that 's what i was thinking tooNot tying to trail off the OP's post, but to me the 5.0L Cummins is too big if an engine in a half ton. When Nissan and Toyota do this, they will create this niche market of HD 1/2 Tons or 5/8th Ton trucks that may or may not catch on.
I'm in the same boat. I've always been a Chevy guy but then I saw a commercial for the EcoDiesel. After driving one I was hooked and a week later I had mine ordered. I took delivery last Friday and love the truck!New to the forum here. Happened on to this place after trying to gather all the information on the EcoDiesel that I could find. Ended up driving off the lot with a Ram 1500 big horn Ecodiesel.
First seen one on a car hauler 4 weeks ago that came into the dealership I work at and peaked my interest being I was in the market to upgrade from my 09' F150.
Been a ford guy since the mid 80's, so this is the first time I've owned a Dodge product. Was getting ready to pull the trigger on an F150 ecoboost, until the dealer decided to get funny with his numbers, so I walked away from the deal. Stopped by the local Dodge dealer in town and he had 2 ecodiesel's on the lot.
After test driving one, Honestly I was sold on it. Making the numbers work was a formality. 2 hrs later I'm cruising in my new truck.
Hopefully the first year bugs will be minor on this truck. I might be wrong, but Dodge seems to have their act together with this 1500. The ride and handling is better then the F150, to my thinking. Hopefully time will prove me right in my decision to swap manufacturers.
Ram will be happy to have made a conquest sale here. Glad that you like the Ram 1500, but do you think that it is a better vehicle than the F-150, or was it just that the dealer ruined it for you?