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Old 11-17-2011, 10:01 PM
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Vehicle: 2010 Dodge Ram Crew Cab
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Yep, totally agree. I've put 50k miles on my truck since August 2010 - short trips, long trips, and my daily commute is a mostly highway with a 5-10 miles of city thrown in. Since day 1, best I've been able to do on my blended commute is 14-17mpg. Actually, it was closer to 17 all day long when I had the goodyear HP's - seems my mileage dropped one MPG when I went to the cooper zeon's which is to be expected given the tread.

When I'm out on a LONG trip, highway, no traffic, babying it, I can get bursts of 19-20mpg, but as soon as I hit side streets, I'm back down to that 14-17 range. City and around town driving only, like on the weekends, I'm down to 13-14mpg.

I should mention that I have a fairly heavy foot, so most of my highway driving is 75-80mph. Sure, driving 55 (coasting, I should say) will net me 20-21mpg briefly, but I'd be risking life and limb driving that slowly here in NJ. Also, my mileage drops slightly to the lower end of my range when the winterized fuel is being sold.
Rich -
2010 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Big Horn, Crew Cab HEMI - all stock!
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited

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