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I currently own a 2018 Ram Hemi w/8-speed and 3.92 gears. It tows my 7000 GVWR TT just fine through the Utah mountains. Great truck, no complaints. However, I find myself really wanting a diesel. I love the way the XD's look. My truck is also my DD. Drop my daughter off at school and also commute to and from work, roughly 40 mile round trip. I do drive a lot on the weekends. I've put 33K on the Ram in 16 or 17 months. If you had to do it again, would you buy a Titan XD Cummins? Knowing the diesel is being discontinued, general inability of Nissan dealers to competently service diesels, MPG, other issues, etc.? This forum reminds me a lot of the Ram Ecodiesel forum, albeit with less grenaded motors lol! Seems to be a lot of unhappy owners mixed in with some true fans. I would love a Ram 2500 Cummins but the price is more than I want to spend. The Nissan is a good value proposition. Thoughts?
 

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I got my 2018 Diesel new last year, so far im happy, but I only drive it highway long distance trips or towing my TT across the country no issues so far. This is my first diesel and I don't want to pay premium for the 3/4 ton diesel. I love my truck, but if it was being discontinued I would probably have 2nd thoughts on buying it due to concern on parts in the future. But it does the job really well for what I need it for. @ 15K miles, I get over 19mpg highway and 12mpg towing 7K lbs TT, handles really well in the Colorado mountains both uphill and downhill engine braking. I will eventually need to find a diesel specialist that could be trusted to perform services for my truck in the future.
 

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All vehicles have problems, none are perfect! Ford, GM, FCA (Ram) have all decided to outsource their diesel engines from Europe/South America. They also allowed inferior deigns to trickle into their engines (belts instead of gears/sunstandard turbo designs) to economize. They pander to fuel economy instead of power and longevity.

Nissan/Cummins went the extra mile (beefed up frame/front-end, overbuilt engine(Cummins Trademark) and have a product that is in the mind of many SUPERIOR.

You will see/hear a lot of jabs and criticism, usually from the ones that have the inferior products or are so hypnotized by branding that GM/Ford/Ram could throw a bucket of dung in their face and they would still smile.

Undoubtedly Nissan went lame on the XD Diesel advertising, causing a marketshare tanking. This is good though, as you can vulture pick a beautiful vehicle for insane money. As far as longevity goes, Cummins/Aisin/Nissan have built quality products for a long time.

My advice is BUY THE TRUCK NOW and do not look back. Who knows, the way things are going, diesls may not be offered by any manufacturer in years to come. Even Cummins is researching electric/gas/diesel alternatives.

DO NOT BE AFRAID GO OUT AND GET THE DEAL OF YOUR LIFE
 

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Hi All,

I currently own a 2018 Ram Hemi w/8-speed and 3.92 gears. It tows my 7000 GVWR TT just fine through the Utah mountains. Great truck, no complaints. However, I find myself really wanting a diesel. I love the way the XD's look. My truck is also my DD. Drop my daughter off at school and also commute to and from work, roughly 40 mile round trip. I do drive a lot on the weekends. I've put 33K on the Ram in 16 or 17 months. If you had to do it again, would you buy a Titan XD Cummins? Knowing the diesel is being discontinued, general inability of Nissan dealers to competently service diesels, MPG, other issues, etc.? This forum reminds me a lot of the Ram Ecodiesel forum, albeit with less grenaded motors lol! Seems to be a lot of unhappy owners mixed in with some true fans. I would love a Ram 2500 Cummins but the price is more than I want to spend. The Nissan is a good value proposition. Thoughts?
Love my xd good power 19/22 mpg on the road, trading my Ecoboost f150
 

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All vehicles have problems, none are perfect! Ford, GM, FCA (Ram) have all decided to outsource their diesel engines from Europe/South America. They also allowed inferior deigns to trickle into their engines (belts instead of gears/sunstandard turbo designs) to economize. They pander to fuel economy instead of power and longevity.

Nissan/Cummins went the extra mile (beefed up frame/front-end, overbuilt engine(Cummins Trademark) and have a product that is in the mind of many SUPERIOR.

You will see/hear a lot of jabs and criticism, usually from the ones that have the inferior products or are so hypnotized by branding that GM/Ford/Ram could throw a bucket of dung in their face and they would still smile.

Undoubtedly Nissan went lame on the XD Diesel advertising, causing a marketshare tanking. This is good though, as you can vulture pick a beautiful vehicle for insane money. As far as longevity goes, Cummins/Aisin/Nissan have built quality products for a long time.

My advice is BUY THE TRUCK NOW and do not look back. Who knows, the way things are going, diesls may not be offered by any manufacturer in years to come. Even Cummins is researching electric/gas/diesel alternatives.

DO NOT BE AFRAID GO OUT AND GET THE DEAL OF YOUR LIFE
Not to nit pick, but: (a) Ram HD uses Cummins, (b) 5.0L Cummins I do not belvie uses gears like the 5.9L. It uses chains/belts to reduce weight.
 

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In my humble opinion the Titan XD Cummins diesel is the perfect combination of truck hints the name XD meaning its classification is an all purpose duty truck. When driving it feels like a 3/4 ton but drives like an SUV instead.
Nissan finally has built a name in the truck world with that quality steel that Nissan uses along with Cummins diesel. Look at the frame flex tests and you'll see the new aluminum trucks are not holding up during the test can't even shut the take gates in some models during the twist test.My last Nissan titan racked up a stunning 325k miles and was still going when I traded it in. Walk up to any other truck and tap the rear quarter panels behind the cab and man it feels aluminum foil thin then tap the nissan titan and you'll feel the difference.
 

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I had the same thoughts, because I have a Tundra Crew Max I bought new in 07. Love it, but always wanted a diesel. My Pops has a Dodge, by brother-in-law has a GMC, my brother has a Ford. When I heard Nissan was not going to use the Cummins anymore, I decided to pull the trigger on a 19 Platinum Reserve, and glad I did. I like it better than all theirs combined. Go for it!
 
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