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Old 05-14-2014, 12:40 PM   #15
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No, you're ignoring the Ford 6.2L in an F-250. That's a good, modern engine that has plenty of power and torque to tow up to the GCWR of the truck. Darling Daughter has one, and she and her hubby and her 16-year old barrel-racer daughter love it.

The topic is back seat legroom, and the F-250 CrewCab has limosine-like back seat legroom.

But whether GM, Toyota, Nissan, Ram or Ford, the big gas engines are going to drink lots of gasoline when towing.
No, i did mention the ford 6.2L in post #10. GM and RAM released their 6.2L and 6.4L engines this year, which have updates including cylinder deactivation. GM makes 460ftlbs of torque and the hemi makes 430ftlbs of torque. Ford is now behind with 405ft-lbs of torque, and is down 25HP from the hemi and 35hp from the GM engine. The F150's ecoboost makes more torque than ford's 6.2L and at a much lower RPM. It only makes 20 less horsepower.

The other issue is that ford isn't discounting their trucks like RAM is now, GM is starting to discount their trucks because of lost marketshare. A brand new ram 6.4L costs about the same as a slightly used F250 6.2L with about 30k miles on it. But when buying brand new, you get much better interest rates, which probably makes it cheaper.

The true Crew cab on all the brands have limosine like legroom. People just tend to get confused by the quad and double cabs which look like crew cabs, but aren't.
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Old 05-17-2014, 05:16 PM   #16
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Is my only option to get a RAM 2500 Mega Cab? I won't be buying new, and would like to spend less than $35,000.
Bingo! That's exactly where I landed with this low mileage 2012 Cummins HO. My brother is 6'4" and sits comfotably in the back. The rear seats also recline and still have good storage behind. Also, when you fold them flat, the inside rear cargo room is HUGE.
That's 800ft-lb and I can eek out 24mpg on the highway. 16mpg in town. 14-16mpg towing.
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Sweet. Looks almost like mine except mine is black and 4x4. If you ride someone back there very much they will appreciate the size over a crew cab.

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You can't beat the value of a slightly used diesel. If someone else takes the initial depreciation hit, the fuel savings and especialy the residual value are awesome. Nevermind having twice as much torque, the same HP and an enginge/exhaust/turbo brake.

All the talk about huge maintenance cost is nonsense. Yes, you need a fuel filter every 15k miles and a few more quarts of oil when changing, but that costs less than one tank of gas.
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The f150 has the largest rear leg room. Even beats out the rams megacab. F150 at 43.5" and ram megacab at 43.3". Chevy is a small 40.93" in their crew cab. Problem with a half ton megacab is payload. All that extra weight takes payload away the ram megacab only has a max payload of 1920lbs per the website if you step up to a laramie its as low as 1790lbs. Only 1790 for a 3/4 ton gas engine is very low. Fords half ton with max tow would be that and add on the hd payload package you are over 2000lbs of payload.
Honestly it is all what you want what will work for you and what you can afford. Dont think you could go wrong with any as long as you are within towing specs in the end
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I said problem with half ton megacab being payload I meant 3/4 ton.....opps
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