Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
stmichael

FORD VS. CHEVY

42 posts in this topic

I thought that I would see what you guys think about Ford and Chevy partnering up? I heard about it a couple of days ago.

Anybody else hear about this?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ya right..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I didnt realize it was April 1st already?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would still buy a Toyota regardless

that should open the can of worms a little more

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, they have been talking.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I second the Toyota vote. Though I drive a GMC right now tongue.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have to throw in Nissian too,

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'll third the Toyota vote, and let the big three argument commense!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

DEFINETLY NOT FORD! (I just don't like the way they look)

Maybe GMC, Nissan, Toyota, Chevy

Don't you buy no ugly truck.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks like Chevy needs some help! wink.gif I doubt it will ever happen.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

DATSUN 4 EVER

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was in alaska awhile back and everyone seemed to run the Ford duelies, I saw a fair amount of GMC and Chevy trucks out west hunting out there. My thought on this is: WOULD THEY MAKE IT A GOURD? They are all comperable for the price, might make it a bit cheaper if they did partner and us Ford and GM guys could really ride the guys that own a Dodge then, right? Bottom line, use what works to tow your boat/sleds from point A to B. We can all brag about the truck we have if we have one, however, I built a hitch for an old Subaru hatchback when I was in college to tow a 12' boat up to the Gunflint. The car was not made for towing but as a fisherman, I needed to pull my 12' boat to the lake to fish. Short on money and a ride that could get the job done I put a hitch on the 4 cylander 4 speed and towed away. I had a couple of great trips with that little car(all memorable) but if it can get to the water and do the things you have in mind for it then it is all good in my book! The Subaru in question was a hatchback with 4 speeds on the floor and low and high 4- wheel drive I hunted with it, put bucks in the back and for ice fishing it was awsome. How often is it that a person can get a car/truck unstuck on lake ice by themselves? Course when I had to tow out a few friends with their pickups, from ditches, the lake accesses ect. They didn't make fun of my little car from then on. So is it the brand, or the size of the truck that makes it what it is? I have typically always bought GM once I could afford it. I looked at the Fords, Chevy's, Dodge's and the imports and found that the crew cab GMC fit my price range and the applications that I have for transportation. By the way, I ran that Subaru over 150,000 miles and pulled my boat the whole time I owned it. Bottom line, I still have the boat, I sold the car 10 years ago. If the manufacturers can get together and put something on the road that we all can benefit from I say do it! Yeah, I am loyal to a brand but if they build a better truck/car then why not? The overseas markets are cashing in right now and working hard to take a domestic share in the states. Might just be 2 heads are better then one. My 2 cents.

Tunrevir~

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Quote:

DATSUN 4 EVER


I don't care who you are. That's funny right there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Quote:

Quote:

DATSUN 4 EVER


I don't care who you are. That's funny right there.


Datsuns, lol! My Grandfather had a huge paper route for 20 some years and every year he would buy a new Volkswagen Beetle. Until they stopped making them here. Then he switched to the small datsun 4 dr. I forgot what it was called. His last one before he retired ended up being my older brothers first car, which, ironically, he used for a paper route wink.gif It was an overnight route for the Trib and I got to ride along and put the papers in the boxes one night when it was raining fiercely. We ended up in a ditch in about a foot and a half of mud. We walked to the nearest farm and had the owner pull us out with a tractor. I never got to go again because my Mom got freaked we went in the ditch. The car ended up becoming my cousin's and he used it in a couple stock/demo races before it was no more. I guess he liked racing because as far as I know he still does it. He races out of Brainerd, number 3 grin.gif Just my lttle Datsun story.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I"ll have to go with GM

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Although I drive Fords and have for many a year, it's because I understand them and feel comfortable with them.

Chevy's, GMC's, Dodges, they are all good, they are all pretty much the same, a drive train, a body, etc. They all do the same things, one isn't head and shoulders above the others, no Yugo's among them!

It's like debating steak, it's all good! grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cadillac all the way, for a truck. More power then a Denali.

Ford cars are still my first pick. I have 06 fusion love it, fast and handles like a slot car. Vvvvvvvarooooooooom…….

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Quote:

Cadillac all the way, for a truck. More power then a Denali.


Really? What is the motor in the almighty Cadillac?

