Now Ford, Chevy, GMC & Ram… All Mfg America…Toyota, & Nissan Join In From Afar…! Half-ton pickups hv become just the thing to do when it comes to trucking here in America.! Right, everybody is doing it here, and helping the economy so I had better get join the party-Right..! The Ram, Chevy Silverado, GMC & Ford F-150, here in the good old USA of mfging seems to hold the lead for now, but competition is fierce for these four..! They seem to love the challenge if you get the drift…[ Now on a personal note, I must add that I have owned three of these mfgs.. My 1st car was Used, but to me, it seems like it was new & it was a 1947 Chevy sedan… My 2nd car was a 1960 Chevrolet Impala Convertible.. In both cars, I was 100% happy & satisfied with the used and 500% satisfied with the new one… It was a great choice in both cases with a Chevrolet product..! In 1979 my wife & I was planning to build our 1st home in Scottsdale, AZ., and were looking to purchase my 1st new truck for the building job… Yes, I choose a 1979 Ford F-150 & as I remember I paid appx $8000 for it… It did the job, and 150%, time after time, on any job requirement that I ask it to do and some were very difficult, load wise as I recall..! Now on the Dodge product..After working for two different Dodge dealers in Arizona for many years as their Fleet Dirs, Dodge got in my blood and it happens honestly by me both owning and selling the Trucks and even the Cars/MiniVan/SUV & Trucks..! So I start after the new Dodge Ram truck was introduced in the mid to late 90s, I was so impressed with the new truck, that I purchased a 1995 2500 LB 4×2, and it was such a pleasure to drive, with all the power with the Cummings diesel Oh my goodness..! I just couldn’t believe how great it felt to be up high and such a great view of the traffic, which I hadn’t experience for quite some time & it just felt good to be back on the road driving my new Dodge truck..I just can’t find the words to describe my feelings of what I had to share with my new and old customers..! Yes, I know you must know the rest of the story about that truck, and where it has come to today… I also, in 2003 I started seeing their new redesigned Ram as they arrived on our lot at Earnhardt’s Dodge, (The No 1 Dodge Dlr In The World For 9 Years in a Row, which with my effort & my fleet dept helped make that happen…! ) So when that new truck came in, I just had to test it out, Oh my Goodness what an improvement I can’t name all of them It was just unbelievable… So there you go again Ken..! As Pres Ronald Reagan use to say & yes I did… I purchased a new 2003 Dodge Ram 3500 4×4 Crew Cab Short B, SRW … All White, and talk about a proud person of new truck, it was me and it made me so happy that I had made that purchase of this new resigned truck from Chrysler, and also that I really had a story to tell my customers & my friends about my truck and all the features, including towing ratings, and what it would tow with new improved diesel, there was soooo much to tell, & yes I was excited, right..! Guess what, that new Dodge Ram set just outside my office window at the Dodge Store! When a customer came in looking for a Dodge Ram, of course, I now had something to show.. I had it loaded with everything from a Brush Guard on the front/ Airbags on the rear axel/ Special running boards/ a 100 gal diesel fuel installed in the bed/a special monitor system to see the air pressure in both the truck and trailer… So you can see, I was ready to roll…My other Dodges were the Intrepid sedan, It was a new design sedan… I loved it so much, that I had it wrapped with the Dodge Ram logo on the hood, and my Fleet dept advertising along with my name & contact all over the side doors, and the rear with great messages, on saving money by contacting our fleet dept… Last but now least was the new redesign, Durango, with new fancy lights all across the rear… Now that was just one of the great options on that SUV, and it drove great and yes it had seating for 7 complete with rear air and air-cooled seats for drive & passenger.. A necessary feature for your driving pleasure here in Arizona..] So as you can see, I have had personal experience owning, enjoying, testing & putting to real lifetime uses and experiences on all, except GMC.. Anytime anyone wants to ask me any questions on any, please don’t hesitate do it here on my website using the Blog feature…I will always make every effort to answer any question that you may have, but just in case I don’t know the answer, I will try to find it for you… Ok..? Now back to the Trucks, On the American mfg let’s say like the GMC trucks are making inroads in product development, we all have seen the commercial of people from all walks of life carrying the tailgates from the new GMC trucks.. With this new design, folks have the convenience of almost walking into the bed of the truck…! I can’t imagine just how this one added feature that produced unbelievable truck sales..! The numbers are staggering, there are sooo many more coming to add to these GMC products as you see them coming up the ladder…They are coming on strong as I see it…
