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So What do You Think of Dodge's 1/2 Ton Diesel?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Nor7, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. Mar 21, 2016 at 9:21 PM
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    Maybe I'm way out of the loop but I noticed Dodge has had a 1/2 ton (1500) turbo diesel truck.

    Anyone test drive one of these?
     
  2. Mar 21, 2016 at 9:36 PM
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    I don't know if this correlates or not, but we test drove the ¾ ton Ram with a diesel and were singularly unimpressed. It just didn't have the punch of my Tundra even though on paper it has much more torque. I can only imagine their "eco" diesel would be similarly unimpressive. They do this weird torque management thing where they hold back the torque until the upper gears. Probably fine for towing but not so-much for the fun-factor
     
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  3. Mar 21, 2016 at 10:39 PM
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    I can speak from experience, they suck ass. Go to some Eco diesel forums, bring a six pack, you're gonna be there a while.
     
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  4. Mar 22, 2016 at 7:15 PM
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    Why it's a Dodge, Wrong site. LoL Now How about a Toyota Tundra diesel. Now you might have some interest.
     
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  5. Mar 22, 2016 at 7:16 PM
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    I have a buddy with the EcoDiesel in the grand Cherokee. Awesome fuel economy when it runs. It is rated to tow 7k, overheats with 5k lbs.
     
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    Is it me or do all Nissan owner, Have there heads up there @&& ?
     
  7. Mar 22, 2016 at 7:28 PM
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    Everything is "ECO-something" now, even vacuum cleaners and cat litter. There is probably an ECO version of Ever Clear... "ECO Ever Clear"
     
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  8. Mar 22, 2016 at 7:34 PM
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    Glad there are still non-Eco women out there. Some like a dirty environment.:thumbsup:
     
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  9. Mar 22, 2016 at 7:36 PM
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  10. Mar 22, 2016 at 8:20 PM
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    Sounds about right for a Chrysler product...
     
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    I know, this country is going stupid...
     
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    I am waiting for Toyota to step up to a 3/4 ton and even dully. I mean why not. Stop giving the market to the top 3.
     
  13. Mar 22, 2016 at 9:57 PM
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    Agreed. Drove a 1 ton Ram Cummins a while back and it'd barely pull a gooseneck with a 1,500 lb UTV on it. Tried putting my foot to the floor to make up for it, didn't help. Kinda funny how the Duramax has nearly 100 ft-lb less torque and pulls astronomically better.
     
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    Since we are talking diesels, a coworker just got a diesel Porsche Cayenne. Wonder how that one drives. Haven't been in it yet.
     
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