so, looks like Dodge is going to have a 1/2 ton diesel truck

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  • February 15, 2013 at 4:38 pm #498266 Back to Top REPORT
    vash
    vash

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    i am all aboard with this. great idea.

    http://bizbeatblog.dallasnews.com/2013/ … ckup.html/

    February 15, 2013 at 11:00 pm #553415 Back to Top REPORT
    deere-farmer
    Deere Farmer

    Age: 41
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    Location: Van Wert County, Ohio
    I can’t believe it has taken this long for a readily available 1/2 ton Diesel.
    February 15, 2013 at 11:27 pm #553416 Back to Top REPORT
    matxt
    MatXT

    Joined: 4/18/2006
    Everything will be diesel someday soon. My wife works for a company that is deep into auto diesel technology and I hear alot about diesel engines. Obama wants us all to be like the EU. Thats one of the reasons diesel fuel is so much higher than gas too.
    February 15, 2013 at 11:52 pm #553417 Back to Top REPORT
    hocktl
    hocktl

    Joined: 2/1/2007
    What’s worse than having to put a battery in your truck?

    Putting two batteries in your truck. :cry: Just did that.

    February 16, 2013 at 12:47 am #553418 Back to Top REPORT

    SoloXT

    Joined: 7/22/2008
    Location: Indiana
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    What’s worse than having to put a battery in your truck?

    Putting two batteries in your truck. :cry: Just did that.[/quote:tvqivcv4]

    Try two Sear Die Hard Platinums…….just re-badged Odyssey’s, but still pricey

    Can’t complain though, stockers lasted 10 years

    February 16, 2013 at 3:28 am #553419 Back to Top REPORT
    wihill
    wihill

    Joined: 5/25/2007
    If it comes with 4 real doors and gets 30MPG, I’ll be down at the dealership screaming “SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!”

    I have no idea why small turbo diesel’s haven’t caught on in this country. I had a TDI Jetta for a number of years before the company made me give it back, and hands down it was one of the best cars I ever owned. If I could have found one locally for a reasonable amount I would have bought it (just after the huge gas hike and the panic for high MPG cars).

    That said –

    Seriously. Why does the slag of refining need to cost more than high octane gas? There’s no reason for diesel to cost what it does. *grumble*

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    February 16, 2013 at 4:09 am #553420 Back to Top REPORT
    deere-farmer
    Deere Farmer

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    Location: Van Wert County, Ohio

    If it comes with 4 real doors and gets 30MPG, I’ll be down at the dealership screaming “SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!”

    I have no idea why small turbo diesel’s haven’t caught on in this country. I had a TDI Jetta for a number of years before the company made me give it back, and hands down it was one of the best cars I ever owned. If I could have found one locally for a reasonable amount I would have bought it (just after the huge gas hike and the panic for high MPG cars).

    That said –

    Seriously. Why does the slag of refining need to cost more than high octane gas? There’s no reason for diesel to cost what it does. *grumble*[/color:16m2hjls][/quote:16m2hjls]

    :agree it use to be 60-70 cents a gallon less than regular unleaded.

    February 16, 2013 at 7:15 pm #553421 Back to Top REPORT
    bulldog
    bulldog

    Joined: 2/12/2011

    What’s worse than having to put a battery in your truck?

    Putting two batteries in your truck. :cry: Just did that.[/quote:2xn6tl17]

    Damn… LOL

    February 16, 2013 at 8:48 pm #553422 Back to Top REPORT

    Whitetail Addict

    Joined: 10/8/2008

    That said –

    Seriously. Why does the slag of refining need to cost more than high octane gas? There’s no reason for diesel to cost what it does. *grumble*[/quote:pxd53pj7]

    Because “Big Oil” doesn’t want to see the American public have fuel efficient vehicles. They do not want to see diesel technology catch on because they know how efficient it is. You didn’t see high diesel prices until diesel development started to pick up in this country. They get us existing owners with their junk fuel (ULSD).

    February 16, 2013 at 8:56 pm #553423 Back to Top REPORT

    Whitetail Addict

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    I will gladly buy 2 batteries every 7 years (I bought mine at the dealer), 2.5 gallons of oil every 5,000 miles, $30 fuel filters every 10,000 miles, and a $10 Allison spin-on filters every 10,000 miles.

    For what I’ve thrown at my truck, it owes me nothing.

    February 16, 2013 at 11:02 pm #553424 Back to Top REPORT
    deere-farmer
    Deere Farmer

    Age: 41
    Joined: 11/12/2008
    Location: Van Wert County, Ohio

    That said –

    Seriously. Why does the slag of refining need to cost more than high octane gas? There’s no reason for diesel to cost what it does. *grumble*[/quote:3ib8difs]

    Because “Big Oil” doesn’t want to see the American public have fuel efficient vehicles. They do not want to see diesel technology catch on because they know how efficient it is. You didn’t see high diesel prices until diesel development started to pick up in this country. They get us existing owners with their junk fuel (ULSD)[/color:3ib8difs].[/quote:3ib8difs]

    All valid points WA. Thanks to government (EPA) regulations and the use of ULSD, my MPG also dropped. Big Oil has everyone by the balls. :thumbdown

    February 16, 2013 at 11:48 pm #553425 Back to Top REPORT
    vash
    vash

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    staying on topic. :D

    if toyota EVER comes to the USA with the Hilux..i would be down there the very next day. i dont need a big truck. 1/2 ton would be more than plenty..,but a compact truck with a diesel would be fantastic.

    we took a Hilux from Laos to Cambodia, and to this day..i dont remember stopping to fill up. we just drove forever.

    i just like better mileage..a nod in towing torque, etc. i’d buy this dodge if word got out that is all we get.

    February 16, 2013 at 11:50 pm #553426 Back to Top REPORT
    vash
    vash

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    oh, i almost fainted when my wife said, “i cant wait to find out the numbers (cost and mpg) on this new dodge!”

    she loves dodge trucks. she almost bought me a 3/4 ton when we were about to get married…I had to stop her. funny woman.

    February 17, 2013 at 1:49 am #553427 Back to Top REPORT
    deere-farmer
    Deere Farmer

    Age: 41
    Joined: 11/12/2008
    Location: Van Wert County, Ohio

    oh, i almost fainted when my wife said, “i cant wait to find out the numbers (cost and mpg) on this new dodge!”

    she loves dodge trucks. she almost bought me a 3/4 ton when we were about to get married…I had to stop her. funny woman.[/quote:2pbglwfn]

    :^O :^O :thumbup

    February 17, 2013 at 2:16 am #553428 Back to Top REPORT
    vtmtnman
    vtmtnman

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    staying on topic. :D

    if toyota EVER comes to the USA with the Hilux..i would be down there the very next day. i dont need a big truck. 1/2 ton would be more than plenty..,but a compact truck with a diesel would be fantastic.

    we took a Hilux from Laos to Cambodia, and to this day..i dont remember stopping to fill up. we just drove forever.

    i just like better mileage..a nod in towing torque, etc. i’d buy this dodge if word got out that is all we get.[/quote:kdapyau3]I had a fleet of diesel hiluxs in Iraq.If they brought them here I’d be down to the dealer tommorrow with my Tacoma ready for one.You can drive forever on a tank of fuel.Awesome truck.

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