Ford Motor Complaint - Rusty piece of junk
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS -- I have a 2002 F-250 XL SD Supercab diesel (7.3L) with 56k miles on it. I bought the truck new and made my last payment on it this month. The truck is used periodically for work about 10-12k per year now and washed regularly. Would it have killed Ford to used some degree of corrosion protection in the steel. The finish on the rear bumper is peeling off, leaving rusty blotches that look like the truck is 15 years old, the oil pan is rusting thru, the underbody (frame, leaf springs, mounts, differentials) look like they've come from the hold of the Titanic and the door pinch seams (on the inside) are showing indications of corrosion as is the gray primered sheet metal under the bed and cab. For crying out loud, the rear half cab door strikers mounted on the rockers are also rusting away to nothing. They were so cheap and poorly engineered that they couldn't even paint the underside of the floors, rockers or bed in body color and from the looks of it, there is no corrosion protection in the primer as corrosion is forming on the primer. I can't imagine what this truck will look like in 5 years!!! It's a discrace. This is my last Ford vehicle. I've been a Ford guy my whole life and except forthe mistake of purchasing a piece of crap Dodge Ram 1500 new in 1996 (which needed a tranny at 18k), this is my 5th new Ford vehicle and will be my last. I specifically bought the diesel thinking this would be my last pickup I ever needed if I took care of it and I have so far. "Built Ford Tough" is nothing more than a marketing tag line. I believe their trucks are junk and they've screwed a whole generation of truck owners. The same people who gave them another chance when their 80s Ford trucks rotted away to nothing, just like the 80s Chevy/GMCs did. if you're paying attention Ford, THIS WILL BE MY LAST FORD VEHICLE!
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