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Old 06-08-2010, 07:41 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Evil Pumpkin - '08 Scion xD RS 1.0 #1633
90 day: 35.45 mpg (US)

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You know you do not have to sacrifice the usefulness of a pickup and improve your mpg's.

While I agree that the V10 ram has abismal mileage, why not consider moving into a new Ford Diesel. I have had the pleasure of driving both the single and Dually versions of the new diesel motors and on both trips had the meters pegged at 30mpg. Which I think is insane considering the the size and weight of the truck. And I say pegged because they only read as high as 30mpg, which I thought was funny ... The trip average was 31.4 on the single wheel and 30.9 on the Dually. Both were trips were over 100 miles and mostly highway, where I carried a maximum speed of 60mph, 5 below the posted.

But, then again if you get someone behind the wheel like me, then why not imagine that you could sustain 30+ mpg in such a heavy truck? So do not be discouraged by having to jump into a prius from a truck, you can keep a truck and retain the mileage of most mid sized cars, or at least it appears that way with Ford's new line of diesel engines...
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