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Old 09-02-2013, 02:50 PM
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My local dealer called me Friday August 30th. He knows that I am interested in 2014 Ram 1500 diesel. He said as of Friday the Jeep Cherokees can now be ordered with 3.0L diesel so it may not be to long until the Rams can be ordered also. Just passing it along
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Thanks for the heads up. I know a lot of people are eagerly awaiting this engine
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Apparently via inventory search some of my local dealers have Cherokee diesels available here in Canada.

Im going to confirm tomorrow and maybe go test drive one.
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Grand Cherokee Diesels have been available for order for 3 weeks now.
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Grand Cherokee Diesels have been available for order for 3 weeks now.
True, was posted when it happened for the USA so the dealer is not up to date on what is going on. Canada had them first though a while back, the reason you see them on the lots there.
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This is why our US of A can suck sometimes. Why is it that the other countries who have run Diesel engines since the beginning of dirt, get all the cool shizz!? EPA!!! I got to meet a guy from Canada two weeks ago just touring the states in a diesel smart car that got over 55mpg driving it like he stole it! If he drove it normally, he said it can get over 75-80mpg, no doubt! What the fudgsicle!
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Chrysler also said the 8 speed automatics in the Ram would be available in the first quarter of 2013 too. But it was realistically well past that before they were truly available.
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Donlen shows initial production of the EcoDiesel starting 10/7.
However, it shows the 8 speed transmission not available until 9/9. I think several guys here have talked about taking delivery of their 14s with 8 spd. ???
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True, was posted when it happened for the USA so the dealer is not up to date on what is going on. Canada had them first though a while back, the reason you see them on the lots there.
Canada did get them first. You are correct sir.
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I am almost tempted to factory order a RAM 1500 w/ the 3.0 ECO DIESEL & 8 speed

i wonder how it would hold up to 75 - 80 MPH for 10 to 12 hours a day & for several days running

Like a week ago Monday, i drove 813 miles at those speeds, the 5.7L handled it quite well
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