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George Alta
George Alta

I test drove the new RAM 1500 diesel this week and was quite impressed especially the potential for 28 mpg highway.   That's twice the mileage my son-in-law is getting on his F-250 diesel.  The premium cost and likelihood that they won't be cutting any deals on this engine option for quite some time was the only thing that held me back from making a purchase right then and there.  With the upcoming 2016 Chevy Colorado diesel and possible Nissan and Toyota with the 5.0 liter Cummins, I am just waiting for the right time to take the plunge. Now that the competition is heating up, I am finally optimistic we will see a new heyday of diesel trucks.  For that reason, I hope the RAM 1500 diesel sells well enough to encourage others to join the fray which will be a win-win for potential buyers.

fearthevoices
fearthevoices

Having talked with someone who did machinery setup at the Tonawanda facility, they had operating protypes built and had reportedly done some testing with them prior to their being scraped after the bailout. They reported seeing about a dozen of such engines tossed in a pile. What a sad day when this engines future went by the way side. It could have easily been the engine of choice in HD and light duty trucks which didn't need the higher output of the Dmax.

mike543
mike543

people, you dont know what you are talkin - diesel engines have one good thing - fuel efficiency. Another things are really bad - diesel engies are noisy, expensive in repair,. I know, what Im talkin - I live in Europe where diesel have domination right now.

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