2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel: 50,000 Miles Makes It the Second-Most Loved
by Reese Counts, Vehicle Testing Assistant on February 10, 2016
This past week we crossed the 50,000-mile mark in our long-term 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel. This milestone puts it at number two on the all-time Edmunds long-term list, second only to our much loved 2009 Ford Flex that left with more than 70,000 miles.
In the past 10,000 miles, our Ram has towed an Integra across the country and back, a rally-prepped Subaru and a motorcycle. It's been to Northern California and made a short trip to the top of a hill. We've seen what will fit inside the Ram and finally found something that won't. The bed has carried a mattress, an engine block and a moved load of refuse to the dump.
The Ram suffered from a slow leak caused by a nail and had a door seal come loose in the rear. The 40,000-mile service addressed several recalls, including one involving that hacking risk that made the news a few months back.
Overall, we've enjoyed our time with the Ram, but our time with the truck is winding to a close. Stay tuned as we prepare the truck for its inevitable departure.
Reese Counts, Vehicle Testing Assistant @ 50,024 miles