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I am new as you can tell, I live in Maine. I am going to purchase either a Ford F250 Diesel or a Dodge Ram Diesel truck with 4 Wheel Drive. I have read much on both but I am still undecided. Can any advise what the main difference there is between these 2 Trucks and their Diesel engines, such Price, MPG, Dependability, Back to the Shop ,and Resale or anything else you offer to a new guy. I have always driven Chevys but hate the new style Trucks. Thanking You all in Advance.
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What years are you looking at? That will help narrow down the field some.

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Dodge has the motor
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2006-7 Ford V Dodge

I am looking at New Ford and a New Dodge either a leftover 2006 or 2007.Both do not have the New Diesel Engines.
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I hope I don't get my hands slapped for this but that's a really tough call!!!

I think they are both great but I prefer the interior of the Ford for comfort etc....

Are you looking at a Mega cab though? Because that might change my mind although it isn't much more room that a Ford CC. JMO.

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Couldn't go wrong with either really. Mod wise the Cummins is a bit more friendly and proven, tho i don't think the 6.0 has even reached it's full potential yet for making power.

Tho the 48RE auto in the Dodge's have come a long way their still the weak link in the drivetrain. They can handle about 70 extra hp from mods. But if your looking for big power the Ford trans. will need some upgrades too. Even the Allison has it's limits it can take for stock power and their the most robust trans. on the market.

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I am looking at the Crew Cab Models and not the Mega Cab Option on the Dodge, I might settle for the Ford Super Cab instead of the CC Option as the back seat is room enought for my needs.
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what are you looking to do with the truck...are you looking for a family hauler/occasional tower, a strict towing machine, 50/50 towing heavy/hauling family. For just a fast stock truck I would probably have to say the sick oh is pretty fast stock. But if you are going high performance than the cummins. Super towing then get a cummins with a manual transmission.

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I think either one will make you a good truck. All have their share of problems. My brother's 05 dodge cummins has had both a new motor and a new tranny before 100,000 miles, but I've heard of powerstrokes with the same problems. Luck of the draw I guess. Fords do have a better resale value around this area, but it does usually cost more to get into them new though. Thats my

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I will use the Truck as a Family Hauler and what is important is dependably, Fuel MPG and resale. I wont be racing it at my age but I like to have the power to pass when I want to. The Dodge seems to be more money in Maine V the Fords. I like both body styles and I don't want to take a chance with the new diesels that both have coming out right now with. I am a gas person and know nothing really about the 2 engines. I appreciate you folks helping me along with this.
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