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#1 OkieGt OFFLINE  

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Posted August 25, 2013 - 01:24 PM

 A new 30mpg small V6 diesel in a 1/2 ton truck with a 9,000+ tow rating, boy is this going to be popular, its already in the Jeep Cherokee, but adding to the 1/2 ton was perfect

http://www.autoblog....50-option-on-1/


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Posted August 25, 2013 - 01:31 PM

What about the tractor in the back ground?



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Posted August 25, 2013 - 01:59 PM

What about the tractor in the back ground?

Looks like a Farmall H or M.



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Posted August 25, 2013 - 02:20 PM

What about the tractor in the back ground?

???? what about it.



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Posted August 25, 2013 - 03:56 PM

Oh! Now that I went back, I see there is a truck in the picture. Looks like a pretty nice tractor.



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Posted August 25, 2013 - 04:48 PM

I'm leaning towards it being an H. Any idea on the three government bins? Sioux or Sudenga?

About time a half tonner gets a diesel. Someone let me know when Chevy gets one. My '04 might get bumped out of the family.
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Posted August 25, 2013 - 04:59 PM

Once you figure in the additional cost of exhaust fluid,  plus the 3 grand extra for that engine right off the top, and more expensive fuel, oil changes, and higher priced air filter/fuel filters, there is no way you'll ever make it come out even.  

I'd say that engine would be a very poor choice.    :(


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Posted August 25, 2013 - 05:16 PM

It's about time someone put some sanity back into the diesel pickup market. The super heavy duty, massive HP diesels just aren't needed by most people. I know a number of people who have tried the big diesels and gone back to the gas engines because they weren't saving enough on fuel to justify the up front cost. If this engine proves reliable they should sell a huge number of them. This will put the Ford eco boost V6 in it's place. It only gets slightly better mileage than the V8's. I hope this new 3l diesel can do better than that. 


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Posted August 25, 2013 - 08:03 PM

Everyone is trying to get in on the fun.  The next generation Nissan Titan ('15??) will have a 5.0L Cummins.


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Posted August 25, 2013 - 09:57 PM

I'm leaning towards it being an H. Any idea on the three government bins? Sioux or Sudenga?

About time a half tonner gets a diesel. Someone let me know when Chevy gets one. My '04 might get bumped out of the family.

Your team had one years ago...  But they messed up and dropped it... 



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Posted August 26, 2013 - 03:31 AM

 I think their dreaming on the fuel economy just like Ford was with that Eco -poop ... That  diesel is hard on fuel in the Jeep and thats lighter than the Ram is ? Good luck!!

 

 Now this country needs a reality check !! Why we are still using gasoline is beyond the wildest ...... It costs more to make, and pollutes even more?

 They have these new diesels running so efficiently now its crazy! And the diesel exaust fluid is enviromently safe! Infact it can be used for fertilizer. urea (spelling) is used to give fruit trees a straight up shot of nitrogen so they produce larger fruit, peaches,plumbs, cherries ect.

 I hope Dodge can make this little diesel work !! I would love to have a diesel half ton pickup !! But I ain't never buyin' a Dodge! :smilewink:


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Posted August 26, 2013 - 05:50 AM

I hope it does well , we'll just have to wait and see how well they hold up in the real world , I thought the 6.0 & 6.4 Fords where good , and they are most of the time but seem $$$ to keep running .



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Posted August 26, 2013 - 06:43 AM

 I think their dreaming on the fuel economy just like Ford was with that Eco -poop ... That  diesel is hard on fuel in the Jeep and thats lighter than the Ram is ? Good luck!!

 

 Now this country needs a reality check !! Why we are still using gasoline is beyond the wildest ...... It costs more to make, and pollutes even more?

 They have these new diesels running so efficiently now its crazy! And the diesel exaust fluid is enviromently safe! Infact it can be used for fertilizer. urea (spelling) is used to give fruit trees a straight up shot of nitrogen so they produce larger fruit, peaches,plumbs, cherries ect.

 I hope Dodge can make this little diesel work !! I would love to have a diesel half ton pickup !! But I ain't never buyin' a Dodge! :smilewink:

 But I ain't never buyin' a Dodge!, That kind of bias only hurts you not Dodge. I mean this in the best possible light, but when we close our minds, we only hurt ourselves. I do understand your statement and respect it, I will just tell you that kind of thinking hurt me more than it did anyone else. That said maybe they will start putting small diesels in Chevys and Fords as well, I hoope so, and hope you get one like you want, and no disrespect meant,


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Posted August 26, 2013 - 06:51 AM

I have spent time behind the wheel of the current Grand Cherokees but not a diesel and they are nice rides.  This would be my choice for a daily driver.  All of the downsides on the table, I think a diesel engine is a better design.

 

Everyone is trying to get in on the fun.  The next generation Nissan Titan ('15??) will have a 5.0L Cummins.

 

That is a significant marketing move.  I would like to compare the V8 specs to the I-6 in the HD Rams.  This is appealing but my real choice would be something like a Nissan Frontier with a 4 cylinder diesel and would hope for 35 MPG.  I would expect with a good tune the Ram/GC combo would get those numbers too.  The Liberty Diesel available in '05-'06 would get 35 MPG with a tune from Green Diesel Engineering.  


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Posted August 26, 2013 - 08:16 AM

 Why we are still using gasoline is beyond the wildest ......

 

Once you figure in the additional cost of exhaust fluid,  plus the 3 grand extra for that engine right off the top, and more expensive fuel, oil changes, and higher priced air filter/fuel filters, there is no way you'll ever make it come out even.  

 

 

There's your answer.


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