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2013 RAM 1500 3.0L EcoDiesel anyone?

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by mrbadwrench, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. Oct 22, 2013 at 6:33 PM
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    mrbadwrench

    mrbadwrench [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just priced one out on RAM's website. Looks like I could get a 4x4 regular cab for $32k OTD assuming no incentives.

    Looks like a good deal, frankly. The age of the Tacoma may be drawing to a close. 420 lbs/ft of torque and 27 mpg highway is nothing to sneeze at.

    Thoughts?

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  2. Oct 22, 2013 at 6:37 PM
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  3. Oct 22, 2013 at 6:39 PM
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    TacoBurrito07

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    I mean if it holds up that would be great! but I don't know about long term reliability.. Just throwing that out there
     
  4. Oct 22, 2013 at 6:39 PM
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    bzzr2

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    i have nothing against that, as long is the front end doesn't fall apart the truck should be decent.
     
  5. Oct 22, 2013 at 6:44 PM
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    wildcats

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    It seems like a decent deal, I'm not really into regular cab trucks but that's just my opinion. My only real concern would be just how new the engine and transmission is. I also know that diesels can demand very expensive repairs and aren't always fun in really cold weather.
     
  6. Oct 22, 2013 at 6:46 PM
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    bzzr2

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    if i'm still on the reg cab train when my tacoma needs replacing and these are doing well i would certainly consider one. ideally toyota will do something new and up to date in a short wheelbase.
     
  7. Oct 23, 2013 at 10:31 AM
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    i like it!!
     
  8. Oct 23, 2013 at 11:18 AM
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    User Name01

    User Name01 I leave on a donkey and come back on a horse

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    mehh
    I love the idea of the whole v6 diesel but.............ehhh
     
  9. Oct 23, 2013 at 12:44 PM
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    aficianado

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    on a side note..it is very interesting to me how a lynch mob forms when someone sells a tacoma and buys another manufacturers truck.

    funny almost. i'm a car guy. i like cars and trucks.
     
  10. Oct 23, 2013 at 12:49 PM
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    spaulding88

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    Having a diesel during the cold season "SUCKS", plus it's not cheap at the pump either. I don't care if you get 20mpg, it still costs an arm and leg to fuel up.

    I can't wait to get out of my diesel and back into a tacoma again.
     
  11. Oct 23, 2013 at 12:51 PM
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    MightyMouse-SCT

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    Try it out and stop sipping the toyota kool aid . My 2008 camry with 111k miles on it is falling apart on us as we speak.
     
  12. Oct 24, 2013 at 11:53 AM
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    Damn. My wife likes the idea of a full sized diesel rig. Who kidnapped my wife and replaced her with a look-alike?
     
  13. Oct 24, 2013 at 11:58 AM
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    A diesel option is nice, I say the more competition and options the better. I have heard the Ram 1500s are better than they used to be but still a bit hit and miss. I am rooting for the Tacoma because I trust and have a long history with Toyota and I need a smaller truck for my outdoor adventures. Hopefully when I go to buy again -not anytime soon- the Toyota equivalent will be the best option for me.
     
  14. Oct 24, 2013 at 12:03 PM
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  16. Oct 24, 2013 at 12:11 PM
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    maxamillion2345 Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    Not really... and in the end, unless you're a poor piece of crap - in which case you should have neither vehicle, cost of fuel isn't that much between trucks.
     
  17. Oct 24, 2013 at 12:13 PM
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    For the Dodges with the Cumins I always heard it put as a 500,000 mile motor in a 100,000 mile chassis. I have also seen a lot of evidence to back that statement up. I'm not sure who is making this new Diesel motor but I am a Fan of Diesels and if anything I think the Dodge is a good looking Truck. I do have to say though that's a pretty hefty price tag for a single cab truck.
     
  18. Oct 24, 2013 at 12:22 PM
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    These latest dodges... they've really refined the interior, pretty nice trucks. The front axles usually fall apart but hey. I'd definitely consider one if I were in the market.
     
  19. Oct 24, 2013 at 12:23 PM
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    If this is anything like ford's ecoboost, I would run away.
     
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    If you care about mpg, then you care how much you're spending on fuel. Your fuel bill on a 27mpg diesel would cost the same as the fuel bill on a 22mpg gasser....
     
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