I went with dodge because of the option to get a hemi and 6sp manual in 06, I wanted a 1500 Ram with the hemi, but that was not a option, stepped up to a 2500 ram to get the hemi and 6speed, now fast forward to pressent time, I was going to buy a new 2010 2500 quad cab 2500 with the hemi and was falabergasted that no more 6speed manual transmissons, to be blunt, I'm not a fan of dodge automatics and the 2010 quad cab i drove with the higher h/p hemi was a pos ( automatic )
If I want a 6speed manaul, I have to buy a CTD, extra 9grand for the CTD, At pressent time, you can't get a manual transmison in any new model gas powerd truck, so Dodge is not getting my money, my 06 2500 is the last new dodge product I will buy.
Automatics have their place in the market, but not in my truck !!!