Behind-the-Scenes Conversation - 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Long-Term Road Test

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Long-Term Road Test

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2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel: Behind-the-Scenes Conversation

June 9, 2014

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

The following is an actual reenactment of a conversation between me and EIC Scott Oldham in the hallway of Edmunds world headquarters. As both of these guys are somewhat gruff, former east-coasters, it works better if you read it with a slight Jersey accent.  

Me: "Hey Scott, how you doin'?"

Scott: "Don't wreck my truck."

Me: "Excuse me?"

Scott: "You're taking the Ram this weekend, right?"

Me: "Oh, I have no idea. I just asked for a pickup, wasn't sure if it would be the Silverado or the Ram."

Scott: "You're gettin' the Ram. So don't wreck it."

Me: "Um...okay..."

Now I have no idea if Scott was trying to say he bought this truck for our long-term test with his own money. Or he plans on buying it when the test is over. Or he just really likes it and therefore it's his (I'm going out on a limb and guessing the last).

The point is, this is bad news for me. After all, I was the first one to profess my undying love for our awesome new long-term Ram EcoDiesel. Not that anyone is counting, and not that it's a competition.

But it means now I have even more people limiting my access to it. And you know what happens when you go up against the boss, right?

You lose.

Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 3,692 miles

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