July 20, 2006
I love my CTD, and by the looks of it jeep owners are loyal to Chrysler.
I personally won't buy Ford until the put a Real Diesel in their truck, and doesn't blow up because of the injectors.
I will never buy a Chevy unless they stop putting Isuzu motors in there truck.
I LIKE RED TOO!
With that said and knowing that i have pissed everyone off it should be interesting cause in the next few years every manufacturer is tugging at Freightliner to build them an engine.
However Ford and Chevy have not matched the 17" breaks, American Axel Co Axels (not dana 60/80), and Hydroformed chasis of the dodge. The Cummins is a 6 cylinder pumping out as much horse power and more torque with 20% less moving parts than Ford and Chevy. And don't let Ford guys tell you that Ford owns Cummins that is a bunch of BS. Just go to the Cummins web site. Ford never had anything to do with ownership of Cummins. Oh ya i get about 2-4 mpg better gas milage than the V-8 Ford and Chevy.
96' and newer dodges don't have to worry about loosing 5th gear
00' and newer don't have to worry about lift pumps
Don't buy an Automatic I don't care what Chevy guys say about allison. that is about the only thing they have going for them but they have had there share of recalls and nothing beats a 6 speed. However Dodge did something stupid in early 05' they put a Mercedes 6-speed with the reverse behind 1st gear that broke. Make sure if you are looking for and 03' - 07' that reverse is behind 6th gear. It is a chrysler transmission and much stronger!!!