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Old 08-03-2002, 08:53 PM   #29
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Hmmmmm, do I detect another GM loyalist out there?


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Old 08-03-2002, 09:00 PM   #30
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I like GM very well most other tow vehicles have a hard time keeping up with me , and I feel that I am traveling in the best style 1998 A/S 34 Excella 1000 towed by 2001 GMC c3 pick-up.
Quiet.......... don't smell like diesel smoke and gets there ahead of the rest.................

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Old 08-03-2002, 09:36 PM   #31
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I drove a BIG dually, Chev. turbo diesel today and there were some good things about it, but so far, I like the Dodge far better. Also from talking to several mechanics who work on all the trucks and have for years; they all have guided me to ONLY the Dodge... Hmmmm....

Still looking, learning and considering, but the truck today was a very nice seeming towing vehicle. 1993 with Outlaw package.
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Old 08-04-2002, 07:17 AM   #32
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Dodge vs. ?

Chrysler has historically made choices based on dollars vs. quality. When they began to use Cummins diesels, Cummins insisted the transmission (Chrysler) would not hold up, and there were plenty of problems with them. They nearly went out of business in the 70's, due in part to quality. It has always been a problem at Chrysler.

Mechanics are in business to make a living. I would be wary of taking their recommendations unless they could prove to me that they were clearly better.

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Old 08-04-2002, 05:16 PM   #33
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Hi Guys,

I believe that all these trucks are very nice when new - run great, get there ahead, like fphil says. It is often the owner and miles/time that make the difference.
A conciencous owner like me can even make a Dodge last for a few years. My son has a 98 GM truck, and he has more trouble than it's worth. Big stuff, like trannys and rear ends going out.
I don't think the Dodge is a very good truck, I really don't. But I don't think the others are that much better.
One thing, I found this Dodge van the most comfortable for 2000mile trips. My Fords handling was awful and tiring on long trips, but it almost NEVER broke. The suspension of the B350 Van is excellent, and the brakes work very well, my Ford was hard to stop. The Dodge is usually in Limbo every 60days. Now that I'm towing all the time, it's probably going to be every 30 days............

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