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Progress: Ecodiesel build option!

Jackylegs

New Member
Jul 7, 2017
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We have progress!!!! Albeit small. Previously, when "building your own vehicle" (day dreaming) the ecodiesel option had a "late availability" caveat. Well no more!! The Eco option is apparently available and the inventory near me has trucks available. However, when contacting the closest dealer that inventory is not available. Salesmen "Mark" from South Hills Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat says within 60 days... So hopefully relatively soon.


Which leads to the moral dilemma of if the eco is worth it? I realize there are potential issues, some significant. But overall I like the Ram the best but only if it has the eco (and associated mileage). When pared with how long I will be keeping my next vehicle I think it might make the best sense?

Pros: mileage, best of the three (in my opinion)
Cons: major engine malfunction leaving you financially and geographically stranded and potentially financially ruining my family... :unsure:


Feel free to aid my decision making process in anyway!
 

MSP548

Active Member
Aug 30, 2016
202
60
Truck Year
2016
It is not available nor has it been available for an entire model year's production. The used eco's are sitting on the lots with no interest shown from buyers. That should be all you need to know.
 

Jackylegs

New Member
Jul 7, 2017
6
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Sorry, maybe my writing wasn't clear enough. Only the option to build is available on the website. But as stated, inventory is not yet available.

Nevertheless, MSP548, what would you suggest in place of the Eco? I don't love either the Ford or gm styling, and mileage is another huge factor. I realize one doesn't buy a truck for the mileage aspect but the Eco offers / offered a great alternative.
 

jdn112011

Well-Known Member
Oct 18, 2015
1,219
321
Truck Year
2015
Sorry, maybe my writing wasn't clear enough. Only the option to build is available on the website. But as stated, inventory is not yet available.

Nevertheless, MSP548, what would you suggest in place of the Eco? I don't love either the Ford or gm styling, and mileage is another huge factor. I realize one doesn't buy a truck for the mileage aspect but the Eco offers / offered a great alternative.
I don't have any regrets with my 2015 order and purchase. 52k later still happy. Used the Warranty for a couple tailgate caps but that's the extent of it.

I don't know what dealer inventory looks like, I just read that the epa build hold seems to have been lifted with some sort of resolution coming to light in the future
 
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