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Old 05-04-2013, 02:30 PM   #51
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I agree that you should test drive both vehicles and select the one that impresses you most considering performance & cost.

As you would expect, most replies to your question will be biased. I've never owned a Dodge truck (Had a van once), but have owned both Ford and Chevy. I understand the dealers are really pushing the Chevies, thus you may find a better bargain there.

When I bought our present truck, I went to several Ford dealers trying to find a 6.2 gasser, but the only ones available were commercial bodies. The 6.2 is quite a step up from the 5.4 (found a few of those, but based on research, the 5.4 wouldn't handle my needs). After more research, I settled on the 6.7 Turbo Diesel which, to me, outperformed the Chevy 2500 in terms of hp and torque. The new 6.7 had several advantages including not having to idle to cool the turbos.

And quite honestly, I admired Ford's response to the gov't bailout. As an ole military guy, leadership and integrity are pretty high up in my list.

Regardless; try 'em all, then buy the one that makes sense to you, not us...
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Old 05-04-2013, 02:42 PM   #52
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Im looking at a new TV looking at a gasser chevy 2500 6.0 with 6sp 4.10
vs a ford F250 6.2 379, Ive always had Chevys not sure if im gonna stick with them or not any input on whats a better TV Ive got a 27RKSS about 6400 dry 7800 loaded
The original post, look folks, no mention of DIESELS!
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Old 05-04-2013, 03:57 PM   #53
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GM's are great, much better than Ford. I had a F350 that was a piece of crepe.

I'm talking 2008 and newer. Just traded a Dodge for the F-350 and I don't care what anyone says about a Government Motors I won't own one.
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Old 05-04-2013, 04:05 PM   #54
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I agree that you should test drive both vehicles and select the one that impresses you most considering performance & cost.

As you would expect, most replies to your question will be biased. I've never owned a Dodge truck (Had a van once), but have owned both Ford and Chevy. I understand the dealers are really pushing the Chevies, thus you may find a better bargain there.

When I bought our present truck, I went to several Ford dealers trying to find a 6.2 gasser, but the only ones available were commercial bodies. The 6.2 is quite a step up from the 5.4 (found a few of those, but based on research, the 5.4 wouldn't handle my needs). After more research, I settled on the 6.7 Turbo Diesel which, to me, outperformed the Chevy 2500 in terms of hp and torque. The new 6.7 had several advantages including not having to idle to cool the turbos.

And quite honestly, I admired Ford's response to the gov't bailout. As an ole military guy, leadership and integrity are pretty high up in my list.

Regardless; try 'em all, then buy the one that makes sense to you, not us...

I couldnt agree more if our tax dollars wouldn't have been used to bail out Dodge and Chevy they may not be here today. Went with the Ford because they have always taken care of themselves.
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Old 05-04-2013, 04:14 PM   #55
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I'm talking 2008 and newer. Just traded a Dodge for the F-350 and I don't care what anyone says about a Government Motors I won't own one.
Then you'll never learn nuting.
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Old 05-04-2013, 04:17 PM   #56
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It had NOTHING TO DO with integrity, just the economic situation. Research it a little bit and you'll know, and not just have blind assumptions.
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Old 05-04-2013, 04:29 PM   #57
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I'm talking 2008 and newer. Just traded a Dodge for the F-350 and I don't care what anyone says about a Government Motors I won't own one.
That was more of a political move on the part of the Pres. than anything else. I think if you dig deep enough, you'll find Ford got a few benefits from it also.
Ford Looks Hypocritical In New Anti-Bailout Commercial - Forbes
In fact, Ford chief executive Alan Mulally sat shoulder to shoulder with GM and Chrysler when they asked Congress for government help so that a collapse of the companies and their suppliers wouldn’t take down the entire industry. Now the gloves are off.

But wait a minute. OK, Ford didn’t file bankruptcy or get bailed out by Uncle Sam, but didn’t it receive $5.9 billion in low-cost government loans in 2009 to overhaul its factories and bring out more fuel-efficient technology? What would have happened to Ford if Congress hadn’t authorized taxpayer money to fund that $25 billion Energy Department program during a moment of crisis for the industry?
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Sorry to get everyones feathers ruffled. These are just preferences on my part. Don't think gettin into all this will help the OP with his decision. Besides we all know we are going to go with what best suits use at the time.
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I'm talking 2008 and newer. Just traded a Dodge for the F-350 and I don't care what anyone says about a Government Motors I won't own one.
Who brought it up?

But agree, got nothing to do with OP's original post.
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You crack me up OC. I guess I have owned a few GMs but never anything recent and always had to pay cash. Couldn't afford to make payments and keep them running both.
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