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New to the forum but not to the diesel market. I will be interested in the 6-12 month report on the Ram Eco as miles accumulate.
 

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New to the forum but not to the diesel market. I will be interested in the 6-12 month report on the Ram Eco as miles accumulate.
welcome up, glad to have you along. Long term reports are keeping me on the fence as well right now. Seems to be in great shape, glad the others don't mind being the guinea pigs ;) >:)
 

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Ok, here's a quick guinea pig report. A bit of a preamble; this longhorn cc 4x4 lb was new vehicle purchase #26 so I have a pretty good basis for comparison. I'm a definite diesel head & have been driving a variety of diesel powered German vehicles since the early 80's. Of all the vehicles I've owned, this is the first chrysler product. Whether factual or simple presumption, I've always viewed them as an inferior product. While I still suffer a bit from "dodge-a-phobia", i chose the ram on hopes that the recent European ownerships of chrysler have injected enhanced technology & reliability in the brand. I took delivery of my truck in April & now have >8000 miles. It has been in the shop for a cel & will return for low battery voltage problems in the morning. Was my assumption of improved reliability in error? Time will tell but I am disappointed as of now. I can emphatically say this truck is on par with any luxury car I've ever owned with regards to interior appointments & comfort. It has been an exceptional travel vehicle. The fuel mileage has been nothing short of phenominal. To date, the best hand calculated tank was 31.1 & worst 23.3. I haven't reset one trip odometer since new & it's sitting at about 26 mpg. The truck has been like a lightning rod for criticism when it comes to rated tow & haul capacities. Mine has an anemic capacity of <900#. I've actually had 800# loaded behind the rear axle with no indication I had a load of any kind while driving. My heaviest weight to date is 1600# & the air suspension leveled the load without a problem. Bare in mind, I have a 200# are cover & had a couple of big dudes in the cab. Along with this load, I was towing an additional 3000# trailer over some mountainous east tn back roads with some pretty gnarly, steep switchbacks without drama. It's a truck, use it like one!! The fit & finish isn't perfect but comparable to most other vehicles I've owned. Overall, with the exception of possibly questionable reliability issues, I have found little to fault this truck for. I'm hoping the battery drain problem will be resolved painlessly & if I encounter no further issues, I'll proclaim this vehicle the nearest to perfection for my use of any vehicle I've yet owned. Keeping my fingers crossed!
 

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Great to have you here on the forum @Harley. Have you looked at other reports of long term reviews on the Ram Ecodiesel? Or are you just more interested in getting to experience it first hand?
 

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New to the forum but not to the diesel market. I will be interested in the 6-12 month report on the Ram Eco as miles accumulate.
Welcome to the forum, lots of good information here.
 

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Ok, here's a quick guinea pig report. A bit of a preamble; this longhorn cc 4x4 lb was new vehicle purchase #26 so I have a pretty good basis for comparison. I'm a definite diesel head & have been driving a variety of diesel powered German vehicles since the early 80's. Of all the vehicles I've owned, this is the first chrysler product. Whether factual or simple presumption, I've always viewed them as an inferior product. While I still suffer a bit from "dodge-a-phobia", i chose the ram on hopes that the recent European ownerships of chrysler have injected enhanced technology & reliability in the brand. I took delivery of my truck in April & now have >8000 miles. It has been in the shop for a cel & will return for low battery voltage problems in the morning. Was my assumption of improved reliability in error? Time will tell but I am disappointed as of now. I can emphatically say this truck is on par with any luxury car I've ever owned with regards to interior appointments & comfort. It has been an exceptional travel vehicle. The fuel mileage has been nothing short of phenominal. To date, the best hand calculated tank was 31.1 & worst 23.3. I haven't reset one trip odometer since new & it's sitting at about 26 mpg. The truck has been like a lightning rod for criticism when it comes to rated tow & haul capacities. Mine has an anemic capacity of <900#. I've actually had 800# loaded behind the rear axle with no indication I had a load of any kind while driving. My heaviest weight to date is 1600# & the air suspension leveled the load without a problem. Bare in mind, I have a 200# are cover & had a couple of big dudes in the cab. Along with this load, I was towing an additional 3000# trailer over some mountainous east tn back roads with some pretty gnarly, steep switchbacks without drama. It's a truck, use it like one!! The fit & finish isn't perfect but comparable to most other vehicles I've owned. Overall, with the exception of possibly questionable reliability issues, I have found little to fault this truck for. I'm hoping the battery drain problem will be resolved painlessly & if I encounter no further issues, I'll proclaim this vehicle the nearest to perfection for my use of any vehicle I've yet owned. Keeping my fingers crossed!


Wow! You took the words right out of my mouth! I'm happy with my truck, but I feel Ram & Chrysler have a LONG way to go to equal the customer service of many luxury brands. I say: "If you can't run with the big dogs, then stay on the porch!" i.e. if you are going to sell $40,000-$50,000 luxury vehicles, you better give the customer the level of service for a $40,000-$50,000 vehicle or they won't stay your customer. Acura and Buick took very good care of me, but don't sell diesel trucks. Otherwise, I would have stayed with them. Only time will tell...
 

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I haven't the mileage you have yet. My best mileage so far has been 26.5Cdn mpg and that was towing about 1 000# over 500miles. I'm happy with the truck, and haven't had any issue yet. I came for a 2013 Panthfinder, and really glad I switched as Nissan is by far the worst maker I have ever owned and I have owned all domestic makers vehicles. So I would never go back to off shore again, even if the RAM isn't as good as they say.
 

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Please pardon me for jacking your thread but wanted to do a quick update. Service dept said batt tested defective & replaced it. Hopefully this will take care of the problem. Gleaned some interesting info & I'll share the details in an appropriate thread.
 

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Please pardon me for jacking your thread but wanted to do a quick update. Service dept said batt tested defective & replaced it. Hopefully this will take care of the problem. Gleaned some interesting info & I'll share the details in an appropriate thread.
I'm not surprised that happen. Batteries are like that, although you know it's a new battery, it can still fail on you.

Do you remember what brand of battery it was,?
 

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The battery is branded mopar but of course they're not the manufacturer. At one time Johnson controls was building their batt but not sure if that's still the case. Cap (10% more) said it was the same batt being used in the Benz diesels.
 
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