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Old 04-10-2003, 07:50 PM
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what do you guys think I'm looking for a 3/4 ton truck to pull with I've always been a GM guy but found a great looking Dodge with the V-10 anyone running them? I here that they are gas hogs even compaired to a 454 any input would be great!
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dyno, friend uses one for his lawn care service. Gets 5-6 towing his service trailer, and between 8 and 10 without it. That's worse than a 454. They are torque monsters though. If I were you, I'd be shopping for a Cummins Dodge. Or something like Crazyhorse has.
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yea but the money factor comes into play you can add about 3k for the deisel I really want a 454 GMC but the Dodge was real nice. What year is yours Mike? this one is a 99 loaded out with all the goodies leather and only 45k miles for 16k I thought that was a pretty good deal.....
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I bought a new Dodge V-10 in 2000. You can buy a lot of gas for $3000.
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car54driver so do you like your truck?
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Many of my friends love the V-10 for the power but cry and wish they had the diesel. They say it get's 10 mph towing and the same without a trailer or load..
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Yes, I tow a '32 Fountain with it and it has more than enough power.
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great power- crappy mileage

Hmmmm sounds like most boats on here!
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I got one... Special ordered it in '97... she has 110K on her now, tows like a champ. the down side is I get 11mpg with the big tires... headwind, tailwind, loaded, unloaded, towing... 10mpg...

Love the truck! I would buy another one in a minute... the only issue I have had (knock on wood) is the fuel pump went at 85K...

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YES -- you can buy a lot of gas for $3000 but imagine every time you pull up to that gas pump and have to put out $45 to fill the tank. And Your friend with the diesel only has to stop every second or third time that you stop. Think about how much that is going to burn your A$$. I know I would hate it. I get 11 1/4 MPG pulling my boat. And 17 city. I will buy another diesel.
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