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Old 01-16-2011, 09:44 PM
Silvereagle Silvereagle is offline
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Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 53
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2011 Ram 1500 Big Horn Crew4x4
Trim Level: SLT
Color: White
Engine: 2009-2010 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
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I just got my 2011 after Thanksgiving 2010, trading in my Chevy Silverado. The performance impressed me, that's why I got it. But after 7500 miles I figure the performance cost me about 5 mpg. I drove to FL and back with a 6700 lb trailer. I got 10.5 from the chevy, with the Hemi I got between 7.25 to 9.5 mpg. But when I was going up hill with the Hemi, I could step on it and get around a truck. With the Chevy 5.3 it would take me a while to get around someone. Then after I dropped the trailer I drove out to Vegas and back averaging 16 mpg. With the Chevy I averaged 21. In town now I've been getting 12 mpg. I try to watch the eco light and drive well, but occasionally I step on it. But that's why I got it. I'd like the better fuel economy, but I bought it for performance. This is what I expect a V8 to be.
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