“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.”