01-27-2013, 05:16 PM
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: New Hampshire
I agree, the 6.0 was a huge failure for ford. Although I consider myslef one of the lucky ones, I was able to get 300,000 out of mine with little failure, and it ran great. That was in a 3500 srw.
I was upgreaded to a 2012 f250 rental truck, i was really impressed with the performance of the ford 6.7 diesel. i was getting (by the dash o meter ) 19 mpg with it. and I do not baby it either.
I was then taken out of that and placed into my new serv truck, a dodge 5500 dually.
I am not impressed with the power. I have 23,000 on it since september. The tranny shifts horribly and it cannot get out of its way.
And if I hit 10 mpg, Its a good day.
Opinons are going to be all over the place. I would like to test drive a 3500 with the same engine, just to see if it has anymore spunk to it.
But one other thing to consider, any new diesel is going to use uretha in the exhast.
I get around 4,000 miles to 5 gals of it.
My oppinion is to have your father test drive them both and compare. There are things I like better about the dodge, and things I like better about the ford.
Good luck with your research...
Keep calm, Chive On