I just got my 2003. I was happy with the 14.6 I got on a recent road trip. Maybe my standards are low. I do have a bed cover and that helps I think. I also try to take it easy getting going and slowing down. But dang it is hard to do that with this thing. I just traded up from a 3.9 Mag in a Dakota quad cab. Love the extra power, ignore the extra pump shock.