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We took delivery of my wife's new 1500 EcoDiesel this past Saturday. :D

I neither have seen any on the road nor at any dealers in my area, so we took the chance and order one. BlackGold Laramie fully loaded, in the end, we are quite impressed with the new Ram. In fact, I'm thinking that my 08-2500 may be the last one I will buy; which I'll keep for towing/hauling (cant believe I'm saying this)!
 

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Hey welcome to the forum! Glad to hear that you are happy with your purchase. If you don't mind me asking, how much did the fully loaded Laramie end up coming to for you?

I'm guessing you don't really have many mods planned for your Ecodiesel since it is already fully loaded.
 

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Hey welcome to the forum! Glad to hear that you are happy with your purchase. If you don't mind me asking, how much did the fully loaded Laramie end up coming to for you?
Thanks, and no dont mind, BTW it does not have the rear DVD system.

I'm guessing you don't really have many mods planned for your Ecodiesel since it is already fully loaded.
Don't plan on any due to the extended warranty. Too many electronic doodads and my own experience with my 08 (hence the smarty and that the DPF fell off when I ran over a pothole :rolleyes:.) With the DEF/SCR you dont get 'wet soot' clogging the turbo, but unfortunately there is still a egr valve.

The price for the truck we negotiated to 42.6k (includes a $1500 incentive), does not include taxes, state fees, tag, etc. and we added 96 month extended warranty which added $3000 more.
 

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Welcome.
Awesome how your wife got a 1500! Was that her own choice or was it influenced by you?
I did indeed have an influence but its a long story....here is the quick version: Before the EcoD she was driving a Ram1500/Hemi and was sick of the twice a week fuelings. She wanted a fuel efficient vehicle where she does not have to put in fuel as often. Then a coworker at the hospital she works at...her family was clobbered by a drunk driver, killed all three of her kids and nearly her husband, they were on their way to pick her up from work in one of those fuel efficient crossovers. That triggered my wife to reconsider and then decided on a full size SUV like a Tahoe Hybrid. I told my wife calling it a hybrid is a joke and the premium GM ask is also a joke. Morveover, they have not change the body in quite a while. I told her to look at the EcoD (this was last year).
 

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I did indeed have an influence but its a long story....here is the quick version: Before the EcoD she was driving a Ram1500/Hemi and was sick of the twice a week fuelings. She wanted a fuel efficient vehicle where she does not have to put in fuel as often. Then a coworker at the hospital she works at...her family was clobbered by a drunk driver, killed all three of her kids and nearly her husband, they were on their way to pick her up from work in one of those fuel efficient crossovers. That triggered my wife to reconsider and then decided on a full size SUV like a Tahoe Hybrid. I told my wife calling it a hybrid is a joke and the premium GM ask is also a joke. Morveover, they have not change the body in quite a while. I told her to look at the EcoD (this was last year).
terrible story.

did you guys also consider the Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel? Whats done is already done, but I'm relatively sure the GC pulls down a slightly better mileage. But slightly is slightly and likely irrelevant...

welcome to the show :D
 

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I did indeed have an influence but its a long story....here is the quick version: Before the EcoD she was driving a Ram1500/Hemi and was sick of the twice a week fuelings. She wanted a fuel efficient vehicle where she does not have to put in fuel as often. Then a coworker at the hospital she works at...her family was clobbered by a drunk driver, killed all three of her kids and nearly her husband, they were on their way to pick her up from work in one of those fuel efficient crossovers. That triggered my wife to reconsider and then decided on a full size SUV like a Tahoe Hybrid. I told my wife calling it a hybrid is a joke and the premium GM ask is also a joke. Morveover, they have not change the body in quite a while. I told her to look at the EcoD (this was last year).
wow.. that is terrible... :(
 

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I did indeed have an influence but its a long story....here is the quick version: Before the EcoD she was driving a Ram1500/Hemi and was sick of the twice a week fuelings. She wanted a fuel efficient vehicle where she does not have to put in fuel as often. Then a coworker at the hospital she works at...her family was clobbered by a drunk driver, killed all three of her kids and nearly her husband, they were on their way to pick her up from work in one of those fuel efficient crossovers. That triggered my wife to reconsider and then decided on a full size SUV like a Tahoe Hybrid. I told my wife calling it a hybrid is a joke and the premium GM ask is also a joke. Morveover, they have not change the body in quite a while. I told her to look at the EcoD (this was last year).
Interesting story, i have to say GM is onto to something with those Hybrid SUV's, but i still think they have a way to go before they really start to shine.
EcoD's are where it at!
 

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Heard on he radio this morning, GM profit down 86%, but did better than the analyst predictions so the stock went up a small amount. This does not instill much confidence for me, I would still short their stock.

I say what is needed is a diesel hybrid! You get the best of both! Imagine, when towing, all that energy to stop can then be used to go. Keep in mind that electrical motors can generate HUGE amounts of torque in small packages.
 

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Thanks, and no dont mind, BTW it does not have the rear DVD system.



Don't plan on any due to the extended warranty. Too many electronic doodads and my own experience with my 08 (hence the smarty and that the DPF fell off when I ran over a pothole :rolleyes:.) With the DEF/SCR you dont get 'wet soot' clogging the turbo, but unfortunately there is still a egr valve.

The price for the truck we negotiated to 42.6k (includes a $1500 incentive), does not include taxes, state fees, tag, etc. and we added 96 month extended warranty which added $3000 more.
Thanks for the info @Tim :D

Do you know what the price was before negotiating if you were to pay full price? I'm just looking to figure out what is a reasonable expectation for how much you can get cut from the price using negotiation.

Mods wouldn't null your warranty necessarily. It depends what you do. There are plenty of after-market parts that you can get that won't void your warranty.
 
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