Ford F150 or the Silverado 1500? (Page 1/1)
DanFiero NOV 20, 12:26 PM
So my daughter totaled our truck (Ranger) about a month ago and we are needing to replace it. I'd like to move up to a bigger (used)truck that can handle more things, especially towing. Trying to decide between the F-150 or the Silverado 1500.

F-150 - Prefer the V8, don't know much about the turbo charged Ecoboost v6 (not a fan of Turbos).

Silverado 1500- Don't know much about this truck at all.

Any tips or opinions would be helpful

Thanks,

Dan
Phirewire JAN 25, 07:00 PM

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Originally posted by DanFiero:

So my daughter totaled our truck (Ranger) about a month ago and we are needing to replace it. I'd like to move up to a bigger (used)truck that can handle more things, especially towing. Trying to decide between the F-150 or the Silverado 1500.

F-150 - Prefer the V8, don't know much about the turbo charged Ecoboost v6 (not a fan of Turbos).

Silverado 1500- Don't know much about this truck at all.

Any tips or opinions would be helpful

Thanks,

Dan




Do you have a year range you are looking at?

I can tell you newer and older wise but they years change the issues and consideration, also pros and cons to each.

As far as the new models go, I do test driving and condition reporting the new Ecoboost trucks i've found underwhelming. I don't know in regards to towing but overall performance wasn't anything to write home. Now Pro and con your fuel economy and how often you will tow and this could change. Don't forget to consider long term cost on turbos and maintenance though. In my opinion fords interiors are significantly better both in looks and how they hold up. Silverados really haven't changed much, pretty much point and shoot alot more simplicity where the ford have multiple options engine wise and have transitioned alot over the years. AVOID the old fords.

TM_Fiero JAN 25, 09:16 PM
Depending on the years the F150 has has issues with engines, the Triton V8 had issues with spark plugs breaking off in the heads, the Ecoboost engines had issues with the timing chains stretching and needing replacement, which is very expensive. The Silverados had issues with the brakes throughout the years whether it was the brake lines rusting out or the ABS systems acting up and you put your foot to the floor and don't slow down.

The Rams/Dodges 5.7 Hemi breaks the exhaust manifold bolts every so often that results in an annoying exhaust tick. This happened on the 2013 Ram I had, which only had 35,000 miles on it. Traded it on a Tacoma that I have now.

If you live in a winter/salt environment you're probably aware they all like to rust out the rockers and bedsides, frame and so on.

olejoedad FEB 04, 08:10 AM
My son has a Silverado - great truck....
DimeMachine FEB 06, 05:56 PM
I had a 74 ford and a 78 chevy. Chevy was much better.

I had a 98 ford and a 01 chevy. Chevey was much better.

Now I have an 08 chevy.

All were trucks b/t/w.

Still on the fence - look under the hood of each. Which one would you want to work on . It is obvious!!!

Good luck.