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Old 12-14-2016, 06:22 PM   #155
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I had an opportunity to ride in my boss's 2017 F250 Powerstroke Platinum crew cab with 6ft bed yesterday. I sat in the back seat and the short ride was very comfortable, the Powerstroke diesel was very quiet and smooth. I checked the load sticker and it was 1956lbs payload. Considering this is the most blinged out trim level, even with the double moon roof the payload isn't too bad. I have to admit the Powerstroke is a quieter and smoother diesel than my Cummins and the ride seemed to be better. When looking at the F250 in 2015 I didn't like the interior and the Lariat trim levels were priced higher than my Big Horn package. My boss's Platinum is probably $20k more expensive than my Ram.

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Old 12-15-2016, 04:55 AM   #156
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My neighbor just bought one of the new Ford F250's. While I haven't ridden in it, it looks gorgeous inside and out. He did tell me that there absolutely no deals on them at the moment and he was only able to get them to give him the Ford loyalty discount, otherwise they have no incentive to give buyers any monetary incentives. I've heard somewhere that this is the engine that GM and Ford worked on together. But, I've not seen that listed anywhere else, so I'm not sure of that.

I do know that he paid quite a bit more of his 250 than I did for my 2016 Duramax 2500 Chevy and we're both pretty well optioned out.
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My neighbor just bought one of the new Ford F250's. While I haven't ridden in it, it looks gorgeous inside and out. He did tell me that there absolutely no deals on them at the moment and he was only able to get them to give him the Ford loyalty discount, otherwise they have no incentive to give buyers any monetary incentives. I've heard somewhere that this is the engine that GM and Ford worked on together. But, I've not seen that listed anywhere else, so I'm not sure of that.

I do know that he paid quite a bit more of his 250 than I did for my 2016 Duramax 2500 Chevy and we're both pretty well optioned out.
No diesels out which are joint efforts. You may be thinking of the 10 speed trans in the F150s. That is a joint effort between GM and Ford.
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Old 12-15-2016, 09:51 AM   #158
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I always bought ford's, until they came out with the 6 liter diesel and the problems associated with them and no dealer help, I went with Dodge as I like the 6 cilinder Diesel engine. In the big trucks the V8 diesels didn't have a good a good track record. 110,000 miles never in the shop for my 07, 6.7 ,my new 2017 has 3.42 gears and a bit better mileage and I like it. There is no such thing as too much money or too much horsepower...
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My boss's Platinum is probably $20k more expensive than my Ram.

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There is a lot of utility in 20k I would have a hard time justifying that expense. One other thing to consider is DEF. I have travelled over 7,000 miles and am just now needing DEF. The V8s burn far more of it. Also, a new V8 is a smooth engine, but does it stay that way after a 200k; it can but it might not. Keeping the valves adjusted on the Cummins insures that it will stay running right and the inline is a more inherently balanced platform.
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