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Old 01-14-2015, 04:20 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Number21 View Post
I really don't think so. A smaller vehicle is also a gas powered vehicle in the US. I got stuck behind some idiot going 40mph on the highway and got 22mpg totally stock. With some tuning and other stuff (not hybrid) I would expect at least 25mpg on the highway. I doubt there are many gas powered vans or SUVs that can safely carry 1000lbs of cargo or more and still get 25mpg. If there are they have NO power and suck to drive.
Well, I said "probably" because you never mentioned what you are toting around, and I even gave you the benefit of the doubt that the truck is what you needed and tried to give helpful suggestions....

But, my neighbor is a contractor and replaced his pickup with a Ford Transit Connect. It's rated for a payload of 1600+ lbs and with heaps of tools and supplies loading it up, he's still getting close to 30mpg hwy. He's thrilled with it.

Did you search for Big Dave's threads? His truck is pretty similar to yours.

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