My former Master Mechanic, now car dealer, said he wouldn't have one, though he says that about most New stuff. Don't remember his exact quotes, but it was something about the history of the engine maker, some of the systems used on it, & excessive under hood heat. When you read Four Wheeler's "Test" drive on one, it's the Greatest thing ever! But too, Most their reviews are the same on every vehicle.My mom has one in her 2016 Grand Cherokee. It's decent for an SUV motor bit underpowered for a truck. And the FCA emissions fix only made it worse. Dead throttle, excess DEF consumption, turbo lag, decreased fuel economy, etc.
BUT I wouldnt hesitate to buy one. If it were mine, it would have a tune on it and be much more reliable with plenty of power for a commuter truck that occasionally tows a few thousand pounds. It would also be a Rambox bed and Longhorn interior with real leather, but not the version with all the filigree crap.
that is some pretty awesome mpg! X2 with the rambox option, I wouldn't consider buying another Ram that didn't have it.
I seem to remember hearing about a cam sprocket issue on the first gen of this motor, but I haven't heard anything about it since, if shopping for a new 1500 diesel, this would be your best bet, as it is already in its 3rd generation where the other two options are still Gen 1.