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Ok guys, I have to buy a new truck due to totaling mine in a wreck. I am undecided between the Chevy 2500 or the Ford F-250. I like the way the fords look but i have always been a chevy guy. I cant make up my mind. Looking for any pro's and con's. I may also get a 1500 Z-71 or equizilent F-150. But i would like to stick with the desiel motor. Thanks in advance.
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Ford
I just switched to Ford after being a Chevy man for years....I'm not a supporter of the bailouts and Government Motors, so I gave my $$ to Ford and always will from here on out...but that's just me.
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FORD FORD FORD
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Chevy
OMG! get yal head out the mud! Just bought an 09 Chevy 2500HD Duramax. Had an 04 F250 PowerChicken before. THere is no comparison. My ford truck was ok, after i changed the head gasket and oil pump went out and stranded me cost another 3k, after i spent 3k on head gasket! Gees theres not much to compare! Chevy is a way better truck!
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f250-> ROCK SOLID
i'm sure the chevy is good for a while ,, but the f-250 is rock solid ,, i bought one 2 years ago ,, putting it through hell ,, and had no troubles , the heavy front end is not so much for me while in the wet mud ,,, but with the right tires i had no troubles.
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Chevy
I have not herd anything good about that 6.4 twin turbo that Ford is using right now. I have a very good friend that is a tech at Holligsworth Ford In BR. He has nothing good to say about them. The 6.6 Duramax is a good engine that puts out awsome power, and the Allison trans is the best you can get. The Chevy uses independent front suspension witch gives a great ride but the solid front axle in the Fords 4x4 are stronger for serious off road abuse if lifted with bigger tires. I am a Chevy man but I would have Dodge as my alt. over Ford at this point in time.
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FORD
2009 Ford F-250 4x4, 5 months old. Have owned chevy's and a 2008 Toyota Tundra. Hands down ford makes awesome trucks! Spartan Diesel Technologies makes a nutty professor tune specifically for F-250s and it gives you gas mileage around 18-20mpg.

My own opinion go with the FORD. The chevy's I have owned in the past(Tahoe) have had transmission issues at about 30K miles.
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Tansmission
Chevy dose not make the Allison transmission. I agree the 4L60e and 700R4 trans that Chevy makes are weak in stock form. Allison trans are found in 18wheelers, box trucks, and hell our military sees them good enough to use in their tanks.
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Principle
As mentioned before hell would freeze over before I buy a GM vehicle. Its simply principle. They should probably give you one or a huge discount since you had your tax dollars used to bail them out. Now off the soapbox I have a 03 F250 FX4 w/ the 7.3 and it runs like a champ. I was in the market for a truck a few mos back before I bought the diesel and had some advice that makes since. As GM has been in a bind the last few years they have been cutting corners to save their tail. The cut corners is translated into less workmanship or cheaper made stuff. Dunno if its true but it makes since.
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Thanks!
Thanks guys! I think it is going to boil down to which one is going to keep more money in my pocket. But as mentioned before I due have respect for Ford for not needing to take the bail out.
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email me
I got 2- 2009 F250 Crew Cab Lariats left. They need to go, each has a sticker over $55k, sell for $46,000 + tax and license. Shoot me an email via this site. If that's too much truck, I have 1 XL crew cab 4x4 left in stock.
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Email
Cajun hopper I emailed you!
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Alison Trans
GMC Corp Makes the Alison Trans, they and the duramax are a unbeatable combo for towing or most anything I have 100,000+ on mine with no problems, 20 or 21 miles per gallon hwy and 10 to 12 towing a 36 ft toy hauler at 65 to 70 miles towing ! can,t be beat and its all factory ! no trick stuff ! Just my 2 cents Capt Bob
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Allison
Capt Bob, not doubting but just checking. Are you sure the Allison Tranny is made by Gm, I actually thought it was made by someone else. I too have a 07 duramax and I have pulled a 14000 lb dozer @ 70mph and still got 10 miles to the gal. They are definitely a matched pair.
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YEP !!
Alison is a GMC Corp !! Why do think Ford and Dodge don't have them for there trucks !?? Ford sure would love to have them insted of having to replace truck automatics one after another / just my 2 cents Capt Bob
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FORD
I would not do a thing until I went to Cresent Ford and see what Will has in stock in the way of a new FORD! He will fleet-sales you one out of there so cheap, you'll be sending him Christmas presents each year!!
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Hrmm
Sure didnt know that. Just thought it was some sort of agreement. Thanks Capt..
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chevy
i was in the market to buy one too, and if you look long enough, you relize that its hard to find a duramax for sale,yet you see them all over the road.. now when you look for fords, there fricken every where for sale, now dont get me wrong i like fords dodges and always been a chevy guy but its clear to me that that duramax is awsome, my panda has one putin out 500 hp on chips and engine upgrades,the truck has 120k miles on it runs 13s on the 1/4 mile, made 36 passes one night at the track, now it has 46 inches of lift and some realy big tires, i forget what size but still he will run uper 13s to 14s on the 1/4 mile.

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GM (GOVT MOTORS)
Just got rid of a 07 GMC for a 07 F-250. The 6.0 power strokes have their issues, especially the earlier models, but knowing what it takes to fix these issues and the amount of money you want to spend is up to you. My 250 has 48K on it and no problems so far, gets 18.5mpg on the highway and about 12mpg in town, but it has 420HP & 745ft/lbs of torque. I like the interior of the Fords over the GM & Dodges, but I give the motor to dodge. The only thing good about the GM is the transmission, the duramax is a piece of junk. I would rather spend a couple bucks on the key items my F250 needs to be completed, and support "small local businesses that keep America strong", as somebody said, than support GOVT MOTORS. Good luck getting any GM dealership service since they are all broke and closing down.
HAPPY HUNTING..
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Principle
If you voted for Obama buy a GM, if you are a hard working fella who feels his govt is falling apart, and still taking your tax money, why would you buy GM??
Very sore subject...
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FORD
Hey boudin, maybe you see more used F-250's for sale because they sell three times more than the 2500 Chevy. Put an F-250 and a Chevy 2500 side by side and tell me which one you would buy? Their aint a person on this site that can truthfully say the Chevy 2500 looks better than the Ford F-250. Ford is the better of the two, and not just for the looks. Go with the Ford Marshdeer
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hmm...
I am a die hard chevy man, but if I was buying a diesel I would get a dodge with the 6spd manual. Can't beat a cummins as far as diesels go. Now if your set on chevy/ford, than it's a toss up. Chevy has a better motor/tranny, heavier suspension, and a locking diff. Fords look better, have a straight axle up front, you can get a manual tranny, and they ride better.
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FORD
go with FORD- no bail out money.
I have heard horror stories about the Duramax.
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Thanks Guys
Yall are more than welcome to continue the debate. However I have made up my mind. I will be buying a FORD. I had a chevy prior to it getting totaled out two weeks ago. This is my reasoning for jumping fences, No bail out money!, They look better on the outside, The interior of a FORD STOMPS a chevy, And well thats about it! From my research the duramax seems to be a horse and get better fuel economy but hey somtimes you comprimes right? I do appreciate all the good advice and pointers! Oh and thanks for keeping it polite!
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