I like the interior of the chevy better and think they are decent trucks. I have a suburban and the same engine and have had to replace the transmission with 4 total pulls in its lifetime (way below rated pull weight).
I also have a 97 ford. Engine is still running great, but I agree that the interior is not as nice as the chevy.
I think the scales tipped when Ford came out with the v6 ecoboost putting out impressive gas mileage and power numbers. Chevy can't compete with that in my opinion.
I like both trucks but have done some research and would likely buy the Ford ecoboost v6 that out performs many v8s. I am also not sure of the transmissions in the Chevys.
I am a F-150 guy and have had a good experience. Resale value has always held up. I can't comment on the others other than I have been in them and feel like the Ford F-150 maqkes me feel like I can run over other cars easier. Not that I try it...it's just nice knowing the option is there in case I need it.
Owned a 2001 Chevy 1500, currently drive a 2010 F50 crew cab. When I was shopping I was interested in interior room, quality of interior and overall look of the vehicle. I don't tow anything. The Ford won hands down. I just turned 20k and love it. Most comfortable seats I have ever had in a car or truck and I have driven all manufacturers.
My family of 4 loves taking this vehicle over my wife's SUV. The other determining factor for me was that I could not support a company that took a government bailout, so I went Ford. They stood on their own when the economy went south when others could not. That meant something to me.
Don't let the sticker scare you. I got over $9k off sticker on my F150.
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