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I need help.I'm in the market for a new truck. I can't make up my mind on which one to get. 2010 Chevy crewcab Z-71 with the 5.3L V8 or the 2010 Toyota Tundra crewmax 4x4 with the new 4.6L. I would like to hear the pros and cons from some owners.
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   getreel
i just got a new chevy 4x4 (not a Z) 3 weeks ago. I love it. Wouldnt trade it for the world. My previous truck was the previous model tundra. I liked it but they deffinatly dont make em like they used to. I'd stick with the chevy before the toyota (gas pedal) sticks with you. lol
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go test drive both, then come drive a Ford.
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The small toyotas are bad dudes. You can't kill em, especially the ones from the late 90's, with the v6 and 5spd. I don't think a whole lot of the full-sized yotas. The 5.3 motor in the chevrolet is an awesome motor. It's not the most powerfull setup out there, but they do really well on gas, and have more than enough power to do what your average man needs. It's also pretty common to see one that's ran up to around 150k miles without having to work on it. If you offered me either one, I'd take the chevy, but I'm heavily biased. Nobody makes a POS truck anymore.
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   cullin
I would NOT buy a GM (Government owned or once owned) product!! There is a reason they went south!! Buy an American non commie FORD!!!
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I bought a 2000 Chevy ext cab liked it then a 01 Chevy HD 2500 CREW loved it but the mileage was to much to deal with. Traded it on a 05 GMC crew cab 1/2 ton good truck ran it for 104,000 no major problems but running across the lake everyday decided to trade again. Bought a 07 Toyota Tundra crew cab absolutely hated it. Never been so uncomfortable in a truck before couldn't wait to get rid of it. Finally did at the end of last year and bought a 09 Ford Super crew best truck I ever owned or drove. Love it probably keep this one a while.
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get the new tundra...i have the 08 trd package they are bad a.. trucks let me tell you what. You can;t go wrong with toyota
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   PaleRider
I have a 2008 Chevy four door Z71 with the 5.3L. I love the truck. Chevy also has 100.000 mile powertrain warranty whch covers a lot. I know not every part on it comes from the U.S. but it is still an American company and Toyota is not. There are so many reasons I can tell you not to buy a Ford that I would run out of space. I am in no way a fanboy, I just have eyes and have seen the problems Ford has had with their vehicles and they wear out much faster in general.
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Buy american.....remember toyOTA RECALL....I have toyota and am sorry I bought it....glue comming loose on the doors....with 2-years and 37000 miles got no help from Toyota.....JUST MY 2 cents
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Buy a ford, can't go wrong! 98' F150 127k not one problem and I'm not easy on it. Interior is a lot better than both also. If not the Ford, buy GMC. The Tundra just falls apart, its not perfected like the smaller trucks and its not American! Watch a few videos of the Tundra and you will see the frame won't hold up to heavy work.
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send me an email via this site. I have hundreds of referral customers that will vouch for me.
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I jus bought a new 2010 chevy Z71, and love it. Good fuel economy for a big motor. Toyota will last, but the fuel milage and weight of the truck might give you trouble when off-road during hunting.
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when you really dog a truck by a chevy they hold up my truck 0 problems my friends ford 4 blown tranmissions and 2 drive shafts
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E-mail me or you can call me on my cell (504) 352-0995. Let me know what Pkg. you want and color and I will help you out. Right now they are also offering 0% financing.
Ivan
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After having ford and dodge police cars-which I had a head gasket problem on the dodge and continual transmission problems with the fords. Then i got a new chevy then 4 more-they were no problem and i ran them hard. I never had a problem with them--none. My wife has had 2 suburbans since then and now she has a tahoe and i have a chevy truck .Again no problems. My sons have had 3 chevy and one GMC truck and have had no problems .My brothers and sisters and their kids have 8 chevy's--again no problems.Take it from there and make your own opinion .
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well first off, all companys have some bad vehicles...don't know why but they just do. in my opinion you can't beat a ford, the triton has more power and better fuel economy than the 5.3. and the 350 or 5.7 from chevy is a good engine also just poor gas milage...anyway its just what you want and what you would prefer.
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The report on fuel economy is false in my opinion. My padnuh has a 09 F-150 and pulling a boat gets 12mpg. My 2010 Chevy (5.3L Z71) had a full tank starting Thursday morning. Left Hammond,La to go home to Gonzales (50mi). Then went to Lobdell and back. Friday pulled a boat to Gibson and back. Then went to Baton Rouge again and pulled in my driveway with still 1/4 tank of gas. Not tryin to push bottons and I know Ford is a good truck, but unless you get this diesel gas tank, you wont get those miles out of that triton 5.4.
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Fuel mileage can vary from one F150 to another with the same engine/transmission combo. Reason is, the rear axle ratio. I will only speak of Ford, as I don't keep up with Chevy specs. There are several gear ratios you can get in an F150, and 90% of customers will not ask about the gear ration, and well over 50% will just give me a blank stare if I get into gear ratios for fuel economy.

Here are the gear ratios available in the 09-2010 F150:
3.15------------best mpg, weakest for towing
3.31
3.55
3.73---------lowest mpg, best towing

I've been driving 2009 F150 STX Supercab for the last year 4.6L 3 valve V-8 with 3.55 gears and the new 6 speed auto. I commute 56 miles each day round trip, half city, half highway. I average 19.5 mpg combined. On a highway only trip, I've gotten 22 mpg @ 60mph, 21 mpg @ 70mph. Previously since 2004, I had driven F150 supercabs with 4.6L 2 valve engine, 4 speed auto and 3.55 gears, and I averaged 15.5-16.5 mpg average, with 18 mpg on long highway trips.

If anyone is interested in a Ford, let me know. I have sold quite a few to folks on here, so I have references you can check.
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