Dodge 1/2 ton with diesel?

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  1. RSG

    RSG Full Access Member

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    Anybody seen one? Drive one? I'm curious. I built a truck using Dodge's website and they aint cheap!
     
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    Seen some people that really like them on the vw forums.

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    I've seen them advertised with air suspension. I've heard they get really good mileage, but like other diesels, don't know if the extra cost of the engine is worth it. I don't seem to see as many new Power Strokes as I used to, probably because of the $8000+ price tag of the PSD. It is rumored that Ford is working on a diesel F-150 but no telling what the engine will cost. In order to be better than the EcoBoost engines, it should get at least 30 mpg highway. Just my thoughts.
     
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    The price of gas has a lot to do with the fewer diesel engines in trucks.
     
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    If it wasn't for the long distance pulls we make with our fifth wheel - Oklahoma to Colorado, or Montana, or Wyoming, ect I wouldn't buy the diesel engines. For the short distance, in and out farm/ranch work the gas engines work great but I always end up going diesel for the previous reasons.
     
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    they're putting the same engine in the ProMaster vans.. 17,500 mile service cycle.. that's a LONG time to not be under a hood checking levels..
     
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    IMO the price isn't worth it. From what I've seen the hauling specs are the same as a gas engine.

    When the Nissan Titan diesel came out I was looking it up. The towing specs were the same as my grandparents 2016 F150 with the 5.0. I couldn't see paying for the Titan unless you really want to say you own a diesel.

    I was at a show this past Sunday and there was a new F350 there. It was a fully loaded FX4. It even had the goose neck hitch. For the bargain price of $75,000. Ouch.

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    In many areas, diesel is now about the same price as gasoline. I still don't know if the extra cost of the diesel is worth the prices. Of course we'll have to see how the new 2018 F-150 diesel will cost and the mileage ratings.
     

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