Ford and Dodge both build a great truck. I recomend a manual transmission in either make it is better exersize and more reliable than an automatic, especialy when towing or with prefomance upgrades. A dodge is my pick because of the engine, the cummins is incredible. It is the most efficient (18-21mpg), most reliable, the best starting and has the most after market parts available usually cheeper than for other trucks. The inline 6 in the dodge has about 30% less moving parts than a V8 and the parts are bigger and stronger for better longjevity. The 02 dodge 4x4 has a less than desirable front end, loose stering and uncontrolable shaking that can cost anywhere from $200 - $2000 to fix. In 03 they changed the body and thankfuly the front end.
Fords Have the 7.3 power stroke in the 02 & 03s. It is a much better engine than the 6.0 they use now. Fords are worth more than the dodge they get around 16-18mpg and run at a higher RPM. The stock fords will out run the cummins but are limmited on what you can do to get more.
Maybe a ford guy can ad to this so it is not so one sided.
diesel because it pollutes less
It's better for the environment and makes cars go faster than diesel. Diesel engines are however, simpler.
No, it is not.
diesel. Diesel engines tend to have better efficiency especially at less than full load. Gasoline/Petrol and LPG engines tend to have better power weight ratios.
Each engine is rated better for different things. A petrol engine generally has a higher horsepower than a diesel engine, so acceleration and speed is often better on a petrol engine. Diesel engines tend to rate better with torque, so they are better at pulling heavy loads, which is why diesel engines are used in trucks and locomotives.
If you thought a hybrid car was a good deal, think again. A hybrid diesel will get you better mileage than a traditional gasoline engine. Diesel engines and diesel gasoline gets better fuel economy and diesel engines last longer too. What can be better than that? Choosing a hybrid diesel vehicle will get you the ultimate fuel economy while saving you the most money.
You get much better gas mileage from diesel, but environmentalists don't like how dirty the exhaust from diesel is.
Not necessarily, they have different uses. Gasoline is better in small, high revving engines and diesel is much better for larger, slower engines in general.
Actually , there are no spark plugs in a diesel engine
Diesel cars are better for the environment because it uses another natural resource instead of gas to run the car. With gas running out in the world, diesel is the next thing to go.
Better? Each had it's own use and it is not a matter of better.
Some cars have diesel engines because diesel engines give more mileage and diesel is cheaper than gasoline in some countries. In the UK diesel fuel costs more than gas but, because diesel engines give much better mileage (miles per gallon), people are still happy to pay more for the diesel fuel if they run diesel vehicles. Diesel engines last much longer and have much better torque at low revs than a petrol engine.
No, it is not better it is just another type fuel.
One can find a job as a diesel mechanic by running their own diesel mechanic service or by checking their local listings to see if someone if looking to hire a diesel mechanic.
Yes, they get better mileage, more torque, and are cleaner burning. You can tow twice that with a diesel pickup than you could with a gas pickup. Diesel cars get amazing mileage. 55mpg for a volkswagen Jetta TDI.
I would just go with DIESEL and not GASOLINE
Diesel additive cleans the injectors, therefore the engine is cleaner, giving a better performance.
Are diesel engines better than gas engines is sort of a yes and no question. Diesel engines generally get better fuel mileage and last longer overall. But, gas engines are easier to maintain on your own and gasoline is much more readily available than diesel fuel is on the whole.