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doubleedge
03-11-2010, 07:52 PM
Chrysler is reconsidering a 5.0l diesel for their 1/2 ton and possibly heavy duty trucks.

http://www.autoblog.com/2010/03/11/report-chrysler-reconsidering-light-duty-diesel-for-ram/

grassman177
03-11-2010, 07:57 PM
i think ford needs to do this, and i think they just might in 2012. it is hearsay though

MikeKle
03-12-2010, 12:39 AM
If they put a diesel in a half ton, they will have to beef up the suspension and drive train, so what would be the difference in this and a normal 3/4 ton then? It is a good idea, as long as they dont try selling it for $40K or more!!! I dont know why more american cars are not diesel in the first place, almost all the cars in other countries are 100% diesel, yet we stick with the gas models? Can anyone answer that? Or is it just another case of americans being stupid? I would buy a 1/2 ton diesel as long as it was fairly cheap compared to a 3/4 ton, and it was beefy enough to handle heavy towing.