+5/1 So as I reflect over my many years in the automobile business, and with regard to TRUCKS and let’s not forget the name FORD, yes it has I think the leader in the USA for many years, or yes sometimes you will hear the word “Ram”, but I think it is in the rearview mirror…But right now Ford comes to my mind as first in trucks & all my opinion…So Let’s go back a little… Back into the mid-’90s…Do you all remember with the New Dodge Ram showed up in the Dodge dealers showrooms all across the country… What excitements abounded… I will never forget…That was when the new Ram hit with the new big front grill, and the new logo also hit at the same time…Everybody just couldn’t get enough of the bold “different” front grill..Also, that wasn’t what all the excitement was all about. I will share…It was about that new cummings diesel, and also the new Hemi 5.7 right about that time…So Ram was on the ” Come Back “, and looking up big time… Not just for the everyday Dodge truck buyer… Also, the truck now called the ” Ram ” truck…To continue, this truck seemed to just set off fireworks to almost any truck buyer, and yes some turned out to be previous Ford/Chevy and even Toyota… Some to just try it out I guess…However these trucks had an appeal for constructions companies, Ranchers to haul cattle/ horse trailers/ farm supplies, Cowboys from the rodeos around the country, Transportations companies, for all kinds of hauling applications, and even the big one-ton Rams to haul cars if you can believe that, there was no stopping that cummings diesel…The last real user that comes to mind was the RVs, with their camping trailers to pull behind, but the Big user in the RVrs with their big 5th wheels, lengths running from the 20? feet to as high as 57 ft in length… What this all means is that the folks that made these purchases, purchased with confidence that the new Ram from Chrysler and that new & improved 6-cyl engine from Cummings, was what made them make their decision… Now we all know that the Ford trucks has forever been the leader in trucks, but don’t count out the Ram, it has been receiving awards right and left & don’t think for one minute that they are really working on getting there, with new innovations both now and in the future… Case in point… All of us remember the Ram’s new 12′ display screen complete with all the toys of convenience… Now everybody in the world, (even our little fur babies) has been so excited.. Then when you were talking to someone about the new Ram, they would say ” Have You Seen That Screen? ” Well guess what? Someone else one else was listing..! You’re right, Ford Motor Company… Starting next year, and probably most of the years to come in the future, all Super-Duty and Lariat model… The XL will have the 4.2 and the XLT will have an 8-inch display…So you see, Ram lead with this innovation… These are just shades of things to come when it comes to these two invaders… Also please don’t count Chevrolet Silverado and GMC OUT… I am sure that they both being cousins of the same team, will have surprises for us, like the GMC folding 2-step tail..! I can share with you that this automobile business has been one of the best decisions that I could have made… It seems that as each year comes on us, it creates another ACT for the play of the car business…! ********************************************************** MORE TRUCKS TRUCKS TRUCKS INFO TO COME… Here are some of the mfrs in not particular…!
*Honda, Ford-150, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Ram 1500, Toyota Tacoma, Ford Ranger, GMC Canyon, Chevrolet Colorado, Nissan Frontier…* Toyota Tundra, Ram 1500, Honda RidgeLine, GMC 1500, GMC Canyon, Nissan Frontier, Ford F-150, Ford Ranger, Chevrolet Colorado, Nissan Titan, Toyota Tacoma, Jeep Gladiator…* Toyota Tundra, Tacoma, Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra 1500, Ford F-150, Chevrolet Colorado, Honda Ridgeline, Nissan, Frontier, Nissan Titan, GMC Canyon, Jeep Gladiator… * Toyota Tacoma, Toyota Tundra, GMC Canyon, Nissan Frontier, Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Sierra 1500, Nissan Titan, Ford F-150, Ram 1500…Honda Ridgeline, GMC Colorado, GMC Canyon, Tacoma, Ford Ranger, Jeep Gladiator… As They Say, In All Makes & Models The Race Is On…!
As stated at the beginning, TRUCKS TRUCKS TRUCKS TRUCKS All my information here is being shared for your convenience and personal enjoyment on your road to your vehicle purchasing experience… All my information is written in no particular order, all listed for my customer’s convenience just looking at the different makes and models..! I hope you continue to enjoy my blogs, and that you will give me some feedback if you like my style of writing about vehicles, and especially your vehicle, Yea Right… Until the next Blog, You All Be Well & Stay Safe…! Ken..! kencars.com
* BELOW IS ME & MY 1960 CHEVY IMPALA COV, MENTION EARLIE..BOY, I’m Thinking Just Cool..! Cool, What Do You Think? & ON THE 2ND PHOTO BELOW, MY USED 1947 USED, AT THAT TIME TO ME IT WAS LIKE A NEW CAR, I APPRECIATED IT SOOO MUCH AS I WORKED SO HARD FOR IT & MY MOTHER HELPED ME. I WAS SO POUD, AS I THINK I WAS THE ONLY KID IN HI SCHOOL WITH HIS OWN CAR..! $650, WAS A LOT $$$ IN 1955…! NEXT WAS ME BESIDE MY 1979 FORD F-150, JUST BREAKING GROUND OUR 1ST NEW HOME, ONCE WE FIGURED OUT HOW TO BUILD HOME, WE ON TO BUILD TWO MORE..yea! NEXT WAS THE 2003 DODGE RAM 3500 4X4 QCAB SB SRW.. NOW THIS WAS A WORK HORSE, AS YOU CAN SEE WE HAD A 30 FT 5TH WHEEL, WITH TRIPLE SLIDS, 4000 GEN, FULLY LOADED…SO THE TOTAL TOWING WEIGHT WAS APPS 13000 LBS, AND WHEN GOING UP THE LONGEST STEEPEST HILLS, IT WOULD ACCELERATE ANY TIME ON THE HILL, IT NEVER GAVE UP… THE POWER WAS JUST UNBELIEVABLE..!
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