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Old 06-08-2010, 08:54 PM   #15 (permalink)
Looking for a new way
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Clearwater, Florida
Posts: 15

The Black Beast - '00 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT

The Silver Sipper - '10 Toyota Prius III
90 day: 45.68 mpg (US)
Thanks: 14
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Thanks for the great feedback

I appreciate all the good ideas. The decision to go with the V10 was made 10 years ago, when I lived on the side of a mountain with an old gravel logging road for a driveway, and needed to haul building supplies all over the county. If I needed a truck full time right now, I would definitely consider that diesel! (And then start looking for a serious bio-diesel source.)

As it is, I live in-town in Florida, and only need its full capacity rarely. So it makes more sense to get a true sipper for my daily commute, and eke out as many M's per G as I can, while I keep the truck parked out back.

If I had the money, I would love to convert the truck to EV, just to make the point. But I don't have that kind of money, so I will have to make my point other ways. (Like, getting/building an electric bike, etc.)

Thanks again everyone!
The Silver Sipper:

The Black Beast:
Dodge Ram 2500, Gasoline V10, 4X4, Auto
Best MPG recently was 9.8 since improving driving habits; 8.3 before that.
Resigned to hauling only, now that I secured the Prius.
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