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new member from Canada and soon to be ecodiesel owner

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Hi Guys/gals: newbie here from Manitoba Canada,spent the day test driving a new Laramie ecodiesel in bright cherry red,what a driving experience,coming from my 04.5 ram turbo cummins this ecodiesel drives like a dream,one would be hard pressed to tell it was a diesel,acceleration is great although i did notice what i think was a bit of turbo lag while under light acceleration,my wife and i fell in love with it,now to decide to sign on the dotted line with all discounts etc... $48,500.00 CDN the exact same truck in the Hemi was $44,700.00 with my commuting this is a no brainer, and with a diesel they were designed for tweaking!! Blue spark tuners!! etc... will let you all know on monday if it is in the driveway,the dealer also has a grey SLT 3.0 that could be ours for $35,000.00 out the door but options are sparse,DECISIONS,DECISIONS:)
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Hey fellow Canadian!

Hope you enjoy your RAM ED. I got my quad cab SLT 3 weeks ago and loving it. It's rated for 38 mpg on the hwy (imperial galon). I commute very week on Vancouver Island just shy of 400 km (240 miles) each way to work. On the ride home yesterday I averaged 8.5 litres per 100 km which should be about 31.8 mpg. I used cruise control going 60 mph for 240 km (up and down small mountains) and then 66 mpg on the island freeway.

During the week in town I think I easily got the 27 mpg it's rated for. Am impressed so far.

FYI not sure if it was a good investment, but I did buy the 7 year ext power train warranty.
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