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I drove all three. I read for over a year on this thread, the cummins and GMC threads. I looked at Consumer Reports ratings. I liked certain aspects of each of the big 3. I chose Ford (630 miles on mine right now) because:
- It looks awesome - like a beast. Others were mild in comparison and there was a certain angle that when I looked at the front of a Ram I didn't like it. I did like the Dodge's dually bed look. I decided to go SRW however.
- Interior fit, finish, appearance, and room. Ram had nice one too, GM was dead last for me. I like the rear seat room in the CC I have. And, the seats are comfortable for me.
- Package offerings from Ford - better fit my taste and desires.
- Smooth power delivery, great transmission feel. GM was close behind and the Ram was good, though that has been a weak point for them historically.
- 8' bed crew cab - The F350 on 20" wheels and big Michelins just looks badass and filled out to me. The 8' SRW offerings from GM and Ram didn't look as proportionally correct to me.
- Selection of ratios for rear end
So, 600 miles into it and I am giddy about it. Just wanna drive it all the time. First tank, horsing around - 15.6 hand calculated (16 meter). Current tank, over 100 miles on it (several small 10-20 miles trips - stop n go - 55 mph roads) - 19.5 on the meter. Was at 20.2 till I hit town and idled with some errands. I think this is fantastic mileage.
Buy what feels comfortable. All have their problem points with a certain, small percentage of vehicles. The 6.7 impresses me...doesn't scare me (except when I am running her a bit and she gets wild!).
2012 F350 CCLB 3.55 ELD with 20s. Lariat package, Chrome, FX4, Clearance Lights, Rapid Heat, Two Tone, Upfitters, HD Alternator, 5th Wheel prep, Truxedo Lo Pro Tonneau. Linex. On board air and shocker XL train horns.
THIS THING ROCKS!