18th Mar 2006, 14:11
These debates are so silly. I have a Dodge Ram with the Hemi 5.7 liter V-8, and I get 14 to 15mpg out of every tank of gas. Like the Ford guy that responded, why would I sacrifice over 100hp for a couple, and I mean a couple miles more per gallon. I know it is hard for you to accept that your 6 banger is costing you as much in gas as my 345hp Hemi. If you drive a V-8 with some common sense, the mileage is not that bad. Now, if I were to bury the gas pedal in my truck at every green light, I am sure I could get the mpg down to single digits.
24th Mar 2006, 07:58
I just traded an '04 Ranger 4x4 4.0 V6 on an '06 Dodge 1500 5.7 Hemi. My Ranger was EPA rated 15 city 19 highway, and I didn't even get that. The Hemi is rated 14/18, and so far I am getting around 14 (a lot of in town driving, and it's not broke in yet), so I must agree with the lady on this whole argument. Ranger 4.0 with 207hp or Dodge Hemi 5.7 with 345hp and only 2 or 3 less mpg? You decide.
24th Mar 2006, 14:55
I made a good comment before to try and respond to this, but amazingly enough, it didn't show up...
5th May 2006, 13:03
I have a 2002 quad cab 1500 SLT, 5.9L V8 4X4 and I too have just lost the rear differential at 39000 miles. I love this truck, but that’s a little early for a failure like that. Also, gas mileage is atrocious (10-11 mpg) no matter what I’m doing. But man, she sure looks sweet rolling down the road. By the way I pull a 19 foot fiberglass speed boat, and a two place snowmobile trailer with it. That’s it. Never tow with this vehicle in overdrive, I don’t. I’ve been told you’ll smoke the transmission.
5th May 2006, 15:57
Well, there's another reason I wouldn't buy dodge.
-weak auto trannys (i can drive a stick, but truck manuals are no fun)