This is a discussion on Sad to say good bye within the RAM 1500 Diesel General Discussion forums, part of the RAM 1500 EcoDiesel Forum category; Well after owning a 14 and a 16 ED, I have traded in for a 19 grand cherokee. I had 5 years of pretty much ...
Well after owning a 14 and a 16 ED, I have traded in for a 19 grand cherokee. I had 5 years of pretty much flawless driving with the ED's. Mileage averaged pretty much the same in both vehicles, until the last couple months. Part of the reason I traded. Was at dealer and they flashed the computer. Since that time its fuel mileage sucked. It wouldn't shift automatically out of 6th. Anyway I have been on the fence anyway and this just pushed me over. I will miss the space I had. I was concerned more with getting into and out of truck with my disability, was getting harder all the time. I for one was not one of the fear mongers about the engine, I did have concerns of the maintenance costs as I was on the line between driving enough miles and not to make it worth it.
Anyway, happy driving and enjoy your ED's. Maybe I will stop in once and awhile to see what's going on.
You will like the GC, especially in winter. I've owned 2, great vehicles! Never let the dealer reflash the Jeep's ECM, either!
17 CC 4X4 Bighorn Ecodiesel GDE Hot Tune, 08 Arctic Cat 700 Super Duty Turbo Diesel ATV
Not good to live in your fears.
Spending lots of money to make yourself feel better is probably a good thing for you. May you find the GC takes the fear out of your driving needs.
If you wrestle with a pig you'll both get dirty and the pig loves it. .
I have a Grand Cherokee with the ecodiesel engine. Great Vehicle, but this forum is the source of a lot of my information.