Thread: CRAP mileage!
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:14 PM
99 V10 99 V10 is offline
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Vehicle: 1996 SLT
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Engine: 1994-2001 488ci (8.0L) LA V10 300 hp 450lb/ft
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99 V10 is on a distinguished road

The V10s are great engines. They got caught in the middle of the diesel craze when everyone was rich & thought diesels were the greatest thing since girls. I have 400 Hp 700 ft/lbs or torque. I only use half or that but I got it mentality. Then came the problems Powerstrokes & Duramax, not so much Cummins. Now pig piss is needed to run the ALL 2013 models. Diesel got more expensive than gas. Dyes came out to keep farm & industrial diesel off the road.
So now people are dumping their diesels for EcoBoosts, 6.2L Ford gas, 5.7 Hemi etc.
So now you have a choice as I had. Buy a 99 V10 4x4 for $5500 with 72,000 miles off the original owner or go pay $35,000-$65,000 for a new diesel that gets 10 mpg empty or a gas that gets up to 25 mpg 2013 Dodge 5.7 Hemi or a 6 cylinder Ford on steroids that can't last towing 11,000# for too long.
Just my two cents. Not too hard of a decision in my mind. I like the girls better.

Last edited by 99 V10; 01-12-2013 at 06:16 PM.
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