Originally Posted by huntergreen
anyone come from a hemi to the v6? tks
No Hemi, but I came form a 2008 Ram, quad cab, 3500, dually, 6.7 diesel, 4x4.....
I no longer need to tow anything. I tried going to a crossover style vehicle, because gas mileage is important. I got a Mazda CX7 4 cylinder. My style/routine for driving was about 22.3MPG average. Unfortunately, even with the back seat down, the crossover just didn't get me the room I wanted for "hauling" stuff. (dive gear, fishing gear, boat supplies, materials for home projects, etc).
I decide I needed a truck bed. I bought a 2013 Ram, quad cab, 1500, 2wd, V6, 8-speed, 3:21 gears. I love this truck! It seems almost the same as my 3500 from the inside. It has the truck bed that I am using the hell out of.... catching up on projects I couldn't do with the Mazda.
The best part is I am averaging 20.6mpg for the same style/type driving I did with the Mazda... I'll gladly give up 1.7mpg to have the truck bed.
Plus, I believe the Ram is more comfortable and has a lot more pep than the Mazda.
I'm very pleased.... but I think the important part is that I'm not towing with the truck... I have no idea how the V6, 8-speed feels/works while towing.