Originally Posted by TheSasks
Ford has been up to now at least very much against the light duty diesel in a 1/2 ton and have made some more advances with the gen 2 ECO Boost engines. They may be onto something with that as I checked into the new Ram 3.0 diesel option and it is a 4k option here in Canada to get 1000lb lower tow rating and a bit more mileage along with higher maint costs. With that in mind I sure would not own one from any maker if they all end up priced like that.
I may be biased, owning my first diesel in 92, an 87 6.9l Ford with a Hypermax Turbo, I am really interested in the 3.0 VM in the new Rams. Seeing what my current 2.8 VM can do, I would love to give one a try. My thinking, if you are going to own a 1/2 ton, you shouldn't be towing as much as the "RATED" tow capacity, and you never will, if you want to even be close on the payload capacity. Of course I say "close" because, 100 or so over is still "close enough" for my thinking.
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