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Old 12-30-2004, 09:37 AM
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What is your real world milage for the 1500 with hemi -vs- 4.7L 4x4's?

I'm trying to decide if I should buy one today (replace my Dakota) but am concerned after all the comments about terrible hemi gas milage on the ford-vs-hemi thread. It would be my daily driver, with a 90 mile rt daiy commute. Have found two equiped like I would want at $25k (which I think is a pretty good price, 8-9k off sticker). Need to decide if I'm going to go look at them this afternoon or not.

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2003 1500 Hemi Quad Cab

12 MPG around town

15 MPG on highway

11 MPG towing boat on highway 27 Fountain Fever

Its a blast to drive with the 20" wheels and low profile tires making it handle like a sports car. Add the 345 hp Hemi pushing it and I smile all day.

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My friend has a hemi dodge... I drive one with the 360... he gets at least 2-3 mpg better than I do. I get between 11-12 on the friggen highway.

Rambunctious drives an 04 Ford F-150 with the 5.4... he's not happy with his fuel mileage.

Do you plan to tow with this truck? If so, I would question the 4.7 choice.
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Oh, and I get a whopping 7.5 mpg towing the Baja. The hemi tows way better as far as gas mileage is concerned.
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My co-worker has a new F-150 with the 5.4 and he said he is getting 13 & 15. However his truck still has less than a thousand miles on it. Perhaps it might get better.

I wonder if the HEMI will ever enter the marine market? It seems to me like it would be a perfect candidate.

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hmmm hemi is that anything like fords brilliant mustang II advertising ploy, getting 345 hp from a v8 with todays tech isn't ground breaking, the old hemi's were king o the street... with todays hemi you gotta watch out for a bad azz in a honda civic, he might clean that hemi's clock. automakers whore out the Namesake of classics all the time i think thats the pits. just my .02
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My dakota gets 16-17 (15 if my wife drives it), 15 I could probably live with. My dually (454) only got 10 which was murder. I've towed my Corvette maybe once every year or so, so towing isn't a real factor.

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2003 1500 Hemi Quad Cab

12 MPG around town

15 MPG on highway

11 MPG towing boat on highway 27 Fountain Fever

Its a blast to drive with the 20" wheels and low profile tires making it handle like a sports car. Add the 345 hp Hemi pushing it and I smile all day.

Ron
Thats about what i'm seeing. A little better on the top end on a longer trip. Towing a 25 Nordic
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Get the HEMI ............You`ll love it ....I love mine
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2004 Dodge Durango Limited 4x4, Hemi of course.

~14-15 mpg around town, 17.5 on a 400 mile trip, running about 80 mph most of the time.

It is not a very fuel efficient package; then again, if you want good gas mileage, buy a Honda
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