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Old 03-09-2012, 02:05 PM
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Default Should we trade 2500 Hemi for 1500 Hemi

Hello all! I'm hoping to get a little information so that my husband and I can make a smart decision. Please have patience with me because I'm not very knowledgeable about trucks.

We own a 2010 Dodge Ram 2500 5.7L Hemi. Recently we've had some financial changes and wondering if we should trade it in for a 1500 Ram. We live in Utah and for approximately four months out of the year, we do pull a 19ft Bayliner to various locations on the weekends. Here's a little background:

1. We've had this truck since it was new but only recently had to purchase it from my husband's employer so our loan is only a couple months old. My husbands company gave us a great deal on the truck so we have some equity in it to put down on a different model.

2. Currently getting about 12-13 mpg in city. Husband commutes daily about 23 miles and trip takes between 40-50 minutes on average.

3. When pulling the boat, we are lucky to average 10 mpg.

So here's my question: If we trade it in on a 2010-2011 1500 8 cylinder Hemi, we would save approximately $115.00 month on payments. Any idea how much we could save on MPG in the city?

Would we save any while pulling the boat? We just trying to decide if we should trade or suck it up because the difference just isn't worth it.

Thank you so much!
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