Hey guys i am new here and new to diesels. I have owned a 96 ram with the 5.9L V8 POS and time for me to upgrade. I just boght land so I need more of a workhorse. I have narrowed it down to 2. The 2004 or newer dodge ram 2500 cummins diesel 4x4 with a manual trans or a 2003 or newer silverado with the duramax diesel 4x4 with an auto trans. I know some one who i go hunting with and he has the cummins and it started every time when it was 10 degrees out and he said he has never had a problem with it and his buddy had a power stroke and it wouldn't start at all had to plug it in. So that was one deciding factor. I don't know about the duramax though so I was wondering how it starts in the winter and if you need to plug it in or not? I was also wondering if you could give me some info both pros and cons on the duramax...just trying to get the best truck I can.