Need Chevy/Ford comparison advice

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  1. sofasurferlinux

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    Looking at Sierras and Silverados. Thats what I have been driving since 1995. You can't beat them. Now I need to replace my truck. My biggest requirements are no rust and better gas milage. I need an extended cab (preferrably with doors in the second row) and a 5.3 liter engine (best gas milage with power). For 20 years I have been getting 13 mpg. ENOUGH! I have decided that my price range of $8000-$13000 will get me into the 07, 08 pr 09 (??) range. 07 is a little less miles per gallon than the 08 and 09 but more likely to be affordable in "no rust" condition. I have noticed that this year range is also less likely to have airbag issues. I do not want an airbag exploding shards into my face.

    I would also like to consider a Ford but I get mixed opinions on them. I also think they are more pron to airbag issues (am I right on this?).

    So my question is, is my line of thinking fairly accurate or am I off base? How to Chevy/GMCs compare to Fords, safety, quality and MPG-wise, in your opinion? Any other thought will be much appreciated.
     
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    leolkfrm Full Member

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    think that your price range will not get you in the year range in good shape
     
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    Around here, the 8-13,000 would get you in the 07-09 range....I guess it depends on what options you are looking for too. although most trucks come pretty much loaded these days.
    I also think that you should be able to get better than 13 mpg .....I regularly get 16-17 with my 97 Sierra.
    Also, I think you are dwelling too much on airbags.......lol
     
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    Make sure the airbag recall has been done. lol
     

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