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Old 03-18-2012, 01:59 AM
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And if you live in California you can sue

Heather Peters, a California woman who won $9,867 from Honda last month because her Civic Hybrid did not live up to the promised gas mileage.
With any luck her lawyer is keeping 85% of that in fee's. Can't stand all the the sue happy people these days.

Anyway, keep the numbers coming. It is good to hear the avg's as it is usually only the problematic ones that get posted.
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As I read through a lot of your post the one thing I didn't notice when you were telling the gas mileage was what size truck your are driving . There will be for sure a difference in gas consumption when driving at 60 as compared to 75 and then a difference if you are driving a 1500 with regular cab 2 wheel drive as compared to a megacab with four wheel drive . We need to compare apples to apples not apples to oranges . I bought 2012 2500 4 wheel drive megcab and have less than 1000 klms on it at present . Just driving it around town if I look at the display on the dash it tells me 8 -10 miles / gallon.
On the highway I never do any faster than 55 mph, not in a rush and up here you have to concern yourself with the moose. When mine has a few more miles on it I will see what my mileage is like then and post it.
But one thing is for sure is it has no trouble hauling a load.
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Just bought mine last week. I was snowed a bit by the salesmen (surprise!!) who told me previous customers came in and were amazed that they got 21mpg. I thought GREAT...well, I've run two tanks thru it so far, and got about 13 mostly city, and 14.5 on the second doing about 20% freeway. I have yet to get to 15. I find that the hemi has a lot of guts off the line and I have to learn to back off. I'm gauging it by the fact that at the stoplights, I look back and see the pack about 500 feet back. I'm going to make every effort to stay with the pack and gauge the results. I come from a Porsche background (can't pull a boat with a Porsche) and have to learn to drive with less of a leadfoot. I know there's a direct correlation there, but I went with the hemi because it did have good performance and impressed me from the get-go. I am also a gauge watcher, and have been watching the gas consumption bar that you can set at the bottom of the instrument cluster....by keeping it in a certain range, I notice the real time mpg improve. Doesn't take a rocket scientist to make the connection between driving habits and mpg.
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Is the 2012 geting 26 MPG I would like to know
That is what the dealers are saying

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I have a Crew Cab 4X4 Laramie 3.92, 3000kms/1875Miles took a long trip Yesterday 700 kms total 440miles, and I averaged 18.7 mpg at 110km/h, 68miles/h, HAND CALCUALTED, no wind one direction, decent cross wind partway back. 50kms/32miles was city driving (i even raced a couple people) also I hard accelerated a few times to get up to speed, and hit the govenor 3 times on the trip (showing off to some friends). If I would have driven nicer I am sure my average would have been closer to 20-22. My computer showed an average of 16.5, and alot of the time on the highway MDS was on and It was showing 20-25 mpg on the gauge. VERY pleased with this considering the size of the truck...
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Il be surprised if the 2012s get 18, 26 is a very far stretch from reality.
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2012 2500 and only have about 1000 miles on it first couple tanks not pulling my evic was showing 14.9 then my next couple tanks pulling around 8-10,000lbs was reading 10.4-11.2 filled up and hand calculated and got 10.9. with only 1000 miles on the truck im pleased with those numbers so far.once she get more broke in ill report back ill probably have close to 2500-3000 miles on her in a week or so i usually put close to 700-1000 miles a week on
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Please keep in mind that the EVIC reading is in US gallons. The 1500 is rated at 15.8L/100km-18mpg City and 10.8L/100km-26mpg Highway in Canada.

On a recent highway trip I got 11.3L/100km per the EVIC. This was all highway starting from accelerating on the on ramp with the wife and the 2 kids and our luggage. That translates to 25 miles per Imperial gallon and 20.8 miles per US gallon. I've only done 1 hand calculated mileage rating and the EVIC was really close.

City driving has been averaging around 14.5L/100km per EVIC. I only have 2000kms on my truck and I am pleased with the mileage so far. Now if only I can stop cruising around in the damn thing I would save a little gas money.
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I noted one previous post that suggested we are more concise with the trim and model so that when we compare, we can see how we stack up against each other.

I have the 2012 Ram 1500 4 door long bed; 4 X 2 with the 5.7 litre engine and the 3.55 rear end and six speed auto tranny. I'll be putting a Leer cab high shell on it next week that may have a positive effect upon aerodynamics and gas mileage.....maybe.

Up to now the best I've gotten out of two tanks using 87 octane is 14.5 mpg. Today I filled it and drove it 75% of the time on the freeway with the speed control set at 65 mph. I paid a lot of attention to the "ECO" (economy icon that comes on when the truck drops to 4 cylinders) symbol and tried to keep it illuminated. On cruise it usually stays on till you start climbing, then it goes out and comes back on when you hit clost to level roadway.

Being judicious and travelling only 60 miles, the readout went to 16.8 mpg when I got home. This time I tried filling with 89 octane to see if perhaps the increase in octane might somehow have an effect upon the mpg due to the higher octane. One thing I noticed right away is the &%^&#% cost of gas!! It took $103 to fill the tank. If things keep going this way, my dilly-dallying days are over and I'll be more objectively oriented to doing the necessary rather than the fun. But c'mon guys, having a new truck makes it difficult to leave it sitting in the garage while you bemoan the rising cost of gasoline.

What I learned is that higher octane "may" have some effect, but that the magic number on cruise control for me was 65 mph. At that speed the ECO icon stayed on most of the time and the mpg rating kept rising. I'm sure that had I made a trip of several hundred miles and left it on cruise, I could have hit the 18-20 mark. I also have to consider that I dont' have 1000 miles on it yet...so there's break in that may be factored in at a later date. All in all, I'm more than pleased with the look, trim, and performance.

The only negatives so far are the crummy backup camera, and the somewhat cluttered and difficulty I have in navigating through the various radio, MP3, Ipod, SAT radio etc functions. My previous NAV setup was much more intuitive and easy to operate by voice commands. But I digress; this post focuses upon the issue of gas consumption. More to follow as breakin and changes in driving habits occurs.

BTW, whever told you that you could get 26 mpg out of this truck would more than likely flunk a polygraph test.

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You can get 26 mpg in this truck. Only if you live in Canada. Eh.
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