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Re: Help me decide. Diesel or HEMI

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My commute to work is about 15 one way. On the weekend however, I might be inclined to take a 100 mile camping trip.

Mostly though,, it will be a daily driver.
I had the same dilemma and took Snuke's advice and drove all three engines back to back with the Mrs.

To cut a long story short, Mrs didnt mind the V6, hated the Diesel and loved the Hemi. To me the 8 spd with the Hemi felt the most sorted out of the three engines. I should also point out that we do not do the mileage as the wife drives 10 mins each way to and from work in stop / start traffic so the Diesel was never going to make sense for us. I should have the car in a few weeks (ordered on Jan 20th!!) and then i'll be able to provide more info.

P.S I've already lined up the Borla Cat Back exhaust for installation once the car arrives. Can't be driving a Hemi that's as quiet as my current V6!

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I should also point out that we do not do the mileage as the wife drives 10 mins each way to and from work in stop / start traffic so the Diesel was never going to make sense for us.
It would suck and possibly have continual DPF issues.

We ordered our diesel without ever testing it, we test drove the 3.6 just to get a feel of the car. But the CRD was simply the best engine for us.
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Re: Help me decide. Diesel or HEMI

I drove a diesel Overland today. I loved it. I made sure to put it in sport mode, and I gotta say, it did not disappoint. It felt plenty quick. I felt it was every bit as fun to drive as the HEMI.

I will drive a HEMI tomorrow and then decide. I have a HEMI and a diesel picked out, so I should be taking one home this weekend!

Any last thoughts or advice, before I pull the trigger?

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Re: Help me decide. Diesel or HEMI

This is Spot On. Diesel repairs are more costly than ever now with all the emissions BS ... this comes from a guy with an '08 DELETED Ram 2500 Cummins Turbo Diesel ... glad I got an '08 because you can't delete 'em now.

I went with the proven HEMI and am very satisfied with both engine and tranny.

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Hemi all the way!


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I wanted the diesel. I bought the diesel. I like the diesel.

Just so it's clear. I'm biased.

I recommend the diesel.
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Re: Help me decide. Diesel or HEMI

I'm going to add to my prior post so it doesn't look like logic went completely out the window when I made my purchase...

I had a fuel efficient compact car that I used as my commuter vehicle and a 1/2 ton truck that I used for utility work. I wanted one vehicle that would be a capable enough for utility towing but still gave me decent fuel economy for my commute.

I might have been able to get by with the v6 gas for towing but I preferred erring on the side of a bit more capability in that area.

The hemi would have been a great tow vehicle but when I did the math the diesel ended up being cheaper.

I based my decision on a $2500 initial price differential and 100,000 mile fuel costs.

I didn't factor in maintenance or resale values... the current higher diesel maintenance costs will probably decrease as filters and oil for the vehicle become more common and the resale value might come out in the diesels favor but that remains to be seen. I consider these two a wash.
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Get the diesel and enjoy!
I plan to do just that. I will be picking it up Monday!
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I plan to do just that. I will be picking it up Monday!
Congrats! I am sure you will enjoy it.
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