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Old 08-01-2012, 01:26 AM
ArtNJr ArtNJr is offline
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Engine: 1998-1998 359ci (5.9L) Cummins ISB 24-valve Diesel I6 235hp 420lb/ft (manual), 215hp 420lb/ft(auto)
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Originally Posted by g1smo View Post
Hi all Newbie here.

after a quad cab, but unsure which model is best to buy, running cost wise.

Its either going to be a 5.7 hemi LPG or a diesel.
I cannot even conceive of buying a truck that size with any engine other than diesel. It seems the new ones do not get the fuel mileage that my 1998.5 does (18-20 mpg), but they should still do better than a gasoline engine & certainly more than with LPG.

And comparing my truck to the V-10 models that were available when I bought mine new, the V-10 will win in a drag race with no load, but there's no contest with a real heavy load or towing either. I've run down the road pulling a travel trailer weighing almost 10,000 lbs. with the AC & cruise control on & the speed never varied more than 1 mph. Same with 3500 lbs. of stone in the truck bed & towing my 16' utility trailer with John Deere tractor & implements (7500 lbs.) @ the same time. Worst mileage I ever got (towing, in Colorado) was 15.6 & I've got 1/2 again as much torque as the Hemi. Torque's what gets you going, not HP.
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