I have ruled out the dodge because I've heard many problems with their auto trannys, and even if it's okay, it's still a 4-speed. Furthermore, the backseat sucks, and the interior is very basic with no creature comforts. With that said, I only see the Ford and Chevy as alternatives. It would be the PowerStroke/Duramax, in either case. I know of the excellent reputation that precedes the Allison tranny... Any word on the TorqShift? How about gas mileage? Something I couldn't find out was whether XM Satellite radio was availabe with Ford's stock head unit (not with a seperate screen). I looked at a Chevy and it seemed well-built and well-behaved. I looked at the Ford and really liked the idea of a solid front axel, and the bigger interior volume. However, the salesman was a dumbass and couldn't answer any of my technical questions. I happened to notice several quality-control issues with the Ford under the hood... Namely a set of loose wires (cut, not attached to anything, simply hanging there by the rear of the engine bay, drivers-side), a rubber band that was left around the ABS lines (obviously happened during manufacturing because you'd have to remove the ABS lines to remove the rubber band without cutting it) as well as some plastic fittings that were extra, and not attached. With the QC issues and the dumbass sales person, I left the dealer. However, I now see that it was premature... Every manufacturer will have a few slip through the cracks. What are some benefits/disadvanatges of going with either the ford or chevy?