Reader Review of the Week: 2010 Dodge Ram 2500

By Stephen Markley  on February 25, 2010 “Just Want to Share” from San Luis, Colo., has owned enough pickup trucks in his day that he considers himself a fairly reliable source. Although he considers himself a Ford guy at heart, the diesel engines of Ford’s pickups have left him unhappy, which spurred the purchase of a 2010 Dodge Ram 2500. Check out his review to find out why he prefers the Ram to a Ford, and then when you’re done, post your own review here.
“I have had a 1999 Ford F-350, a 2008 Dodge 3500, a 2009 Ford F-250, and now a 2010 Dodge 2500. I love Ford. I think they are a better built truck, but when it comes to the reliability of a diesel you can't beat a Cummins -- sorry Ford.

“I still have my ‘99 Ford with the 7.3-liter and have had only small problems. As soon as I got my ‘08 Ford I was left on the side of the road with a plugged DPF. I use my diesels on a ranch/farm and beat them up as a part of everyday use. This 2010 Dodge is really reliable: cold starts in Colorado winters and great new interior compared to my ‘08 Dodge. It can now track transmission temps and is great under a heavy load.

“My only complaint is that there’s still no boost gauge for turbo, and Ford’s ‘08 turbo felt better and had quicker pick-up. The transmission is smooth compared to my ‘08 Ford and feels like you’re really in control even though it is a 6-speed automatic. I am a diesel mechanic and a big Ford guy, but until Ford gets their diesel motors right, I will swallow my pride and buy a lower quality truck with a better diesel motor. Hope this helps.”