Re: Do manufacturers crimp all factory 223 ammo?
Of my last three trucks the first was a Ranger with the big V-6. It saw the dealer one time for a recall on the power brake assist unit. Other than that I thought it to be the best vehicle I ever owned.
The next was a Dodge Dakota R/T which was one of the worst vehicles I ever owned. It was poorly designed (R/T was suppose to be lowered but it was done poorly and impacted the load capacity so badly they had to offer a buy-back program). The V-8 engine was too big for the engine bay and the factory headers melted the suspension bushing three different times. Typical old Detroit vehicle. i've heard that the new Dodge Magnum is another problem vehicle from Dodge.
My current truck is a Ford F-150 SuperCrew. It has 60,000 miles on it and has had zero problems and never been back to the dealer. It still has the original hoses and belts, alternator and water pump and original spark plugs. It is absolutely the best truck I have every had and it is truck number seven!
Indeed the Japanese competition made most US cars better but the US manufacturers now have to build vehicles from parts made around the world, it seems.
Yes, the union in America can be a problem. The one doing a number on Walmart is absolutely stupid! The auto industry unions have had to make concessions of late.