Why Silverado/Sierra 1500??

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  1. bowhunter8

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    Have a 2001 Ram 1500 that I am seriously considering selling and picking up a lightly used 2013-2015 half ton with less than 35,000 miles. Thought I was set on the 2014+ Silverado because the body style is my favorite but after reading into about them on forums, I have read of some potentially large problems with their AFM and the Chevy shake.

    I know no truck is perfect but if Im going to spend 30-35K I want the most dependable truck possible.

    What I am considering:
    Silverado 1500 (V8 and 4x4)
    Ram 1500 (V8 and 4x4)
    F-150 (V8 or V6 and 4x4)

    Why should I pick a Chevy/GMC?
     
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    my grandson has a 2016 4x4 with the 5.3 ? it think almost never under 20 mpg 24 open road comes easy, he loves the truck.
     
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    The problems with the AFM and vibration are few. The only reason you heard of it is because the people who have problems cry the loudest. I have an '08 with the 5.3 and AFM had have no problems.
     
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    gm, lots of awesome deal on them right now, need to move 2016s
     
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    I think the years the problems with AFM were 2008-2010. They have done some changes to fix the problem. My next truck will be a Tacoma 4x4.
     
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    This thread will be closed or deleted, no need to post this same question in every truck thread, see replies in the general truck forum.
     
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