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GMC Sierra 2500HD, Ford F-250 Super Duty, Dodge Ram Pickup 2500, Exterior, Engine, Interior, Truck
Sep 28, 2003 (6:24 pm)
The GM in those years will have the towing capcity advantage by far. Ford in the new 2004 model has taken that advantage over.
The diesel motors are all comparable and good but GM has an Allison tranny which is excellent. Ford tranny just par and Chrysler has never quite got the tranny problems solved
#6 of 11 Allison trans is no advantage
Sep 28, 2003 (8:48 pm)
I had the transmission replaced TWICE in my '01 2500 HD in the first year.I havn't had major problems with it in over 25k mi ,but it don't like towing with the A/C on hot days.In fact it don't like the heat at all.I'm planning to trade it for a Ford this spring.
#7 of 11 Was it an Allison
Sep 29, 2003 (5:50 am)
Maybe I should have said you have the option for the Allison.
I beleive GM has one of their own trannys available also. Which I am not familiar with.
#8 of 11 Allison or 6 spd
Sep 29, 2003 (5:29 pm)
Those are your choices. If you want the GM Duramax diesel get the manual trans.
#9 of 11 Ford vs. Chev vs Dodge
Oct 04, 2003 (8:03 pm)
I have an 2000 Ford 350 single wheel 7.3 diesel and have had excellent luck with it. I'm pulling our fifth 5th wheel. If I had to choose today on replacing our truck it would be GMC/Chev 1st, Ford a very close 2nd, and Dodge 3rd. Why GMC/Chev over Ford? Answer, the allison auto transmission and GMC diesel has more of it's bugs corrected. What have I owned: Fords and Dodges. Why not Dodge? Weak auto transmission. If I did not pull most of the time then Dodge would be a much stronger consideration.
A diesel truck would be my only choice. When Ford, DC, or GMC gets a decent size affordable diesel SUV, Station Wagon or sedan in a diesel I will get that too, but I'm sick and tired of some of the business practices of foreign automobile dealers.
Oct 07, 2003 (4:12 am)
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Oct 11, 2003 (6:28 pm)
Ask for service records. They are all excelent trucks, but any company can have a bad one. Drive them all, and tow your trailer if you can, then buy the one you like.