Originally Posted by Powertechn2
I guess I don't qualify.
Not self-employed. Just a regular person who drives to and from work like 95% of the people out there. Lol.
Go on vacations, tow stuff, drive in snow etc.
Have an average bod that most can relate to
Funny thing is, this is the same of a lot of truck buyers. I got a lot of friends with F150's, Chev's, they all use them the same... kids, trips, the odd wheeler or sled in the back, but generally people use trucks as cars with a box for hauling a lot of various stuff.
What I have found over the years is fords seem to be reliable, but have a few more repairs... manifolds like to go, front end gets a little flakey after 60/70k mi.
I would have been happy with either truck, F150 or Tundra. Sometimes I regret the tundra on the MPG when I run 18-22L/100km and F150's are running 12-16L/100km.... I get about same MPG highway as F150's do City. I'm comparing to the 5.0L which seems to be the best of all worlds motor.
End of the day, I think i'm going to have less headaches with my 2015 tundra, probably keep it longer, and enjoy some better resale at the end.
To keep rambling, my work truck is a 2014 sierra with less than 50k mi on it, and its already showing fatigue... engine light been popping on here and there, shock going possibly, got some rattles on the plastics... first start of the day is starting hard...
Overall, I'm not sure you can go wrong with any pickup these days.