Cliffnotes of my story:
Had a 7.3L traded it in for a 11 Ram Cummins drove it for 18hrs and turned around and traded it back for a 6.7 Superduty much happier camper now
So I have been looking for a truck to replace my '00 F250 7.3L for a while and yesterday I finally went to a dealer to find my replacement. I was looking at the Dodge Ram 2500 Lamarie and F250 Lariet both '11 models. So I go there and see what kind of pricing and trade I can get for my truck. Well I found a nicely optioned Ram 2500 with Nav and sunroof stickered for $55k and the dealer came down to $45.5k almost $10k off and to top it off they offered me $13k for my 7.3L which did have only 125k miles but did need some work which was great considering I only paid $10k for it 2 years ago. So to say the least I bought the Dodge. My friend was with me when we bought it so after I bought the truck we go back to his house which is 2 hours away. Next morning me and the new dodge take off, my home is over 600 miles away.... Well I start to get a better feel for the dodge and two things started bugging me right away. 1. the fuel mileage was not so great. I was getting roughly 13mpg cruising at 75. Second, was the power. I thought I would be ok with it when I bought it but trying to keep my speed up was a pain compared to my chipped 7.3. Well unfortunately I was having buyers remorse already at 400 miles. I am thinking great now I can't do anything about it. Well I called my salesman up and asked him if I can return the truck as I was passing by his dealer. At first he said he wasn't sure and if we did it won't be considered new anymore either
well I stop by anyway just to see if we can figure something out. Well I talked to the GM (very pleasant guy) and he said I can not buy the truck back but I can give you the full purchase price towards another truck as luck would have it they just received a F350 Lariat with the Lariat Ultimate package so it had Nav and all. The truck stickered for little over $59k. Well after some negotiating he finally sold me the truck for $3500 more than the dodge so a price of $49k. I have driven it now for 200 miles now and I can finally say I finally feel like this truck is my home.
So I just wanted to say hi and I am back in the ford family after one day in a dodge. Sorry for the long winded story but I am just excited with the Ford the truck I should have gotten in the first place