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Deciding Between Diesels

I am looking into getting a new diesel and i am having a hard time deciding which one to get, i pretty much have it narrowed down to the Cummins and the powerstroke. What are your opinions because the are both super nice trucks and make a ton of power. And do you know if there are any plans to have a harley edition super duty again in 2012 model? Thanks for all the help and any info or opinion will help
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the strokers ride alot nicer then the lumber wagons do.

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His being a ford forum, most will say fords. My opinion is that fords have nicer interior, but Dodge has really stepped up with the bodystyle. They are both great trucks. I actually contemplated on getting a dodge when I bought my 11 but I already had 3 Fords before this one and I knew what I was getting so I stuck with Ford again. Dodges are cheaper if that is a factor for you. You can get a fully decked out dodge for 5-10k cheaper than a decked out Ford. But you do get what you pay for. Goodluck. Either way you'll be happy I think.

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I love both trucks. I owned a Dodge 2500 Cummins both the 5.9L and the 6.7L diesels. The 5.9 was bullet proof. Not impressed with the new Cummins 6.7L I had a few problems and took it to several dealerships and since the whole bailout thing they are sticklers about fixing anything and tried to act like the engine light coming on was no big deal and had to wait a couple of weeks to get it fixed. Oh yeah they couldn't figure out what was wrong so it never got fixed. I shopped around and opted to go with the Ford even though it cost more but after months of research realized that Ford put allot of testing into thus engine. The comfort level is better and so far I love my decision. This is my first ford. Was always a Dodge and Cummins guy. Now, I'm a Ford truck man!



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Yea the fords are nice but dodge has stepped up their interior alot, thats why im having such a hard time deciding lol and this will mostly be an everyday truck except for the occasional heavy haul so comfort and drivability is at the top of my list and both dealerships here are smaller so both are willing to work with me on everything alot more than i expected, so the decisions are hard to make esp with the money they cost just want to be as sure as i can
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I've ridden in both an 08 3500 and an 11 2500. They both ride like an old cabover truck with no air in the seat. My Fords have always been the most comfortable in terms of ride quality. If it's gonna be a DD then go with the Ford.

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Yea the fords are nice but dodge has stepped up their interior alot, thats why im having such a hard time deciding lol and this will mostly be an everyday truck except for the occasional heavy haul so comfort and drivability is at the top of my list and both dealerships here are smaller so both are willing to work with me on everything alot more than i expected, so the decisions are hard to make esp with the money they cost just want to be as sure as i can
Dodge did step up their interior, but the Ford is still superior imo. As far as the Dodge being cheaper you get what you pay for, that just me though


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I have yet to drive the ford yet, but i want to try to get each for a day so i can drive them more than the worthless 2 miles they let you test drive lol thanks for the help and info
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I might have went with another dodge if they had the 800 torque motor out while I was shopping, I bet when that truck hits the lots I bet all the big three prices will be close to each other.

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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.
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