Today is a momentious day for me. i`m very close to buying a my first diesel truck. my wife and i have been saving for this for a few years but today we decided to take the plunge.
1st i went to see the 09 ram 2500 cummins. we took it for a drive and wasn`t really that impressed. the ride has a little harsh and although the cummins had lots of power, it shifted hard when slowing to a stop. the sales guy explained that it needed to break in and the hard shifting was a type of "engine break".
anyway, i was close to purchase but my better half wanted to check out the ford. we pulled into the dealer and they had a 09 f350 on the lot. the sales guy opened her up and i thought i was in some kind of luxury sedan, and the fit in finish compared to the dodge was night and day. we took the bad truck out and i couldn`t believe the difference. the ride was much smoother than the mopar and the powerstroke lit right up when i dropped the hammer and kept pulling with no hicups. it was a real dream.
and it kept getting better, the price worked out the same as the ram with more options and a mega cab and 8ft box plus plus plus. of course my answer was yes but i`ve been browsing around the net and i`ve been reading some negative things about the 6.0l and i`m a little worried about the 6.4`s. i`m very noobish with any diesel but i`v also heard that the mileage on these aren`t anything to sneeze at. to be honenst, i`m a city guy that will not be using the potential of this truck now,will doing some longer trips a couple times per week. in a nutshell, no real reason at the moment for this truck, but I do want to haul a camper in the for-seeable future.
I was wondering if anyone has some experience with the 6.4? positive or negative since i`m a little scared about realibility issues as compared with the cummins.
thanks in advance............KH.