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Old 04-10-2003, 11:55 PM
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dyno, that is a good price on that truck. Mine is a 98 that I bought a year ago with 45,000 on it for 16,900. I have the 5.9l (360ci) in mine. Mileage sucks too. I don't have the leather but it is loaded other than that. I'm not a leather seat guy anyway, so I don't really mind. And I tend to tear out factory stereos too. Not enough bass.

Oh, and mine now has nearly 94,000 on it. I drive a vehicle to death!!!!! It's that stinkin 58 mile comute I make 6 days a week. Agghh!!

What color is it dyno? Who has it? carfax on it? Almost seems too cheap.

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Old 04-11-2003, 12:51 AM
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Have 97 3/4ton with a v-10, 354 gear ratio pulling about 9000lbs not a problem. Will get 10 mpg pulling if I don't push it to hard and have a headwind other wise it can go less. I get 13 to 14 highway no trailer. In town all depends on how you drive.if you have a heavy foot taking off it will suck the gas. I don't baby it by any means and to date real happy with the truck. 76,000 miles on it now. If I pulled more often I will be thinking diesel next time.
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Mike the truck is at Elhart its a local trade the guy bought two more Dodges for work it looks a clean as any I've ever seen, its silver like Kaamas, $16,800 is where he's at came down from $18,600 Dave hates the V10 so I'm going to keep looking for a GMC with a big block.
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I got a 2002 V-10 last of the old body style Ram. It has the long bed with quad cab, 4wd. Pulls a 32' Fountain sportfish cruiser with a Loadmaster steel trailer very well. total weight over 10 K with a tank of fuel.
Does burn gas but the price was right. Only problem I've found is there are limited aftermarket things available compared to the diesels and Ford, GM gas powertrails.


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Old 04-11-2003, 12:54 PM
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DURA-MAX,,,A WRECKER QUALITY TRUCK ALONG WITH THE P/S !!


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Old 04-11-2003, 12:59 PM
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if your going to buy a late model just make sure you are 98 and above because the 97 cummins diesel get the same milage as the v 10. if you buy new get the hp cummins. 305hp. it gets almost 20 mpg and if you put the gale banks system on it it makes it 400hp and milage is 24mpg. doesent make a diffrence towing. it the same unless your in the mountains all the time.

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Dyno -- I recently bought a 2000 V-10 with 35K miles on it and absolutely love it! It's got all the goodies except leather (who wants to stick to seats in the summer!). I wanted power without going to a diesel. If I was going to tow something every day or towed really long distances, I'd have given in and bought a diesel, but I only tow on weekends. Maybe it's a girl thing, but diesels are stinky and loud. I average 12 mpg regular driving and 9 mpg towing, which is what I was getting with the 351 Ford I had before this. I love this truck! It'sexy, it's powerful and it tows like a dream.
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the new diesel are quiter then the gas motors.

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Old 04-11-2003, 06:22 PM
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I owned Dodge V10. Gas hog big time. Torque does not even compare to Duramax diesel. New duramax has posted scores as high as 23 MPG towing nothing, 12 MPH towing 33 Baja - hardly feels like you are towing anything. V-10 resale is nonexistant. (almost) I (FINALLY) had one low offer that I had to accept. You will surely get your money back for the deisel, not the V-10
 
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