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I drove a Dodge for the past 10 years (2001 5.9 gas long bed quad cab, lifted) and my Dad had the 5.9 Cummins for the last 10 years. I had every intention of buying the mega cab in the new Laramie package (their version of the King Ranch). I waited until it came out and it wasn't anything like the original pics - they changed the colors and trim from the original press announcements. I love the exterior of the 2003-2009 Ram body styles, but the new ones don't do anything for me.
After driving both the Ford and the Dodge I ordered the F350 long bed crew cab 6 weeks ago and picked it up this past Friday. I got the Laramie package (the new King Ranch's look too plum for me, not like the nice saddle tan they used to be). I love the power, the interior, and it drives great. My concerns are the fact that it is a new engine model and I had much rather have the boxed frame rather than the C channels which flex. I had intended to put a high end Carli kit on the Dodge, but now plan to just go with the starter version for the Ford as it won't be a super off roader given the frame.
Another factor for me was the bailout money. I didn't even consider a Chevy. I love my pre-bailout Z06 but I will never buy another Chevy. The fact that Ford didn't take the bailout tipped my decision.