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Old 03-24-2008, 11:32 PM
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1500 dodge diesel?

Hi brothers! I bought vehicle consumer reports magazine and it states 2009 dodge 1500 will come with a diesel engine as an option.I dont understand how come dodge is the one with more economical problems, and offer superior products than ford. Dont misunderstand ford offers more quality and nicer products. For example more hp. Deactivation cil. for better mpg. mega cab. and now diesel option in 1/2 tons. could somebody explain me.
 
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Old 03-25-2008, 01:10 AM
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IDK how to explain it. IMO Ford is WAY behind on the engine side of life in full size trucks (except of course for the V10). I have a 6.0 and more or less hate it, I would trade it in for a CTD in a heartbeat if I could afford to at this point in time.

If Dodge could some how figure out how to get the current CTD in a halfer it would be interesting to see what the mileage would be. My uncle's '07 2500 CTD gets close to 20 MPG, so it would be nice to see a 23-25 MPG truck with that kind of power. Most likely wont be the motor but I would like to see it. I would more so like to see Ford step up to the plate a little bit with a gas/deisel motor that doesnt blow (excluding the V10).
 
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With the problems they had with the CTD in the current heavy duty frame, I couldn't imagine what a light duty would do.
I'm really surprised they never went after a 4BT in the 1500s.
 
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I didn't see anything about a CTD in the 09 Dodges. With 400+ lb ft on tap I don't see the benefit of a diesel in it. With diesel fuel costing so much more, new emission standards dragging down MPG and the added upfront cost, diesels don't seem like the magic bullet they used to be.
 
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A 4 cyl. diesel would probably be a good option, and plenty for a full size truck.

And even with all the emissions BS it should still pull decent mileage numbers.
 
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The V8 Cummins for the RAM according to a report released by cummins should manage something like 22-24 mpg highway
 
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The 2009 F150 is said to be getting a 4.4L diesel in 2010. Also they have bumped the HP/TQ for all the motors (2009 F150) but they have not released numbers yet. It is also rumored to have a 6.2L "Boss" high power motor in 2010 also. I think Ford as realized they are going to have to step it up to keep up now. I believe Dodge is doing away with the mega cab to. Ford will lengthen the cab of the Crew Cab 6 Inches to.
 
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yup, dodge is getting rid of the megacab, and they are turning their quad cab into a true crew cab
 
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Originally Posted by Monsta
I didn't see anything about a CTD in the 09 Dodges. With 400+ lb ft on tap I don't see the benefit of a diesel in it. With diesel fuel costing so much more, new emission standards dragging down MPG and the added upfront cost, diesels don't seem like the magic bullet they used to be.
Seems to me like the automakers missed the boat on diesel
 
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Unless something changes with fuel prices and they can make the engine cost effective (read: cheap) then a diesel in a half-ton won't be the hot seller it would have been 3-5 years ago.

Let's hope they high some good transmission engineers. I predict the next "war" won;t be horsepower but rather transmission's number of cogs and auxiliary (over/under) transmissions.
 
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I agree with Monsta about the diesel not being the "magic bullet" people think, before all the smog regulations and power wars yes, but not now. From what I've read the new direct injection gas engines put out similar numbers as the diesels . If this is true I think it would be the better choice.
 
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who cares, its in a weak *** truck. dodge is always behind.
 
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Originally Posted by 93RangerXL4x2
who cares, its in a weak *** truck. dodge is always behind.
*sigh* Not again.
 
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Originally Posted by 93RangerXL4x2
who cares, its in a weak *** truck. dodge is always behind.
Weak truck aye?

5.7 HEMI puts out more ponies than the 5.4

CTD>PSD, no way around that one.

The only thing (IMO) that ford has going for them in the truck department is #1 a good tranny, #2 better ride, #3 overall better looking product. The only good truck motor they have (IMO) is the V10. So as far as being "weaker" I dont agree, but I do think the packaging is better.
 
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Originally Posted by BigDaddy6969
Weak truck aye?

5.7 HEMI puts out more ponies than the 5.4

CTD>PSD, no way around that one.

The only thing (IMO) that ford has going for them in the truck department is #1 a good tranny, #2 better ride, #3 overall better looking product. The only good truck motor they have (IMO) is the V10. So as far as being "weaker" I dont agree, but I do think the packaging is better.
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