Ram 1500 - Ecodiesel, Hemi Advice
Been really considering a 1500 Ram Big Horn Ecodiesel. I drive about 40km one way to work every day, on the highway. The fuel economy is about 9L/100km in the Ecodiesel, whereas the Hemi 5.7 V8, which is $4700 cheaper is about 13L/100km based on most forums. Thing that scares me the most about diesel is that there have been significant low oil pressure, loud engine noises and engine stall issues...mostly in 2014s but the odd one still happens in 2016. Seems risky? I want a truck for many reasons, my little ford just isn't cutting it. The fuel economy of the ecodiesel really appeals to me.
2016 Big Horn Ecodiesel, pretty much fully loaded except for Rambox and Air Suspension 0% for up to 84 months, taxes in $290 bi-weekly.
At the end of the day, Hemi looks ok for the commuting but running around town after work and on weekends...17-18L/100km seems pretty brutal to me.
Anybody with experience with either of these motors in the city? Thanks for your insights!