Production is ending Jan 2023 so you'd have to place an order ASAP if you want one..
I'll be keeping a close eye on that support. Right now, a blown engine is ~$12k problem to fix if you're out of warranty. If there are none available, the value of my truck goes way down if it cannot be repaired, only scrapped. If they do stop supporting that engine, then getting full trade-in value now and moving to a Cummins starts to make a lot more sense.Scarcity can be a very weird thing with vehicles, sometimes good, sometimes bad. Fortunately, sounds like the engine will live on in the other Chrysler products (for the time being), which means continued factory and aftermarket support.
Yep, it's a weird thing. If the EcoDiesel had a stellar reputation for reliability, that would be a different story. Hopefully the 3rd gen engine will do well. You would think FCA could easily axe the Ecodiesel across its entire product line, but they didn't... that's interesting.I'll be keeping a close eye on that support. Right now, a blown engine is ~$12k problem to fix if you're out of warranty. If there are none available, the value of my truck goes way down if it cannot be repaired, only scrapped. If they do stop supporting that engine, then getting full trade-in value now and moving to a Cummins starts to make a lot more sense.
I agree, I can't help but wonder if Jeep has a similar announcement coming soon. But, reading online, thedrive.com says "As of right now, the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6—manufactured by VM Motori—will still be sold in models like the Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator." Go figure...I know there's no mention of Jeep's losing the EcoDiesel too but why wouldn't it? Seems crazy they will keep the Gen3 ED around just for Jeeps..
Ha,Ha,Ha....what a freaking joke. The other issue is how the dealers are handling them. I actually like F150s and I could also imagine driving an EV truck someday, but dealers are killing their customers with crazy markups on the Ford F150 Lighting, some even double the MSRP. Honestly, dealers are slitting their own throats treating customers like that..... because the Ford F150 lightning is working out so well.....
Agreed...weird. Maybe it's a cost issue? Is the $5k premium for the ED enough to cover manufacturing costs? They don't build the ED in-house (Italy), maybe they can't control for costs the same way as the Hemi or Pentastar. I just don't know. Maybe something else?We're not hearing the full story. It doesn't make sense to stop production of the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel but continue EcoDiesel production in the Wrangler and Gladiator. That tells me there's an engine shortage or something else going on. The electric won't be available until 2024, so why cut off the Ram EcoDiesel in January 2023?
Very disappointed. Over the years, I've leased most of my vehicles because I enjoy new ones every 3 years. But like this one so much was planning on keeping as it is a great vehicle. But will likely turn it back to Ram.