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#5971945 - 10/11/15 03:10 PM Dodge Eco diesel
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Any thoughts on these? I am interested in the mpg benefit. I don't haul much but will every now and than.

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#5972351 - 10/11/15 07:05 PM Re: Dodge Eco diesel [Re: Cleric]
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The payload is ridiculously inadequate for a truck, the tow rating is decent for a half ton, and guys are regularly reporting high 20s for mileage.

Not a bad truck at all, if you don't need a heavy hauler.

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#5973478 - 10/12/15 12:54 PM Re: Dodge Eco diesel [Re: Cleric]
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Im considering one.

It does what a 1/2 ton is supposed to do and get the same mpg's of a v-6 car from 5-10 years ago.
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#5973641 - 10/12/15 02:04 PM Re: Dodge Eco diesel [Re: Cleric]
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Guy at work has one and likes it. For the daily commute, his is about 125 a day, he said it's great and getting about 23mpg. For hauling it still good, wife and 2 kids with camping gear gets about 17mpg. He doesn't tow much, but when he does it's a small flatbed with an ATV, and he gets about 13mpg. He said the worst thing about it is highway driving, it's not very responsive at 70 mph and will have to hunt for gears, that's when empty. My guess is due to the low horsepower output
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#5974402 - 10/12/15 08:40 PM Re: Dodge Eco diesel [Re: Cleric]
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I have one for a light duty ranch truck/going to town truck. It's 4 wheel drive with leveling kit with rear airbags. The truck gets about 23 mpg I pull a 16 foot bumper pull stock trailer with three horses frequently and it still gets about 19 mpg running 65-70 mph. It will pull a good load for what it is.The only complaint I have is the DEF system sucks as it does on all new trucks. They have more horsepower and torque than the gen. one and two Cummins.


Edited by Cattleman (10/12/15 08:42 PM)

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#5974423 - 10/12/15 08:52 PM Re: Dodge Eco diesel [Re: Cleric]
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A coworker got one as a loaner while her one ton Dodge diesel was in for service. She said when you turn the traction control off and punch the throttle you better hang on cause it will light up both rear tires. She said if she would have test drove one of them then she would have bought it instead of the one ton diesel.
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#5974471 - 10/12/15 09:12 PM Re: Dodge Eco diesel [Re: Cattleman]
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Originally Posted By: Cattleman
I have one for a light duty ranch truck/going to town truck. It's 4 wheel drive with leveling kit with rear airbags. The truck gets about 23 mpg I pull a 16 foot bumper pull stock trailer with three horses frequently and it still gets about 19 mpg running 65-70 mph. It will pull a good load for what it is.The only complaint I have is the DEF system sucks as it does on all new trucks. They have more horsepower and torque than the gen. one and two Cummins.


What sucks about the DEF? I have to add about 2.5 gallons every 4-5000 miles, which isn't really that bad considering my previous diesel used diesel to clean the DPF filter which in result killed the fuel mileage.
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#5974577 - 10/12/15 09:51 PM Re: Dodge Eco diesel [Re: Cleric]
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Taylor at TNT taxidermy has one PM him. He came from a raptor so he can tell good and bad. He is hell in trucks also

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#5974764 - 10/13/15 06:19 AM Re: Dodge Eco diesel [Re: Cleric]
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I have already had to have my DEF pump and def heater replaced with 5k on the truck. My one ton has had the def pump replaced twice and been in the shop 7-8 times for either the def gauge going out or some other def related problem. Everyone I've talked to from Ford to Chevy to Dodge even Kenworth says the def system gives them trouble .

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#5974811 - 10/13/15 07:22 AM Re: Dodge Eco diesel [Re: Cleric]
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Strange. I've yet to have a problem with mine, only 10,000 miles though. I've heard of a few people having issues with the float sticking causing the gauge to read incorrectly, but usually fixed itself. Like I said before, it's leaps and bounds better than dumping raw fuel in the exhaust to clean the filter
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Ever spit it out rather than swallow it?

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Enjoy it while you can. One day you might be complaining about NOT getting random pop-ups in the morning. grin

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#5974841 - 10/13/15 07:38 AM Re: Dodge Eco diesel [Re: Cleric]
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I am going to be interested if Chevy puts a small diesel in the Silverado. The engine is made in Italy and is a joint owned by gm and crystler. The engine was originally slated for the European crt.

I am liking it more and more. Some first year issues were identified but for me it may be what I need. I like having a truck. Most of my loads are Home Depot runs, and camping type stuff. I don't tow a whole lot. If I could get 23-25 mixed I would be doing about 5-10 better than right now.

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#5975652 - 10/13/15 03:16 PM Re: Dodge Eco diesel [Re: Cleric]
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Cleric, I THINK chevy is about to put a small diesel in their Colorado. Don't quote me on that, but I've heard it might happen.

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#5975660 - 10/13/15 03:21 PM Re: Dodge Eco diesel [Re: Cleric]
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They are. It's a tiny engine though 4cylinder

I looked at it but for the price premium they want I can get a 1500.

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#5975718 - 10/13/15 03:51 PM Re: Dodge Eco diesel [Re: Cleric]
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Seems like I read somewhere that the projected mileage for the diesel Colorado is only marginally better than the eco diesel. Compared to what you give up going from the full size half ton to the Colorado in room and capability not sure how it will be received unless it really does get a lot better mpg.
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#5975727 - 10/13/15 03:54 PM Re: Dodge Eco diesel [Re: Cleric]
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The Totan with the Cummins is projected to be in the $50-60K range. No thanks, not for an ugly half ton with only 12,000lb Max towing
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Ever spit it out rather than swallow it?

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