My 1994 Dodge Ram3500. 5.9L Cummins.
150k miles without ever having to go back to the Dealer for anything. Boils the tires till I let off the gas. (Unmodified)
16 years old and NOT rusted out.
Runs as strong as the day it came off the lot. And you can put a quarter on the intake manifold (running) and it doesn't move. (I have spent alot of time and money on items that normally wear like brakes, front end, shocks, etc)
Pulled a bulldozer and front end loader till I retired (2003), still pulls a 30 foot boat on a 40 foot trailer @ 8400 pounds, and the tranny has never required maintenance other than frequent filters and fluid.
Still looks sharp and current (Like our Bonne'*)
Did I mention,..... Pulls rusted out Ford POS'* out of ditch'* all winter long.
Stats and Advertising BS from OEM dont mean chit. Show me a truck and what it can do through/after 10-15 years down the road. "round here we don't see many Ford'* that old. And the ones that have made it are pretty fugly banging/ticking/smoking rust buckets. I had an '88 Ford 150 4x4 for going from point A to B, especially in winters. The POS was at the Dealer more times than I care to remember. Started rusting out @ 4-5 years old. By 2004 it sat in my side yard with crap rusting and falling off it continuously with more problems and failures than I care to write/list in one Post.