Growing up I was always a Dodge fan , the son of a Mopar racer can't do much else . Over the years I've learned a lot about all brands of vehicles if for no other reason than from working on them . Everyone has their preference , but when it comes to a work truck , I stick with what the serious and abusive contractors buy . We have nearby the largest pipeline company and buyer of Caterpillar equipment here in the world , Murphy Brothers . That company buys one brand of work truck , Ford . They buy so many 1 ton diesels in 4wd single wheel config's that they cause manufacturing problems in Ford's plant . First thing when they arrive , the mechanics torch off both bumpers and weld on 5" to 8" boiler pipe units with very large pull tabs on them to accomodate the cable winch ends on their D12 Cats . I've personally watched those idiots drag those trucks through creeks, over stumps , mud , and anything else that gets in the way and they just don't give up . To them , maintence costs and reliability are everything . Nothing lasts more than about 3 years, which is about how often they buy a new fleet . Ford should be paying them to make ads for 'em.... BTW, ever want to see a "Buy American" die hard puke ? Tell him his new Duramax diesel is made by Isuzu , most of 'em don't seem to know this .....hehe .