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#5422178 - 11/15/14 10:36 AM Any reason not to buy '14 Dodge Mega Diesel
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Want to replace my Avalanche with something I can put my Foreman in the back of. All Crew Cabs tend to have the more straight up back seat, which isn't the most comfortable to sit in for several hours as reported by my 2 boys (13/15).

So just cab size has me fixated on the Diesel Mega, gas version gets pretty poor mileage I've read, given the Mega requires 3/4 ton. No big towing requirements, have a 5th wheel at our lease, but can move that other ways. Sat in Ford (150 & 250), Dodge 1/2 ton, don't like the looks of new Chevy/GMC, Toyota CrewMax bed is too small and gas mileage is poor.

Found a low mileage '14 I'm getting pretty focused on buying, but do recognize I don't need a Diesel, nor a 3/4 ton, but the cab size desire is seeming to drive me there.

Comments?

Thanks,
Charlie

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#5423165 - 11/15/14 08:33 PM Re: Any reason not to buy '14 Dodge Mega Diesel [Re: CharlieCTx]
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Nope. I am in the same boat. I really like the new eco diesel in the 1/2 ton but the mega cab configuration makes me want another 3/4 ton. The extra room is considerable and the fact that the seat holds down where you can sleep.

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#5427410 - 11/17/14 07:21 PM Re: Any reason not to buy '14 Dodge Mega Diesel [Re: CharlieCTx]
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I have a 14 mega cab 2500 diesel 4x4 and I love it. Traded a 2012 f250 for it. The ford had more get up and go, but other than that I really like my dodge better so far.
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#5427461 - 11/17/14 07:37 PM Re: Any reason not to buy '14 Dodge Mega Diesel [Re: CharlieCTx]
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F150 4door and 4 wheel drive

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#5431411 - 11/19/14 12:37 PM Re: Any reason not to buy '14 Dodge Mega Diesel [Re: CharlieCTx]
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I've got a 4x4 '14 Megacab diesel and love it. The extra space in the backseat is nice and is really what pushed me to Ram over the Ford. My last 4 have been Fords until this one.

The Cummins is a great engine. Pulls like a mule and gets about 19 MPG unloaded with mixed driving.

I could have gotten by w/o a diesel as well but I really think in a 3/4 ton you need one for resale value and mileage. My boat is only 6-7000 pounds, but it was miserable towing it with my half ton. Now it's a breeze.
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#5431476 - 11/19/14 01:06 PM Re: Any reason not to buy '14 Dodge Mega Diesel [Re: CharlieCTx]
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I think buying a 3/4 ton diesel for the mega cab is a horrible idea. If you don't have the need for a big truck don't buy one you will regret it when you have problems with your emissions system. If you gotta have a mega cab I would get the hemi.
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#5434886 - 11/21/14 07:35 AM Re: Any reason not to buy '14 Dodge Mega Diesel [Re: redchevy]
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
I think buying a 3/4 ton diesel for the mega cab is a horrible idea. If you don't have the need for a big truck don't buy one you will regret it when you have problems with your emissions system. If you gotta have a mega cab I would get the hemi.


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#5435178 - 11/21/14 10:01 AM Re: Any reason not to buy '14 Dodge Mega Diesel [Re: CharlieCTx]
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I see no reason not to buy if it's the truck you want. I'm on my 2nd cummins and have had zero problems with either. Traded an 02 with 200k miles that still had the factory batteries in it. Just take care of the standard maintenance and should be a great truck for you
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#5435329 - 11/21/14 11:11 AM Re: Any reason not to buy '14 Dodge Mega Diesel [Re: landsurveyor]
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Originally Posted By: landsurveyor
I see no reason not to buy if it's the truck you want. I'm on my 2nd cummins and have had zero problems with either. Traded an 02 with 200k miles that still had the factory batteries in it. Just take care of the standard maintenance and should be a great truck for you


What is your second?

The emissions stuff is nothing to look over these days, if you have a 5.9 its no surprise your happy.
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#5435336 - 11/21/14 11:16 AM Re: Any reason not to buy '14 Dodge Mega Diesel [Re: redchevy]
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
Originally Posted By: landsurveyor
I see no reason not to buy if it's the truck you want. I'm on my 2nd cummins and have had zero problems with either. Traded an 02 with 200k miles that still had the factory batteries in it. Just take care of the standard maintenance and should be a great truck for you


What is your second?

The emissions stuff is nothing to look over these days, if you have a 5.9 its no surprise your happy.
Currently driving an 06 3500 4x4 and yes it is the 5.9 with 6 speed standard trans. I did do an upgrade on the clutch. Factory was POS. It's a Mercedes tranny
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#5435434 - 11/21/14 11:59 AM Re: Any reason not to buy '14 Dodge Mega Diesel [Re: CharlieCTx]
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F150 SuperCrew with a 6.5 foot bed.

More leg room in the back seat than a mega cab, essentially the same bed length, and your choice of motors.

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#5436358 - 11/21/14 09:31 PM Re: Any reason not to buy '14 Dodge Mega Diesel [Re: Shotgun Willie]
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Originally Posted By: Shotgun Willie
More leg room in the back seat than a mega cab, essentially the same bed length, and your choice of motors.


How far can you recline the rear seats in a SuperCrew and how much storage do you have behind them?

The legroom (however it's measured) is the same per Motor Trend.

Charlie

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#5436516 - 11/21/14 11:24 PM Re: Any reason not to buy '14 Dodge Mega Diesel [Re: Shotgun Willie]
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Originally Posted By: Shotgun Willie
F150 SuperCrew with a 6.5 foot bed.

More leg room in the back seat than a mega cab, essentially the same bed length, and your choice of motors.



Not quite sure about what ruler you are using but check that again............
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#5437415 - 11/22/14 04:26 PM Re: Any reason not to buy '14 Dodge Mega Diesel [Re: CharlieCTx]
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"The current class leader in rear legroom is the Ford F-150 SuperCrew, followed closely by the Toyota Tundra CrewMax." -Autotrader

F150 = 43.5 Megacab = 43.3 - Intellichoice

So yes, essentially the same.

I thought you were more concerned with not necessarily needing a 3/4 ton and having to step up to the diesel, as well as overall cab size, than seat configuration, I guess I read that wrong.

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#5437563 - 11/22/14 05:50 PM Re: Any reason not to buy '14 Dodge Mega Diesel [Re: CharlieCTx]
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Registered: 02/25/13
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Loc: SE Iowa
Its a dodge, isn't that reason enough??? LOL

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