Re: 20 years with Ford-no more
just curious about thoughts...
I also only log on when I am having problems. I don't rant on fords, for some reason, I like the ford trucks.
But I had to replace rear end in my first 99 4x4 Didn't change fluids in the tranny, cost about $2500. Stuff started breaking, so I sold it with about 140 K miles. My next 99 4x4 also blew up the rear end at 120K. I had maintained this one, and didn't expect it.
I have a 98 expedition (I said I like fords..), It blew one of it's spark plugs out of it's hole with 90K miles. I have discovered this is not an uncommon problem. I found a mechanic to fix it for under $500. Now I'm fighting a radiator problem I can't identify, but I see that there is loads of owners with radiator problems.
I'm just kind of sympathetic to the ford guy who is venting. I hear of a lot owners with trans problems, rear end problems (yeah.. the ford 8" may be a good rear end, but that's not what goes in the vehicles today) radiator problems, god forbid you have to replace the heater core in a vehilce like mine. I looked at the instructions and decided this was outside of my skills. That was a bit over
$1200. It is expensive to drive these vehicles, and I'm not sure they are the best vehicles. I just don't like the way a tundra or a titan looks. I bet they don't have as many threads on their websites.