I don't think you can go wrong with Ford or Dodge. I would much rather have a 6 cylinder Cummins than a V8 diesel. If the cummins was in the Ford, ....well maybe. I like the body style of the 94 through 01 Dodge better than any other, second would be Fords in the early 90s. I compared both, way they rode, interior and service-ability, and reputation. Before I bought this truck, I was a Ford-aholic. I do still own a classic mustang.