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I would stay away from the Ford. I too have been Chevy loyal for 20+ yrs and traded a '04 6.6 2500HD for a '08 6.4 F-350 and have traded IT back in for a '08 6.6 3500HD. It took just 4 mths to get enough of the the problems I was having, to go back. I got Ford to give me an extended warranty (5yrs/100k miles bumper to bumper $100 deductable) to pacify my concerns. But the truck just will not perform as advertised. The fuel milage: 11.5 city / 14.5 hwy / 9.5 hwy towing. And I do not have a heavy foot. My '04 Chevy 2500HD got 15.5 city / 21.5 hwy and 13.5 hwy towing. Perhaps the regeneration cycle is killing the milage. I will watch and compare the new Chevy. The Ford shudders badly under load and Ford cannot alliviate the problem. $52,000 is a lot of money and I expected a lot of truck for it. Boy, was I surprised and dissapointed. Even my wife said "get rid of it". She also drives it with the horses loaded and has had enough of it. She thinks the truck is "falling apart" under her! Be very carefull of tuners / programmers since Ford is First looking to see if they have been installed should you have a problem. Ford will point to it and say "There's your problem" and will void the warranty. I tried a programmer to increase the fuel milage but it did not help. It caused the regeneration cycle to occur more frequently since more fuel was being dumped in for more power. The regen uses a lot of fuel. So I got nowhere trying it. I didn't mean to get on the "Soap Box" and start preaching, but this has been my experience.