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How would you guys rate the 5 big truckmakers when it comes to their trucks quality. Rate them from 1 to 5, 1 being the best quality and 5 the worst. Remember, this is a rating based on their TRUCK quality(reliability) so don't take into account Taurus' or Neon's when making your decisions. It's strictly about the trucks.

Here's my list:

1) Toyota
2) Nissan
3) Ford
4) Chevrolet
5) Dodge
 

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1) Nissan
2) Toyota
3) GMC
4) Ford
5) Dodge
 

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Do you mean quality/reliability as in holding up and not breaking minor parts like interior items or reliability as in never leaving you stranded?

For overall-never-stranding-you reliability, I rate them:

1. Nissan & Toyota
2. Everyone else.

I can live with minor things occuring but the most important thing is never having a vehicle lay down on you on the side of the road and leaving you standed.

I think that the words of the song state it correctly.

"What does it take to be Number 1?
Two is not a winner and Three....No One Remembers!"
 

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bvstone1 said:
dman's got it.. :)
You guys Are WAY off!!
Its
1. Toyota
2. Nissan
3. FORD!!!
4. Cheby!!
5. Dodge
LOL :cheers:
 

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This GAL would rate them about the same as Memphis4X4. I have been the one sitting in my Dodge on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere waiting for the tow truck and experiencing what a non-abused truck cost me out of my pocket!! I have also been on the ground in the dead of winter trying to get a GMC diesel to start! You can't beat a Toyota and now I hope the Nissan for reliability.
 

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I think it's still too early to rate Nissan #1 in quality/reliability. The Titan has only been out for a few months now, so the only thing you could really base it on is the Frontier and I believe there was another small pickup released before that. I don't think there's any doubt that Toyota is #1 when it comes to quality/reliability, atleast for now.

As for the American contenders, I don't have too much experience with them. The only trucks I'm familiar with are Fords which seem pretty solid. Atleast in the sense that they haven't broken down on me. Too bad I can't say the same about their cars.
 

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1. toyota
2. nissan
3. the rest is crap
 

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dman said:
1 - Toyota
2 - Nissan
3 - Chevy
4 - Ford
5 - Dodge
dman has got it right on the money. Maybe Ford last, since evryone knows it is a F****** Over Recycled Dodge!!!!
I think when considering reliability, it would be noteworthy to mention that the engine in the Titan is a larger displacement 4.5 from the Infiniti Q45, which has been mentioned as one of the smoothest, most reliable engines around.
 

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1. Toyota
2. Nissan
3. Chevy
4. Ford
5. Dodge
 

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1. Nisaan
2. Toyota (due to Tundra's lousy brakes and O2 sensor problems)
3. Every one else

Toyota quality has been going down hill recently and I don't think I'll buy another. In 40k miles on my 01 Tundra the entire brake system was replaced three times. All the O2 sensors were replaced. The manifolds were replaced due to being damaged during O2 replacement. Original tires and battery were replaced due to being from bad lots.
 

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Toyota quality is still good - but...

jd1973 said:
1. Nisaan
2. Toyota (due to Tundra's lousy brakes and O2 sensor problems)
3. Every one else

Toyota quality has been going down hill recently and I don't think I'll buy another. In 40k miles on my 01 Tundra the entire brake system was replaced three times. All the O2 sensors were replaced. The manifolds were replaced due to being damaged during O2 replacement. Original tires and battery were replaced due to being from bad lots.
I am on my way to bring in my dad's 2001 Sienna with 16500 kms(10k miles) to replace the power seat module - $690 and a control module (not sure which one but the VSC and trac control keeping fouling up) $1500. Plus labour of I don't know how much. They are both covered under warranty but we were lucky because the vehicle hits the end of the 3 year warranty next month.

We also had problems with the power door working/not working/working and a couple of other little problems. Remember, it only has 10k miles!
 

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Using Consumer Reports as a guide (since the Titan will be my first truck and I don't have history with other brands) and looking at just the trucks (Silverado/S-10 for Chevy, F150/Ranger for Ford, Ram/Dakota for Dodge, Tundra/Tacoma for Tundra and Frontier for Nissan), both 2WD and 4WD, the ratings came out this way... BTW, highest rating is 3.0 (above average), lowest is 1.0 (below average)

1. Toyota 2.97
2. Nissan 2.88
3. Ford 2.22
4. Dodge 1.38
5. Chevy 1.35

Hey, I'm an engineer, I like hard numbers.....
 

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titanjbc said:
1. Toyota 2.97
2. Nissan 2.88
3. Ford 2.22
4. Dodge 1.38
5. Chevy 1.35
I think that's reasonable. I'm surprised Chevy is rated so low. I've driven the Silverado and it seems pretty solid. I guess Ford is still king among domestic truck makers. The F-150 is the world's highest-selling vehicle for a reason.
 

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jd1973 said:
1. Nisaan
2. Toyota (due to Tundra's lousy brakes and O2 sensor problems)
3. Every one else

Toyota quality has been going down hill recently and I don't think I'll buy another. In 40k miles on my 01 Tundra the entire brake system was replaced three times. All the O2 sensors were replaced. The manifolds were replaced due to being damaged during O2 replacement. Original tires and battery were replaced due to being from bad lots.
The Tundra's issues that you state are the reasons that scare me about the Tundra DC. I have owned a 4Runner for 13 years and it has been VERY reliable for almost 200K miles. It never stranded me. It did have a auto trans problem at 100K but it never laid down on me and always got me home. In fact, it is still very reliable and I can fire it up and drive ANYWHERE and BACK confidently. I have a friend that owns a '87 Nissan Hardbody 4x4, which has even more miles than 4Runner and he feels the same about this truck....it can go anywhere in the USA and come back home. Mine still looks new even inside....his Hardbody is having interior issues (cracked dash and seats) but as far as reliability......it is great. His truck, Nissan's heritage in building trucks for years, and people on this forum are the reason why I am seriously considering the Titan as my next vehicle instead of the Tundra.
 
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