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#11740234 - 07/24/16 08:53 PM They tried to talk me out of an EcoDiesel, but it didn't work
patriot07 Offline
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Registered: 04/20/10
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I'm not a Dodge/Ram guy, but we're looking at getting a travel trailer and I didn't want to take the family around the country with my old 2004 Chevy pulling it around. Knowing that I really only need to tow about 6,000-7,000 lbs, payload won't be critical, and I need decent mpg for driving to work every day, the Ram EcoDiesel fit all the bills.

The only other trucks that I seriously considered were the Tundra and F-150 ecoboost. I just couldn't bring myself to buy a Ford (and the mpg reportedly isn't that great at normal highway speeds), and the Tundra gas mileage is just abysmal, and the end-of-year 2016 Ram incentives made the ED a really great value. Got a Lone Star trim with spray-in bedliner, dual zone climate control, limited-slip differential, and Alpine speaker system. Really excited about it. Getting anywhere from 21-30 mpg right now. It was a darker color than I wanted, but this particular truck had an extra $1500 rebate on it since it had been on the lot for a long time. It's not ugly enough for me to turn down an extra $1500 discount.

Hard to believe you can get a crew cab half ton with tons of features, mid/upper 20s gas mileage, and a diesel motor for low-$30s. I'm surprised they're not selling more of them honestly. There just isn't much else out there that can compete with it if you're putting a bunch of miles on your truck.

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#11740317 - 07/24/16 09:54 PM Re: They tried to talk me out of an EcoDiesel, but it didn't work [Re: patriot07]
Ol Man River Offline
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Registered: 06/16/11
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Nice truck, low 30's with no trade...outright buy plus ttl?

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#11740398 - 07/24/16 10:25 PM Re: They tried to talk me out of an EcoDiesel, but it didn't work [Re: patriot07]
patriot07 Offline
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Thanks. Yep, $33,838 plus TT&L with no trade. Sold my 2004 Silverado with 155k miles for $6900 and I've got my Altima listed on craigslist for $12,850.

On top of that price, I did pay $250 for window tint & wheel locks, $295 for the chrome body molding, and $360 for an OEM integrated trailer brake controller. But that price included the limited-slip differential, spray-in bedliner, Alpine speaker system, dual zone climate control, and all of the Lone Star package add-ons (3.55 rear axle, cruise control, fog lamps, 7" display screen, back-up camera, full length console, chrome wheels/grill/door handles, 8-speed transmission, etc.). MSRP was $45,800 including the $5,000 Lone Star package discount, or $50,800 if you don't include that.

I also added the running boards myself ($200 online versus $630 that the dealer wanted).
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#11740419 - 07/24/16 10:31 PM Re: They tried to talk me out of an EcoDiesel, but it didn't work [Re: patriot07]
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Not ugly at all. That looks like a very nice truck to me. And you got a great deal. If you're happy with it thats all that matters.
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#11740625 - 07/25/16 08:02 AM Re: They tried to talk me out of an EcoDiesel, but it didn't work [Re: patriot07]
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cheers

Congrats! Drove mine to the coast this weekend round trip average was 28.5 mpg banana

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#11740937 - 07/25/16 10:37 AM Re: They tried to talk me out of an EcoDiesel, but it didn't work [Re: patriot07]
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I might just have to check one out with 4WD.
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#11740943 - 07/25/16 10:39 AM Re: They tried to talk me out of an EcoDiesel, but it didn't work [Re: Anchorman]
redchevy Offline
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Originally Posted By: Anchorman
Not ugly at all. That looks like a very nice truck to me. And you got a great deal. If you're happy with it thats all that matters.


I think they are one of the better looking trucks out there. I'm not much on the square look. Think dodge has had the best body style for a few years now.

