The Ride, It's Not Just for People - 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Long-Term Road Test

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edited February 2015 in Ram
imageThe Ride, It's Not Just for People - 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Long-Term Road Test

The ride quality in the Edmunds 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel.

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  • bankerdannybankerdanny Member Posts: 1,021
    What a beautiful old CB. Those bikes are a blast to ride around town.
  • allthingshondaallthingshonda Member Posts: 878
    jasond52 said:

    That's the problems with diesels...they are very complex and can be a bear to diagnose and repair.

    Actually they are more simple by design than gas engines. No spark plugs or ignition system. DEF and DPF and other emission regulations make them more complex. Older diesels, before these regulations, usually will go many thousands of miles and years, asking for no more than an oil change and fresh filters. Never became popular here due the high initial cost, slow acceleration and clouds of black smoke. Except for Mercedes in the late seventies and eighties, they must have sold more diesels than gas cars.
  • red_xj2000red_xj2000 Member Posts: 13
    edited February 2015
    "And with our truck's comically short bed (don't ask)" - A. You could have gone with the longer 6' 4" bed, B. 5' 7" is the standard size bed for all Big 3 crew cab trucks.

    "lack of a bed extender (again, don't ask)" - It's not as if Mopar doesn't offer a bed extender, I'm pretty sure it can be ordered from the factory just like every other truck.

    t's not like Ram doesn't give you the option for a longer bed or a bed extender, you guys chose to buy one with the shorter bed. How can you knock a truck for not having specific features that you could have ordered from the factory?
  • miata52miata52 Member Posts: 114
    No ignition system, but the fuel delivery system is much more complicated. Modern ignition systems don't fail, but get some dirt, water or air in a diesels fuel system and you have a major pain to deal with.
  • fordson1fordson1 Unconfirmed Posts: 1,512

    "And with our truck's comically short bed (don't ask)" - A. You could have gone with the longer 6' 4" bed, B. 5' 7" is the standard size bed for all Big 3 crew cab trucks.

    "lack of a bed extender (again, don't ask)" - It's not as if Mopar doesn't offer a bed extender, I'm pretty sure it can be ordered from the factory just like every other truck.

    t's not like Ram doesn't give you the option for a longer bed or a bed extender, you guys chose to buy one with the shorter bed. How can you knock a truck for not having specific features that you could have ordered from the factory?

    They always order the shortest bed they can get. No known reason.
  • 95flhtcu95flhtcu Member Posts: 4
    Ya threw what amounts to a few bags of Portland in the bed and you're impressed? WOW. That's a pretty low bar.
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