Join Date: Nov 2005
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Gas or diesel, I wonder how their spanking new GM vehicles will hold up in comparison?
I remember about 20 years ago the city of New York, for some reason or another, decided it wasn't going to by new Ford ambulances and gave the whole contract to GM.
About 6 months later it was all over the news, the city of NY had parked all the remaining GM rigs that were still functioning and was demanding that GM give them their money back, because the GM vehicles were not built strong enough to handle the rigors of NY city streets. It cracked me up. Aparantly within 6 months, most of the things had suffered major suspension damage, broken frames, etc etc. and most of them were in the shop. They hadn;t had those problems with the Ford rigs before them.
I was driving a big truck into NY every week at that time and was getting a real kick out of following that story. Granted, NYC ambulance drivers give those things a serious workout. Between the giant potholes, cobblestones, and having to jump curbs every block or so when the traffic is jammed up, it's no picnic on the things, but 6 months, come on.
'92 F-350 Crew Cab dually,7.3 5 spd+ 3 speed Spicer 5831 Brownie, Solid Flywheel w 12 1/4" Kevlar Clutch, ATS turbo, Hypermax Cowl induction, MS Tech Fan Clutch, Custom Aluminum Rodney Red Radiator, 4" Exhaust, Air seat, Western Hauler bed.
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