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#11741374 - 07/25/16 02:07 PM Re: They tried to talk me out of an EcoDiesel, but it didn't work [Re: KingwoodCat]
patriot07 Offline
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Originally Posted By: KingwoodCat
I might just have to check one out with 4WD.
What I'm finding out is the mileage if you're cruising on the highway is ridiculous. If you have lot of stop & go, then it'll quickly drop to low 20's. Mechanically, it all makes sense and it's well-designed. But repeatedly stopping and accelerating 5,000+ lbs from 0 to 60 isn't good for the gas mileage at all. My 3,000 lb Altima handled it fine, but it has a significant impact on the truck's mpg. If you aren't going to be doing much of that, then it would be a great truck. If you are, then don't expect mid/upper 20s mpg.
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#11741383 - 07/25/16 02:10 PM Re: They tried to talk me out of an EcoDiesel, but it didn't work [Re: redchevy]
patriot07 Offline
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
Originally Posted By: Anchorman
Not ugly at all. That looks like a very nice truck to me. And you got a great deal. If you're happy with it thats all that matters.


I think they are one of the better looking trucks out there. I'm not much on the square look. Think dodge has had the best body style for a few years now.
I love the body style too. I just think the dark gray is going to be hot in the summer and show every speck of dirt. I like the look of the truck. I was just thinking something like silver or white would be better long term here in Texas.
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#11741486 - 07/25/16 03:09 PM Re: They tried to talk me out of an EcoDiesel, but it didn't work [Re: patriot07]
redchevy Offline
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I ended up with white. They had a black and silver one identical to the white one I bought. Never liked white before... but in the 4 months I've owned it, it has grown on me a lot.

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#11741942 - 07/25/16 07:44 PM Re: They tried to talk me out of an EcoDiesel, but it didn't work [Re: redchevy]
patriot07 Offline
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
I ended up with white. They had a black and silver one identical to the white one I bought. Never liked white before... but in the 4 months I've owned it, it has grown on me a lot.
My old Silverado was white and I loved it.
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#11742418 - 07/26/16 05:36 AM Re: They tried to talk me out of an EcoDiesel, but it didn't work [Re: patriot07]
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Originally Posted By: patriot07
Originally Posted By: redchevy
I ended up with white. They had a black and silver one identical to the white one I bought. Never liked white before... but in the 4 months I've owned it, it has grown on me a lot.
My old Silverado was white and I loved it.
I have had 3 whites and one gray in last 4. Really like the white because they look clean even when not. Silver or gray has a tendency to fade in the Texas sun. Nice looking Dodge if you are in to chrome. Chrome and big grills are 2 trends I am not a fan of. Great price on that truck surprised it sat on the lot that long. Can't beat that gas mileage. They all drop off like that in city driving.

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#11743940 - 07/26/16 08:42 PM Re: They tried to talk me out of an EcoDiesel, but it didn't work [Re: Stump jumper]
gander Offline
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Loc: Ellis county
Originally Posted By: Stump jumper
Originally Posted By: patriot07
Originally Posted By: redchevy
I ended up with white. They had a black and silver one identical to the white one I bought. Never liked white before... but in the 4 months I've owned it, it has grown on me a lot.
My old Silverado was white and I loved it.
I have had 3 whites and one gray in last 4. Really like the white because they look clean even when not. Silver or gray has a tendency to fade in the Texas sun. Nice looking Dodge if you are in to chrome. Chrome and big grills are 2 trends I am not a fan of. Great price on that truck surprised it sat on the lot that long. Can't beat that gas mileage. They all drop off like that in city driving.
I have had good luck with silver last one I had was 2nd Gen Tacoma and it never faded,but only had for 6 years and did stay on top of the washing and waxing...was easy to keep it looking clean.

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#11745862 - 07/27/16 08:55 PM Re: They tried to talk me out of an EcoDiesel, but it didn't work [Re: patriot07]
Samsonsworld Offline
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Registered: 12/12/08
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Loc: Roaming West Texas
Nice truck! Congrats!

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#11747003 - 07/28/16 03:08 PM Re: They tried to talk me out of an EcoDiesel, but it didn't work [Re: Samsonsworld]
Delbert Offline
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Registered: 12/10/11
Posts: 47
Loc: Taylor Tx
You can Pm me the dealership and salesman name and phone number please

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