From the respective websites:

2007 GMC Yukon Denali, Vortec 6.2L V-8

2007 Cadillac Escalade, Vortec 6.2L V-8

Denali XL and Escalade ESV utilize same motor.

The older Denali/Escalade use a Vortec 6.0L V-8

Escalade/Denali are the same vehicle with different body/interior accents. You just pay more for the "Cadillac" name.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Chevy all the way!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's it Yeti, I've had it! I'm comming over to your house and I'm bringing my favorite hammer! Your gonna get it now!

What happenened to our fishing trip? Thought you were going to get some time off work.....or sumpin?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very funny one!!! Global Warming not Global Freezing!!! grin.gif

Perchjr

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The only time people buy other manufacturer's trucks is when the dealer runs out of Chevy's.....

shocked.gif

Daze Off

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Quote:

DEFINETLY NOT FORD! (I just don't like the way they look)

Maybe GMC, Nissan, Toyota, Chevy

Don't you buy no ugly truck.


Fords are ugly?????? You probably think Jessica Alba is a dog too tongue.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

SomethingFishy

After looking at both websites I found that a Denali with a 6.2 has 380 hp@ 5500 rpm and 417 ft lbs torque, while the Cadillac with a 6.2 has 403 hp @ 5,700 rpm / 417 lb-ft @ 4,300 rpm. More horsepower.....and the same torque at a lower rpm should equate to somewhat better performance due to a wider powerband. So, you really do get something more with the Caddy, although I'm pretty sure I wouldnt personally want to pay the difference.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • ZachD
      Well I ended up picking up the Cabelas zone specialist on sale for $160 plus I had a coupon in the mail for 20 off A $150 purchase
      Picked up a new chair and a power owl call ( Im pretty sure I can call better with no call than that thing) I had a 200 gift card so I walked out of there with 17.00 credit
      Not bad I say I really liked the blind I sat in them all that were set up with my chair and I grabbed a bow from the archery department. I know people will probably disagree but dare I say from what I seen I like it better than the bullpen even.
      It seems to me to be made of a good material too and I can see it lasting awhile as I will take care of it and I am not going to leave it out for days on end. We will see how it is to hunt out of soon.
    • mrpike1973
      I love my 6 inch K Drill however the blades seem to dull faster to me once I figured it out. Happy as a clam. I do regret selling my power auger. I bought a 8 Eskimo power auger for when I go to Mille lacs. the K drill will work just fine but I liked having the 8 inch hole for eyes up there harder to turn there head in a six inch hole. I know you can drill 2 holes together but for me it just worked. Short story Rick G is right on I love my K drill. Would recommend to any one and it's so much lighter when runnin and gunnin.
    • northspear
      tipupsonly it was very hard to just sit and not fish. Yeah it was very very warm up there. I'll walk out if I have to!!!! It'll be my 3rd weekend up in a row.  Love this time of year. 
    • Tony S
        Just wanted to share info on what I know about how those USGS stream gages work.  The stream gaging station will not reflect accurate readings of stage and discharge while ice cover is present.  If you are looking at USGS stream gages you will see a little note in the data table that says "Ice Cover" if this is the case.  They won't be useful until the ice is gone and "Ice Cover" is not showing up next to the readings.  They work on water pressure to estimate the height of water above the gage.  More water flowing under the ice creates more water pressure, so makes the estimated gage height and corresponding estimated discharge go up.  The USGS gage at Manitou should be accurate (no ice cover).  The higher flow will draw the fish in better than low flow.  Another good one to check is the LWCB gages for Rainy Lake and the tailrace below the dam(s).  That will help determine if it's the Forks affecting water levels or just more water coming out of Rainy, which is nice and clear.  Hopefully it won't get muddy!  Maybe see you out there DucksnBucks.  T-Rock-1.
    • Wanderer
      I saw teal for the first time this morning.  I've had 8 drake mergs hanging around the house for at least a week.  Ringnecks have taken their place for about the past week.  The goldeneyes came and went pretty quick.   I heard snows last night.  Other guys reported the same this morning.  One person reported a flock of Ross' geese last night.  Too bad they don't show a hint of setting down around these parts.   Ive heard woodies but can't say I've actually seen one.  And my wood duck house appears to still be empty.  There was a No Vacancy sign on it by this time last year.   In all, I'm seeing the usual suspects but I have to say the numbers are less than last year.  I hope that's just due to there being more open water all around than last year.