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    Who here is in the know about the new Diesel trucks

    While I am normally one to read, read, read and read more about an item before I purchase, I am at a road block. no matter what i read, they all seem to be having issues with one thing or another.

    I am stuck between a F350 with a 6.7 or a Dodge 2500 with a 6.7.

    Dodge is scaring me with the slow into of the 2013 year and the rumor it will all change in 2014. Ford seems to be over the growing pains of the new motor and trans and stuff seems to be reliable. I always said i was going to go Dodge when it was time, but I am scared at this point. I found a nice Lariat Ultimate in Black and I have not went to look at the dodge's yet.....

    Fill me in on the rumors please.



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    Not much on rumors, but we have a few 6.7 F-550s at work. Good trucks so far.
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    I don't know much about diesel trucks, but in your decision making process you should not forget that Dodge (Chrysler) is majority owned by Fiat from Italy. Fiat is pretty good in building small diesel engines (for passenger cars and small vans). Their Iveco brand has bigger diesel engines and has a pretty good reputation in Europe. I don't know how much of that knowledge will find its way into the US brands. A comon Fiat problem is rather poor workmanship and rather low quality.

    I have a motorhome with the Ford V10 in it, on a Ford F53 chassis (it is the 550 version of chassis) . I have 66k miles on it and have not had any problem with it. If their diesel trucks, that have a very similar chassis, are as good as the V10 version, I can recommend them.

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    A while back I was having a conversation with a guy that bought a plow from me. He had a new Dodge 3500 4x4 diesel. So far he said that he had no issues and pulled trailers all the time. I just wish there wasn't so much crappy plastic on the trucks now. The grills fall apart after a while, especially with uv exposure and vibration.

    In the near future I'm going to buy a new dually and am having a hard time as well. If Dodge just hadn't made so many changes, it might not be so difficult to lean that direction.

    Some other guys I know bought 2013 F250's and 350's and none of them mentioned having any real issues. All of them are diesels. I like the new Ford's so maybe I'll end up getting one instead of the Dodge.



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    I have a pretty nice one home for the weekend, but there are a few options it does not have so looks like I am going to order...... I want to drive a dodge before I order the ford. .

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    You looking for a F250 or F350? What package? Lariat? I think the Fords have the best interior of the big 3. All have good engines/trans. now, but the Cummins is still wrapped in a Dodge wrapper..

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEWT View Post
    You looking for a F250 or F350? What package? Lariat? I think the Fords have the best interior of the big 3. All have good engines/trans. now, but the Cummins is still wrapped in a Dodge wrapper..
    Funny because i read a review yesterday (but it may have been for 1/2 ton) where they compared the big three and claimed Dodge clearly had the best interior. I don't have a clue, last time i was shopping was in '06, tried a GM 3/4ton duramax but ended up buying a Nissan Titan.
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    The dodge 1500 has a nice interior, but the 3/4 ton has not kept up to my knowledge. I am looking at an f350 lariat ultimate.

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    I had a Ford 6.4L diesel (which were not built by Ford) and had a lot of problems. I went through two turbos, two radiators along with a charge pipe, computer problems and fuel issues all within 60000 miles. I would not drive another if someone paid me.

    I have heard that the "new" 6.7L (which were built by Ford this time) are awesome! I am actually looking at getting a F350 myself.
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    I could be wrong, but I dont think the Ram 2500 is made in th U.S.A. My next truck will likely be a Ford F250.
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