Nah, I got my 2019 ram Bighorn 4x4 for $29000 a few weeks ago....huge savings over the newest model is worth it to me.Should I Have Waited To Buy A 2020 Ram 1500?
Are The 2020 Models That Much Better Than The Outgoing 2019 Models?
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I did wait for the 2020 with the eco diesel. Have a 2016 with it and love the engine. In my situation long commutes and towing I feel it is a better engine for me than the Hemi, having driven diesels for more years than I can count I find they tend to last longer and do pay for themselves by the time I get rid of them. Though, if an engine is properly maintained most will outlast the ownership of the vehicle. I also have the advantage of driving new Ram 1500s and 2500s each year as I buy 10 per year for the company, these have all been gas (5.7 and 6.4 in the 2500) and in big horn and tradesman trims. Would love to buy the diesels for the fleet but not a lot of towing or long hauls and various staff tend to want to put gas in the tank versus diesel or they are not always in a spot that has diesel in the pumps when they need to fill. They all have benefits and disadvantages and since 2004 we have only had one blown engine. So it really comes down to what you would use the trucks for, in my experience I prefer the diesel as it is the best engine for my usage. They are more expensive but I actually made money or if you like FCA paid for my engine on the 2016 as they offered a $3000 rebate on the engine when I bought it ($4,000 option) and then when I got the emission recall they gave me an additional $3,000 (basically a $2,000 discount on the price of the truck with that engine). Plus I save on mpg even though Diesel is a little more expensive than gas. The money back is likely not to happen on my 2020 but definitely can not complain. This is my opinion and no facts other than experience but diesels do not like short commutes, and a majority of stop and go city driving, mine is on the freeway 95% of the time for about 90 minutes on average - never had an engine issue.You will lose your @$$ on the 2019 and will never get a payback out of the Diesel. Unless you want it specifically to tow more than the HEMI will, it will be a total waste of money IMO.