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Old 10-24-2013, 09:35 PM
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This is not true at all. The big three all have very similar power ratings and not worth discussing 3 HP or 20 TQ. Those numbers are not noticable at all. Where it counts is actual performance and towing. Hook a trailer up to them and then revisit your statement. Duramax completely dominates the other two when it comes to towing. Go read any head to head comparison or the the "King of the Hill" tests.
Ive towed a 10 thousand pound trailer with a 6.7, and it was effortless. ive also pulled the same trailer up a freeway exit ramp in the grass that was a 20% grade. not even sweating. also getting 16mpg average, which happens to be more than my 5.0 f150 2wd gets. Not to mention how many miles ahead ford is with their interiors! the new 14 interiors on GM products SUCK too.
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Old 10-25-2013, 10:00 AM
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2010 F250 here I had a 2005 6l f350.

Both so far have been bullet proof. The 6l got better gas mileage actually but the 2010 F250 pulls better. The ride in the 2010 F250 is better but it's not great by any means. For a daily driver i don't think i would ever use a heavy duty truck.

I can't stand anything toyota so the Tundra would never ever be an option. If i was going to buy another truck today, heavy duty would be F250. half tonne would be either the dodge or the Ford with the eco boost. Probably eco boost, everyone I've talked to that owns that truck with that engine say it's the best truck they've ever owned.

My opinion, the Chevy trucks are just butt ugly. Maybe if you put a 3 to 4 inch lift on them it helps, but not enough. Early 90's they had the best looking truck by far, they are so far off the mark these days i have a hard time looking at them no matter what they have in them.
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Old 10-25-2013, 10:24 AM
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I'm looking forward to seeing how the Ram 1500 diesel turns out for reliability. That seems to be a good compromise between daily driver, MC tow vehicle, and work truck all at 'reasonable' gas mileage.
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Old 10-25-2013, 11:00 AM
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I'm looking forward to seeing how the Ram 1500 diesel turns out for reliability. That seems to be a good compromise between daily driver, MC tow vehicle, and work truck all at 'reasonable' gas mileage.
X2!!! I'll never have the use for a 250 diesel. So in that case I'm probably never going to own another Ford. This was my first and last. Dealer who sold me the truck showed me the car fax, but failed to show me the entire drivers side has been wrecked and replaced by some backyard shop. NOT HAPPY
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Old 10-25-2013, 11:36 AM
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2011 Lariat with the 6.7 Powerstroke. Love it and I drive 60+ miles round trip every day for work. I have 36K on mine; but my friend has 110K on his 2011 6.7 and the only time it went into the dealer was for a bad sensor.
I do agree that the big three all have comparable towing capabilities, I just prefer the look of the F-250 over the current GM offerings.
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Old 10-30-2013, 01:48 PM
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2010, F250, 60,000 trouble free miles, 13mpg in town 16mpg on the freeway unloaded, I got 14mpg round trip going from MN to CA hauling back my new used 2001 205v... punched the cruise at 70mph and let it go... up and down those mountians was nothing for it, great engine breaking down hill, effotless downshifting up the hills.... change oil every 5k, and fuel filters every 10k and add coolent additive every 20k if needed.

If you are buying used those three things must have been done or you are asking for trouble.

I would like to get a newer one with better milage but I can't get a $10+k payback in the life of the truck just based on fuel. Note it is all STOCK. I don't think you need to have 850ft/lbs of tourque to tow most boats... my 650ft/lbs does a tremendious job with 3:55's in it.

you could always buy a HUMMER H2 or a F150 Raptor those would tow petty well too I bet
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Old 10-30-2013, 03:19 PM
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The H2 runs out of breath pretty quickly. It's more for show, which it does a nice job at. You can't beat any diesel for towing........unless it is a 6.2 or 6.5.
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