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Would You Buy a Diesel-Powered Ram 1500?

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Dodge just announced they will be introducing a new light-duty Cummins diesel engine in the Ram 1500 truck sometime after 2009. We'd like to know how DT members feel about being able to get a diesel in the 1500 for the first time ever. Would you be interested in buying a truck like this if the price was reasonable? Vote in the poll, and post your thoughts here!
 

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A smaller Cummins diesel would be the perfect addition to the 1500 line up.

My next truck will be a 2500 though - I prefer an SFA on my 4x4 :D
 

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I would love to have one if it has the aftermarket support that the current Cummins has.
 

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They need to make a Cummins powered 1500 with a single front axel, I would buy one for SURE!!
 

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Not sure if I would ..... it would depend on pricing cause the Diesel in the 2500 is a pretty pricey option and considering the price of diesel is higher then gas here.
I dont think the 1500 4x4 IFS front ends would hold up to the torque of a diesel either.
 

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A 1500, with a diesel, and a 40 gallon fuels tank...i could go for weeks withg out filling up!...bring it on!
 

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well after the beef up the axles transmission and suspension to support the cummins you got a 2500.
 

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I think that it is a great idea. More options is always better.
 

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I agree; however, if the price is in the 1500 range then count me in.

Aboynamedsue said:
well after the beef up the axles transmission and suspension to support the cummins you got a 2500.
 

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Im already planning to buy one in 2010
 

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Please! the sooner the better!

While your at it put a diesel in the caliber or avenger for my wife! VW is coming out with a clean diesel Jetta with estimates of 50mpg in 08. Very tempting....
 

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The more diesels the better. The diesel is a superior engine to the gasoline engine in both efficiency and power potential. Other than my vintage Dodge Car, I have one Cummins diesel already and would never get rid of it, but would be interested in getting a smaller vehicle like the 1500 diesel for my old lady. I hope if they do use diesel they utilize the next gen. of direct injection for the head and injection equipment, much as the new visteon direct low pressure injection used I think on the new volkswagen diesels.
 

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Yeah, I think that I can go for one of those also only if the price is right.
 

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Who wouldnt? Gas maybe a kick in the ass right now, but cummins is one badass motor.
 
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