide. European cars with small turbo motors and lots of electronics just can't cut it. Ford tried to introduce the Ecoboost Mustang here. I don't think they sold one. They are all 5.0 liters!
    We still have a 2002 Focus original engine ( 2.0 liter) transmission 288 thousand miles and still runs great!
    Enjoy your show it's awesome, best regards from across the pond!

  21. The VVT ticking on my 5.4 drove me nuts. Mechanics said it's normal, $800 spark plug changes? Ehhh, no thanks, went with Tundra.

  22. Hey Scotty I have a hard time when you tell people to always go with the F150 because my 2011 f150 eco boost 175000 miles has had: Rear dif rebuild, boost leak, top end rebuild, brake lines,left mirror shakes like a drink mixer, Tailgate step handle broke, Bluetooth connection broke, Rusted out rockers, 4X4 doesn’t work, exhaust tailpipe fell off (stock), Electric power steering went out, heat shield rattle. And both headlight bulbs have been replaced twice.
    My 2007 Silverado 1500 classic 4.3130000 miles has had: brake lines, fuel lines, a Starter, burns oil and both brake light bulbs went out.

  23. I don't think so scotty, i bought a ford f150 5.4 triton motor and it was pure crap it broke apart with only 65K miles, even ford ppl told me they were crap and overpriced as hell along with the diesels 6.0 , 6.4, etc. No thanks! i'll stick with my rams with those cummins engines they'll handle anything you trow at them and i work in construction so that's my personal experience.

  24. I bought my 08 F150 new. It was sitting in the showroom when I took a company vehicle in for warranty work. Came back after work and bought it. Still own it. 65000 kilometres. Haven’t done anything to it except change fluids. It was definitely an impulsive purchase but my brain doesn’t work properly when it comes to vehicles or women.

  25. Lol does Scotty ask his customers if it's OK to film their vehicles or he just says "Ohh what the heck" & does it anyways 😂👍🏻

  26. My 08 F150 could barely make it past 140k. It was the 5.4L V8 4wd. Transfer case went out , rear diff and trans both went out, engine barely ran. My 06 Silverado went past 310k miles without having to replace anything 🤔🤔🤔

  27. Hey Scotty what are your thoughts the 2010 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L V6 Flex-fuel 4WD SUV.? I would really like to get your opinion before I make the purchase thank you.

  28. Fords are garbage. They intentionally put things in their trucks to make them break down and cost a lot to repair. American auto makers are so busy trying to hustle you they can’t make a good vehicle. Toyota will last a lot longer with a lot less problems

  29. The best Ford trucks were the 300 straight 6 with a stick shift. Wasn't a big powerhouse and might not have sounded very cool but, it was very reliable and got most jobs done.

  30. Between Ford and Chevy it's more how you treat em. Treat em well and they'll be fine. Drive em like you're compensating for something then they'll both blow up quick.

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