Gentlemen, I am considering buying a new truck in another year or so. I've seen many a thread on here and elsewhere stating "I'll never buy another Ford/GM/Chrysler product again" Just finished reading a thread about the Cruze water pump issue. While it is a somewhat minor issue, it still shouldn't happen. The thing is, my Dakota has 77,000 miles on it now and has NEVER, NEVER been to the dealer or elsewhere for a repair. I've maintained it religiously as per the owners manual and that is it! So, my question is, how many of you have actually made the jump to a foreign name plate from one of the "big 3" (or is it 2.5 now?) Would you be willing to explain the circumstance's surrounding your decision? Are new domestic vehicle's really that bad? I think we've all heard about the poor quality control issue's from Chrysler, yet I look at what a good truck my Dakota has been. I'm not at all brand loyal and a new truck would be a regular cab 1/2 ton short box 2wd with a V-6 engine (not a Ford eco-boost) to include the foreign name plates.