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well yesterday i went to the New York Autoshow at the Jacob Javits center and i was really impressed for my first time there. I can go on and on about all the cool things there that i did and saw, but ill get to the trucks. The trucks were downstairs and i was looking at the chevy ford and dodge diesels that were there. even though i really dont like the front end on the silverados now, the new ones didnt look to bad, it looks like they changed the hood shape a little bit. out of the 3, it was the most comfortable inside, but the guages and the radio and heater controls look like they havent changed since like, 2002, but since im not in a chevy everyday, i couldnt tell. the ford has come along way in the interior, but it wasnt as comfortable, but i like the looks of it. and the dodge wasnt bad, it was comfortable and i liked the looks. the one thing i did notice was that the dodge and ford sat higher than the chevy did, now is that b/c the chevy has independent upfront or what? just thought id post what i saw and what i though, and even though im just turning 16, the one thing i really love is trucks, mostly diesel to. i dont know anyone with the duramax, but i know people with the ford and dodge, so thats why i dont know much about the chevy, but as soon as i get enough money, id really like to get test all of them and see what i really think about them. now i know alot of you also tested the other 2 before buying the duramax, so what did you think about them when you drove them?

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I drove my uncle's 2004 Ram Cummins 3500 6 speed and that was a fun truck. It was the funnest truck I've ever drove, mainly because of the manuel and the diesel combo. It wasn't that great on the inside though, and I'm concerned about the other stuff on the truck(it's a Dodge). I have also driven my buddy's dad's 2005 Duramax/Allison. I have driven this one the most. Overall, I like the D/A the best. It had great power(as good as the Cummins) and was extremely nice on the inside(SLT). We go out to Arkansas for duck hunting several times every year and it did great on both trips. It also tows their MF tractor very good, it's like it isn't back there. I haven't driven a 6.0 PSD, so I can't comment on it.

 

The Dodge was nice, but it wasn't good enough for me to convert from GM. :thumbs::thumbs:

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Honestly, I like the Dodge better than the Fords. The only Ford interiors I like are the King Ranchs and Lariats. I know those are the top level trims, but I really don't like the others. My main complain with the redesigned Ford interiors is how flat and squared off the dash looks. Everything looks like it is boxed in and is flat across the surface. The Ford website has a pic of the dash if you haven't seen it. Another complain I have is how flat the seats are. One of my bosses has a 2005 F150 Lariat 4x4 crew cab, and I noticed right away that the seats weren't very good.Of the Big Three, Chevy has the best interior by far.

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Never been in a Ford truck, my sister has an Expedition though. Its interior is horride imo. She has the mid trim level (don't know what that is called) and cloth seats. The cloth isn't even fuzzy like my truck, it is like a rough, polyester, mesh or something. Feel more like my ski jacket. I also don't care for the radio, AC layout, and for people complaining about GM's interior being outdated, her interior looks very similar to the first year Explorer my Mom had. Still have those horride green display, that looks like an old alarm clock.

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