That article is from 2012, and since I didn't buy the truck to get in a crash, my full coverage insurance is paid up, and I drive at least a little better than the majority of other vehicle operators out there, crash safety is not forefront in my mind. I don't want to be in any vehicle in a really serious crash, period. Any vehicle can be dangerous in the hands of the unskilled or otherwise more dangerous driver. I drive defensively, especially when it seems like very few others do.
Any modern die$el will be expen$ive to fix. That's not news to anyone with their eyes open on these things.
I'm not a Ford hater. I've owned two in my "short" life that have been really great and reliable vehicles. I did a lot of research before buying this one. My analysis of what the guy in the video says is no one should be buying that product, no matter whose badge is on it. That guy can't stop talking about how the thing has so many built in problems and the throw away engines and $5,000 parts that need him and his "bulletproofing" to even get more than 100-150K miles. I researched trucks for three months before buying, and I didn't run across anything like that for the Ram-Cummins combo except for a bunch of emissions systems haters telling everyone to "delete that BS" and "be careful which transmission you get.
I'm not trying to change anyone's mind on brand loyalty. Stick right where you're at if it works for you. That doesn't affect me at all.
So I'll let you folks alone to commiserate in your special little "Ford only!!1!" thread on the Interwebz now. If someone can drag up a youtube video of how terrible the Cummins engine is and how it's built to fail without a particular brand of "bulletproofing", that would also be mildly entertaining/and or informative. After all, I'm not a hater, at least by the examples I've seen.
If you believe I've violated the rules of the forum, use the report button. I might be opinionated, and I'm not afraid to have my opinions and beliefs challenged or changed, but I don't believe I've violated any rules of the forum.
Have a nice day.