by Derek Shiekhi
Even regular buyers have responded favorably to the 1500 EcoDiesel. They’ve only let it sit on dealer lots for an average of 13 days before buying it. The gas version is there for an average of about 78 before being driven to a customer’s home.
Kids these days. A 14-year-old boy recently took his grandfather’s Hyundai Veloster out for a joyride … through Syracuse, Utah’s Founders Park, almost clobbering innocent children with it. Luckily, he didn’t hit any. Someone hit him, though.
It’s a good thing Ram received more than 8,000 orders in four days back in February for its 1500 model with the new EcoDiesel V6. That means the bet it took on an oil-burning, light-duty truck – one on which competitors such as Ford, General Motors and Toyota declined to wager – paid off.
I just cannot get enough when it comes to videos of Dodge Ram pickups rocketing down the quarter mile in the 9 second range and when you add to that video a Cummins Turbo Diesel engine spewing soot the whole way – it makes the clip that much better. This week’s Black Friday feature looks …
Ram has just formally revealed their 2014 truck lineup. The biggest news is the addition of the EcoDiesel V6 as a $2,850 option on 1500 models. The EcoDiesel, already popular in Jeep Grand Cherokees, puts out 240 hp and 420 pound-feet of torque. The Pentastar V6 is still the standard motor. Pricing for the 2014 …