Originally Posted by DmaxRig
I apologize if I came off as brand bashing, not my intentions and I cant stand it when other people do it so I'm sorry. Ive had Dodge's with the Cummins, and my dad has 2 at home. I like em, good trucks. Also, being a farmer, I have quit a bit off knowledge on diesel engines, more than the average person. I prefer the Dmax obviously, I think it performs better than the Dodges we have, and the Fords I've run before. I still think the test was fair. Just becaue GM has a 6 speed auto and Dodge has a 4 doesnt make it unfair, thats just how they come stock. True, dodge probably would have done better on the grade with a 6 speed manual. But the test was auto vs auto, which is what most people prefer. Once again I apologize guys, Id own any of the 3 trucks in a heartbeat, I personally prefer the GM, and thought the test was fair, but just my opinion.
What you need to do is go back and read carefully how the test was done.
Tell me how the chevy would have done with more weight strapped to it than the Ford.
Maybe if you really wanted to be "fair", they would strap more weight on the chevy since it has more gears and more HP and it has less curb weight. But no, these "geniuses" are more interested in letting a GCWR sticker to determine how to "level the playing field".
All 3 trucks should be pulling the same amount of weight. These retards that did this test aren't even smart enough to understand that these 3 trucks compete for the same market segment, so they should be tested as such.
It's a damn shame a couple of guys like me & 4cstr have more brains & truck experience than the tards that tested the trucks.
Buy what you want, I can see the Ford may have won the test with the least HP/TQ if the total weights of all 3 trucks were the same. The DC would have been a distant 3rd.