2015 Ram ecodiesel towing review – page 3 – the hull truth – boating and fishing forum arkla gas phone number

Did you buy it? I too am looking at a ’17 leftover. Larmie 4×4 and they want $41k. I love the interior, ride, features and of course the fuel mileage. Still nervous….. never owned a Dodge …….. It’s a lot of money! My wife likes the Toyoto, but I’m not a fan.

You guys from 2015 sill like you’lls?No, didn’t buy it.. One of the other sales guys sold it out from in under my salesman while we were negotiating the value of my truck on trade, or me selling it on Craigslist. He is trying to find me the truck/options/color that I’ll approve on. TONS of white and black ones out there, but I’ve been down both of those roads.. Freshly washed, amd they are beautiful.. 5 minutes later when the dust and pollen fall, and dirty again.. Lol.

I also drove the new F150 Diesel.. The Ram has the ride down so much better.. The Ford feels "stiff" if that makes sense.. Couldn’t tell a difference in power. Ford is also about $20k higher as a new option this year.. No last years leftovers.. So it kinda prices me out anyway. Hard for me to justify $64k for a F150 class truck.

even now…..most used truck buyers wont consider these trucks because of the negative cloud created way back in 2013 or 2014 whenever they first came out ?I’m not an expert on resale, but I would direct you to the Facebook page for tons of opinions on that. You’ll find two groups of people on there with two different points of view

Personally, I would try to find a used Ecodiesel in the < 30k mile range. I bought mine with 16k miles or so for $32k. Get a few months/years of warranty in case anything goes wrong, plus let someone else eat the major drop in price. Once they get over 30k miles on them they lose value VERY slowly, which IMO wasn’t worth the savings for me. If you look in the 100k mile range, these trucks are selling for mid 20’s, which is ridiculous IMO. Unless you slap the GDE tune on this truck, you will NOT be getting the life expectancy that diesel’s had pre-EPA mandates, so no way I would pay $25k for an ED with 100k miles.

Summary– just factor the GDE tune in as a cost to this truck. Last I heard GDE has sold around 5000 tunes. If you tune it and run 5w-40 oil, there are a total of zero failures under 200k miles that I’m aware of. Obviously I can’t swear it’s never happened, but not one single report of it on the owner forums.

Personally, I would try to find a used Ecodiesel in the < 30k mile range. I bought mine with 16k miles or so for $32k. Get a few months/years of warranty in case anything goes wrong, plus let someone else eat the major drop in price. Once they get over 30k miles on them they lose value VERY slowly, which IMO wasn’t worth the savings for me. If you look in the 100k mile range, these trucks are selling for mid 20’s, which is ridiculous IMO. Unless you slap the GDE tune on this truck, you will NOT be getting the life expectancy that diesel’s had pre-EPA mandates, so no way I would pay $25k for an ED with 100k miles.

Summary– just factor the GDE tune in as a cost to this truck. Last I heard GDE has sold around 5000 tunes. If you tune it and run 5w-40 oil, there are a total of zero failures under 200k miles that I’m aware of. Obviously I can’t swear it’s never happened, but not one single report of it on the owner forums.It’s loss of value has nothing to do with the ecodiesel and everything to do with being a Dodge. Pretty much all Dodge products have terrible resale value.