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Old 08-21-2009, 11:23 AM
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I just got home last night at 11:00 PM from a 3 day road trip from Phoenix to Park City, UT and back. Let me tell you how well my new truck performed.

Drove it averaging 80 MPH on the interstate and on the secondary roads - got a ticket for 75 in a 50 zone. But other than that the truck rode and drove amazingly.

I averaged 18.3 MPG for the entire trip. This is better than a diesel truck as far as I'm concerned. I have to admit that I'm totally shocked at the milage I got with this big HP V-8 and being a 4x4.

I truly love my new truck and am very satisfied with my purchase. The more I drive this truck the more it impresses me.

Dodge hit it right on the head with this new design. Before I bought my new Dodge Ram I had a deal on a new 09 F-150. But I would always come back to the Dodge. The main reason was the way it drove. The performance the truck had, the ride, the look and the overall fit and finish the truck has.

So good job Dodge on an outstanding truck. You have a very satisfied customer.

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Old 08-21-2009, 12:01 PM
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Well now this is good news! Other than the ticket of course. Whoops...
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Nice review !

Sorry for the ticket though ...
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Old 08-21-2009, 10:49 PM
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Glad to hear that you are enjoying your truck.......Great Mileage also..... Hand Calculated or Overhead?
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Glad to hear how much you are enjoying your truck! Sorry about the ticket, but sounds like a fun trip! Got any pics???
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What a surprise , didn't know that the new trucks were capable of that kind of mileage .
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Was that hand calculated or off the computer in the truck?
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I used to be a chevy guy then I sat in the new dodge at Sema, I was sold! I was getting 14-16mpg city and 18-20 on the highway, then I put 35's on and I now see 12-14 city and 16-18hwy. I just had the MDS flash done and I averaged 19 highway woohoo, Pretty good for a gasser!
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Yea it was a great trip in the truck. The milage was both hand calculated and using the truck computer.

No pics this trip. Was too busy speeding - hence the speeding ticket...
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Impressive mpg.
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