I don't want to start a brand loyalty discussion, but I've mostly been a Ford guy (previous: '77 F150, '82 F150, '96 Bronco, '03 F250, '05 F250). Although I briefly had a Dakota 4x4 that my wife wrecked. I'm getting the itch for my first new truck instead of buying 10 year old ones with 100,000 miles on the clock.
This will be a fairly low mileage, daily driver, do-it-all like my previous trucks. Kids to school, pulling future toys (boat, RV, or whatever toy we decide to buy in the future), hauling stuff, off-road, snow, etc.
I'm nearly set on a '15-16 F250 6.7 crew cab lariat. But I can't dismiss the RAM yet. My brother has had a couple, my good friend has an '11 mega cab 6.7, father in law is a ram guy. I really like the looks, interior, and Cummins engine much better than the Ford. I'm scared of the 68RFE transmission in the 2500 (I blew the 4R100 in my '03 F250). The Aisin is a $3000 option only on the 3500. On the Fords, I like the power fold mirrors, keypad on the door, and other little "superduty" features better than the RAM. Plus all my accessories will transfer over (subwoofer, weathertech mats, tonneau cover, du-ha storage bin, etc) which is a minor plus when spending $60k on a new truck.
I read just as many horror stories of things going wrong on the cummins forum as I do on the ford forums so that seems a wash.
I'm not too concerned with max towing, but more having a "hot rod" 3/4 ton truck that gets up and goes like my modded '03 7.3 did. I plan to level it and run 35's, a tune, and when the warranty is gone, full delete.
EDIT: On page 7 of this thread I posted this link to the fordtruck.com forums with the same question posted. http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/13...superduty.html