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I took delivery of my 2014 Longhorn Laramie Ram Eco-Diesel in late May. This is the first truck that I have ever owned. There's not much that this truck doesn't offer. I already have 13k miles on it. I average 28mpg highway running at 75-80mph. In the city, I'm averaging 25-26mpg. My daughter is getting spoiled as she is using it to complete her Driver's Training. I told her not to get used to it because she definitely wasn't getting one as her first vehicle.


This was the best investment that I have made in a long time! Hope everyone is enjoying their EcoDiesel as much as I do!
 

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Congratulations, welcome to the forum. We look forward to hearing all about your experiences with your new RAM.
 

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Welcome to the show! Seems like we're seeing it more and more, people are switching for the mileage... homerun on their hands...
 

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Congrats on the new truck! What made you decide to buy a truck since this is your first one, and a diesel at that?


Well, I drove a 2000 Chev Suburban for 10 years & I loved it. When gas went up to almost $5.00/g in 2010 & my son got his license, I decided it was time for a new vehicle with better fuel mileage. I bought a 2010 Dodge Nitro - loved it at first, but it turned out to be back at the dealer more times than not. Nothing major, but I went a couple of summers with the AC on the blink & didn't have heat last winter - good thing I live in South Texas. Of course, every time, I pulled in to the Dealer, it started working fine. UGH! And I was only getting about 17mpg - less than what the suburban was getting.


We heard about the Eco & decided that it was time to upgrade - mileage & size. I no longer needed a vehicle to tote kids around in - I needed one to haul my toys in - bikes, kayak & plenty of ice chests.


Our local Dodge dealer sponsors my daughter softball team. They had put a new Longhorn Laramie on display - big mistake - you can't show me that then expect me to hold back when I order my truck. Yikes! I like the esthetics of a Dodge - it looks much more expensive & classier than their competition.


My husband is a very loyal Dodge customer & diesel is a plus - he has a '92 Ram 2500 Welding Rig, 2005 Ram 3500. The only reason he has a GMC 6500 is because we couldn't find a used Ram with that capacity - he's not allowed to have a brand new vehicle.

Anyway, we couldn't be happier with our investment. I highly recommend it to anyone - but like I tell my friends, don't expect to drive into the dealer & take delivery of it. I had to wait 6 weeks for it. Well worth the wait! Love it!
 

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About Dodge Nitro's, I have heard many complaints about them and unfortunately don't see many of them on the road. They look cool, have a cool name, just too bad they are how they are.
 

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Well, I drove a 2000 Chev Suburban for 10 years & I loved it. When gas went up to almost $5.00/g in 2010 & my son got his license, I decided it was time for a new vehicle with better fuel mileage. I bought a 2010 Dodge Nitro - loved it at first, but it turned out to be back at the dealer more times than not. Nothing major, but I went a couple of summers with the AC on the blink & didn't have heat last winter - good thing I live in South Texas. Of course, every time, I pulled in to the Dealer, it started working fine. UGH! And I was only getting about 17mpg - less than what the suburban was getting.


We heard about the Eco & decided that it was time to upgrade - mileage & size. I no longer needed a vehicle to tote kids around in - I needed one to haul my toys in - bikes, kayak & plenty of ice chests.


Our local Dodge dealer sponsors my daughter softball team. They had put a new Longhorn Laramie on display - big mistake - you can't show me that then expect me to hold back when I order my truck. Yikes! I like the esthetics of a Dodge - it looks much more expensive & classier than their competition.


My husband is a very loyal Dodge customer & diesel is a plus - he has a '92 Ram 2500 Welding Rig, 2005 Ram 3500. The only reason he has a GMC 6500 is because we couldn't find a used Ram with that capacity - he's not allowed to have a brand new vehicle.

Anyway, we couldn't be happier with our investment. I highly recommend it to anyone - but like I tell my friends, don't expect to drive into the dealer & take delivery of it. I had to wait 6 weeks for it. Well worth the wait! Love it!
Sounds like the Ram Ecodiesel is a really good fit for you. I could imagine that having a Suburban when gas prices sky rocketed must have been a shocker. Those gas guzzlers aren't as popular anymore. But I'm glad that vehicles like the Ram Ecodiesel give you both a big truck and good mileage.
 

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I'm just glad to say I got rid of my old suburban since it had so many issues and wasn't worth fixing, all during a time when gas prices weren't so bad.
 

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I'm just glad to say I got rid of my old suburban since it had so many issues and wasn't worth fixing, all during a time when gas prices weren't so bad.
I never had any issues with "Ol' Bertha" - I drove her for 10 years, then passed her down to my teenage son, who manage to flip it & total it within the first couple months. We bought it back from insurance company, repaired & she was back on the road again. And she just hit 275k miles. Very dependable! Sorry to hear you had bad luck with yours.
 
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